Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base Review & Swatch-
Hello lovely ladies 🙂
Let’s begin by saying that I have never used a primer before in my life! I never gave much importance to the benefits & hype primers seem to receive from all the beauty addicts & happily led my life without the silicony touch of one till I bumped into this baby at the Bobbi Brown store months ago 😛 The S.A applied this gorgeous smelling cooling & soothing cream on my cleansed face & the foundation glided on & my pores kind of got blurred & my face looked so much fresher! I checked the price, almost fainted & vowed to come back for this one day if I got rich ^_^ Well I certainly did not get rich, but I was in the mood to splurge one day & just went & picked this beauty up to relieve my parched dry skin from its woes.
What Bobbi Brown Says-
A Bobbi Brown bestseller—a primer plus moisturization for smooth makeup application (it’s the best of both worlds). Rich in feel, but never greasy, this advanced oil-free face formula, with Shea Butter, instantly hydrates, softens and cushions skin.
This oil-free formula combines the moisturizing power of Shea Butter with Vitamins B, C and E. Grapefruit and Geranium fragrances leave a light, uplifting scent on skin. With daily use, skin looks and feels its best.
Water\Aqua\Eau , Cyclopentasiloxane , Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2 , Butylene Glycol , Ppg-2 Myristyl Ether Propionate , Cetyl Alcohol , Peg-40 Stearate , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) , Squalane , Glyceryl Stearate , Sorbitan Stearate , Epilobium Angustifolium Extract , Yeast Extract\Faex\Extrait De Levure , Beta-Carotene , Sodium Hyaluronate , Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil , Tocopheryl Acetate , Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate , Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Flower Oil , Dimethicone Crosspolymer , Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer , Carbomer , Peg-20 Methyl Glucose Sesquistearate , C12-15 Alkyl Ethylhexanoate , Tetrasodium Edta , Sodium Hydroxide , Panthenol , Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate , Limonene , Citronellol , Geraniol , Linalool , Chlorphenesin , Phenoxyethanol
Price: 1200/- INR for 15 ml & 4700/- INR for 50 ml.
My take on the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base-
The packaging is classic Bobbi Brown tub packaging- a round, heavy glass tub with a black screw-on lid & a plastic protector. I love how it looks on my dresser, but hygienic it certainly is not & neither is travel friendly.
The face base is creamy white in color with a medium thick texture which immediately starts melting into buttery smoothness as soon as it is massaged into skin (shea butter base!). It does feel very soothing & cooling on my very dry skin but a tad heavy in the beginning which quickly passes as it gets soaked into skin 🙂 Skin immediately looks & feels supple, soft & well hydrated & any foundation on my face simply glides on without accentuating the dry patches on my skin.
Since I am not a person who uses makeup everyday, this cream is mostly my savior for skin whenever it feels dry, taut or morning/night after cleansing my face. I only need a little bit & that is enough to hydrate my skin & keep it supple till the next morning without any greasy look/feel. That said, it is not probably suitable for oilier skin types & will be a tad heavy for them.
The cream has a fresh, uplifting grapefruit scent which feels so relaxing when I massage it in at bedtime & it does linger on skin for a few minutes 🙂
Pros of the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base:
1> Gorgeous looking glass jar packaging.
2> Thick, creamy consistency which melts upon application.
3> Immediately hydrates skin & makes it soft & supple without greasy feel.
4> Acts as an excellent primer under any makeup to soften lines & blur pores.
5> Excellent as an anytime moisturizer whenever skin looks dry, dull & tired.
6> Fresh grapefruit scent feels very relaxing & soothing.
7> Contains shea butter, Vitamins C & E beneficial for skin.
Cons of the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base:
Terribly expensive 🙁
Not travel friendly or hygienic packaging.
Swatch of the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base-
My Rating: 4.8/5!
Do I recommend the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base?
Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base is one of the top-sellers from Bobbi Brown & there are reasons why! It is an efficient primer along with being an excellent hydrating moisturizer which can be used anyhow & anytime. It is horribly expensive no doubt, as most Bobbi products are, but I need a tiny bit & have hardly made a dent in my month long use of it. I am loving it a lot right now & might even repurchase some day! Recommended.
Review by- Agni