Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 Review, Photos and Swatches

When one of my makeup buddies raved and raved about Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15, I decided to find out what it was all about.

The Skin Foundation comes in a 30ml glass bottle with a pump. It contains light-reflective optics to blur away flaws and a blend of Glycerin and Sodium Hyaluronate to attract moisture to skin and lock it in. It also offers broad spectrum UV protection with SPF 15.

There are 17 shades available to cover a wide range of skin tones. For my NC30 skin, I use 4.25 Natural Tan, which is a yelllow-based shade a tad darker than my natural skin tone.

Swatch of Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 in 4.25 Natural Tan
4.25 Natural Tan

Compared to most liquid foundations, the texture of this foundation is runnier and thinner, kind of like RMK Liquid Foundation. It spreads easily and applies smoothly, leaving behind a soft, satiny finish.

Coverage-wise, it is light to medium. It evens out my skin beautifully and gives it a radiant, dewy look without ever looking or feeling fake. The foundation does, however, have a tendency to dry quickly so you got to be quick in blending it. I like to squeeze one pump on the back of my hand then apply in a patting motion on half of my face before working on the other half.

Another thing I love about this is the longevity. The foundation wears extremely well with zero fading or shine, even without a setting powder on top.

Below is me wearing the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation. For a full breakdown of the look, check this out!

Highly recommended for young skin or if you are looking for a light-weight, natural-looking foundation with light to medium coverage.

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Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 is available at Sephora, Nordstrom and for $45.

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Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. Thank you for this helpful review! Just wondering, between this and Chanel’s Vitalumiere Moisture-Rich Radiance Foundation, which would you recommend?

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