A lunch date with Bobbi Brown

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

The other day a bunch of beauty editors and myself got invited to an intimate littleBobbi Brown lunch at The Food Studio in Green Point village.


Look at the gorgeous mini butternut soup we got to sip on.

It was there that we got to hang out with darling Eduardo Ferreira, their international make-up artist.

eduardo ferreira

I love this shot ‘cos it pretty much sums up Eduardo; adorably mentalistic.

He did a make-up tutorial and showed us how to go from bare-faced to powerfully pretty in no time flat. Some of his top tips included this one: many women have two different skin tones on their face, particularly those with darker skin. Thus, don’t be afraid to use two different foundations on your face and blend them into each other. The goal is for your foundation to match your skin, not hide it.

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Eduardo works his magic while Kerri from Beauty Bulletin looks on.

For more classic Bobbi Brown make-up application tips, simply click here.

Eduardo also filled us in on Bobbi’s new Moroccan-inspired collection, Marrakesh Chic. The range was inspired by the bright colours and deeply saturated hues that Bobbi got to experience on a recent trip to Morocco. It includes a new lip colour (Desert Plum) and eight limited edition Rich Colour eye shadows, R250 each. We got two to play with and I was impressed with their highly pigmented velvety texture.

bobbi marrakesh shadow

On the left we’ve got Pink Silk and Rich Kashmir, a veratile taupe, on the right.

As Marrakesh Chic only hits the shelves next month, we’ll be sure to tell you more about it closer to the time. We were also given a sneak preview of Bobbi’s new mineral-based powder foundation; Bobbi Brown Skin foundation mineral makeup SPF15.

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Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Mineral makeup. This one’s sure to be a goodie.

As it turns out, Bobbi always swore blind that she’d never create a powder foundation as she didn’t think they looked natural on the skin. However, after lots of time in the lab, she finally found a formula that evens out the skin, soften the look of pores and fine lines and, essentially, looks a lot like skin. It’s going to retail for R340, but only hits the beauty counters in October.

Last, but not least, we got the 411 on Bobbi Brown’s new make-up ‘lessons’ that will be offered for free at all their beauty counters as of this month. The mini tutorials range from how to smash a smokey eye in 20 minutes to a Pretty Powerful make-up lesson, Bobbi’s signature 10-step makeover. You can also make a booking to have your make-up down for a special occasion. This one isn’t a freebie and will cost R250, but the amount is redeemable against any two Bobbi Brown products purchased. Nice…

Thanks Eduardo, we always have fun with you.



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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger (LipGlossIsMyLife.com). She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Hess

    Pretty, like Bobby Brown. Nice event to be at!

    6 years ago •

  1. Riekie

    I would love to join events like this right!

    7 years ago •

  1. Charles

    Rich Kashmir looks like a beautiful shadow!

    7 years ago •

  1. julandism

    Looks like such a fun day! Great article, thanks :)

    7 years ago •

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