Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil
Barbara Stone, a makeup artist and long-time employee of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics (pre-EL days!), convinced me many years ago to try Bobbi Brown skincare. I don't know why I didn't listen to her advice immediately. She's a groovy chic that doesn't BS and knows Bobbi's line inside out. I was probably just feeling inundated with the overwhelming number of products in my bathroom cabinet and just couldn't deal with one more thing to try. Well, I should have listened earlier. I don't know why I find this surprising, but Bobbi Brown Cosmetics skincare is actually *really* good. Not sure why I find it shocking since their makeup is phenomenal. But with the minimal packaging and also all the hype around the makeup, I just overlooked the skincare. Sorry. Shrug.
So far I have tried a few products from the line, and overall as a system, I am really impressed. Considering the quality and that Bobbi Brown is a high-end brand, I find the skincare reasonably affordable. I have a review of the Oil Control Lotion SPF 15 coming soon. Spoiler: it's good. But now to the product on hand. The Cleansing Oil is a rich blend of olive and jojoba oils that melts off all makeup and washes off cleanly. I have a dry skin with blackheads and get shiny during the day, so I usually follow the Cleansing Oil with another foaming cleanser. But this product takes off makeup like nothing else. After I learned that Shu Uemura was removing itself from US distribution, I knew I had to find a substitute for my precious Shu Oil. Well, I found it, and I think I like this one better. There isn't a strong fragrance, and my face feels clean, even without the additional cleanser step. Also it's cheaper! $39 for 6.7oz 200ml. Please don't say I told you so. I know I should have listened.
You can find Barbara at the Bobbi Brown counter at Bergdorf Goodman. And you can find Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil at www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com and at fine department stores.
Do you use cleansing oils? What do you do to wash off your makeup?