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Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder In Porcelain Pearl

Bobbi Brown released a new Brightening Finishing Powder in two shades in their recent Brightening Nudes Collection. The Brightening Finishing Powder comes in Brightening Nude and Porcelain Pearl – which is what we will be talking about today.

According to Bobbi Brown’s website, this all-over powder instantly illuminates and gives skin a healthy-looking glow. It’s infused with a skin brightening blend of Mulberry, Grape and Scutellaria Extracts, as well as Sodium Hyaluronate to help keep skin fresh and smooth looking.

This product retails at S$90 for 6.6g of product, made in Japan.

Housed in a sleek, polished silver mirror metal casing, the Brightening Finishing Powder sure looks posh and luxe but we all know such packaging is a finger-print jungle. This product also comes with a velvet pouch. Despite the metal casing, the packaging still feels light and sturdy but there’s a label behind saying this product is fragile, handle with care.

Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder in Porcelain Pearl consists of 6 soft, pastel shades that promise to illuminate our skin from within. The shades are;-

  • shimmery white
  • pale green
  • pale yellow
  • baby pink
  • baby blue
  • soft lavender

By mixing these shades together, you can a somewhat floral white hue that blends into the skin seamlessly, leaving just a hint of subtle sheen. I have not personally tried applying each other on its own because I reckon that would defeat the purpose of this finishing powder, correct?

I usually use a big fluffy brush like Sephora IT Brush 120 or Shu Uemura Brush 27 to swirl around the pan and across the face.

This product doesn’t bare any particular scent and is powdery to touch. It feels light and virtually weightless on the skin. Although it is powdery, the powder adheres to skin without much fall out or mess.

My camera didn’t pick up much difference with and without the powder, thus, I only have swatches for you in this post. If I have better photos in the future, I will post an update in this entry. Sorry about that.

For those who are wondering, this brightening powder does not provide any sort of coverage.

Overall, I like the velvety finish and subtle sheen. It’s not overly shimmery like a highlighter – of course, this is not designed to be a highlighter but it gives an illuminating effect which accentuate features. However, I also noticed that it emphasises on my imperfections especially tiny bums around my forehead.

If you are slightly more tan, you might want to try Brightening Nude instead of Porcelain Pearl.

Honestly, I like it but I am not sure if it’s worth the price because of the minute changes. The changes are more obvious in real life of course but no one would have noticed the change if I didn’t mention or asked. If you currently don’t own any finishing/highlighting powder, you might find it useful.

Thank you for reading, hope this post helped.

4 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Brightening Finishing Powder In Porcelain Pearl

  1. thank you for the review! i think i’ll be skipping this indeed since it does sound like what Guerlain Meteorites would perform.

  2. HI, may i know where you bought this Brightening Finishing Powder In Porcelain Pearl? I went to ION store last week but they are not selling this..

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