Bobbi Brown is probably the first make up brand that comes to mind when you think of Bridal beauty.
The brand is known for it’s natural looks and also for the way it sort of makes woman look like themselves but better.
I booked in for a Bridal Makeover with BB (free of charge) at House of Fraser and my MUA on the day was Shane. The whole trial took about an hour and 15 minutes (none of my trials have been quick to be honest!). In this instance I was very open minded and just whatever, really. So he went for quite a matte neutral eye look and pink lips and cheeks.
Whilst i was there, there was another lady getting bridal make up done so let’s just say Bobbi is a very popular choice for brides!
I took home:
4 Sandy Gold Long Wear Cream Shadow, Blush in 17 Slopes, 4 Pan Empty Palette, Lipstick in 21 Pale Pink.
I also got 53 Navajo, 61 Saddle, 29 Cement (purchased at a later time).
The products – I like how pleasant Bobbi Brown products are! Totally useable for every day!
Eyeshadow Palette – these shades are all matte! You get a generous (or it looks generous anyway!) amount of product and for mattes these are really really really creamy and soft.
Slopes I wouldn’t have picked for myself but it’s so easy to wear – just a matte neutral toned pink.
The thing about getting a Bobbi Brown make over is that it’s quite a relaxing experience, and there are certain things you know they’ll get right like the base. Is it thrilling to buy matte eyeshadows and a neutral lipstick? Not really, but I know I will get good use out of these!
Foundation Stick 3.5
Skin Foundation in 3.5
Eye Brightener in Bisque
Powder in Sunny Beige
Bronzer in Golden Light
Blush in Slopes
Lipstick in Pale Pink
Sandy Gold Long Wear Cream Shadow (as a base)
Sable on lower lid
Eyeliner in Black Ink Gel
Mascara in No Smudge
Sorry for the rubbish iPhone picture. It was at the end of a long day with no natural light so I had to make do!
What I liked:
The blusher and the lipstick is nice, Pale Pink is definitely the wedding lipstick for me, and the base too was very dewy and fresh – not as matte as on Illamasqua, not as glowy as on MAC so somewhere inbetween. I like the idea of using the skin foundation which is really natural then getting the stick foundation too, because this means I can use it to top up during the day and it has high coverage.
Also, I would say 3.5 suits me now but I could even wear a 4 or 4.5 because I think I’ll get a light tan soon and also, I do prefer to look warmer rather than pale (which people do tend to stick me in pale bases because the middle of my face is lighter than my neck).
What I didn’t like:
I am not sure about the eye make up placement – for me personally the liner is too thick I would do it very thin on myself, and I would also place the contour shade lower on the eye – it changes the shape of my eyes when it’s placed higher with thick liner (like above). I didn’t mind too much as I wanted colour ideas more than anything.
I liked this trial too – to be honest all 3 I’ve had have been enjoyable and I would recommend any of the counters. I didn’t find anyone pushy either which is a relief because I am sure that most people will feel obliged to buy something after the MUA has spent nearly 2 hours with you!
In my case I had to think about that I already have and what I can use over and over again and not just for one day!
I will make my final make up choices soon, I think I will stick to neutrals on the cheeks and lips, warm bronze on the eyes and a super flawless slightly dewy but non sweaty base. Phew!
Now what I really need to conquer – how to apply fake lashes?!
What do you think of this bridal make up look?