A couple of weeks ago I was invited to Bobbi Browns first PRO store located in Soho, London. The dreamy store provides the ultimate introduction into to the brands ethos for make up artists and customers (like me) who are mad about beauty. It even has a dedicated creative studio for masterclasses, workshops, photography and filming.
One of their pro makeup artists, Lampros Faslis, gave an amazing masterclass on how to create the ultimate party season make up look. A deep brown smokey eye with a hint of sparkle and beautiful glowing dewy skin. I learnt so much whilst I was there and had an incredible time in makeup heaven! Below are four makeup tips I learnt during the session and the products they used to create the perfect look:
Prep the skin
Applying any kind of makeup requires preparation! If the skin is not properly cleaned and moisturised it will comprise the outcome of your make up look.
Correct and conceal
This is Lampros’s must have product; its the easiest and most effective way to brighten undereye darkness. He recommended applying concealer first to the areas that need full coverage. This way you might realise you don’t need foundation at all — or need only a little bit to really make your skin look flawless.
Use a good eyeshadow base
Never use concealer as an eyeshadow base. Concealers contain oils to help them blend over the skin easily so if you want your eye makeup to last they won’t help in the slightest. Using an off white eye shadow, like Bone, will remove any discolouration and mattify the eyelids so that eye makeup doesn’t crease. It will also make the other eyeshadow colours appear brighter.
Try using cream blushers
A dewy rosy cheek is the best way to mimic a youthful natural look. I’d never actually used a cream blusher before trying the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge. I found it looked dewy and glowy on the skin, lasted all day and settled nicely on foundation. Lampros also recommended to start high on the cheeks blending back towards the hair line and cheekbone. This gives you a more natural glow as apposed to a concentrated area of colour!
Skin foundation stick (My shade is 3.5 Warm Beige)
Corrector & Concealer (Light to Medium Bisque & Warm Beige)
Pressed powder (Pale yellow)
Pot rouge blush (Uber beige)
Shimmer brick (Bronze)
Crushed lip colour (Telluride)
Eye Shadow (Mahogany)
Eye shadow (Camel – All over shadow and transition)
Long wear cream shadow stick (Rich Caviar – Lower lid shadow)
Eye shadow (All Spice – Inner eyeshadow)
Long wear eye pencil (Jet – Tight line)
Smokey eye mascara