Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15

BY Bobbi Brown
3.4/5
    6 Reviews

Product Description

Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 is a water-based, non-oily foundation formula. It offers undetectable coverage, concealing the appearance of pores and imperfections like they never existed. This hydrating formula leaves your skin feeling fresh and hydrated all day long. It also stays put all day without feeling heavy on your skin. This foundation is available in a wide range of shades to match every skin tone.

Product Reviews

3.4

6 Ratings & 6 Reviews

100%

Would recommend this to a friend

PROS

Suitable for all skin types

Lightweight

SPF 15

Hydrates skin

Flawless finish

Long-lasting

Non-oily

Wide range of shades

Light to medium buildable coverage

Does not get cakey or patchy

CONS

Expensive

Sheer coverage

A happy purchase
3.9/5

PROS

Suitable for all skin types

Lightweight

SPF 15

Hydrates skin

Non-oily

Wide range of shades

Does not get cakey or patchy

CONS

Expensive


One of my friends has purchased this skin foundation after reading a lot of good reviews online. She thought to give it a try. As she was looking out for a make-up free look with the help of a good foundation. She always prefers those makeup products which looks natural on the skin rather being cakey. However, she was happy with this purchase – Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15. According to her, it was really lightweight. This skin foundation amounted to Rs 4300 for just 30ml! personally speaking, for me, it is really expensive for the quantity offered. This foundation is basically a water-based foundation which has an oil-free formula. It gives out a natural glow to the skin. As this product comes in a pump dispenser, my friend takes it on her fingers and gives dots to those areas of the skin where it much needed. It helps to give perfect coverage. In addition, it is good to apply after moisturizing the skin. The bottle of this foundation is not too heavy nor too light, thus this makes it a travel-friendly product. The texture is smooth but the consistency is a little bit of runny. Therefore, one has to be quite cautious while pumping the bottle, otherwise one may get some extra quantity in her hand. It gets easily absorbed in the skin leaving it moisturised and I guess it is good for the daytime use also. This Bobbi Brown skin foundation SPF 15 is available in multiple shades for every possible skin tone, hence it is absolutely perfect for the Indian skin tones too. My friend loves the feel of this foundation when applied on the skin, it neither irritates nor gives any rashes to the skin. It also has SPF 15, which means it is able to protect your skin from 93% of the UVB radiations.

Has got many shades to suit yellow skin undertone
3/5

PROS

Lightweight

SPF 15

Hydrates skin

Non-oily

Wide range of shades

CONS

Expensive

Sheer coverage

Doesn't cover blemishes perfectly


I have not used much products from the brand Bobbi Brown. Their products are quite expensive and so I just read reviews and hear suggestion from my friends who use the product and then, if it really suits me. I buy it. I don't want to buy anything which doesn't suit me. I heard Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 is good in giving a hydrated, healthy skin and it could be used for oily skin. The product claims to give a good coverage, hydrated skin and a satin like natural finish. That is what I really want. When I checked the price online, it was expensive for a 30ml bottle. I asked my friend for the products review as I want to make sure it fulfills what it claims. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 comes in a 30ml glass bottle. It has a pump dispenser. This dispenser is closed by a black cap. Only one or two pump is enough for the full face. The bottle could be carried in hand bag and is travel friendly. I wish Bobbi Brown could make the bottle in plastic as I have to be extra careful while handling the bottle. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 comes in many different shades. They have more shades to suit yellow skin undertones like me. I always have this issue with foundation. I choose a shade based on my skin tone but ends up being one shade darker. This product gives the right shade for my skin tone. The product is a bit runny but applies evenly and smoothly on the skin without an extra effort. It has a water based formula and keeps skin oil free. It hydrates the skin and feels lightweight over skin. It gives a medium coverage and a healthy skin effect that others won't know you are wearing a makeup. It can be used for daily work. It doesn't hide dark circles and gives a light coverage over blemishes. It lasts for a few hours. The application is simple. Pump the product and keep dots all over the face. Now use a blender or brush to blend the product. Swipe the brush evenly across the face. The product gets absorbed in the skin easily, you could use a damp blender for a perfect finish. This product has SPF 15 which protects our skin from harmful sun rays and we don't need a sunscreen during the day. It suits all skin tones. If you have a clear skin, then this product is for you and if you have blemishes, well you could choose a better one for coverage.

A foundation perfect for all skin types!
4.3/5

PROS

Hydrates skin

Lightweight

Sheer coverage

Water-based formula

Suitable for all skin types

Easy to use and blend

CONS

Expensive

Does not hide under-eye dark circles


Most foundations don’t claim what they do. And these days, every product claims a ton of things, leaving us expecting more and more from a simple product. One such product with a great many claims is the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15. I had to give it a try, just to find out if it actually does what it says.

I instantly fell in love with this formulation. I am not saying that it does everything it says, but, it is simply amazing. For my oily skin, this water-based, lightweight, non-greasy formula is like a holy potion. I love wearing it all day. No one can see and tell that you have something on. On days I need heavy makeup, it blends seamlessly with my concealer and looks like second skin. It lasts about 7 to 8 hours which is pretty good for me.

