I guess you could say I like to go for the “no makeup” makeup look. I keep it simple and don’t go overboard with crazy colors. I like my neutrals and think it makes me look the most polished. I have a few drug store items but most of my collection consists of Bobbi Brown products along with some other higher end brands. The last two years for my prom makeup I have gone to the Bobbi Brown counter at my local Nordstrom and have never looked back. These products have seriously changed the game for me. I am going to walk you through step by step what I do on a daily basis.
Step One: Bobbi Brown Corrector in Light to Medium Bisque
This product I put on my under eyes as well as the inner corner. It takes away the darkness and most of the hyper pigmentation I have. Makes me look more awake in seconds!
Step Two: Bobbi Brown Concealer & Powder Duo in Warm Beige and Pale Yellow
This next step adds a little more natural color to my face with the concealer that matches my complexion perfectly. I pat this right on top of where I put the pink correcting cream. I then follow up with the yellow powder to set it and make sure it stays put all day!
Step Three: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Natural 4
Stick foundation is one of my all time favorite products. I used to swear by liquid partnered with the beloved beauty blender thinking it gave me an “airbrushed look.” They don’t even compare. This is way easier and I can have my whole face done in two minutes, maybe less. I would say it provides a medium coverage but is very build able. This product paired with the Bobbi Brown full coverage face brush leaves it flawless and gives a completely weightless feel.
Step Four: Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder in Aruba
I use this bronzer to add a little extra warmth to my face. I could say that I contoured with it, but honestly that’s not easy and a lot of work. I do the classic 3 motion along my temples, cheekbones, and along my jaw line. It has some shimmer (but not glitter) leaving your face extra luminous.
Step Five: Maybelline Fit Me Blush in Medium Pink
I don’t typically spend a lot on blush because I don’t use a lot of it. I use just enough to give my face a natural flush and that’s about it. I’m not trying to look like I’m wearing it. This is a soft pink with some shimmer giving me a healthy glow.
Step Six: Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal
I’ve been eyeing this one for a long time now and I finally caved in and bought it. It is absolutely gorgeous and the perfect highlight in my opinion. You can definitely go over board so a light hand is necessary, but the results are ridiculously worth it.
Step Seven: Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion & Naked 2 Palette
I don’t always wear eyeshadow, but when I do this is my go to eye look. I have been using the Urban Decay primer for years now and it keeps my shadows on all day. I have all 3 Naked Palettes and have found the second palette to be my favorite and most wearable, at least for me. I like a bright shimmery eye so I go with “Bootycall”, a light champagne color, on my inner lid and then “Chopper”, a shimmery rose gold, on the outside half. I think this makes me look awake and brings out my green eyes really well.
Step Eight: Brows
I have pretty thick brows to begin with so there isn’t a lot needed to keep them in order. All I use is a dark brown powder from my original Naked palette in “Buck”. This is a nice rich matte brown that gets the job done. I simply fill them in and run over them with some clear eyebrow gel to insure they stay in place.
Step Nine: Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara in Black
This is the final step and my favorite one. I have decently long lashes to begin with but I love to enhance them in every way I can. This mascara is one of the best I have tried between drugstore and higher end. It darkens my lashes, doesn’t clump, separates them, and makes them appear longer and thicker. What more could I ask for?
My routine is simple and easy, typically only taking about 8 minutes in the morning. It blends well and doesn’t look cakey. I highly recommend these products to anyone looking for something new. Like I said, they have changed the makeup game for me.