Winter is coming and I figured a review for a good moisturizing foundation would be more than appropriate. I’ve been using this foundation for the whole last winter. It was perfect in the cold times. Anyway, I love all the foundation products from Bobbi Brown that I’ve tried. This is not an exception. I highly recommend this if you live in a cold climate and your skin needs protection from cold, wind, temperature changes.

Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation

Product description of Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation SPF 15:

Bobbi’s popular moisturizing formula provides Broad Spectrum SPF 15 sun protection while it hydrates skin and delivers a soft, beautiful finish. The formula is buildable, allowing medium to full coverage as desired. For Normal to Dry skin types. *

My opinion:

Packaging: 7 out of 10.

It comes in a glass bottle with no pump. I like the glass packaging, but I prefer the more hygienic pumps. It is quite hard to dose it sometimes as too much comes out. The bottle is quite heavy and solid. It looks quite classy as all the other Bobbi Brown products do: graphic black letters, no funny colors. It has 30 ml of product (1 fl oz.).

Texture: 9 out of 10.

It is soft, liquid. This is a classic liquid foundation. It feels very comfy on your skin. It contains Jojoba Oil and I can feel it. It softens the skin and protects it from cold and other influences from outside. I prefer to apply this foundation using Bobbi Brown Foundation Brush for a perfect coverage.

Finish: 8 out of 10.

When you just apply it, it seems a bit wet and glowy. But after a couple of minutes, the ingredients will penetrate your skin and it will be just glowy. I do need to powder my face off after this powder as if I don’t do that, I find my face too glowy. I prefer satin finish, something in between glowy and matte. This foundation gives a bit too much glow for me but it’s easy to solve this problem by powdering your face off. It gives you a decent coverage with 1 coat already: I would say it is light-medium. But you can apply a second coat to achieve a fuller coverage, or go over your T-zone with a foundation stick to achieve a flawless finish. You will not achieve a full coverage with this foundation though, so you will need to use your concealer if you have something to hide. It will cover some minor imperfections.


I am very happy with this foundation as it doesn’t dry my face out, it doesn’t clog my pores, my skin feels comfortable, hydrated, protected. I like that there’s SPF 15 in it (and I don’t need more, especially not in the winter). I like the powdered off finish. It stays in place throughout the day like that. It doesn’t vanish from my face. Neither does it highlight the pores. On the contrary, it hides them, as well as rednesses and other imperfections. I highly recommend this foundation if you’re looking for a good quality nourishing foundation for in the winter! I do agree though, that it is for normal or dry skin. It will be definitely too much if your skin is oily.

Price: 41,00€ /30 ml.

Overall mark: 8.5 out of 10.

Here are some photos. You can also watch my foundation video where I show this foundation.

Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation

Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation

My bare skin:

Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation in 2 Sand

With Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation in 2 Sand (no sun, it was a perfect match for me last winter but I am more pale now so Sand is slightly too dark for me now):

Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation in 2 Sand

With Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation in 2 Sand (sun):

Bobbi Brown Moisture Rich Foundation in 2 Sand

Ingredients list:

Active ingredient: octinoxate 2.2%

Inactive ingredients: water/aqua/eau, phenyl trimethicone, caprylyl methicone, dimethicone, butylene glycol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, isocetyl alcohol, isohexadecane, wheat germ glycerides, PEG/PPG-18/18 dimethicone, magnesium sulfate, PEG-10 dimethicone, PEG-10 dimethicone crosspolymer, tocopheryl acetate, disteardimonium hectorite, cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 dimethicone, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, sodium hyaluronate, ascorbyl palmitate, cholesterol, linoleic acid, hydrogenated lecithin, lavandula angustifolia (lavender), triethyl citrate, HDI/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, propylene carbonate, sorbitan stearate, laureth-7, xanthan gum, triethoxycaprylylsilane, lecithin, silica, linalool, phenoxyethanol, chloroxylenol, [+/- titanium dioxide (CI 77891), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), mica]

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