Whilst I may have missed the Bobbi Brown Shadow Meets Liner Launch when I was away on holiday, the guys at Bobbi Brown were kind enough to invite me in for a one-to-one Make Up Lesson at House of Fraser Birmingham instead.
With Shanice from House of Fraser Birmingham
The lovely Shanice took me in for a lesson and demonstrated the new Shadow Meets Liner. As a complete Bobbi Brown newbie, I was really keen to find out more about the brand and stories behind the products. Taking me around the counter to try out everything from skincare to makeup, Shanice talked me through the Pretty Powerful philosophy. Bobbi Brown is a real believer of less is more, and the make up is designed to accentuate the good parts of the real you rather than create something that isn’t naturally there.
I was surprised to see that there is such an extensive skincare range available, and I had a look at the Extra Balm Rinse and Finishing Powder.
Once we’d chosen a shade of Shadow Meets Liner for me, Thunderstorm, we sat down and the make up lesson began.
I don’t usually wear eyeshadow but Shanice persuaded me to try something new, so I went for Thunderstorm, a silvery dark blue colour as a change from anything I’d normally wear. Both an eyeliner and eyeshadow, I opted to use it as an eyeshadow just to experiment.
On the wish list - Bobbi Brown brushes
First of all, Shanice prepped the eye area using Extra EyeRepair to moisturise the area, before using both the Corrector in bisque and Concealer Kit in beige under the eye area, using the concealer brush. She explained that these two products work perfectly together to correct and then conceal, and that Bobbi has always said that if she could formulate the two together, she would. Next came the Long Wear Eye Base in Medium all over the eye to give a flawless finish and prime the eyelid. I loved this product and it would be great as an everyday alternative to shadow for a pared down look. Next up, the star of the show; Long Wear Gel Sparkle in Thunderstorm. This pigmented, glittery colour was worked into the eyelid and taken up to just below the crease, before being blended out. On the crease, Shanice used the Eyeshadow in Shell to blend out into and create a contrast. To finish, the Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in black gave further contrast and I asked for a little flick too. A little tip from Shanice when using different colours on the eye was to work from darkest to lightest from the eyelashes, so my eyes went from black, to Thunderstorm, to Shell.
You can see the finished look here:
There is a huge range of lessons available from 10minute to 60minute makeovers.
Here’s the full menu of complimentary lessons:
Makeup Lesson Menu
What do you think of my Smokey Eye lesson?