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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 £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 £10. Woohoo!

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.

This post wasn’t sponsored & products featured were purchased by me. You can find similar products to Face Base in my directory.

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

    • Amy

      I’m really liking it! x

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

    • Amy

      Ah no 🙁 xx

  • 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

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

  • 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 😀 I really like the look of the consistency and Bobbi Brown products seem such good quality! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara

    • Amy

      Haha thanks Elizabeth! I’m really liking it x

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

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

    • Amy

      I hope you get on well with it x

  • Makeup Musings

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

    Annie xx |

    • Amy

      It’s lovely x

  • This sounds amazing, I need to try!! x

    • Amy

      I recommend it! It’s great x

  • 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! 🙂


    • Amy

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

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

    Cass | CassandraMyee

    • Amy

      I want to try more from them x

  • 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

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

  • 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 😀

    Mel ★

    • Amy

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

  • Georgia Hathaway

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

    Georgia x

    • Amy

      It’s fab x

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

    Kenzie x

    Kenzie | LemonaidLies – Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle

    • Amy

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

  • 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

      It’s my new favourite for sure! x

  • 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

  • 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 🙂 xxx

    Rach |

    • Amy

      I’m hooked on it now! x

  • 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

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

  • It sounds like a great primer! x

    • Amy

      It really is X