Bobbi Brown has an amazing cosmetics line-up but what she's most famous for is her foundation. You see, in the time of pancake makeup in the 90s, she had this idea that womens' foundation should look like second skin. She came out with yellow-toned bases around that time and since then was a firm proponent of natural beauty and the power of yellow to brighten any skin tone.
Today, Bobbi Brown has created several foundation formulas to suit a wide range of skin concerns. My personal favorite is the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact because it's convenient to use while still giving me that flawless, natural finish that is usually possible only with liquid foundations. It wears well on my combination skin, too, so I never have to worry about it melting off!
The best seller, however, is the Skin Foundation. This looks like second skin - dewy and practically invisible while softening imperfections. The Long-Wear Even Finish Liquid Foundation has heavier coverage and is ideal for oily faces, while the Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation is more for dry skin types. There is also a new formula, the Extra Bright Powder Compact Foundation SPF 25 PA+++. This powder base is created for very oily skin that needs quite a bit of coverage!
Felix Nguyen, International Makeup Artist for Bobbi Brown, flew in to the Philippines some weeks back for the House of Foundation event. He talked about these five foundations and how best to apply them. Here are a few snippets from this super fun event!
The Bobbi Brown Foundation Bar. How awesome would it be to go up to the "bartender" and ask for a shot of Perfect Skin, on the rocks?
Felix demonstrating a few handy techniques. Here he is using a Full Coverage brush to apply the cream compact foundation in order to blend it completely.
What flawless with little effort looks
The trademark Bobbi Brown face: soft, glowing skin, neutral eyes and lips. Makeup should make you look like a better version of you - not a 'shopped one! (Unless that's the plan?)
The quirky photowall
The awesome Bobbi Brown team. It's nice to catch up with Joanne, Jill, and Camille!
So that's what happened. ^_^ Hope you enjoyed the recap! And hey, don't forget to visit a Bobbi Brown counter soon to check out their latest collections.