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Does anyone have the Bobbi Brown Foundation Stick?
I have one in Alabaster 00, purchased from the Bobbi Brown counter at Peter Jones (so probably authentic!)
The casing is black, and when you take the lid off to use it, to top is gold (the bit the actual makeup comes out of). Bobbi Brown on the black side, printed in white (coming off a bit on mine now!). The sticker on the base says (in white lettering on black background) the weight,etc, then Foundation Stick, Fond de teint batiment. Alabaster )). There is very small writing around the outside edge of the sticker, a bit small for my poor old eyes, think it is name and address of Bobbi Brown cosmetics.
Hope that helps! Felt this way myself about a Juvena moisturiser I bought from Strawberry (can't get it here). Never felt confident it was the 'real McCoy'.
The lady I bought it from has emailed me back with the following:
Hi there. Thanks for your question, I will answer as best I can. In 1995 Bobbi launched a new range of lipsticks under the brand name "Bobbi Brown essentials" This was in New York. Later, more of her make up items including foundation and mascara carried the essentials name. Although I don't know exactly why, it seems that some Bobbi Brown cosmetics packaged and despatched from america, (as mine are) carry the Essentials label and those bought in Uk don't. If you search for Bobbi Brown foundation on strawberrynet.com you will see that carries essentials name. Some time back Estee Lauder bought Bobbi Brown and Clinique so possibly different branding and packaging agreemets in uk and USA may have something to do with that. Hope thats kind of covered your question. Best wishes