An Ode To Bobbi Brown
If you’ve read any of my beauty posts then you’ll know how much of a fan of Bobbi Brown I am, it’s a brand I’ve used heavily since I first properly discovered makeup as a late teen and one I’ve only bought more into the older I’ve got.
Alongside my staples from Benefit (benetint), Clinique (city block), BareMinerals (complexion rescue) and MAC (bronzer, highlighter & eye shadows), Bobbi Brown forms quite the base of all my beauty regimes. From my fail safe smokey eye mascara which is by far my favourite mascara, to the gel liners, seasonal shadow palettes (which i’ve collected over the years) & of course shimmer bricks that have always formed the foundation of my make up bag.
Most recently i’ve added a few more ‘base’ & skincare items to my makeup bag after getting skin colour tested – the powder set, foundation block, concealer & corresponding brushes were pre Christmas treats to myself which I’m really loving already. I’ve also been using the rehydration serum alongside these new skincare buys in attempt to keep my skin hydrated this winter. An ongoing project.
. SHEER FINISHED PRESS POWDER . SPARKLE EYESHADOW . FULL COVERAGE BRUSH . SHEER POWDER BRUSH . INSTANT FULL COVER CONCEALER . EYE SHADOW BRUSH .
When it comes to makeup I really am clueless in terms of technique but I do have products I love and am very loyal to.
With skin that has patches of stress and hormone spots (I think triggered by my UC) I’ve found in more recent years I need a slightly heavier cover base than I was otherwise putting on (usually just tinted moisturiser & a city block primer). But what I really hate is cakey & thick looking makeup, so finding products that give me a slightly heavier coverage but without looking thick & greasy layers has been essential.
The combination of the Bobbi concealer, foundation stick & pressed powder, alongside my city block & complexion rescue is working really well for me. In fact since the Benefit playstick got discontinued, I’d been looking for something similar & the Bobbi Brown version is a perfect match for me – for everyday use & evenings out.
What’s your base makeup routine? Are there any brands or products you live by?