Sunday, 15 July 2018

Bobbi Brown #CantLiveWithout products.

I recently attended a Bobbi Brown masterclass where the lovely Bobbi Brown team showed us how to create a gorgeous makeup look with their #CantLiveWithout products. We learnt some tricks from the lovely and talented Aimee Morrison who's a PRO makeup artist at Bobbi Brown and I was in my natural habitat: chatting makeup and applying it to my face!

Everyone had their own makeup station, stocked with all the products we needed to create the perfect makeup look. I need one of these mirrors in my life!

We left with the Can't Live Without products we used during the masterclass and I am here to tell you all about them. Starting with a perfect base, followed by a subtle smokey eye and finished with a nude lip and a pop of colour on the cheeks.

I have been using the products almost daily since the day of the masterclass and I absolutely love them.

Skincare is such an important step when it comes to makeup and the Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base*(£43.00) is one of the best moisturisers I have ever tried. It is super hydrating and adds the most beautiful glow to the skin. Enriched with Shea butter and vitamins C & E, it is an absolute treat for the skin. Even when your skin is very dry, it will transform it in seconds - I am not even kidding! AMAZING! 

Next, we have the base products. I don't need much coverage in the Summer, but I still prefer a little bit of product to help with any discolouration and redness etc, as it makes my skin tone look more even.

I have been dying to try the Bobbi Brown Corrector*(£19.50) as my dark circles get out of control sometimes and this product helps to cancel out any discolouration under the eyes with a pink or peach based formula. I have the Peach shade and it's a perfect match for my complexion.

After applying the corrector, it is time for the award winning Instant Full Coverage Concealer*(£23.00). It offers concentrated, highly-pigmented coverage, brightens stubborn dark circles and softens hollows and tired lines. I loved the texture of it and you can simply apply and blend it with your fingers, just like the corrector. Unfortunately the one I received was faulty (dried up inside) so I haven't been able to use it at home.

The last step of the base is the new Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation*(£31.00). It features a multidimensional matte finish, promising 16-hour wear and full coverage. The formula is comfortable, breathable and weightless and it is actually waterproof, sweat and humidity resistant. I wore it during the heatwave and I got so many compliments on my base! It looks beautiful and feels like second skin, as the formula contains treated skin-true pigments suspended in an emollient gel base, making it ultra light.

The foundation is also non-acnegenic; paraben, sulfate, phthalaten and sulfite free and contains marine sugar cane and natural mineral powders to reduce excess oil and shine and moisture-binding glycerin for extra hydration. It is vegan friendly as well, which is fantastic!

And for touch ups on the go or a quick natural looking base, the Skin Foundation Stick*(£31.00) is just perfect. It really does look and feel like skin, but it provides medium to full coverage and helps to even out skin tone and hide any imperfections. It is formulated with a unique transparent base and skin tone correct pigments and smart technology for moisturization or oil control depending on what skin needs. Just like the Long-Wear foundation, the stick is also water-, sweat- and humidity-resistant which is essential if you want your makeup to last all day.

The Pot Rouge For Lips & Cheeks*(£22.00) is ideal for adding a pop of colour for the Summer, especially in this beautiful Calypso Coral shade. It is very pigmented, so a little goes a long way and you can blend it with your fingers or a brush. It looks super natural as it melts into the skin, leaving a lovely flush of colour.

Now my favourite product from the full selection, the Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks*(£23.00). These are so, so easy to work with and completely budge-proof! You simply apply them straight onto the eyelid and blend with a brush or your finger. I usually blend first and then reapply a bit more where I need it. I especially love the shimmery shades, but all of the above are stunning! I have Golden Bronze, Stone, Goldstone and Truffle.

The Smokey Eye Mascara*(£24.50) is kohl-pigmented, so it looks ultra black on the lashes. It adds length and volume and offers long wear and a non flakey, smudge-proof finish. It is also sweat and humidity resistant.

A makeup look is never complete without brows! I normally go for brow pomade, but I am also a fan of pencils. The Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil*(£30.00) is an automatic pencil with a unique slant tip for precise definition. It's quite a dry formula, but it means that it does not budge once you apply it. It stays put all day, as it's waterproof and  sweat and humidity resistant. It is pricey, but I have been enjoying using it a lot. All the shades look very natural and compliment various hair colours and tones perfectly.

I am huge on liquid lipsticks, but this Luxe Lip Colour*(£27.00) feels so lovely on the lips, I just can't resist it! And you can't go wrong with a nice hydrating nude. The pigmentation of these is incredible and they feel great on the lips, offering long lasting moisture and colour. I also love the luxe packaging.

Left: Pink Nude. Right: Downtown Plum

Surprisingly, you can create this look with only 2 brushes! The Full Coverage Face Brush*(£33.00) is perfect for powder and liquid formulas and I blended the foundation and blusher with it and the Full Coverage Touch Up Brush*(£26.50) works great with the corrector, concealer and for blending eyeshadows. Both of the brushes have tightly packed soft bristles for a flawless HD finish.

And here it the finished look. My go to neutral makeup with a subtle bronze smokey eye and nude lips, perfect for any occasion.


Have you tried Bobbi Brown products? Which one is your favourite?

Available from www.bobbibrown.co.uk (and other stockists)

Sandra xxx

*gifted items


  
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