So let’s talk beauty…..
“It all started with a simple idea – natural looking makeup and a lipstick that looked like lips.”
“The secret to beauty is simple:
Be who you are.”
As the go-to make up artist in New York City, Bobbi Brown built a cult following obsessed with her au natural make up look. During the years around her start, the make up look was a “white face, contoured cheeks and red lips.” To Bobbi, it just wasn’t pretty. She wanted skin to look like skin, lips to look like lips, and well, your face to look like your face. She wanted to create a beautiful face that didn’t look like frosting was just layered onto it.
Her first step was coming up with the perfect brown lipstick, a natural color that would accentuate your own lip color, letting go of the worn out intense red lip. She had finally created that personal color, “a lipstick that looked like lips, only better,” along with a few other shades to meet everyone’s preference. Now, more than twenty years after her make up line’s grand entrance, Bobbi continues to pave the way for the natural, beautiful face.
My favorite of her products (so far) is her Shimmer Brick Compact in Beige. The blend of the 5 colors in the palate perfectly highlight your features and if you are a bronzer/blush wearer…. This is the highlighter for you.
“Shimmer Brick instantly creates a gorgeous lit-from-within glow.”
– Bobbi Brown
I use a full, medium round blush brush and swirl it around the colors in the compact. Using gentle strokes I apply it to my cheekbones, brow bones, and down the bridge of my nose. I love taking a smaller brush and applying a little on my lip’s cupids bow, which helps give the illusion of fuller lips, and under my eye brows for a little more definition (not to mention, it helps hide the straggling hairs if you are in need of a brow wax).
For summer, I invested in one of her Art Stick’s in Sunset Orange.
I always exfoliate my lips before applying a lipstick of any kind to create an even, smooth surface for the color to go on. I trace the outside of my lips and fill in the rest. It’s a great color for those warm nights we welcome in the summer months.
*This color also makes your teeth look WHITER!*
“Lipstick is a simple way to instantly update your look.” -Bobbi Brown
Last, but certainly not least, if you need a little eyebrow pick me up; her Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil is the way to go.
“Defined brows frame and give your face a lift.”
– Bobbi Brown
Take the pencil and line just above the top of your eyebrow, following it from the start, above the arch and continuing on to the end. Gently fill in the rest of your brow, and for easy blending use the other side of the pencil to brush the color through. I always accentuate the top of my arch to give me a more defined brow that makes your eyes look more awake and lifted. Best part? It’s waterproof! They won’t come off if you jump in the ocean or pool.
Where can you experience Bobbi Brown?
Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s, QVC, Sephora, Macy’s, Harrods, Selfridges, Brown Thomas, Lane Crawford, Harvey Nichols, Isetan, Takashimaya, Le Bon Marché and Douglas, as well as 75 freestanding stores.