Although the coverage is very sheer, it makes your skin appear healthy and glowing, and that is what I love about it. It does not hide my dark circles, but as I said, just makes your skin look healthy. I prefer this foundation for everyday use. But, because it’s so expensive, I use it sparingly. I would be happy to find something that works like this but is not so expensive.

The packaging is convenient, and just one to two pumps are enough for your entire face and neck. I share this pack with my sister (same skin tone) who has an entirely different skin type. And it works well for both oily acne-prone and dry skin!

If you do not have significant imperfections, you should definitely give this foundation a try.

Poor coverage and runny consistency
1/5

PROS

Easy to blend

Lightweight

CONS

Expensive

No coverage

Accentuates fine lines and pores


I had such high hopes from this foundation, and I was sure it was going to work for me. This was the reason I decided to purchase this expensive foundation, but I’m so disappointed. It just did not work for me.

I have deep dark circles and a lot of acne scars. And my skin type is dry. I always use moisturizer to keep my skin soft and then use the foundation. This foundation doesn’t offer any coverage. Everything on my face remains as it is. It just looks like a dewy finish moisturizer that does nothing to conceal imperfections.

And on top of that, the foundation settles in fine lines and accentuates my pores. No foundation has caused me so much trouble as this one. I’m never going to try it again — such a waste of money.

Not worth the money spent!
3/5

PROS

Lightweight and breathable

Water-based, oil-free formula

Good for everyday use

CONS

Average coverage

Expensive


This came out of the bottle runny like water, only thing was it was oily. I did not even want to put it on my skin, but then I did. It wasn’t as bad as it appeared to be. It blended well, is very hydrating, and disappears without looking cakey or patchy.

But, the coverage is very average. Every time I have to step out for a party or a day out, I use a different foundation with better coverage. This one is good for everyday use, but why would I want to spend so much on a foundation that works like a BB/CC cream?

Hooked to this foundation forever.
5/5

PROS

Wide range of shades

Natural finish

Suitable for combination skin type

Buildable coverage

CONS

None


I have combination skin type, and I got this foundation in the shade Cool Honey to match my skin tone. It’s a perfect match. I use it every day, and the best part is that nobody can tell I’m wearing foundation. It’s so natural looking, flawless, lightweight, and perfect.

It offers a very natural fresh finish and is perfect for every day college wear. I don’t think I ever have to look for a new foundation.

Top Questions And Answers

March 28, 2019

In what shades is the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 available?

Priya SolomonMarch 29, 2019

Priya SolomonMarch 29, 2019

The foundation is available in the following shades:

  • Beige (3)
  • Warm Beige (3.5)
  • Natural (4)
  • Natural Tan (4.25)
  • Warm Natural (4.5)
  • Golden Natural (4.75)
  • Honey (5)
  • Cool Honey (5.25)
  • Warm Honey (5.5)
  • Golden Honey (5.75)
  • Golden (6)
  • Cool Golden (6.25)
  • Warm Almond (6.5)
  • Golden Almond (6.75)
  • Almond (7)
  • Cool Almond (7.25)
  • Warm Walnut (7.5)
  • Walnut (8)
  • Cool Walnut (8.25)
  • Chestnut (9)
  • Espresso (10)
  • Cool Espresso (10.25)

March 27, 2019

How to use the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15?

Megha PuriMarch 28, 2019

Megha PuriMarch 28, 2019

To use the foundation for complete coverage:

  • Dot the foundation all over the face and neck using fingers.
  • Blend it out using foundation blending brush towards the hairline to even out skin tone and conceal imperfections.

March 26, 2019

How to find the right shade of this foundation?

Nikhila ShekarMarch 27, 2019

Nikhila ShekarMarch 27, 2019

For best results, patch test the foundation on your neck or jawline and pick the shade closest to your skin tone.

March 25, 2019

What are the ingredients present in the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15?

Varshini SinhaMarch 26, 2019

Varshini SinhaMarch 26, 2019

This is the list of ingredients:

Paraben-free; phthalate-free; sulfate-free; sulfite-free; gluten-free; vegan.

Ingredients:

  • Talc
  • Silica
  • Glycerin
  • Sorbic Acid
  • Boron Nitride
  • Stearic Acid
  • Palmitic Acid
  • Dimethicone
  • Lecithin
  • Tocopherol
  • Myristic Acid
  • Octinoxate 7.50%
  • Pentylene Glycol
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Chlorphenesin
  • Phenoxyethanol
  • Methyl Trimethicone
  • Aluminum Dimyristate
  • Isononyl Isononanoate
  • Disteardimonium Hectorite
  • Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
  • Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate
  • Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer
  • Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone
  • Titanium Dioxide 1.00%Ingredients: Water\Aqua\Eau
  • May contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)]

March 24, 2019

Is this foundation suitable for oily skin types?

Arushi JainMarch 25, 2019

Arushi JainMarch 25, 2019

Yes, this Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 is suitable for all skin types - Normal, Dry, Oily, and Combination.

March 23, 2019

How long does the foundation last and does it get cakey on the skin?

Rashmi BhatiaMarch 24, 2019

Rashmi BhatiaMarch 24, 2019

The foundation has a long-lasting formula and stays put on the skin for about 8 to 9 hours. Its lightweight and watery consistency prevents it from caking or creasing.