Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

Here is another Bobbi Brown love post. (This post is not sponsored in any way)
Today,  I will be reviewing the Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm that isn’t highly raved or talked about, but if you’re a Bobbi Brown fan or if you know any of Bobbi Brown, I’m pretty sure you’ve seen this around.

The Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm comes in a luxurious glass tub that looks pretty on your vanity table and sturdy on your hands.

For those who loves 3-in-1 or you’re just looking for something that has all the benefit you can find. The Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm is something that you can consider and think about.

 

So what is the Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm?

A lightweight foundation alternative for dry, dehydrated skin, this formula is ultra-rich and blends easily, giving skin a dewy look with light coverage.

 

In other explanation for the Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

  • It is part of the Bobbi Brown Extra range. If you have explored the Bobbi Brown Skincare, you would know that they have an Extra range that is catered for extra hydration, extra repairing and all the other extras that is needed because it’s catered for the mature skin or the super dry dehydrated skin. All the extra benefits that is needed.
  • It contains SPF 25. Sunscreen protection is needed and I have spoken many times about the importance of sunscreen.
  • It is tinted. This is it if you want something light coverage, not full on heavy coverage look and just something natural and bare-skin.
  • It is a moisturiser. Well, sort of depending on how dry and dehydrated your skin is.
  • It is a balm. It absorbs into your skin well and a little goes a long way.

 

 

I’ve gotten myself the Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm in Extra Light tint.

 

For reference:  I am a NC10 for MAC and Bobbi Brown Porcelain/Alabaster for the liquid foundation. 

 

I have used this and tried this out for 3 months. With a few trial and error of what works best as I have a 7 step skincare + 5 step face makeup on a daily basis. So to use this alongside my regular skincare and makeup steps and routine would be a little too heavy for me. As mentioned earlier, this product is really rich. 

But after many trials and error, I have finally found what works for me. So a tip for you, don’t jump into assumption and conclude if it doesn’t work out. You need to understand your skin, and how this product weighs and works on you.

 

 

The texture

As mentioned, it is a balm texture so it’s pretty thick and I usually use my fingers, beauty blender or a foundation brush to apply. As this is a balm, and same as any other Bobbi Brown’s balm product, it’s best to warm the product with your fingers by rubbing it gently. So if i’m using a beauty blender or a foundation brush, I rub the product on my finger tips before applying on my palm or my face and blend it with a beauty blender sponge or foundation brush.

 

The shade seems a little dark in the tub seeing it’s extra light and me being a alabaster/porcelain shade. But this is a very natural neutral shade I would say and swatch it before you judge it.

 

 

 

It has a dewy, hydrated finish as you can see once it’s blended well and it absorbs into your skin. It you’re worried with have oily face or t-zone, you may always set it with your loose/translucent powder. Autumn and Winter is when I love this product alot as it gives an extra layer of protection in terms of hydration and all that so my skin isn’t dry from all the cold and windy days.

Many tinted moisturisers there don’t really last long especially the tints as they fade away or it transfers from your face easily but this is amazingly good as it stays on and doesn’t oxidise to make me look like oompa-loompa or transfers away.

 

 

Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm

The Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm is available in most Bobbi Brown counters in Myers, David Jones and Mecca or even the Bobbi Brown online website here . It retails for $85 for the standard 30ml/1oz size. But as mentioned, this product is one of those ‘a-little-goes-a-long-way” type.