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Inside Bobbi’s Makeup Kit

Bobbi Brown

Lesson time 7:14 min

Bobbi shares the essential items in her day bag, her evening bag, and her travel bag. You’ll learn how to simplify your makeup collection and carry only the essentials for different moments of your day and life.

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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[MUSIC PLAYING] - I would like to demystify your makeup kit. And how do you do that? First of all, you have to take your makeup kit, and you have to spill it out. Look at it. Anything that's broken, anything that smells bad, has to go first. Then you make sure that the colors are still good for you. That's how you start the process. I'm constantly doing my own. And my own makeup kit, I always have an envelope. And these things came out of my makeup kit. There's always a moisturizer. Lately, I've been using one with a little bit of shimmer in it because it just gives a nice sheen. I have that. I have not been wearing foundation, so I've been wearing a little bit of tinted balm. So that goes in my kit. And I do my makeup usually in the car, at my desk. So I don't even have these things in my drawer. This is one of the things I love. I've made my own palette. I've customized it. I basically took these shadows out of compacts. So I've got four shadows-- a light, a medium, two darks, and a blush. So all I need to go with that is a brush and an eye brush. And I have been using this like crazy because it's so small. And there's four things together. So that goes in my bag. Then, as far as my skin, I'm telling you, I'm really a minimalist. I do a pencil under my eyes. And I do one on spots. And that's pretty much it. If I have to be on camera, I will take the one that I cover my spots and do my whole face. I don't use a powder because my skin's dry. I absolutely use black mascara. And I also have a brown and a black pencil. And that's it. And the only thing I forgot is lips because guess what? I don't really wear lipstick that often. I wear a gloss. And usually, my gloss is light or lip color. But I kind of stopped wearing lipstick three years ago, maybe four years ago. There are a lot of great interesting things on the market to make your makeup more efficient. And I'm always looking for those things. So that's my day makeup. And by the way, this fits in my bag. My night makeup or your night makeup, a little bag-- and I don't usually bring an evening bag. I make this my evening bag. So my iPhone fits in it. I also always make sure I have a compact with a mirror. This one happens to have some shimmer in it. So I could use it with a brush on my cheek. I could use it on my eyes. But it's my mirror. I also make sure that I have some kind of a highlight for my cheek, either that or one that has a little bit of shine. And I could use this. I could also put this on my eyes because, in the evening, I've done my makeup. And this is just for me touching up. I also have something light glossy and sparkly. But not everyone likes light. So grab yourself something red. Try to make it longer wear. That goes in. But also in my bag, I've got one of these amazing little things that has toothpaste in them. Gets all the things out of your teeth. Even has a pick if you need it. And it does come in a package, so you...

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.

Great class! This will force me to get out of my current make-up comfort zone and try new things. Also, learning about different applications, techniques and products was extremely helpful.

Bobbi is so warm, and makes information so understandable. Her realistic approach to makeup is invaluable for anyone willing to listen.

Fantastic!!! I think my makeup looks good for the first time, and I am 49. :)

I am a beginner in this field and I have learned a lot from this course! Thank you!


A fellow student

Umm....I love the idea of being natural and minimalist. It usually takes me fewer than five minutes to do my most elaborate make-up. I have medium-lighter olive skin that makes foundation finding tough. The no lipstick thing is a no-way one for me! I need, wear and celebrate pure red lips, and a 24-hour lipstick that usually lasts me about four hours. If I could only live with one piece of make-up it would be my ruby lipstick. CHannel's red, $100 a tube is the nirvana of it all. I want to look natural, but what Bobbi is calling for here would make me look like a dish-rag. Don't judge by this photo.

A fellow student

Seriously!?!?! I wanted to learn how to actually learn how to determine undertones, best colors to enhance my eyes; perhaps color recommendations from the Bobbi Brown line as a starting point. I knew all this material by the time I was 13!! Who the hell cares what Bobbi puts into her evening bag!!

Niah C.

This is really helpful. I always assumed "nude" make-up referred to people with fair skin. I now understand that I just need to match my skin tone. I think it would be helpful if she taught how we can identify what undertones we have in our skin. I think I will be switching my make-up to the Bobbi Brown line!!

A fellow student

Yes, labeling ones Travel cosmetics with the P-Touch is something I do too. But she is the first other person I know who also does it. I label things around the house too. Keeping things organized. For day and night makeup I hone it down even further.

A fellow student

This is helpful for me since I don't know anything about makeup, but I see a lot of people who already know the basics are upset with these lessons.

A fellow student

FYI Bobbi was not the first to develop a line of nude makeup. According to Wikipedia, Revlon brand Ultima II hired 21-year-old Kevyn Aucoin to produce a new line of make-up products - The New Nakeds. I've posted an ad from 1991.

Jenny D.

I like Bobbi as a person and I love her make-up line, but these lessons are boring, tedious and not helpful unless you know literally nothing about makeup. Is that really the point of a "Masterclass"? In answer to what make-up colors to choose- her answer is "the ones that look good on you!" Good God, my young sons could have given me more useful assistance. I had hoped for so much more.

A fellow student

So disappointed! I spent a lot of money on these classes, and all she is talking about is her past experiences and what she uses. Doesn’t explain what or why and then tells us she forgot something! I would have loved if she had redone the video after obtaining her materials from home. I’m on the fourth video and I’m dreading the remaining videos because I think I’m only going to learn a smoky eye, probably in the very last video, AND if it’s anything like the rest of her videos....I’m sure they will be less informative and duller than a bad YouTube tutorial. I’m sorry but I expected more. I know she has it in her.

Giorgia D.

Loved this lesson! I am extremely organised, especially if I'm going on a trip and also, I do like to see how other people organise their bag and what they prioritise. Great lesson full of good advices... made me reconsider my travel bag a lot!

A fellow student

I cant download workbook and i would really like it. Ideas for downloading?