Makeup + Skincare

Bobbi Brown Face Base – A Vitamin Enriched Primer

28th February 2017
Bobbi Brown Face Base

My current go-to primer is the Bobbi Brown Face Base. A product which had sat on my wishlist for months. I loved the sound of this primer and had read numerous great reviews. However at Β£42 it’s more expensive than my normal primer and I was wary.

After much deliberating, I decided I would snag it in duty free. Using a voucher and the tax deduction I saved over Β£10. Woohoo!

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One of my favourite primers is the MAC Prep + Prime Natural Radiance. I like the consistency and dewy appearance it adds to the skin. Although admittedly that glow is lost as soon as I apply my foundation when using medium to full coverage. Whilst I notice an improvement in the longevity of my makeup, it’s far from full-proof.

Bobbi Brown Face Base

Bobbi Brown Face Base – Vitamin Enriched

I purchased the Bobbi Brown Face Base in the hope it would help my makeup last longer. Whilst not drying out or upsetting the balance of my skin.

The Bobbi Brown Face Base is made with shea butter and enriched with vitamins C and E. It has a distinctive scent I love.

Bobbi Brown Face Base

I apply a pea sized amount with my finger. It has a really thick consistency meaning a little goes a long way. On application I notice this product makes the skin look strange. My skin appears red and oily, not exactly what I was going for!

For that reason, this primer isn’t one I would wear without makeup. Although it feels lovely on contact with skin and smells divine. Thankfully I didn’t buy it to wear alone, so this isn’t an issue for me.

Bobbi Brown Face Base

I’ve been using the Bobbi Brown Face Base for over a month now and have been consistently impressed with the results. My makeup doesn’t shift! And I notice my skin looks hydrated and bright.

Furthermore after all this use, I’ve barely made a dent in the jar. My initial worries about the cost of this primer VS the amount of product were unwarranted.

Bobbi Brown Face Base

This is a primer I know I’ll be repurchasing.

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  • Gemma (Miss Makeup Magpie)
    28th February 2017 at 9:42 am

    Ah I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time and now I want to even more! It sounds amazing xx

    • Amy
      1st March 2017 at 11:12 am

      I’m really liking it! x

  • Allure La Vie
    28th February 2017 at 10:14 am

    I tried this years ago and my skin hated it so much. I think it was the shea butter in it. Xxx

    • Amy
      1st March 2017 at 11:12 am

      Ah no πŸ™ xx

  • Roxie Ferguson
    28th February 2017 at 3:09 pm

    This product sounds amazing. I’ve been wanting to invest in a new primer and I’m torn between this one, the Smashbox pore minimizing one and the gold Guerlain one.

    • Amy
      1st March 2017 at 11:12 am

      I’ve heard such good things about the gold Guerlain one!

  • elizabeth
    28th February 2017 at 5:30 pm

    It sounds and looks so dreamy, such a great deal too! I swear you make me want to buy everything, I blame your dreamy photographs haha πŸ˜€ I really like the look of the consistency and Bobbi Brown products seem such good quality! xx

    elizabeth β™‘ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

    • Amy
      1st March 2017 at 11:13 am

      Haha thanks Elizabeth! I’m really liking it x

  • Mammafulzo
    28th February 2017 at 5:31 pm

    This sounds so good and great for my dry dehydrated skin too, I shall be asking for a sample xxxx

    Zoe β™₯ MammafulZo

    • Amy
      1st March 2017 at 11:13 am

      I hope you get on well with it x

  • Makeup Musings
    28th February 2017 at 6:52 pm

    The texture and consistency looks really good. Need to try this!

    Annie xx |

    • Amy
      1st March 2017 at 11:13 am

      It’s lovely x

  • Laura
    28th February 2017 at 8:11 pm

    This sounds amazing, I need to try!! x

    • Amy
      1st March 2017 at 11:13 am

      I recommend it! It’s great x

  • Sophie
    28th February 2017 at 9:58 pm

    This sounds lovely – i’m always a bit nervous at applying thick creams as I have such oily skin but it seems a little goes a long way here! πŸ™‚


    • Amy
      1st March 2017 at 11:13 am

      I know what you mean, I like to use a small bit for that reason but so far no breakouts or issues x

  • Cassandra Myee
    1st March 2017 at 8:51 am

    This sounds amazing, Bobbi Brown do the skincare/makeup cross over so well!

    Cass | CassandraMyee

    • Amy
      1st March 2017 at 11:13 am

      I want to try more from them x

  • Laura Louise
    1st March 2017 at 11:25 am

    I think I mentioned this on your IG – I remember this product from Wayyyyyyy back, maybe 10 years ago + when I worked on counter and it was popular back then – great review & I’m glad it works for you xx

    • Amy
      1st March 2017 at 11:28 am

      Yes! Crazy it’s still going strong. Thank you x

  • Mel Eaglestone
    1st March 2017 at 11:43 am

    Oh my it looks divine but as you say the price is a big point behind the purchase factor – well done on your duty free bargain though πŸ˜€

    Mel ★

    • Amy
      2nd March 2017 at 10:18 am

      I love getting a bargain! This one is worth the hype for me though, I’m loving it! x

  • Georgia Hathaway
    1st March 2017 at 4:21 pm

    This sounds really good! I’d love to try it!

    Georgia x

    • Amy
      2nd March 2017 at 10:18 am

      It’s fab x

  • Kenzie Harvey
    1st March 2017 at 8:47 pm

    Wow 5* may have to get this too when next in duty free.

    Kenzie x

    Kenzie | LemonaidLies – Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle

    • Amy
      2nd March 2017 at 10:19 am

      I’m obsessed with it! It’s worth picking up in Duty Free for that bit off x

  • Tara Daniella
    1st March 2017 at 9:20 pm

    I’ve been on the look out for a hydrating primer so will have to check this out next time I pass a concession, thanks for the review!

    • Amy
      2nd March 2017 at 10:19 am

      It’s my new favourite for sure! x

  • Jacquard Flower
    2nd March 2017 at 10:47 am

    I don’t use primer but this one sounds great! Thanks for a great review Amy and hope you have a lovely day!
    Gemma x

  • Rachel Stinson
    5th March 2017 at 9:18 pm

    This primer sounds like one that I would love to try. It looks like it would make the skin feel so nourished and healthy. I think this may be on my list πŸ™‚ xxx

    Rach |

    • Amy
      14th March 2017 at 3:54 pm

      I’m hooked on it now! x

  • Caked To The Nines
    6th March 2017 at 8:19 am

    I LOVE this face base. It’s been a holy grail product for me since the first time I tried it.

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

    • Amy
      14th March 2017 at 3:56 pm

      Ahh it’s so good, I’m the same ha! x

  • Heather Nixon
    14th March 2017 at 2:14 pm

    It sounds like a great primer! x

    • Amy
      14th March 2017 at 3:56 pm

      It really is X