I adore going for my makeup doing at beauty counters, as I find that you pick up hints and tips and get to try products or colours you may not necessarily think to try. A couple of months ago I had a beauty lesson at a Bobbi Brown counter and one of the products my makeup consultant recommended was the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base. However, at £43 it wasn’t something I could justify buying at the time as there were quite a few makeup products I wanted to get first. Bobbi Brown have some amazing deals online, and recently they were giving a free full-sized Vitamin Enriched Face Base when you spent a certain amount, and of course I snapped that deal right up!
I originally thought of this as a moisturiser, but it is a primer which has added moisturisation for a smooth makeup application - so you’re kinda getting the best of both worlds here, especially if you have quite dry skin like myself. The Face Base comes in a neat glass jar and you get 50ml of product, however you don’t need to use a lot per application so it works out quite good value. Face Base is fragranced lightly with geranium and grapefruit which is really refreshing and feels lovely and light on the skin with its cream-like texture.
Once applied onto the skin it absorbs pretty quickly and doesn’t feel heavy or greasy like some moisturisers can do. As it is partly a moisturiser I was a little apprehensive as to how my foundation would sit on top of it, but I found that my foundation actually went on smoother, especially compared to many other primers. Throughout the day, it kept my makeup in place and there was no shininess later in the day which is something I often suffer from, so I was definitely pleased with this as a primer. I also found that my under eye area didn’t seem to crease up so much, as it really does give the skin an ultra-smooth finish.
When using the Vitamin Enriched Face Base, I would recommend not using your regular moisturiser in a morning as well as applying this as you absolutely don’t need it. After wearing this product daily for a week or so, I found that my skin felt so much softer and well-nourished than usual and my skin looked brighter and healthier, so even though it is to be used as a primer, it is so much more than that!
The Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base can be found online at Bobbi Brown.
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