(Closed) Bobbi Brown Makeup Lesson

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
84 posts
Worker bee

Bobbi Brown gets consistently good reviews so it’s worth a try. 

There are a few DIY tutorials here on this site and there are some on youtube as well.

Good luck!

Post # 4
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011


I love love love youtube tutorials!

Here’s a good one for a bridal look… she gives a great tutorial of application and really explaining her products and such =)

And you can search bridal makeup tutorial and find LOTS

I also LOVE

Miss Rainbows Ace Your Face PT 1 on here!

I personally don’t like MAC b/c I haven’t found the coverage I needed without it feeling heavy so I do mine a little different. here goes =)

Day to Day and for the Big Day:

I myself wear Smashbox Photofinish Foundation

Monistat Chaffing gel for primer (it’s the same as Smashbox primer)

Smashbox concealer b/c it’s the best coverage I’ve found for my skin issues

Bare Minerals Foundation Powder for my loose Powder (i like the coverage better than a regular pressed powder)

Bare Minerals Warmth for my cheeks and bridge of nose

any ol blush for the apples of my cheeks.

MUFE HD Finishing Powder to set my make up (although I have heard the elf makes something similar for MUCH cheaper)

and Smashbox limitless long wear lipgloss

I bought my brushes from Target Studio Tools:

Foundation and Blush

CVS got another brush

Fluffy Powder Brush & slanted eye liner brushe that I actually use for my eyebrows

Have Fun

Post # 6
1325 posts
Bumble bee

I had the lady at Bobbi Brown do my face and I really like the results. I’ve actually switched over to their foundation and have never been happier.

Post # 7
1 posts

I like bobbi brown..I always heard good reviews about it.

Post # 9
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Definately going to take a look at Bobbi Brown too in the future.

Post # 11
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Just wanted to mention that I had a Bobbi Brown trial that was HORRIBLE.  This was my second trial after a disastrous first at a salon and I had high hopes.  The two ladies were super nice, but in the end I looked freakishly pale, like I was some kind of glammed up zombie.  It was no good.  I have talked with other people since then and also some makeup artists that I have met and all have said that  they see this a lot with people who try the Bobbi Brown counter.  So I would warn that if you are pale already, you might have better luck with a different counter.

Post # 13
3148 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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@froydis: Yes, I’m curious as well — especially since this was your second trial?

Post # 14
9024 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have only ever heard great things about bobbi brown. I was gonna buy bobbi foundation but the ladies at sephora had me try Make up forever HD foundation and I fell in love with that.

My wedding day make up will be as follows

  • Foundation- MUFE HD foundation
  • Eyeliner- Stila waterproof liquid eyeliner
  • Mascara- Sephora
  • Lipcolor – Stila long wear
  • Eyes- Urban Decay eye primer {i got thise as a gift from sephora.. its a bit shimmery so I may not use it}


Post # 15
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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@froydis:  The whole process of figuring out my makeup is actually a funny/terrible story.  I am not really a picky person when it comes to makeup but I learned that most makeup artists do not know how to handle very pale skin. 

The first place I went to was a highly-rated salon and my appointment was about three weeks before the wedding because I had been planning on doing my own hair and makeup and then chickened out.  I had a bad makeup trial and an okay hair trial.  The makeup artist was very inexperienced and she made me look very prom-y and orange.  I freaked out and decided that I would try makeup counters because I thought I could do it myself with a bit more training. 

Went to Macy’s, where they had a brand spanking new BB counter and I was so excited.  I explained my bad trial from the day before and they assured me I would not look orange.  Unfortunately, it seems that  they took this to the extreme and made me even more pale than I already am. 

I freaked out again, and walked to the Sephora counter in another store where I met this amazing artist (the first thing he says to me is: “did you just come from the Bobbi Brown counter?” Yikes). He did a great good job on everything except the skin tone but assured me that he could get the skin tone right for the day of.  I make plans for him to do another trial, but the next day I get a call and he says that he can’t do my makeup for the wedding because he found out they were doing some kind of big makeup event at the store. 

I freak out once again and cry a lot and end up booking a local independent makeup artist who is super expensive but does a freaking fabulous job with both hair and makeup.  The end.

So really the moral of this very long story is that the BB counter was just part of many bad makeup experiences I had.  Based on my trials, I had much better luck at the Sephora counter (they are more likely to hire independent artists who know lots of tricks and what they are doing).  I also went to a trial at a MAC counter with my sister recently for her wedding and had a wonderful time and felt like they knew their stuff.  I would recommend both over Bobbi Brown.  Hope this helps!

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