Design & Style, Business


Bobbi Brown

Lesson time 31:18 min

Demonstrating on models with different skin tones, Bobbi shows you techniques for applying your foundation.

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Topics include: Foundation for Light Skin · Foundation for Dark Skin


BOBBI: The reason we wear foundation is really simple. Foundation is used to even out your skin tone. And for those women that are lucky enough to really have an even skin tone, you don't need foundation everywhere. The other thing about foundation is, it has to be the right color for your skin. It has to be the right formula for your skin. And some women, if they have drier skin, will need the right moisturizer. Other women that have oilier skin will need a powder. It varies from woman to woman. What works on one day might not work the next day. So I suggest that women that wear foundation have a few different variations and know what to do to make the foundation look like you're not wearing foundation. Skin should look like skin. And by the way, the only way to know if the foundation is the right color is to apply it on the side of your face. If it disappears, it's the right color. The right foundation is like having the right undergarments. Your outfits won't look good if you don't have the right undergarments. Your makeup won't look good if you don't have the right foundation. The models that you see represent different skin color, different ages. There are so many variations, there is no way we could have gotten everybody. But I think that we chose the models so it'll be easy to relate to and understand different skin colors. The techniques work for everybody. The colors, it really depends what's right for you. I'm hoping to give you all the rules to adapt things to your face. You have to adapt, because skin changes, our age changes, and just day-to-day changes. I will be showing you with the foundation, not only how to pick the right formula, how to pick the right shade, but how to cover up the little pesky spots on your face. How to use anything from a pencil, to a cream, to a stick, to a liquid, to a tinted moisturizer. But also, really important, I'm going to show you how you can make yourself not look tired. Corrector, concealer under the eyes to brighten up, is honestly the secret that women need to know, because you just feel and look so much better. So knowing concealer, knowing corrector, knowing foundation, any woman could be their own makeup artist to make themselves look beautiful. Foundation 101-- everyone has to wear whatever works for their skin. Everyone has different textures, different color skin, and what works for your friend doesn't always work for you. The most important thing when you're choosing a foundation is texture. You have to make sure that the skin is smooth-- not dry, not oily. So we're starting with cream. An eye cream that's a little bit hydrating goes under the eyes. And the trick-- this much. You don't need a lot-- a little bit. But what this does is makes sure that the concealer doesn't get into the lines and just sits perfectly under the skin. If there's any extra cream left, put it on your lips. Because most people don't put moisturizer on their lips, they put lip...

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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