Last Wednesday I was lucky enough to be invited to the Bobbi Brown event held at House Of Fraser in Leeds city centre. This was a follow up to the recent House Of Fashion Event I attended a couple of weeks ago(click here to find out more).
This new event was scheduled to give us a chance to get a peak and have a play around with the new Nectar & Nude Collection from Bobbi Brown. Unfortunately due to a stock/delivery issue we did not get to view the collection, disappointing I know but these things happen. Fortunately the lovely Rina planned something else for us and recreated a 60’s look featured recently on the runways at London Fashion Week.
Step 1- Base
Rina had already prepped and completed the base of the look on the lovely model before we arrived. For the base she used the corrector and creamy concealer to brighten and conceal those pesky under eye circles and went on to use the Skin Foundation and set the base with the Sheer Finish Pressed Powder. I asked for a sample of this foundation at the end of the night as I wanted to give it a try and I have to say this foundation is pretty good. I would say it gives a light to medium coverage and leaves your face looking healthy and fresh. Not sure on it’s longevity yet, as I only applied it this morning, but if it makes it until 4pm I might have to consider making a new foundation purchase. Anyway, ramble over, back to the look.
Step 2- The eyes
The eyelids were primed first using their Long-Wear Eye Base, before sweeping White Eye Shadow all over the lid, from the lash line and right on up to the brow bone. I know that this is a 60’s look, but I have to admit I was a little wary about how this look would suit me, but it wasn’t at all what I expected and looked lovely once it was all buffed in.
Step 3- Eye Liner
This step had me shuffling forward in my seat as applying eyeliner is the bane of my makeup routine. One side, usually the side I start with, ends up looking like perfection and the other just turns into a wonky and uneven mess. The lovely Rina recommended doing both eyes in stages and focusing on both eyes at the same time to ensure they are as even as possible. Such a good tip and I will be trying this the next time I apply eyeliner. Rina created a beautiful, thick line with a slightly extended flick along the top lash line using the Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink and then ran the Smokey Eye Kajal Liner in Noir along the water line. The eyes were then finished off by applying a few coats of Smokey Eye Mascara.
Step 3- Cheeks & Lips
The look was finished off by adding a little colour to the cheek bones using the Pot Rouge in shade Uber Beige and a coat of Rich Lip Colour, again in the shade Uber beige. I absolutely love the pot rouge from Bobbi Brown and this was one of the first products that I ever bought from them. It’s versatile, long wearing and teams up as a lip tint in most cases. (That is what I do anyway, ignore me if I am completely wrong)
Voilla!- The finished look
What do you think? When Rina said she was doing a 60’s look, I was a bit unsure if it would be my thing, but as you can see this look is very wearable (if you can master the eye liner, practice makes perfect) and I am looking forward to trying it out myself.
I definitely left the event with a renewed interest in Bobbi Brown and I am already compiling a wish list of things I want to try. I did receive a little pot of the Hydrating Eye Cream and Hydrating Face Cream and so far they appear to be working out. Skin care is not something I have thought of going to Bobbi Brown for, but if the samples go well I might have some new additions to my skin care routine.
Apologies if this post is a little link heavy, I wanted to show you how you can recreate the look yourself by using Bobbi Brown products. Hope you enjoyed it and as soon as I can I will post a pic of my attempt to recreate this look. I don’t have all of the above products (my not so inner makeup junkie says ‘yet’) but I will do my best to find some dupes for you.
Will you be trying this look?