Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm

I think it was almost exactly this time last year that I first featured this product (available in three variants) but it’s just such a lovely winter moisturiser, that it’s getting a second airing. It’s easy to think of balm as heavy or oily and this is neither of those things. It’s in a category of it’s own really – I’d call it a silk balm because it’s very light but does give you protection from moisture loss, leaving the lightest veils across your complexion.

Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm

The balm comes out as a warm white and iridescent cream. When you work it into your skin, you get a glorious, fresh look – less of a glow and more of a perk up. It’s super subtle, mind you – but a nice thing for winter skin that has a tendency to look dull. To my mind, although make up does go on perfectly well over the top, it’s a bare-skin product. Maybe a weekend walk hydrator where you don’t need a full face but you do need a) protection and b) just a tiny bit of Scandi-style freshness – that in-built iridescence is going to pay you back time and time again if you have snow around you; the best of all skin illuminators! There is a Pink Glow version and a Golden Glow version to play up your tone, but I think the original in Bare Glow is fine for any tone to be honest. Actually, it’s not dissimilar to a balm version of MAC Strobe (they’re both owned by Lauder so it could truly be exactly that).

It’s £45 HERE. 

Non aff HERE

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