Beauty Review+Giveaway – Bobbi Brown “Pretty Powerful” Look {CLOSED}

With my make-up artist Michelle
Hello beauties! I’m sure most of you would know (and love) the Bobbi Brown brand. It was started by Bobbi herself over 20 years ago. Bobbi started working as a make-up artist in 1980s and the idea and concept behind her make-up brand is that she wasn’t always able to find natural colours that were suitable for everyone, so she started mixing her own shades. With the help of a chemist Bobbi launched her brand in 1991, and her lip palette was sold out in Bergdorf Goodman within hours. 20 years later the brand is as strong as ever, producing cult items such as the Shimmer Bricks and staying on top of beauty trends by releasing beautiful seasonal collections. Kate Upton has recently been announced as the new face for the brand and I couldn’t think of anyone more suitable to carry this classy brand forward!

Just before my trip to Russia the wonderful people over at Bobbi Brown invited me to have a “Pretty Powerful” lesson at their Melrose Arch store. If you don’t know yet, Bobbi Brown offers free make-up lessons such as Smokey Eyes, Everything Brows and Look Of The Season. All you have to do is book! And if you would like a Special Occasion Make-up or need help organized your make-up and knowing what to use, Bobbi Brown also offers that option for R350. 
The “Pretty Powerful” make-up lesson is a 10-step process. You start from the basics with your skin (did you know Bobbi Brown also offers a fantastic skin-care range) and it covers everything you need to know to look and feel confident. It’s you, just a little bit prettier and more confident. I chose the Extra Bright skin-care range as this enhances and illuminates your skin but let my make-up artist make the rest of the choices for me. I loved the result! I have always been scared of doing a cat-eye because I have quite narrow eyes and usually end up looking very silly with it, but paired with my favourite dark-lip and neutral eye-shadow, I absolutely loved it!
Looking a little bit scary in the before picture. Have my cheeks always been this big?

The after result
As you can see in my before photo (yes a little scary eeek) and my after photo, it’s still me but prettier (I hope ;)) .If you are interested in what was used in the lesson here is the list:
Step 1: Skincare- Extra Bright face ream, soothing cleansing oil and tonic.
Step 2: Corrector and Concealer- Light Medium Peach Corrector and Beige Concealer
Step 3: Foundation – Foundation Stick in number 3
Step 4: Powder/Bronzer- Warm Sand 2 Powder and Golden Light Bronzer
Step 5: Blush- Nude Peach Natural Blush
Step 6: Lips- Lip Crayon in Cassis and clear gloss.
Step 7: Brows- Sable
Step 8: Eye shadow- Bark on Lower Lid
Step 9: Eyeliner- Black Ink
Step 10: Mascara- Smokey Eye Mascara
And to spoil my readers I have a special surprise! I am giving away one Bobbi Brown “Pretty Powerful” book! I am a huge fan of coffee-table books and this one is full of beauty stories to inspire confidence. It is full of wisdom and make-up advice and has some amazing stories from women. 
Entering is super easy
1.       Comment on this post and tell me what makes you Pretty Powerful(don’t forget to leave your details)
2.       Follow I’ll Take It All on Facebook(button on the right) or link here.
And that’s it! Competition will run until next week Friday (25th of July) and is open internationally.
Good luck!
Thank you so much to Bobbi Brown for the make-up lesson and a special thanks to Sean for providing the book for the giveaway.

Congrats to Chelsea Harvey!

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  • Reply Megan Hartwig July 16, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    What makes me “pretty powerful” is the fact that I understand my past experiences were meant to prepare me for my purpose which I am living now.I believe my power lies in the combination of my life experiences (many peaks and just as many valleys) and my resilience throughout, all the while not allowing prior baggage to dictate my present nor navigate my future. Thank you for this bit of inspiration.
    Twitter: @flutterbymegs

  • Reply Roxanne Chutthergoon July 16, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    I am pretty powerful because I am strong willed and very determined! Thick skinned as they like to call them…I tend to always take what live gives me and make it work to the best of my ability, and my persevering attitude really gets me through. Teamed up with a positive spirit, I always rise up above my challenges. I don’t stay down for too long, always kicking back with a SMILE (which makes me pretty), and BOXING GLOVES (which makes me powerful)!
    I am Roxanne Chutthergoon on Facebook and @Roxi_23 on Twitter.

