Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 ($46) is a newly formulated nude, tinted moisturizer that was introduced for the Spring 2016 in 9 shade selections. As a fan of Bobbi’s original tinted moisturizer, I decided I wanted to try out the Nude Finish version as it did sound intriguing with it’s sheer, lightweight formula.
It’s not official but I believe Nude Finish will replace the original Tinted Moisturizer formula which appears to be disappearing quickly from a variety of locations. For example, Sephora.com only has a single shade in stock and Nordstrom isn’t carrying it at all.
This is a shame as I actually prefer the original formula compared to the new version.
Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer was released in conjunction with the new Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Illuminating Powders for Spring 2016. It looks like the brand is embracing a fresh, natural look for Spring and I’m quite on board with that. I like my foundation or base products to be very light and very sheer as I already have fairly good skin that’s blemish free. I want my foundation or my tinted moisturizer to ease dullness and brighten my face while evening out my skin tone. If it does that, I’m good. I don’t desire or require full coverage or even medium coverage so products like Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer should be an ideal fit for me.
Some things to take into consideration…
As I mentioned above I don’t officially know if Nude Tinted Moisturizer will take the place of the original Tinted Moisturizer formula but I will say it is more expensive at $46 for 1.7 oz compared to the $44 for 1.7 oz of the original formula. It’s also a little bit of a different formula in my opinion.
I find the texture is thinner and much, much more moist compared to the original. I like the new texture in terms of moisture. This leave skin very, very refreshed and well hydrated with a soft, smooth easy to blend formula. If you have dry skin you are going to love how hydrating this is. The thinner consistency I’m not a huge fan of as I preferred the much creamier texture of the original but none the less no complaints how well it applies and absorbs. It leaves behind a dewy finish but nothing shiny or oily.
It’s promoted as coverage that you can see your freckles through yet still has enough pigment to make redness or unevenness disappear. I beg to disagree. The original formula seemed to have much more pigment not a ton more mind you but considerably more than Nude Finish. I was hoping for a brighter evened complexion. Unfortunately, I looked as dull after application as I did before. It really has very, very, very sheer nonexistent coverage. If you have major redness it likely won’t conceal such an issue.
I had no issues with the product oxidizing but I couldn’t really tell how strongly it wore since my face looked like I hadn’t applied anything on it so as the day progresses who knows if it did or didn’t wear away. This is the type of product that will look great under mineral powder or regular powder as the powder will give you the extra coverage you might need while the Nude Finish acts as a base to keep the powder from adhering to drier areas. But $46 is a lot to splurge on something you’ll be using as a base product only. It does have a rather strong lavender fragrance so if you’re sensitive to fragrance in your skincare or foundation products beware.
If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.
Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer is lovely but way too sheer for me. Granted, tinted moisturizer are sheer to begin with but I think this formula takes it above the normal tinted moisturizer formula. For me, tinted moisturizer is an excellent way to even out my complexion while brightening it up and easing dullness. Sadly, I failed to see any of that from Nude Finish.
Have you tried it?
Bobbi Brown Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer is available now on counters or get it at Nordstrom.com.