Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder
Spring is right around the corner, and we’ve been searching for makeup palettes in light spring hues to make the slushy transition a little more fun! Skip to Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder.
A notable one is Bobbi Brown’s Brightening Finishing Powder in Porcelain Pearl. This all-over powder contains mulberry, grape, and scutellaria extracts as well as moisture-magnet sodium hyaluronate. We’re not quite sure what moisture-magnet sodium hyaluronate is, but apparently it helps to keep skin moisturized and looking ‘fresh.’ We’ll take it!
We’ve tried this powder two ways; applied all over and as just a highlighter. It brings a subtle overall glow to the skin and doesn’t contain any over the top glitter specks like many of its kind, so it can really be used both ways. Though we do recommend that for day wear you use it more as a highlighter. Try brushing it over your temples and the tops of your cheekbones after you’ve applied blush and/or bronzer, and it will bring a soft focused glow to those areas. It will visually smooth out any imperfections, and is especially great for those mornings when you’re running late or your skin just seems to lack a little luster. Another tip; after applying your foundation and concealer run a quick stroke under tired looking eyes. It will deflect light in an oh-so-flattering way and make you look wide eyed and excited to tackle that 8a.m. meeting.
We rate it 7/10 because while we do see a big difference, we find it really does need to be layered over makeup. If you have no imperfections to hide (lucky you) than you could probably get away with wearing it alone, but for those who mainly use makeup to hide flaws, you’ll want to apply at least a BB cream first.
Have you tried this brightening powder out? Is there another brand you’re loving? Let us know in a comment!