Last month I hit up the Bobbi Brown friends & family event and used the discount to justify trying a few new products. Always on the look out for an amazing new makeup moment, I splurged on Bobbi Brown EXTRA Repair Foundation. This ultra-rich base contains shea butter, evening primrose oil, broad spectrum SPF 25, and color corrector. It seems like I’d love it, but I don’t.
I’m a fan of Bobbi’s tinted moisturizer, but occasionally crave more coverage. Bobbi Brown EXTRA Repair Foundation definitely provides it, but the richness of the formula makes it difficult to blend. Furthermore, the seemingly genius notion of adding color corrector in practical application doesn’t really work. First, we don’t need color corrector everywhere. Second, it compromises the integrity of Bobbi’s otherwise usually flawless foundation shades. Meaning the shade “Warm Ivory” in Bobbi’s tinted moisturizer isn’t the same “Warm Ivory” of Bobbi Brown EXTRA Repair Foundation. The latter has a decidedly yellow cast. Lastly, the SPF burns my eyes. These broad spectrum sunscreen ingredients irritate me to the point of tears.