Friday, October 29, 2010

NEW Bobbi Brown Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation SPF 12

I was really excited to read about a NEW foundation from Bobbi Brown, the Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation SPF 12. Though I haven't yet tried one of her foundation formulas, I have certainly been interested. In this post, I thought I would share some details of the new product with you all.

Illuminating Finish is described as an easily blendable soft, creamy powder foundation. It contains a combination of Coco-Glyceride and spherical powders, and the formula, though lightweight, provides buildable coverage and can be applied wet or dry (interesting!). The product is said to provide a flawless, radiant finish due to the formula's reflective pigments, and minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.

The level of coverage is described as easily adjustable, and these are the application suggestions:

Sheer coverage - dust on with a powder brush

Medium coverage - apply with a puff or dry sponge

Full coverage - smooth on with damp sponge

Bobbi says: "It's taken me more than five years to create this foundation. I tested it at shoots, on models, friends and my team until I got it just right. Applied wet or dry, it evens out your skin and gives it a brightness that lasts all day - in any kind of lighting. And because it's so finely milled, it looks incredibly natural."

Illuminating Finish comes in 20 shades and retails for $40. It is available now at Bobbi Brown counters and

I wonder how this foundation would perform on slightly acne-scarred skin. Food for thought! Will you try?


  1. I'm intrigued by a powder with SPF in it. I'm gonna give it a try next time I'm at the counter

  2. Shadowy Lady - I agree! I'm usually partial to liquid foundations, but this one seems pretty interesting. Let me know if you try it!

  3. Hey, just wanted to let you know I awarded you with the Stylish Blogger Award. Keep up the good work! *hugs*

  4. hey did anyone know that the pan "pops" out. and its magnetic. That is so cool.