NEW KIDS ON THE BASE BLOCK: BOBBI BROWN & CHANEL

BATD ON Apr 01, 2014 AT 9:53 am

by Annie Vischer

Bobbi Brown Fountation Stick and Chanel Teint Lumiere Velvet.

Bobbi Brown FounDation Stick and Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet Foundation SPF 15.

Two of the biggest names in coverage have launched brand new foundations this season, and they couldn’t be more different. Bobbi Brown have released yet another Katie Holmes campaign to launch their new Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick (¬£29.00). Now in actual fact, this launch is more of a re-launch. Bobbi debuted the foundation stick way back in 1992 to the rapture of the beauty buying force. This time around, she’s upped the ante in terms of packaging and formula, ¬†making use of the new technologies available to improve its wear, finish and texture.

The new formula is made up of a translucent base that helps minimise the appearance of pores and skin imperfections, keeping the final colour true to your own skin tone. It is made up of multiple layers of new sheer natural mineral powders and colour pigments, which allow more light to penetrate through it. This means that the overall look is very natural, without the need for coverage to be sacrificed. It’s a ‘one formula fits all’ product. The balanced combination at once controls oily skin and hydrates dry skin. Definitely a people pleaser. Especially as it is available in an incredible 24 shades, from Alabaster to Espresso.

As for Chanel? Their Chanel Lumiere foundation quickly became a hero product, and they are hoping to cause a storm again with their Perfection Lumiere Velvet, which promises to veil skin with a spotlessly matte effect. The formula is incredibly light-weight and has been likened to a second skin. It smoothes, colour-corrects and pore reducing. Think back the Keira Knightley’s blank canvas-type complexion in the Coco Mademoiselle adverts, that’s the sort of effect this new release from Chanel promises. It will launch into stores on 11th April, just in time to mattify the first glowing sheens of the warmer spring weather on skin. It combines with an SPF 15 too, making it a must-have this summer.

They’re the first of the new foundations to grace the cosmetic shelves this season. Make sure to sample them the next time you glide around the beauty concessions, you might chance upon your new everyday foundation.

 

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