Design & Style, Business

Editorial Makeup

Bobbi Brown

Lesson time 18:03 min

Bobbi shows you how to experiment with bold colors and not be afraid to make mistakes or take a look too far.

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Topics include: “If you like it, it’s art. If you don’t like it, fix it.”


[00:00:00.00] [MUSIC PLAYING] [00:00:07.19] - As a makeup artist, you have to be ready for anything. I'm known for the natural makeup. I'm known for the nude face. But what you might not know about me is my background is theatrical makeup. I studied makeup in college. I learned everything from how to make someone look old, to how to do character makeup, to monster makeup, to anything. [00:00:28.10] It's kind of interesting that I landed on this natural beautiful makeup that is really what I'm all about. But it's important to also know how to push yourself, how to try things, and know when to say, OK, I've gone too far. Let me take it off. [00:00:43.03] [MUSIC PLAYING] [00:01:06.67] First thing is make sure that the skin is prepped. So Molly's freckles, love them. I wouldn't cover them up. I'm going to make sure that it looks like she's not wearing anything and possibly just a little bit of touching up to get rid of redness because there is still quite a bit of redness. So again, the concealer matters, especially in these kind of situations, because if you're going to do some really crazy makeup, you still need brightness under the eyes. And you need smooth skin. [00:01:57.83] And I'm going to start with just a few little things. I learned a lot about makeup from many different well-known makeup artists. One makeup artist particularly, Linda Mason, really taught me how to do crazy colors on the face. Another makeup artist Bonnie Miller taught me how to do the most natural outdoorsy makeup. And then my job was to figure out who I was. [00:02:33.58] I'm going to set with a little powder. Close for a sec. And as a creative-- as a visual person, I'm always in awe and love when I see things that are a little bit different but still cool and interesting. So for example, if I was to do a story about pinky powder and we wanted to do something that was just a little out there, I would kind of just start. And of course, as a makeup artist, you shouldn't wear black or navy. I got it. And the fun thing about makeup is how quickly you could change someone's face. I call this the pretty pink powder face. [00:04:15.97] And then you start to play. Since we're doing pinks, so I would have the photographer take this picture and then I would start adding. And when you work with different makeup, especially makeup that you haven't used before, you just never know the texture. [00:04:54.53] So I use a brush sometimes. Other times I go right over with my finger, because not everything is easy to blend. But I know that I want the density. Being a makeup artist means just figuring things out. It gets really boring if you know exactly what's working and what's not working. [00:05:22.27] So here's the next step. I think it looks-- please don't do this at home. If I see you're walking down the street like this, I will blend you, so do not try this, but it sure looks cool in a picture. [00:05:56.87] Another great thing when you're an artist and you're trying someth...

About the Instructor

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.

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Bobbi Brown

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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