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Moisture Rich – A Bobbi Brown Foundation

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Yep, another foundation review for you! If you don’t know from earlier posts I’m on a mission for the perfect base. I’ve tried Clinique’s Beyond Perfecting, BareMinerals Bare Skin & Macs Mineralize Moisture foundations, the last has been the best for my pale dry skin up to now. However now I’, giving Bobbi Brown’s Moisture Rich foundation a go.

On this hunt I’ve had a few others too but I don’t want to just be writing about foundation. That & it takes time to give them a proper chance & work out how to apply them for the best results. I’ve used this one on & off since I wrote about “Foundation – How To Find The Perfect One” I just haven’t found mine yet, it’s a process.

Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich

Moisture Rich - A Bobbi Brown Foundation - swatches - collage

When I got the sample for this foundation I wasn’t too bothered about it because they didn’t have the lighter shade in stock for me to try. I was given Skin Foundation in Porcelain which matched but this was Warm Ivory & I was instantly sceptical about. I always compare foundation shades to the one I’m using most which is Macs Mineralize Moisture which I imagined would be very similar.  Obviously on swatch they look very different but when worked on the skin they’re not miles apart. Bobbi Browns is warmer but because they are like hybrid skin care based foundations this means less pigmented & an overall lighter coverage which allowed it blend in with my lighter skin.

Moisture Rich - A Bobbi Brown Foundation - full face

Wearing Moisture Rich


When you first use this foundation you will instantly smell it before you notice anything else. Once you apply it this does dissipate over about an hour but could put you off using it. The second is its texture, it feels like your applying moisturiser in the way that you rub it in it you have to work it into the skin. It does start streaky but I used my Real Techniques Buffing brush & applied a bit at a time. You can use your fingers I just found it took longer to do. I don;t think the Miracle Sponge would suit this as its light coverage would be even more so & would dampen an already dewy foundation. The shade difference was so little that I’ve worn this out multiple times as an everyday quick make-up base. Once it’s blended you wouldn’t know this was anything more than just your skin. The dewy finish does dry down eventually but on my dry skin this didn’t give a tight feeling it was comfortable like there was nothing there. I even applied this where my Psoriasis ( evil dry skin) is under my eye & it evened the redness out but didn’t accentuate it. One thing I couldn’t seem to fix was after a long day this did settle into my pores, it creates little lighter speckles on my nose & a bit on my cheeks. Not the end of the world & if I’d noticed sooner I could have blended it back in. It’s something to think about if like me you spend time getting ready then forget about it once you leave your house.

Just to show you how skin like it is I did a very close up photo below.

Moisture Rich - A Bobbi Brown Foundation - close up


Final thoughts

When I think about Moisture Rich I would liken it more to a tinted moisturiser but with better coverage. I wouldn’t suggest trying to build it up for extra coverage as I just don’t think it was ever meant to. That & it didn’t work when I tried it ( if you do want that then the Clinique Beyond Perfecting might suit you better). It has an SPF 15 so that’s useful for protecting your skin but I’d say in the warmth of the sun you’d want to set it with a powder.This is a good foundation with that added skincare help in it but I already have Macs Mineralize Moisture for that specific need. If you found Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation easy to use but clings to dry patches then this would probably be the next one to try. As I always say get a sample when you intend to spend money on expensive foundations because it’s the first thing you notice at a glance.

Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich spf 15 Foundation 30 ml is £31

Have you used this foundation? What did you think about it? I’m looking more into the long wearing side of foundations for my Wedding as I really don’t want to have to touch up my make-up all day.