To submit requests for assistance, or provide feedback regarding accessibility, please contact


Workplace Makeup

Bobbi Brown

Lesson time 8:59 min

As an entrepreneur and CEO, Bobbi knows how to play up her features for the workplace while still looking professional. She’ll show you how to apply a workplace-appropriate look, depending on the type of office you work in.

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.
Get Started


[MUSIC PLAYING] BOBBI BROWN: I'm gonna show you workplace makeup, what is appropriate depending on where you work, the kind of office you work, and how not to look like you've come from the disco. I should say the club. Yeah. Okay. And you don't look like you've just come from the club. [MUSIC PLAYING] Makeup for the office has to be appropriate for what office you go to. If you're someone that works in a law office, there's probably a look. If you are someone that works in a magazine or any kind of more creative office, there's probably a look. It's always good to kind of go with the crowd and know what to expect. So when somewhere in the middle, you want to make sure that you look polished. You don't want to look shiny. You do not want to come in wearing really strong makeup that possibly you would wear to a black tie. You just want to look polished, and you want to look comfortable, confident, and together. How do you do that? You make sure your skin looks good, whether it's tinted moisturizer or a foundation. Make sure you have the right one for your skin. Make sure you have your concealer on, and just add a little bit of polish. So this lesson is about how to add polish but still look fresh. So we're gonna start with under the eyes. We're gonna add some of the color that just makes you look less tired and absolutely brightens under your eyes. This is a peachy color that works great with her skin color. If you are fair, you might be choosing a color that is pinker in tone. If you are medium in skin color, you might use a yellow tone. Again, the only way you know if it's the right one is if it gets rid of your dark circles under the eyes. And you definitely don't need makeup all over your face. As a matter of fact, a tinted moisturizer or just spot correcting is good, and that will help even out your skin. And you want it to be quick. I don't know anyone that likes to spend tons of time on their makeup during the day. Really important that the foundation just goes into your skin because there's nothing worse than seeing people who are trying to look polished and put together and put a foundation on that's too pink. It doesn't look good. Or when you could see the line at the neck. You want to make sure that wherever you put it on it matches exactly. A little bit of spot correcting is also good. Again, you want it to be quick and easy. Now, what makes it really a work look and not just running around look is the polish. So your eyebrows you should definitely fill them in if you haven't. You can use a powder. I'm gonna do it really quickly with a little bit of a pencil. And this is a pencil that's cut to a really nice shape, so it's quick, it's easy. And the great thing is it's dual ended, so it helps you brush it up. Now for eyes. Again, you want it quick. You want it polished. So I grabbed an eye shadow that is a combination of a pencil and a shadow. It's actually a cream that turns into a powd...

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 learned a lot of great tips. I learned some techniques to put on make-up quickly and using just a few products. I especially like the idea of carrying just a few things with you when you go on vacation. I learned how to fill in my eyebrows. And l learned some great tips for applying make-up. Thank-you!

This course cultivates natural beauty, self-love and teaches about make up in an organised way. Absolutely loved it

I was very impressed with Bobbi Brown. She is an excellent teacher who is not afraid to take chances. I have learned a lot from her. Her lessons about her business philosophy can be used in any business, which I love. Thank you, Bobbi Brown for the lessons I received about makeup and business. Thank you!

Prioritizing , simplicity is beautiful, nothings perfect and that's why it works, be creative, think on your feet, anything can be fixed, don't stress, just breathe and keep trying.


A fellow student

I received quite a few first time ever tips that I am excited to try. Very healthy philosophy for young and old. Much appreciated. Thank you Bobbi.


Why did she suggest no wearing a gloss at work? What does she typically wear, I thought I remembered her saying gloss...

A fellow student

Using a soft brown stick under the eye is a nice tip...softer looking than an eyeliner. I have problems with sticks that one has to sharpen because the wood can scratch my eye. How does one solve this problem? I prefer a twist up pencil like the Bobbi eyeliner pencil.


I had to do recon on which lipstick pencil she used because it's not provided in the workbook. Turns out its NARS. It would be awesome if each video had a recap of the exact product and color used.


Would also like to know where you get the foundation pencils. I enjoyed the lesson

Nikki C.

I have pretty bad dark circles under my eyes and I worry that wearing these nice brown eyeshadows will just make the whole situation worse. Am I just doing eyeshadow wrong or is this a legitimate thing? I'm not great with color theory....

A fellow student

I feel that tinted moisturiser doesn't work on my skin because I have large pores and uneven skin tone. However, I do not like wearing foundation either. Do you have any tips for this?


Do you have any advice on how to do event makeup? I'm specifically wondering about bridal makeup if you'd like to do your own. Thank you!

A fellow student

Hey! One product I'm not finding in the workbook is the complexion sticks. Does anyone know what brand she uses or recommends for those? Thanks!


Sorry Bobbi, I don’t agree with you. You should apply moisturizer first and then SPF on top!!!