While my usual finishing powder looks something similar to the color of my skin, this Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder is a game changer!
Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder ~ $63.00CAD
Color: Brightening Nudes
An all-over powder that instantly illuminates skin with a healthy-looking glow. ~Sephora
I have oily skin. It sucks. That’s right…sucks! From my moisturizers to makeup, everything tends to fall into the ‘Matte’ category. Most times, leaving my face dull looking. So I’m always on the hunt for something to brighten up my look without adding anything that will create additional moisture. I was instantly drawn to this finishing powder whilst it sat on the shelf and oozed utter fabulousness! Is that even a word?…i’m using it! Anyways, it was screaming pretty damn loud “Buy Me!” So I did. When I got home and opened it up, I was still unsure at what this product was really going to do for me or what it was all together. It says to blend all over face, so that’s exactly what I did and was amazed at what I saw!
With a silver, metallic case, aside from the dreaded finger prints, this compact is stunning. Simple and sophisticated.
Below is the color of the powder when swirled together on the brush. A light pink. Hmmm…interesting. Never would I think to apply a pink powder all over my face yet here I sit telling you all about it, and actually liking it! This powder definitely gives you that brightening effect. Radiant as if you are applying a light highlight all over your face, but subtle and pretty. When I first applied it and took a good long look in the mirror, I could see it!…Sparkle! Not a ton, but enough to make me steer clear of this during the day to avoid that disco ball effect! What a shame really. It is totally unnecessary to have added it in there. Why Bobbi, why? So I would not recommend this as an all over powder for day time use but certainly can be used as a daily highlighter.
So let’s talk a little bit about the Face Blender Brush. The box on the finishing powder suggests to use the Face Blender Brush to apply. So as usual, I got the brush. I know, I know…I have ZERO will power because the other dozen face blender brushes I own simple won’t do right?! Moving on… the brush is quite nice. A great size for it’s purpose. Dense yet flexible. It applied the powder where I wanted it without a mass poof of powder all over the place. The handle is a tad shorter than a standard brush and it’s weight feels very comfortable in my hand. The black ferrell is sturdy and overall the brush is great quality. It is a soft, non-synthetic brush.
I would definitely put these two products into the luxury category as they are certainly not essential and both come with a fairly hefty price tag. A luxury that I am glad to own however. You will definitely catch me sporting this powder at my next event!