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Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15

What it is: A truly modern foundation that offers invisible, weightless coverage that looks like skin, not makeup. What it does: This lightweight, water-based foundation evens tone, minimizes the appearance of pores, conceals imperfections, and offers broad-spectrum, SPF 15 sun protection. It delivers light-to-medium coverage to all skin types, while its hydrating technology leaves skin feeling cushioned, comfortable, and fresh.
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Questions & Answers for Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15

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Which shade is right for my fair skin?
I have fair skin, brown hair, blue eyes. I normally wear i.d. bareminerals in fair (1c). I'm not sure what my undertones are. I've tried the Makeup Forever high def. foundation in ivory (115) and it made my face look too pink and was a little dark for me. I then tried Makeup Forever in marble (117), and this looked pretty good, but it's just a tad too yellow and dark. My face is a little pink from all the stuff I use to combat my acne, so I need a color that will neutralize that and help my face to match the rest of my body. I've heard a lot of great things about Bobbi Brown cosmetics, and I would love to try this foundation, but there seems to be a lot of options for fair skin, and I'm overwhelmed. I don't have a Sephora store near me, so I can't try an in-store sample. Which shade is right for me?
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
new2sephora
(Central PA)
on Skin Foundation SPF 15
5 answers
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answer 1
If MUFE HD #117 is just a little too yellow and dark, I would recommend getting Porcelain. If your neck is practically white and you've never been able to find something light enough, get Alabaster.
Alabaster, oddly, has never been put in the Color IQ database, but I would call it a 1R01.
answered 3 months ago
glitterpearl
(Kansas City, KS)
answer 2
I would definitely recommend going into a Sephora store and asking one of their specialists. I was pleasantly surprised when I went in and asked about foundation in general and she directed me straight to Bobbi Brown. Also, I was a darker shade than I thought I was. I've always been quite pale with pink undertones, but instead of being like, one of the porcelain fair shades, I ended up being Cool Beige.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
Anonymous
(Boston, MA)
answer 3
This doesn't exactly answer your question, but in regards to MUFE HD you're probably 110!
answered 5 years, 1 month ago
epcarie
(Prosser, WA)
answer 4
My closest shade in MUFE HD is 117 also, and I wear Sand 2.0 in Bobbi Brown! The shade right underneath that, Warm Ivory, I could wear also, but it's quite a bit more yellow! Hope that helps!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
erincrow
(Wichita, KS)
answer 5
I have fair-medium skin with yellow undertones. In most foundations I wear the 2nd lightest shade. In Bobbi Brown I wear 2.5 warm sand. It sounds like your skin is quite fair and neutral tone. If I were you, I'd buy the 2 lightest shades and return one (0 and 00). The third shade (1) is a 'warm' and will probably be too yellow on you, but if 0 or 00 are too light you could try 2. Sephora has an excellent return policy. I also have problems with adult-acne and redness and this foundation evens me out quite well. It's also buildable so I can put a second layer on the reddest areas and it covers well but still looks natural.
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
spork34
(San Francisco, CA)
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ingredients please!
Is there is a reason no one wants to list the ingredients? Maybe it is a secret, LOL
asked 2 years, 5 months ago
Anonymous
(New York)
on Skin Foundation SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
"phenoxyethonol" is considered dangerous to the central nervous system in 100% concentrations. When used in cosmetics this is generally only used up to a 0.5-1.0% phenoxyethonol concentration.
answered 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Chloberto
answer 2
The ingredients are listed on the box the foundation comes in, not the actual bottle and I would imagine that most people have thrown the box out and therefore are unable to list the ingredients. Perhaps you could go onto Bobbi Brown's website and find an ingredients list. However, I do know (because I purchased it and checked) that there are no parabens in it, at least there weren't at the time of my purchase. Hope this helps!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
Anonymous
(Los Angeles, CA)
answer 3
Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Titanium Dioxide 1.0%
Water, Methyl Trimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Talc, Boron Nitride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Dimethicone, Lecithin, Aluminum Dimyristate, Tocopherol, Myristic Acid, Silica, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Sorbic Acid, Chlorphenesin, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499)

