For years now, Bobbi has made women convert to makeup. She doesn't seem to discriminate herself from other cosmetic brands and yet maintain her own persona that sets her apart. Reading her book Makeup Manual, made me a firm believer that cosmetic is indeed for everyone. No need to shy away from cosmetics, I tell you. And here, I'll tell you why.
I was recently invited by Bobbi Brown Philippines to personally try out some of their cosmetics by way of achieving a perfect beautiful skin in 10 easy steps. Now, I'm not about to tell that you need to buy all the products you see in the photo essay below. Rather, I encourage you to explore the Bobbi Brown counters here in our country and see if something strikes your fancy as you practice the 10 Step Beauty routine.
This was the before picture (before everything else)
Bobbi Brown Brightening skincare line does exactly that... and at first try, I was impressed. My skin was noticeably smoother and less "harag" looking.
Personally, I stray away from anything that says moisture or hydration in skincare since i thought this would make me look more oilier. Contrary to the popular belief, it didn't. I felt like a dunce trying to convince myself I didn't need all that hydration when it clearly was the answer. Since my face was moisturized, my oil glands didn't work doubly hard. Hence, oil was less existent (if not entirely eradicated). I was only after a few hours on the Tzone area. Suffice it to say, It was love at first sight. What more if I got to buy the whole set... Le sigh.
Aside from the Brightening Skin Care, Hydrating Eye Cream was used to depuff my eyebags.
On to the Steps:
Step 1 Corrector/Concealer
Peach corrector and Warm Beige Creamy Concealer Kit was used on me.
Step 2 Foundation
When applying foundation, you need only to concentrate on evening out your skin tone and do not entirely need to cover your face with the foundation but only where there's redness. Personally, I didn't think this type of technique will work but with the years Bobbi Brown has on me, who am I to question?
Warm Beige of Skin Foundation with SPF 15 was used on me.
Step 3 Powder/Bronzer
At this point, you can consider yourself ready to go with just a wipe of a gloss. Bobbi Brown designed the 10 Step beauty in such a way that you can stop at any moment you feel like you're... well, good to go. If the cab arrived early or the meeting was moved an hour early, the first 3 steps and even succeeding ones are enough to give you that flawless finished look.
Soft Sand Bobbi Brown Pressed Powder was used on me.
Step 4 Blush
First is the application of a nuetral blush (light mauve). Blend upwards to the hairline and downward to give that natural blushed look. When we blush, the colors are not really even, we may appear redder on either both side of the cheeks and theirs a gradient to it. The trick is to even it out and to accentuate it.
Adding a pop of color (bright pink for example) give a longer lasting look. Not to mention, mimics a perpetual blushed and flushed appearance.
This trick did me in, it was one of the best blush application I've ever seen in my 2 years seeing how blush is applied.
I think Plum and Peony shades were used on me.
Step 5 Lipstick/Gloss
Bobbi's trick in finding the perfect everyday lip color, the most flattering shade will either match or be slightly darker than your lips. In this makeover, Dennis used Brown on me.
To be honest, lip liner is the least cosmetic product I use. I find it drying on my lips. With Bobbi Brown's trick though, there is no reason that my lip liner should stay doormat on my stash. To avoid feathering of lip color, lining my lips with Lip Liner after lip color should help avoid it. Lip brush in aid to blend both lip liner and color together.
Step 7 Brows
Bobbi Brown advised that Eye Shadow color nearest to your eyebrows should give you most natural, define brows. Use your favorite Eye Brow Brush. Begin at the inner corner and work your way out as you follow the most natural shape suing light feathery strokes.
If your application was way too harsh than intended, pressing loose powder onto your brows with a powder puff should lessen the harshness.
Sable Eyeshadow was used to give that perfect brows.
Step 8 Eye Shadow
Dennis used Ivory and Sable eyeshadow on my eyes. Then the Top Rated Bronzed Shimmer Brick to give me that daytime smoky look.
Step 9 Eye Liner
Step 10 Mascara
In my opinion, mascara is the last in almost all makeup routine to make sure that your lashes isn't coated with foundation that may drag your eyes down, giving you a very unfinished and unflattering look.
Always curl lashes before applying mascara.
A little fixing of the hair
After more than 9 hours, here are the photos of my eye makeup
(without a primer except the foundation stick applied on my eyelids)
If you're wondering what else in on my Must-Buy-ASAP list, its the:
1. Hydrating Eye Cream - I have the sample. I've seeing changes already. Definitely less puffiness.
2. Creamy Concealer in Warm Beige - Easy to use, covers a lot and travel-friendly.
3. Long-Wear Gel Liner - Long-wear is an understatement. More than 9 hours of it staying put was eternity for me.
4. Skin Foundation with SPF 15 - This will be my new everyday foundation. It's soooo light!
5. Brownie Lip Color - this is every Warm medium skin tone girl's everyday lip color. You don't need to exercise your brain cells with this one, I tell yah.
6. No Smudge Mascara - do I really have to explain this? It says no smudge and the wand is amazing!! Get in to all those eyelashes, top and bottom.
Thank you once again to the Bobbi Brown Philippines Blossom and Ina for inviting me to this personalized event. To Dennis of Bobbi Brown counter in Rustan's Shangri-la who showed me the step by step and giving a look that wowed my friends and the BF.
Visit Bobbibrowncosmetics.com to explore the wonderful products of Bobbi Brown.
Bobbi Brown 10-Step Beauty Guide.
Join Bobbi Brown Philippines facebook fan page.
Soon. I'll show you my the Bobbi Brownie Lip Color I got to take home with me.
Also, the Bobbi Brown Lip Color in New Guava, a shade from the Cabana Corals Collection. My first Bobbi Brown purchase. :) A lip color fit for this summer season.