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Bronzer and Blush

Bobbi Brown

Lesson time 24:02 min

These are Bobbi’s favorite products because they can make you look great when you’re not feeling your best. Bobbi applies bronzer and blush to three models and discusses the tools, techniques, and products used.

Bobbi Brown
Teaches Makeup and Beauty
Bobbi Brown teaches you the tips, tricks, and techniques for applying simple, natural makeup that makes you feel beautiful in your own skin.
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[00:00:00.00] [MUSIC PLAYING] [00:00:08.52] BOBBI BROWN: Bronzer and blush are great products. They're my favorites. I want to show you how to select and apply them properly for the days when you're just not feeling your best. [00:00:22.03] [MUSIC PLAYING] [00:00:38.45] Bronzer 101. What I want to tell you about bronzer-- the reason I love bronzer so much is because it's everything. You could use it to look healthier, give yourself a healthy glow. You use it to even out your skin. You could use it on a neck that's a little whiter than the rest of your body. But I love bronzer because I think of it as a tint to the skin. [00:01:02.60] As a makeup artist, I'm in control of whoever I make up. And if they're not looking right, I usually grab the bronzer. Bronzer also works amazing for anyone's regular day-to-day makeup-- even without foundation is great. What you don't want in bronzer is to contour with it, because you don't need to contour. What you don't want in bronzer is to change the color of your face. You're enhancing, and you're adding a tint. [00:01:30.65] Use a wide brush. I like to use-- a little rounded-- a wide brush. And the way I choose the color is I pull it up to the face, and I could see right away that I need a little bit on her neck. So I'm going to use one that is going to just warm up Molly's neck. So it will literally blend everything together because everybody's lighter under their neck. And this one is a little bit of the browner color I'm using. And by the way, when you use any kind of powdered shadows or bronzers, you dip the brush in. You tap it. [00:02:16.51] [00:02:16.82] You blow to get it off. And that way, you don't make a mess on the skin. And also, look at what bronzers you're using. A ton of powder is not coming out. So I like to use bronzers that are pressed really well, because then, it's not all over. If you put your brush in, it's all over, it's not the greatest formula. And it just means whoever made it didn't press it enough. [00:02:41.97] So again, you could use this to even out the skin. You could use it as a tint to the face. You could use it if a forehead needs to match the nose. And I start where the sun naturally hits on the apple of the cheek. And the trick is, you apply it up, but you also go down. So the majority of the bronzer-- I'm using a heavier hand when I go right on Molly's cheeks. That's the heaviest press. And then I'm lightening up how hard I'm pressing. And I just gently put it over. [00:03:17.42] And what I'm doing is I'm blending it in so it's just almost like I'm giving her a retouching, which we all like. And what I also love about this is you can still see Molly's freckles. We're not covering them up. We're embracing. Them I love freckles. I know some makeup artists draw them in-- cute for a picture, not for real life. But Molly's freckles are great. [00:03:40.99] But then I can also use more than one color. You know, makeup artists should have a few different tone...

Be your own best makeup artist

Bobbi Brown’s philosophy is that makeup should be quick and natural, and it should enhance who you are. A beauty industry icon, Bobbi shares her expertise in step-by-step tutorials, using models with a range of skin tones. You’ll learn how to choose the right foundation, do a smoky eye and a statement lip, and take your look from day to night. But most of all, you’ll learn how to feel confident in your own skin.


Students give MasterClass an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

I want to give this class top marks, I don't know if that's the review you got from me as I accidentally clicked on just one star. I really enjoyed all the videos and still have to finish reading the pdf. Thank you Bobbi Brown!!

Loved seeing Bobbi free style at the end. I wish she made specific product and brand recommendations.

I was in search of easy yet effective steps to improve the looks with my makeup. The class was very useful on tips about natural looks and multi-purpose products.

I'm not a makeup artist but just wanted to improve my own technique. Job done!



Does anyone know if there's any discussion of redheads? I've never used a bronzer in my life because: hello, pale. what's the point.

Twanna P.

I love this class. I have always always been a fan of Bobbi Brown although her makeup line did not always include darker complexions. I appreciate that you stress that skin should look like skin,

Azadeh J.

The class is lovely, but it is disappointing that complexation pen is not available anymore.:(

Ansa W.

Loving it so far! I wish there was a correction on, "Blowing on the brush" as a method of getting the desired amount of product onto the brush. This is widely unaccepted on sets as a hygiene issue.

Fariba A.

I love Bobbi Brown but your streaming quality takes the joy and enthusiasm out of the whole thing! This is the second class I have tried to take on your platform and between the freezing, loss of volume, and syncing issues, I am ready to cancel my membership. By offering sub standard streaming, you are doing your subscribers a disservice.


I love Bobbi's knowledge and expertise on this topic. I have learned a few really good tips from this episode. I do think it would be better if she stayed with light, medium, and dark to describe the different skin tones. Nothing wrong with the word black, it just does not accurately describe the tone of dark skin. Even the darkest person does not have 'black' skin.

A fellow student

I love these lessons on enhancing natural beauty. It's refreshing and important to relearn how to do real makeup.

Birgit S.

I love the subtlety of beauty in these looks! I love to see how perfectly these looks are for any occasion and appreciate that perspective. So many people aren't able to honor the natural beauty of themselves or of others.

A fellow student

I love bronzer and blush on my face. I look so healthy with them. Thank you for validating using these to magically enhance the face and to expanding the use to the neck.


Amazing course! Super straight to the point, clear, full of tips! this is one of my favorite courses because she does not tiptoe around the subject. i love her honesty and kindness of heart. the way she embraces natural beauty with so much charm is exactly what makes this course relevant to everyone.