Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick is one of the few foundation sticks we found recommended, as these can often feel cakey. Bobbi Brown's formula is an exception. Reviewers say it's easy to apply and blend, plus it travels well. It offers medium to full coverage and creates a luminous finish that anyone with oily skin probably won't love.
Wide range of shades with plenty of coverage. Reviewers say they love the convenience of Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick because it easily slips into their purse for on-the-go touch-ups. The stick can also double as a concealer. It has a creamy texture that provides medium to full coverage. Users say that the 20 available shades look natural and match skin perfectly.
Creamy formula isn't best for all skin types. Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick applies easily and blends well -- "surprisingly," Paula Begoun notes. She says that the foundation remains creamy, so this formula won't offer the matte finish those with oily skin want or need. Reviewers also say the foundation can clog pores, so it isn't good for women with acne-prone skin.
Paula Begoun gives Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick a rating of "Good," saying it has a creamy texture that is easy to blend. She says the medium-coverage formula is best for normal to dry skin. Begoun says the colors ranging from light to very dark are pretty good, on the whole.
Review: Foundation Stick, Paula Begoun, May 10, 2013
Reviewers at MakeupAlley.com give Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick an average score of 3.5 out of 5 from nearly 400 reviews. They mention that Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick is convenient because it can double as a concealer. They like the range of shades available, which match skin and look natural. A few say the creamy texture isn't ideal for acne-prone skin, however.
Review: Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com, As of June 2013
Julyne Derrick, beauty guide for About.com, says that Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick is ideal for quick fix-ups when you're "on the run." It's also great for covering blotchy skin, she says.
Review: Best Foundation: Top Picks for Every Skin Type, Julyne Derrick, Not dated