There are a plethora of new foundations out this spring; Bobbi Brown’s is called Skin. Skin Foundation is water-based, meant to minimize pores and look completely natural. It comes in a pump-top bottle, and offers surprisingly full coverage for a liquid foundation (I’d say it’s medium-to-full coverage). I dispensed the foundation onto a tissue, dipped a fingertip in, and made swatches with my fingers. The makeup artists at the counter said I’d get lighter coverage applying with fingers rather than a brush (but they probably meant my face, not my arm).
I don’t think I found my “Skin” match. This is my first time swatching BB foundation — I’d heard her foundations were yellow… They are yellow. My eyeball-estimate is that I might be some combination of Porcelain and Warm Ivory. (My current foundation is MAC’s Face and Body in N1.)
Like MAC, Bobbi Brown has a system — once you know your shade, you should theoretically know your shade in all her foundations and concealers. Of course, different ingredients, level of coverage, the presence or absence of SPF, etc. can affect the shade. Click here for Bobbi’s mix-n-match foundation guide. Skin Foundation is $45 for a 1 oz. bottle.
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation: Alabaster, Porcelain, Warm Ivory, Sand, Warm Sand, Beige, Warm Beige, Natural, Warm Natural, Honey, Golden, Warm Almond, Almond, Warm Walnut, Walnut, Chestnut, Espresso