So before I get into this post, I would just like to say that I actually LOVE Bobbi Brown's foundation stick. The formula is amazing, it's very light, looks natural and lasts all day. However, what I did have a massive problem with was the lady on the counter who sold me the foundation. She was really friendly but she did suggest and ended up convincing me into buying the wrong shade. Usually when I want to buy a pretty expensive foundation, I take samples home so I can test them in the natural light, but the Bobbi Brown counter didn't have any samples. I asked the lady which shade she thought would be best suited to me and she said Warm Almond (6.5) and proceeded to try it on my face. It looked ok in the shop but their lighting generally has a habit of making everything look good. My mum and I thought it looked a bit dark, but the sales assistant insisted that this was the perfect colour and that Golden (6), which was the shade down would be much too light for me. As she was the expert, I decided to take her advice.
More fool me.
The next couple of days I used it and I looked like a floating head! My face was around two shades darker than my chest and I didn't recognise myself when I looked in the mirror. Cue anger, light tears and over dramatics when it hit me that I would have to go and buy a replacement in another colour, for another £28. Now some may say that I only have myself to be blame (they're probably right), but when I'm not sure about something, I tend to trust the expert. This is not the first time I've been matched wrongly at a make up counter, it's happened at MAC and Estee Lauder. I think next time I'm just going to trust my instincts and then I'll only have myself to blame when it all goes tits up lol.
I've included some pictures below so you can see what I'm talking about. There's such a massive difference between both shades!
Left: Warm Almond
Thanks for reading and I hope my ranting didn't go on for too long! :)