  • Reply Chelsea Harvey July 16, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    I believe that what makes me pretty powerful is my positive attitude. No matter what life throws at me, I take it head on a get through it. I also realise that every cloud has a silver lining, so with this positive attitude I feel like I can tackle any task that comes my way. I believe that challenges are brought into our life to make us a better and stronger person, so I try not to forget that. I also believe that I am pretty powerful because I am in a career I am passionate about. With this passion and drive for success I feel that nothing can stop me in achieving my goals. I would love to read Bobbi Brown’s book as I’ve heard so many great things 🙂
    Email: // Twitter: @harvswashere

  • Reply ayesha moola July 16, 2014 at 1:47 pm

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    outl0strokewidth0 strokec2 I am pretty powerful because I understand that I am exactly where I am meant to be, every decision I have made in my life has lead me to where I am today, the laughter and the tears, all the hopes and even the fears have played their part in making me the women I am today. If a broken spine didn’t happen, I would never have met my wonderful amazing husband, so I live in today, and have no regrets!!!

  • Reply Naidene Cooper July 16, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    I think being pretty powerful to me is based on a set of collective experiences. It’s also my eternal optimism in the face of adversity, my individualism and belief in myself in any activity in my life.

  • Reply Lalannie July 16, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    My positive attitude and my smile makes me Pretty Powerful. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we can’t please everybody. But a smile and a positive attitude goes a long way and is infectious.

  • Reply Johlet July 16, 2014 at 6:22 pm

    WOW Your make-up looked amazing!

  • Reply Stephanie Graves July 16, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    What makes me “pretty powerful” and countless other women is giving birth with no pain killers 🙂 and i was in labor for 9 hours –

  • Reply One Stiletto At A Time July 16, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    The makeup looks so flawless and you are such a stunner!

    xoxo One Stiletto At a Time

  • Reply REHANA July 16, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    rehana seedat email: I think what makes me “pretty powerful” is my tenacity. That drive to get back up,no matter how many times life knocks me down. And using all of those experiences to be a better person going forward. Being comfortable in my own skin, knowing what’s important to me , and doing what makes me happy. When I feel good about myself there’s no limit to what you can do. Life’s experiences & hardships I have encountered, has certainly made me the strong and “Pretty Powerful” person I am today

  • Reply CharlieW July 17, 2014 at 7:19 am

    That look suits you!!! Beautiful! But you are gorgeous with or without make-up xx

  • Reply Thais Magalhães July 17, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    What makes me “pretty powerful” it’s my faith in life!

  • Reply Lizna Erkelens July 20, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    What makes me “Pretty Powerful” is the fact that throughout my life there has been so many challenges where I something just wondered how I will get through but every time I make it, and each experience makes me a stronger person! I never see anything in life as a mistake, and rather embrace them as learning curves to get you where you need to be in life 🙂 Twitter handle @piecesinpink

  • Reply Megan Kelly Botha July 21, 2014 at 11:49 am

    What makes me ‘pretty powerful’ is accepting my flaws and learning to accentuate my natural beauty. Sure, I will never fit in media’s idea of pretty – but I have moved on fro that, and am empowered and confident in who I am. Twitter: bb_blogza

  • Reply Andrea Aroomoogam July 22, 2014 at 8:58 am

    I am pretty powerful, because I have seen the strength I possess to influence my situation and those around me. I can use this power to make my mark in this world, not just for me but for the betterment of those around me .. and that in itself is pretty powerful.

  • Reply Irina G. July 23, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    I’m strong-willed and it makes me “pretty powerful”!)
    FB name: Irina Dubinskaya-Gnatiuk
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Everlyn Kee July 23, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    I am pretty powerful because I dare to dream big . So many times I have been stepping out of my comfort zone and doing what I love .

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  • Reply Sania Wasif July 23, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    my husband and my daughter ..
    FB: Sania Wasif

  • Reply Sushma P July 24, 2014 at 10:43 am

    My goal oriented outlook makes me “pretty powerful”. I believe everything in life has a purpose, a reason of being.

  • Reply T Iv. July 24, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I am pretty powerful because I teach at school. What is your superpower? 🙂

  • Reply Dimana Dyakova July 24, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    The people I love make me pretty powerful and no one can stop me 🙂
    Dimana Dyakova FB

  • Reply נעמה שלום July 24, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    What makes me “pretty powerful” is my all-time dream to travel to Australia. I’m trying to do anything I can to achieve this dream as soon as possible.

    FB: Naama Shalom
    Twitter: @naamasha

  • Reply Joy Mwaniki July 24, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    What makes me pretty powerful is the fact that I draw from all my experiences both negative and positive to grow!

  • Reply Patrícia M. July 25, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    A red lipstick is that little beauty thing that makes me feel so much powerful and happy!
    Patrícia Marques

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