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Eyes and Brows

Bobbi Brown

Lesson time 26:57 min

Bobbi demonstrates how to play up your eyes and correctly fill in your brows. You’ll learn Bobbi’s tips and tricks for the eye and brow area, including which mascara color is the only one you should use.

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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[UPBEAT MUSIC] BOBBI: The number one question I get is how to play up your eyes. I'm going to teach you how simple it is to fill in your brows that not only frames your face, it actually can do anything from kind of lift your eyes, to just gives you more strength in your makeup. I'm going to show you how either with powder, pencil, gel, a wand-- you can use any of those, depending what's easiest for you. And I'm also going to show you the different tools you need and certainly the color that you need that will look the most natural and not overdone. [UPBEAT MUSIC] I'm going to make it really simple. Eyes, you need three things. You need a light color, a medium color, and the darkest color. The light color goes all over the lid. The medium color goes from the lash line 3/4 of the way up. The darkest color is liner only. Even when we do smoky eye, there's a fourth color that comes into practice. But start with the lightest color and that goes all over the lid. And it's different depending on your skin tone. So fair skin might go for like a white, or a bone, or an ivory tone. Where a medium skin will go warmer tones. And then the darker skins will go even a little bit deeper. It doesn't matter if it's powder, if it's cream, if it's shimmer. There's so many different forms, pencil. But I'm going to show you how you start with a light color. And, depending on your skin color, that's where it changes. So I'm starting with the color that basically will lighten a little bit the eyelid. And it just takes all the oil out of the eyelid. It should blend in. It shouldn't be a color that's going to turn pink. It should literally just lighten up the eyelid. A medium tone would go on the eyelid. And the darkest one is used as liner, and sometimes it's used as smokey eye, when blended together. But I'm going to lighten the eye. And then I'm going to show you different ways that you can do your eyes. But this is really basic. So that's the lightest. So here is a fluffy brush that just literally takes away any kind of discoloration, gets rid of any excess oil. And that's on the eyelid. Next, something that's really easy-- now, it's up to you if you want to use a shimmer, a flat, or you want to use something fun. It doesn't matter as long as it is medium. So I'm going to start with a flat color that is just going to be applied close to the lash line. And the trick, honestly, here, guys, because it's not complicated, it's a color and a formula that's easy to blend. The difference between the textures in eyeshadow-- these are flat. They have no shimmer. These are flat. These are shimmery or metallic. Some have somewhere in between. But I'm going to start with flat. I can always add shimmer later. Flat eyeshadow is also known as matte eyeshadow, though some matte eyeshadows on the market are very dry, and they don't blend very easily, and they're not that flattering. So whatever matte or flat you choose, make sure it blends easily. ...

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.

refreshing new perspective and liked to teach

Excellent class on makeup which I've always felt at a loss as to what to do. Bobbi Brown explains and demonstrates it simply, warmly and masterfully.

Loved the live experience, and loved the time with Bobbi Brown - content was great and her delivery is so natural and approachable. Well done.

I gained a deeper appreciation for the subtlety and art of natural makeup application. Thank you!


Paula M.

I'm really concerned that there has been no focus on sanitation at all, aside from a comment about getting rid of things that don't smell good in the early lessons. She's putting her fingers in everything, she's blowing on everything, and she's using a full tube of mascara which implies that she's sharing applicators with multiple people. It shows makeup building up on her hands in the closeups, so she's obviously not making an effort to prevent cross contamination of things.

A fellow student

Oh dear, another speaker who could benefit from vocal classes. Her voice is irritating and detracts from the information and enjoyment of the class.

Natalie C.

While I enjoy hearing Bobbi speak, I am overall quite disappointed in this class. Lisa Eldridge taught me much more than Bobbi, for free. While Bobbi is clearly an expert in her field, this is my first masterclass and I'm feeling that it is exactly what I feared - a platform charging a very high membership fee for access to "expert advice" from experts who welcomed a film team into their studio for a handful of filming sessions in exchange for $$$. The workbook is a great tool but I'm very grateful I bought a membership and not just access to this course because it simply isn't the level I had hoped for and is too general to be worth the price tag.

Birgit S.

I just hope that later on, we get some tips for self-application of eye liner! Looking forward to going to the community for some help on that issue. She used shadow and a different brush on the first brow, as well as a slightly different technique, so I need that decoded a bit too.

A fellow student

Wow! this lesson was packed full of good info. I am going to have to practice with light, medium, and dark eye shadow. Working from the inside to the outer edge is new for me. I'll try it. As I age, my eyebrows have been disappearing...not making it to the outer edge of my eye. It's still a challenge to lengthen the eyebrows without looking too Hollywood from the early days of black and white movies.

Mona S.

I enjoyed this lesson and have only always worn black mascara. I was very interested in the brow shaping. She did a good job keeping so natural looking. I do not like when people use stencils. An eyebrow shape is not a one size fits all. Mine are getting thinner as i get older and they are hard to control when it comes to lines. I like the way she used the makeup for this.


Every makeup artist are different , even Bobbi blow the brush and thats her way to doing it.But could we focus on what we need to learn instead of pointing out whats wrong or you don't like?I really enjoying this class , especially for Asian and Dark skin make up.Is really helpful!


I would appreciate if sanitation would be reviewed if this is a course for makeup artists. - Do not blow on the brush - Never use the wand from the mascara tube unless you are giving it to the model afterwards Otherwise her tips are informative.

Veronica G.

You can really recognize a Bobbi Brown look, which I think is a great accomplishment for a make-up artist. The looks are natural and fresh, and the models are gorgeous!

Alexandra M.

I appreciate that she enhance natural beauty. It has very good tips that only experience would come up to discover. She is a very good instructor, it's not the typical make up class that is all about trend. She keeps it very simple and timeless. Loved it.