Foundation Tips From Bobbi Brown's Felix Nguyen + Bobbi Brown's New Summer Collections
Last week, I attended a mini foundation workshop conducted by Bobbi Brown. I just had to attend because for one, I'm a huge fan of Bobbi's foundations and two, since I believe she's the master of base makeup, I knew that I'd learn so much and my time will be well-spent.
The workshop was headed by Felix Nguyen, international makeup artist for Bobbi Brown. He had demonstrated four foundation looks and finishes, plus dished out very useful tips on how to achieve 'em. Find out how you can make the most out of your foundation after the break!
SECOND SKIN FINISH
Second Skin Finish means having that second layer of skin that looks even better, but not unnatural. Felix suggests to do spot concealing to achieve a uniform finish without all that foundation layers. He also suggested to start applying foundation on the sides of the nose where redness is most prominent so you won't feel that you need to apply a lot of foundation layers on the other parts of your skin just because you feel that coverage isn't enough.
Felix suggested to use BB Cream or CC Cream underneath powder foundation to add a hint of glow to the skin and to prevent the flat matte finish.
LIKE SKIN FINISH
Felix suggested to use a very light foundation with good pigmentation so that it will conceal imperfections but won't hide the true texture of the skin. He also used a sheer setting powder so the skin won't look powdery, and applied it by dabbing the product onto the skin-He said that this way, the foundation will be set properly but will not budge.
FULL COVERAGE FINISH
To conceal darker discolorations and imperfections, opt for a full coverage foundation so you won't feel the need to apply concealer underneath-this will shorten your makeup time, but without sacrificing that much- needed coverage.
So that's all for the Foundation tips! Hope you've learned a thing or two from the list! Here's an additional makeup tip from Felix:
On applying Bronzer: Bobbi Brown loves applying Bronzer starting on the neck and then she works her way upwards to the forehead. This prevents over application and having that dark, unnatural looking contour on the complexion.
Bobbi Brown has a new base makeup too and it's the Extra Bright Powder Compact Foundation SPF 25 PA+++. It's made to absorb oil continuously for a super fresh look all throughout the day. It has SPF too, meaning you can easily retouch your sun protection anytime!
Here's a quick guide to Bobbi's Foundation range:
Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation- water- based, oil- free foundation; light to medium coverage, good for oily, combination normal/oily, and normal skin types.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Liquid Foundation- oil- free foundation; medium to heavy coverage; good for oily and combination normal/oily skin types.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation- Cream foundation; medium to heavy coverage; good for combination normal/oily and normal/dry, and dry skin types
Bobbi Brown Extra Bright Powder Compact Foundation SPF 25 PA+++- matte finish; medium to heavy coverage; good for very oily, oily, and combination normal/oily skin types.
Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation- matte finish; heavy coverage; perfect for Dry and combination normal/dry skin types.
Oh, Bobbi Brown also has these fab lip collections for summer:
HIGH SHIMMER LIP COLOR (P1,200.00)
- Sheer, lightweight, and ultra moisturizing, these lipsticks will make you look fresh and cool with its multi-dimensional, mirror- like finish. Each lipstick contains a generous amount of glitter for lips that steal the spotlight, and are infused with Shea and Murumuru Butter for a moisturizing, non-feathering finish. Available in 12 shades.
ART STICKS (P1,500.00)
- Lipstick and Lip Liner meets in this convenient product. Art Stick is a creamy, pigmented, multitasking lip color that can be used to line or color the lips and provides a sheer or full finish. Formula says that it can last for up to 6 hours without drying, thanks to Shea Butter and vegetable- derived oils. It's available in 8 shades and will be available locally in all Bobbi Brown counters starting April 2014.
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