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Self-Application: Day to Night

Bobbi Brown

Lesson time 12:56 min

So you can learn to be your own best makeup artist, Bobbi talks a model through how to apply her own makeup, emphasizing how to choose the right colors.

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] [00:00:09.86] BOBBI BROWN: I've been putting makeup on other people for many years. And now I want to try something different. I'll talk Hannah here through taking her makeup from day to night just like you might do at home. [00:00:23.04] [MUSIC PLAYING] [00:00:38.70] So the first thing you do at the end of the day when it's time to go from day to night, you've had your makeup on. I don't suggest you should wash it off, but you do have to touch it up. So Hannah, first thing is check your mirror and let me know what you think. Do you need more concealer? More foundation? You tell me. [00:00:59.68] - I do. [00:01:00.12] BOBBI BROWN: You do. [00:01:00.66] - Just a touch. [00:01:01.38] BOBBI BROWN: OK [00:01:01.72] - Not loads but a little. [00:01:02.76] - OK. I sometimes put moisturizer at the end of the day to kind of fluff me up, but I don't know what you do. You use your fingers? [00:01:10.26] - Always. [00:01:10.55] BOBBI BROWN: OK. So go ahead. OK, that looks-- [00:01:21.99] - Just a refresh? [00:01:22.87] BOBBI BROWN: Yeah, it's a refresh. It looks a little light. [00:01:26.71] - And a little base. [00:01:28.21] BOBBI BROWN: OK. Then you want to maybe just not over redo your base, but just put it on, which is foundation. In the UK, they call it base. Here, we call it foundation. Especially around the nose is where people at the end of the day, the redness comes around the mouth. And you could touch your forehead a little bit too. [00:02:26.22] I don't think women realize that you have to redo your foundation and your concealer in the evening, but it does make a big difference, especially if you're using darker shadows on your eyes. OK. Pretty good. Yeah. All right. Let's do your eyes first. Let's do a like a shimmery, smoky eye. [00:02:45.09] - Love that. [00:02:45.75] - OK. Let's start with the pencil. This is great because you could line your eye and then smudge it. And it's really easy. And not everyone has the luxury to be able to go back home and redo your makeup. Sometimes, you're at your desk. In New York City, sometimes you're in the back of a taxi. So pretty good. [00:03:06.27] You can even go a little bit more. And that just creates the depth. And it's great that you're just using your fingers. And you don't have to carry around brushes. Yeah, that's great. OK. Fingers are the best way to blend. [00:04:00.88] And by the way, good light is everything. And so make sure that you hold your mirror up to good light. Look up. It's not flattering when you look down, and it's hard to see, but definitely look up. All right. Now let's go sparkly. Your finger or a brush. It's up to you. Finger. Excellent. I would take it 3/4 of the way up. And I would add more. I think for nighttime, the light is darker. More is better. [00:04:36.49] - Oh, I love this. [00:04:37.59] BOBBI BROWN: Yeah, it's really pretty. It's very gold-flecked. Yeah. And that's beautiful. OK. Do the other eye. Blend it in. And ...

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 have learned to view makeup as a form of self-expression and enhancement rather than a way of changing to something I'm not.

I dipped in and out for the few bits that I wanted personally - nice, simple and love the focus on being you versus masking true yourself.

Very very good Love her method Clear and simple

I LOVE Bobbi Brown's philosophy that we don't need to change the way we look through heavy makeup and contouring--we embrace and enhance the way we look through soft and natural colors and techniques.


A fellow student

Refresh the foundation and concealer plus some blush and we are a go. The other eye touches are personal preference.

Mo K.

I'm literally over the moon to see a woman my age! I so often see younger women, and older women modelling, but never someone who's transitioning between the two. This has helped me understand how makeup sits on a face that's moving out of that "completely smooth" stage. Thanks! Love representation! :)

Andrea L.

I wonder why she doesn't just say, Hanna is a makeup artist who used to work for me. Weird. "Are you a makeup girl"? Love love Hanna Martin!


Any one know what the red applicator is that she used to apply the lip color?

Rebecca W.

It would be good to say what the model is starting off with. for instance, clearly there's already eye shadow there, but we don't know what. That's true of the other examples she shows as well. Also, she only talks about what goes well with brown eyes. Mine are gray!


Does anyone know which color NUDESTIX she uses for the eyeshadow? I'm thinking fig or terra?

shelley H.

All of Bobbi's lessons are clear and full of good info. Very good. I am hoping she'll do a workshop or tutorial on makeup and skincare for mature (over 50) women, with not-so-perfect skin etc... I have no idea why my photo is sideways, can't fix it.


...really not convinced of that yellow panda eyes.... I like Bobby, she is really cool