Every fall/winter I test at least a half-dozen foundations (tinted moisturizer testing begins in spring!). I try to keep an open mind but most fall short of all-times favorites, Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 and Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation. It’s hard to beat their buildable coverage and natural-looking shades. And yet I find myself hoarding a heavy glass jar of Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Foundation SPF 25 like it’s my pretty. Velvety and rich with the consistency of a luxurious cream (must be the shea butter!), it moisturizes while providing flawless coverage that’s ironically even more natural-looking than its liquid brethren. Every time someone comments on my skin, I’m wearing this foundation. For the record: I don’t have super-dry skin—it’s more normal-dry this time of year—but the extra hydration keeps it dewy all day. For reals. As with tinteds, this foundation does not replace your daily moisturizer. You may also want to wear a primer underneath since something this creamy doesn’t have as much staying-power.
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