Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bobbi Brown Foundation Swatches


Recently I visited the Bobbi Brown counter to check out their foundations since my Mac Face and Body is running low. I was given 2 samples to take home, shade 2.5 Warm Sand in the Natural Finish Foundation and shade 2.5 Warm Sand in the Skin Foundation.
I just wanted to put up a few swatches comparing the Bobbi Brown foundations in 2.5 Warm Sand to Mac and MUFE foundations.
So here we have unblended foundations:
1. Mac StudioSculpt NC25 - 2. Mac Studio Sculpt NC30 - 3. Mac Face and Body Foundation C3
4. MUFE HD Foundation 118 - 5. MUFE HD Foundation 127
6. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation 2.5 Warm Beige - 7. Bobbi Brown Natural Finish 2.5 Warm Beige

Now here are the foundations partially blended:
1. Mac StudioSculpt NC25 - 2. Mac Studio Sculpt NC30 - 3. Mac Face and Body Foundation C3
4. MUFE HD Foundation 118 - 5. MUFE HD Foundation 127
6. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation 2.5 Warm Beige - 7. Bobbi Brown Natural Finish 2.5 Warm Beige


As you can see, the Bobbi Brown Foundations are quite a bit lighter compared to the other foundations. Due to the very different consistencies of the foundations, once properly blended most of them are good matches for my skin right now, excluding Mac Studio Sculpt NC30 and MUFE HD in 127 which are a tad bit too dark for me right now. Mac Studio Sculpt NC25 never really matched me correctly. Something about it makes me look pale and sick. The Mac Face and Body foundation in C3 when blended into my face is the most perfect match out of these foundations.

Also, Bobbi Brown's Natural Finish Foundation runs a tad bit lighter than the Skin Foundation. I don't know if you can tell in the picture. Both of the Bobbi Brown Foundations would probably suit a Mac NC25, especially since they are lighter coverage than the other swatches, they end being a better match once completely blended in.
Regardless of the colors not being a perfect match, I decided I really liked the Bobbi Brown SKIN foundation. I felt like the Natural Finish foundation gave me a bit of a powdery look.
I ended up going back to the Bobbi Brown counter and this time was matched to shade 3 Beige in the Skin Foundation. This matches me perfectly and would probably be great for someone who is in between a Mac NC25 and NC30 like I am (NC27?).

Anyway here are a few swatches with Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in 3 Beige compared to Mac's ProLongwear foundation and Studio Sculpt Foundation.

I did swatches in 2 different lights.
1. Mac Pro Longwear Foundation in NC25 - 2 Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in 3 Beige - 3. Mac SS NC25

I love how the Bobbi Brown shade has a bit more golden beige tones. Even though the other 2 look similar, they are heavier coverage so once applied to the face they actually make my skin look paler, while the lighter coverage Bobbi Brown foundation blends seamlessly and provides a perfect match.

2 comments:

  1. great swatches, I'm looking for a new foundation to try out ;-)

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  2. I definitely recommend Bobbi Brown or the Mac Face and body foundation. Both are nice and light!

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