I usually use this Bobbi Brown Illuminating Finish Powder Compact Foundation SPF12 Honey 5 as a finishing powder applied with a powder brush. I bought this before I got a tan and now I have one it is a little too pale for most of my face but it is still the right colour for my cheeks. It matches with my Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF 15 in Warm Honey 5.5.
It’s great for my handbag, the compact has a good sized mirror and a lovely smooth sponge which I use for touch ups for my nose.
It behaves like a powder when applied with a brush, but with the sponge you can feel that it glides on like a cream with the finish of a powder. I genuinely enjoy applying this foundation!
It lasts all day and despite being a powder it does not leave my skin feeling dry – I do not notice it is there which is great. Plus, being a powder, it is easy to apply in one quick step.
It has a matte finish with also enhances the complexion rather than leaving my skin looking dull and grey. That must be the illuminating bit!