Try, try again, as they say. My initial attempt attending the Bobbi Brown smoky eyes workshop did not have much of an ending, but this time around saw the completion (and then some) of the Bridal Beauty Makeup Workshop. No, I’m not a bride-to-be, but I need to do research on bridal beauty trends. *ehem* Call it work-related?
I arrived just in time and got a seat beside the center aisle. About five minutes later, the workshop started. The makeup artist—curses, I can’t remember his name—did a great job on the demo. He spoke about the products used, how to use them, and their benefits without sounding too much like a sales spiel. For bridal makeup, it didn’t take as long as I had expected. All in all, it was an enjoyable afternoon.
Want to know the concept behind bridal beauty? Well, Bobbi Brown’s bridal look is perfectly in-tune with the usual Bobbi Brown approach to makeup (ie a natural look that focuses on definition and slight enhancement) with particular emphasis on long-wearing makeup and a subtle but blooming color palette. We started from skincare solutions by using moisturizer and eye cream to create a clean slate, moved on to correcting and concealing for flawless skin, followed by the color makeup to bring out that ‘blushing bride’ vibe.
Tip: Use two shades of blush in two layers—the first one should be a light color close to your skin tone that’ll be applied from cheek to temple, while the second one should be a nice pop of color that’ll just go on the apples of your cheeks—to create a little dimension.
Here’s the finished look:
Doesn’t it remind you of Kate Middleton’s bridal look? Lined eyes, subtle pink cheeks and a slight burst of color on the lips. In fact, I would say this look is wearable everyday for when you simply want to look polished. Notice how the Duchess of Cambridge always dons the same fundamental makeup style in all her public outings? It’s good to have a look like this in your back pocket that you can wear to the office or even to your own wedding.
Tip: Find the right foundation shade by swiping the tester from your jawline down to your neck. Test two or three colors side by side this way to find what best matches your skin. If you have the right shade of foundation, you needn’t worry that your face will have a different color from your neck. In fact, the makeup artists at Bobbi Brown say it’s a no-no to use foundation on the neck. They just dust that area with loose powder. Oh, and by the way, your Bobbi Brown foundation shade is also your concealer shade. That makes the process much less complicated.
Post-workshop, several of us explored the makeup counter. Guess who I saw…
It’s Tellie from Beauty by Tellie! Gosh, I didn’t even notice it at the time, but I did think she looked familiar. (Eeep! Had I known, I would’ve introduced myself.) Hi Tellie!
I’m giving myself a congratulatory pat on the back for finally completing this workshop. The trip was a sulit (worthwhile) one for me—I’ll explain why in a future post. Needless to say, I’m looking forward to the next one. 😀