A year ago today, I was lucky to finally meet Beauty Legend Bobbi Brown. Bobbi is so real, authentic and is owning 60. It was awesome to meet her and hear her speak live. I am a big fan of her beauty philosophy and the brand she founded. I love makeup that makes you look like a more beautiful version of yourself and Bobbi embraced that.
A little food for thought from my evening with Bobbi at Indigo Bay Bloor.
* Balance – our bodies know when we are out of balance.
* Nude is the colour of your lips – this is different for every woman. Sometimes when our makeup is done, all you need is a gloss
* Strong is better than skinny. If there is nothing else, walk. 10K maintenance, 12K to lose weight. We can walk anywhere.
* Instead of whining about what isn’t working, go do something different
* Blush colour – pinch your cheeks to find the perfect shade. Find a multi-use product you can use on your lips and cheeks
* Find what works for YOU
* Be Who You Are
* Be Kind
To learn more Bobbi tips, definitely check out her ninth book Beauty from the Inside Out and visit her brand new website Just Bobbi. Excited to see what is next for Bobbi as she evolves into health and wellness. No doubt she is will continue to make an impact.
“Your makeup is only as good as the tools you use to apply it. Therefore your tools must always be in their working condition.” – Bobbi Brown – Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual
Regardless which makeup brushes you invest in, make sure you take the time to take care of them. I have both full sized and mini brushes – I keep them from collections as they are perfect to take on the go or when I travel.
The weekend is a great time to clean your brushes so they have the time to dry completely. While there are expensive makeup brush cleaning products on the market, I use a good old fashion gentle baby shampoo. Since I have scent-sensitives to some fragrant products, I find the Aveeno Baby Lightly Scented Wash and Shampoo is perfect for me. I wash my brushes one of two ways – one bowl with water and a bit of the baby shampoo and the other with water to rinse. For brushes that need a more in-depth cleaning like foundation, blush and bronzer brushes, I will drop some baby shampoo and water in the palm of my clean hand, swirl the brush to get them super clean and then rinse under the tap being careful to not get the handle wet. I find a dishrack is perfect for drying my brushes or lying across a rectangular shaped vase.
Take care of your brushes and they will take care of you.
It is not too often I get to glam up so it was very lovely to have a wedding to go to this evening. Makeup is from my Bobbi Brown Cosmetics collection. For a base – light bisque corrector, light sand instant Full Cover corrector, sand stick foundation, bare nude illuminating powder, stonestreet bronzer to add a bit of warmth to my skin, nude pink blusher and pink glow for highlighting. On my eyes, ivory is swept across the lid, black plum long wear eye liner along the waterline and lash line and a combination of eggplant, star beam and mica eye shadows on my lid followed by smokey eye mascara. To finish lip balm and crushed lipstick in Cali Rose. Crystal earrings from Swarovski. Autumn wedding glamour. Thank you to @glowbytamara and @bbpro_hannahmartin for teaching me many amazing makeup tips. 💗
Simple glowy Friday makeup thanks to inspiration from Lauren of Hunter and Heels (@huntersandheels) and her new video “Quick, Easy, Everyday Makeup for Mums“. While not a mum myself, I can definitely embrace a quick makeup routine that makes me look glowy and awake. I started with my R+F Soothe Steps 1, 2 and 3, REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream and then finished with REVERSE Suncreen. I started my makeup by applying Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer (Extra Light). Since I was challenged with lots of insomnia this week, I applied corrector (Light Bisque) followed by the new Instant Full Cover Concealer (Cool Sand) and Nude Finish Illuminating Setting Powder (Bare). On my eyes is Ivory shadow swept across my lid, Cavier applied with a wet eyeliner brush across the top lash line followed by smokey eye mascara (black). Applied blusher (Pale Pink – a blue based pink) to the apple of my cheeks for a pop of pink and Highlighting Powder (Pink Glow). Crystal Lip Gloss applied once on the go. Happy Friday!
Thankful to the Bobbi Brown Makeup Artist that introduced me to the Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick in Pink at Harrods London Heathrow. It is definitely a palette well loved and used. Blusher and bronzer simplified into one. I love the warmth of bronzer with a hint of blush for a lovely pretty in pink glow.
Suffering from Sunday evening insomnia. Bobbi Brown Instant Full Cover Concealer to the rescue on Monday morning. I am loving this product. I first use my Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream and then follow with the Concealer – apply a bit with the applicator but pat and blend with my finger. My shade is Cool Sand which provides instant brightness to my eye area. While I love to wear eye makeup, a concealer is perfect for those who don’t want to wear makeup – it helps you look fresh and awake and who doesn’t want that. Available in 15 shades too. If you are in Toronto and want to find your perfect shade, definitely go and see Tamara Spence Vega at Murale at CF Shops at Don Mills.
It is always fun to try a new makeup look especially in the summertime. Thank you to Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Makeup Artist Tamara Spence Vega at Murale – Shoppers Drug Mart‘s awesome beauty store – at CF Shops at Don Mills for inviting me to your summer Peace, Love, Beach makeup event. Fun to try a few products outside of my makeup comfort zone and to go uncomfortably bright with your awesome new better than sleep Instant Full Cover Concealer. I have been wanting to try this since I found out about it months ago and it didn’t disappoint. If you are looking for a new look or to learn something new and live in the Toronto area, definitely book into see Tamara. She is awesome and always teaches me something new. A bonus of today is an Optimum point redemption this weekend at Murale. Happiness for any makeup lover like me.
Makeup: Tamara Spence Vega (@tamsvega)
Brand: Bobbi Brown (@bobbibrown)
Shop: Murale at Shops at Don Mills
Makeup Products * Instant Full Cover Concealer in Cool Sand * Sand Foundation Stick * Golden Pink Long Wear Shadow * Peace, Love, Beach Eyeshadow Trio * Baltic Blue Sparkle Liner * Smokey Eye Mascara * Nude Finish Illuminating Powder in Bare * Pretty Pink Blusher * Sunrise Glow Highlighter * Crystal Lip Gloss with a bit of pale pink creamy lipstick