Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder Review & Swatches
Call it a highlighter, call it a finishing powder, call it a face brightener, call it an eyeshadow…Bobbi’s new Brightening Finishing Powder is a multitasking little demon that does a little bit of everything plus it comes in stunning packaging to really get you excited.
Released with the new Brightening Nudes Collection this little powder promises to brighten up your complexion and than some.
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Well, wow…I’m more than a little excited about the packaging on the new Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder. Bobbi’s released plenty of drool worthy limited edition pieces but she rarely ventures outside her comfort zone with packaging and prefers to stick to her basic black compacts. Sometimes, occasionally, rarely she’ll throw us some cute packaging quirks like the recent ones you’ve seen during her Nudes & Neon and Tortoise Shell Collection releases.
But elegant? Well, you’ll see plenty of elegant in her makeup but her packaging remains for the most part basic and simple. However, with the new Brightening Finishing Powder she went with the big guns. This comes in a lovely silver mirrored compact and even has its own little velvet sleeve to store it in. How’s that for elegant?
This is a sheer, silky powder that features six shades of luminous color that work blended together to illuminate areas of your face for a natural, brightened finish. The pastel variations of pink, taupe, cream, and beige are a bit intimidating at first but actually work well together to create an overall radiance that brightens up dull skin while casting an ethereal glow.
Results are on the sheerer side so you won’t notice the glow under the harsher lights of your bathroom vanity or bedroom mirror however step into the sunlight and you’ll definitely see a lovely little glow on face that gives the appearance and illusion of brighter skin.
The powder can safely be used all over your face (not just on cheek bones) without looking glittery or shimmery. It’s a super silky, fined milled powder that has a soft, weightless feel which will set makeup beautifully on drier or combo skin (someone with more oily skin will want something a bit more mattifying). It doesn’t cast an eerie glow nor does it have a white cast so virtually any skin tone can get away with this one. You’ll notice the “glowing” effect more so on olive or darker tones where as with lighter skin you’ll notice a subtle brightening effect that eases dullness. You’ll see in my swatches a fine hint of shimmer is evident. However, that sparkle doesn’t run straight through the powder as it does have a very subtle layer of sparkle over the top but after a few uses this disappears. Granted, the powder does have a hint of shimmer but nothing as dramatic as what you see swatched below, refer to the second photo for the best idea of the finish.
Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder is a unique little product that promises brighter skin and delivers. The effects are subtle so if you’re expecting a full highlighting effect this might disappoint however if you’re seeking a hybrid product that works as a highlighting and a finishing powder in one this does just that. Multitask with it as a shadow as well or to highlight your brow bone area.
Note: I’m wearing the powder in my photo below but it’s very difficult to pick up how it looks on camera.
I liked this one a lot! So much so I ended up purchasing a back up.
Muse Approved for purchase.
Available now at your favorite Bobbi Brown counter or online at bobbibrown.com
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