On to an event I attended last May 15, Saturday. The Bobbi Brown Workshop courtesy of Suesh Cosmetic Brushes. I was excited about the workshop because Bobbi Brown is one of the brands that I've always heard about that stays true to fresh looking skin.
I was a bit late to the event but I only missed the introduction part. Whew! Ina, the brand coordinator of Bobbi Brown was gracious to conduct the workshop together with Bea, Bobbi Brown makeup artist. They were a great tandem!
Anyway, For Bobbi always start with a well moisturized and primed face. Moisturizer is the key to a fresher looking skin.
Step 1: Concealer
First is to use a corrector to lighten the area. The correctors are usually pinkish/peachy shade. This helps lighten the dark circles/eyebags. Correct the undereye area first and then apply concealer. Use a concealer brush for controlled application and with warmed fingers, dab it to blend to the skin. The concealer will lift the area making the undereye look fresher and cleaner. After this, it's important to set again with powder. A pale yellow tone of powder is best. Try Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit. This kit includes Creamy Concealer on top & Sheer Finish Loose Powder on bottom to set concealer for long-lasting wear.
Step 2: Foundation
After finding the perfect foundation shade by swatching 3 shades to the skin and finding the one that disappears into the skin, apply foundation where you need it. Foundation helps brighten, reduce discoloration and minimize appearance of pores. Focus on the center of the face and blend it out with a foundation brush. For a natural finish, liquid foundation is advised since it is buildable and sheer. Semi-matte ones for oily skin. And for dry skin, a tinted moisturizer or water based liquid foundation is recommended.
Step 3: Powder
After applying foundation, set again with a loose powder. If the skin feels dry, dust powder only around the nose and forehead since these are the areas which usually get oily first.
Step 4: Blush
Sometimes after applying powder, the skin becomes pale and flat, so dust a bit of bronzer on the forehead, cheeks, nose and chin. Dust it outward. For a soft matte look. use Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder. This will warm the skin and give it a natural flush to the skin.
Use 2 shades of blush. 1 a more natural warmer shade and one will be the pop of color. (This was the first time I heard about "pop pf color.") The warmer shade should be applied from the apples to the hairline, and blend a little bit downwards. The pop of color will be applied on the apples, on top of the warm blush shade.
For dry skin, pot rouge is recommended for its creamy texture.
Step 5: Lipstick/gloss
Step 6: Lip Liner
For a natural look, find a shade that evens out and is closest to your lip color. This will give a very natural kissable lips. Apply lip liner on top of the lipstick. (This is again, my first time to hear this step. We usually do it the other way around. Lip liner first, then lipstick.) If you put lip liner on top, it will define and make lipstick stay longer. Good tip! :)
Step 7: Brows
Fill in the gaps by using eye shadow that matches your hair color. Apply it with an eyebrow brush. Use a spoolie to blend the eyeshadow evenly. Start at the highest point or the arch of the eyebrow and fill in. Apparently, brown eyeshadows are used. To set unruly brows, use Natural Brow Shaper.
Step 8: Eye Shadow
Use 3 colors of eyeshadow for a natural look. Light shade for the base, medium and dark. Deposit the eyeshadow first and then blend. Use the medium shade all over the eyelid, the light shade as highlight and the dark for eyeliner.
Bobbi Brown does not contour, she believes in "blended eyes."
Step 9: Eyeliner
Use a dark colored eyeshadow for lining the eyes or use Long Wear Gel Eyeliner with an ultra fine eyeliner brush. It's best to just build the eyeliner, start with a small amount first. For chinitas, to make the the eyes look bigger, apply liner and make them thicker on the outer side.
Step 10: Mascara
Hold the mascara wand parallel to the floor and brush from base to tips. Wiggle the mascara wand to deposit more product.
For self application, when applying mascara, look at the opposite direction. See photos above. This makes application easier. Try Extreme Party Mascara. It's volumizing and makes you the center of attention! :p
Ina and Bea decided to give Mabel a little more color, so Bea applied a sparkly eyeshadow onto the center of her eyes.
Mabel, the pretty model that day.
She looks like Aubrey Miles, doesn't she?
Bobbi Brown sells customizable palettes. So we can choose which shades we like to go on the palette. They also have colored strips for sale. Pretty pretty pretty! :)
"Looking your best is simple and achievable- all it takes is knowledge, a few easy steps, and the right products." - Bobbi Brown
I learned so much and I loved how simple the steps are. After the event, I actually tried some new things I learned such as applying lipliner after the lipstick application. Pretty smart, and really helpful.