|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.
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!