Source: http://www.cosmetic-ingredients.net/product.php?type=Makeup&brand=16

I loved this product until I read the "phenoxyethonol" preservative causes "central nervous system depression".
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
beautifulmaryk
(Los Angeles, CA)
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How pink/red is alabaster00?
How pink/red is alabaster00? I'm very pale, like white pale but my skin has a slight pink hint to it. However my face is very red. When I get foundations that are too deeply red they make me look like I'm wearing a mask. So just wondering if anyone who wears this color, if they are closer to the whiter side of pale?
asked 2 years ago
Pamsy1183
(Philadelphia, PA)
on Skin Foundation SPF 15
3 answers
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answer 1
If you're practically white on your neck with a bit of pink in your face, you will love this.
Oddly, Alabaster has never been put in the Color IQ database, but I would call it a 1R01.
I'm a perfect neutral on my neck (1Y01), but have a pinky face, and it's the best match I've ever had.
answered 3 months ago
glitterpearl
(Kansas City, KS)
answer 2
Alabaster 00 isn't the fairest shade I've seen, but it's pretty darn close and it does have a faint pink undertone. It's the holy grail for a friend of mine; she's very white, very cool-toned (lots of pink/blue undertones) and has a constant red flush to her cheeks. This doesn't quite cover all the red, but it tones the flush down to a natural looking blush as opposed to looking like she just came back from an intense workout.
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
AnastaciaZ
(Austin, Texas)
answer 3
I have alabaster and I would say it's more neutral. Not too pink and not too yellow.
answered 2 years ago
shumbomb
(Chicago, IL)
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does it photograph well?
I was just wondering: does this foundation make you look ghostly in pictures because of the spf?
asked 5 years ago
tigrrlilli
(Tampa, FL)
on Skin Foundation SPF 15
2 answers
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answer 1
No it won't. I bought this not knowing that products containing spf can make you look like a ghost in photographs but thank goodness this wasn't the case with this foundation. Skin looks great both in professional and phone camera pictures.
answered 9 months ago
Munchkin003
answer 2
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answered 5 years ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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BB Skin Foundation or NARS sheer glow foundation?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(vancouver, bc)
on Skin Foundation SPF 15
2 answers
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answer 1
I have used both foundations, and i'll have to say I love BB Skin Foundation a little more. With the Nars Sheer Glow I find it breakdown after a while (probably about hr 8), which is still a great foundation, but i think BB is more long wearing. It is also a little more natural looking. Either one is an excellent choice though.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
ellewoods27
(Jacksonville, FL)
answer 2
I tried Nars sheer glow and found the color wasn't exactly the right match for me. With BB skin, it was a perfect match. Both products felt great on the face but BB blends better. I use very little or no setting powder with the BB.
answered 4 years, 9 months ago
lafemmetopaz
(Milwaukee, WI)
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What Color to Select?
I would like to purchase the Bobbi Brown skin foundation but am not sure what color to use. Currently I use Bare Escentuals in Fairly Light or MAC NW20. Could someone suggest which would be appropriate for Bobbi Brown?
Thanks.
asked 5 years ago
Anonymous
(Morristown, NJ)
on Skin Foundation SPF 15
2 answers
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answer 1
Check out Sand 02. Warm Ivory is too yellow for me.
answered 5 years ago
yoshi19
(NY, NY)
answer 2
We invite you to call us at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) for a color consultation by phone with one of our Beauty Advisors. Thanks!
answered 5 years ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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acne scars
I am very interested in trying this foundation. I have some acne scars on my chin and some redness around my nose with this foundation even out my skintone and cover my scars?
asked 4 years, 11 months ago
surferatheart
on Skin Foundation SPF 15
2 answers
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answer 1
I find this to be a light to medium coverage foundation. It will cover some redness but any dark blemishes would need some layering or use of concealer before-hand. It won't give you complete coverage.
answered 9 months ago
Munchkin003
answer 2
Yes, it covers my significant acne scar very well. Build up the coverage with layering. However, if you have problem with your skin texture with boxcar dimples or bumps, like I do, the skin will still not be completely smooth. The pigmentation can be covered.
answered 4 years, 10 months ago
kakoy
(CA, NY)
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how do i pick the right color
asked 4 years, 2 months ago
micca1
(fl)
on Skin Foundation SPF 15
2 answers
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answer 1
Go to a Sephora location with the Color Iq device and get matched.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
missvixx
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 2
go to your local sephora not wearing any makeup.. only your daily sunscreen... and get color matched by a lovely sephora employee... they will help you.. walk outside and look at the color that you like the most in natural light... so don't go at night.. :) i like to do half of my face in the 2 colors that i think are the closest match to my skin tone and then decide from there..

hope this helps .. have fun..
answered 4 years, 2 months ago
lali10
(Inglewood, CA)
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Oil free? color help please :)
Hi there! This foundation sounds great, but I have a few questions. Is it oil free? What would be the correct color for light skin with pink undertones? Last, but not least does BB produce cruelty free products? Thanks for any help that you can give!
asked 5 years, 4 months ago
nikitaam
(Las Vegas , Nevada)
on Skin Foundation SPF 15
2 answers
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answer 1
I have light skin with pink undertones and Cool Beige is perfect for me. The colors seem to run light and a bit yellow, but I was pleasantly surprised that Cool Beige was the best color match I've ever had. I don't know if it's oil-free, but I have adult acne and it doesn't make me break out at all.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
humanesque
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Hi NikitaAM,
We invite you to call us at 1-877-SEPHORA (1-877-737-4672) & select option 2 to speak with one of our Beauty Advisors who can help answer all of your questions.
Thanks!
answered 5 years, 4 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
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the right color for me
i want to try bobbie brown foundation but i don't know what the right color for me. I use mac studio fix nc35 anyone know what color i should get?
asked 5 years ago
sarin12
(San Jose , CA)
on Skin Foundation SPF 15
2 answers
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answer 1
I also use NC35. Remember that ALL of the BB foundations are very yellow, but some more than others. You could go with Beige (VERY peachy) or cool beige, which is NOT cool, more neutral on the yellow side - I did that. If these are too dark, which I doubt, you could go with Warm Sand. But those are the options. I think Beige is ridicolously peachy. BTW, this is an awesome foundation.
answered 4 years, 3 months ago
dlgdcpa
(Lodi CA)
answer 2
I would suggest going into a store and having one of the employees match up your color. That is what I did and I am glad I did, I got a perfect match.
answered 4 years, 11 months ago
Anonymous
(Henderson, NV)
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