Bobbi Brown SPF 50 Protective Face Base

I mentioned this product weeks ago in my Thursday’s Fab Five, but now that my sample is 100% used up, I can give my full & honest review! 

As I mentioned in the Fab Five my summer job [travel camp] required me to be outside, alot.  So, I needed a strong SPF to get me through the day- and in walks the Bobbi Brown SPF 50 Protective Face Base!
This product protects against both UVA and UVB rays, while keeping your skin hydrated and smooth.  I still use my AM moisturizer before applying this, I really only think of this as my “sunscreen” layer.  I either follow up with my Smashbox Camera Ready SPF 35 BB Cream for some color, or just lightly dust some mineral powder to cover up any redness I typically have.  
This Protective Face Base basically acts like a primer, but with a high SPF content, so it’s perfect when you know you’ll be outside for an extended amount of time.  It’s critical to be protected from UVA & UVB rays at all times!

I love that this product isn’t greasy, which many SPF products can be- and it doesn’t leave any type of white film on your face either.  Makeup applies very easily over it, which is obviously another huge plus.  If you’re going to be out and about in the sun during this last summer month, I highly suggest this product.  

[Disclaimer: This sample was given to me by my Nordstrom’s Bobbi Brown consultant after a purchase, this is not a sponsored posting.]

Bobbi Brown’s Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick

Today I wanted to feature a product I’ve been using since the weather warmed up and the sun started really shining.  
 
I’m loving Bobbi Brown’s limited edition Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick Compact.  If you’re familiar with Bobbi Brown cosmetics, I’m sure you know she’s pretty well known for her shimmer brick compacts.  Well, let me tell you, this one is by far my favorite.  
I featured this in my Spring Forward Makeup Must Haves post back in the beginning of spring, and I’m here to tell you now, this was the best purchase ever.  I love that I can use this sparingly or dramatically, when I’m tan or when I’m pale, and day or evening.  It covers everything!  
 
The different pigments of pink are awesome with their icy/shimmery composition, they blend together so well & also look great as eye shadow (not cartoon-y or weird).  Also if you use just the top two colors, it makes a great highlighter on the high cheek bone area.  
 
The Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick is a great way to add some pop to your daily routine, without having to do much at all & also keeping your look natural at the same time.  I’ve even just been doing concealer and a little bit of the Lilac Rose for my morning routine & calling it a day.  It’s that easy- especially for summertime, you need to keep your routine at a minimum. 
I know this product is already out of stock on Sephora’s website, but check your local department store or order directly from Bobbi Brown.  If you’re interested in purchasing, remember it is limited edition, so it won’t be around forever!
Per usual I love me some Bobbi Brown, and this product just proves how great her brand continues to be!
xo.

Bobbi Brown: Face Touch Up Stick

The change of seasons always wrecks havoc on my skin no matter what prevention measures I take against it.  SO, in an effort to just disguise anything imperfect I turn to Bobbi Brown’s Face Touch Up Stick…it’s such a lifesaver and definitely one of my must-have products.
I’ve been using this since last winter, and it always does it’s job covering up an unsightly blemish or redness from the cold.  It’s super small and compact, you can keep it anywhere.  I have one in my makeup bag at all times, but I’m thinking about getting another one maybe for the car or something, in case I need to touch up quickly before going somewhere.  
You don’t need any brushes with this, I just dot it on the area I’m covering up, and tap it in with my ring finger until it’s all blended.  The formula is creamy, oil-free, and not cake-y at all, so it’s very easy to just blend with your finger when you’re on the go.  Another amazing aspect of this product…it comes in 19 shades, so no matter what complexion your working with, Bobbi Brown has you covered…literally.  It’s also very compatible for any skin type whether you’re normal, combo, oily, or dry…so no worries there!
You can purchase this on Sephora.com, it’s not available in stores, unfortunately you can only buy it online from Sephora.  I bought mine from Blue Mercury, I’d highly suggest stopping by a store first to make sure you pick the correct color since there are so many options!