Bobbi Brown's Head of Education Nikki Taylor chats her beauty essentials
Independent Woman chats to Bobbi Brown's go-to- makeup artist while she visits Arnotts on Henry Street, Dublin for a whirlwind visit...
Firstly, what are the big Spring beauty trends we should look out for?
A big trend for Bobbi Brown this Spring with the launch of Long Wear Cream Compact Foundation is flawless skin. Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation stays true to Bobbi’s philosophy that skin should always feel and look fresh and natural – just like skin. Its unique formula features perfectly balanced blend of fine mineral powders that create a natural, healthy finish. These mineral powders also absorb excess oils, provide a lightweight feel, and even out skin tone and texture, giving skin a natural-looking soft focus effect.
What is Bobbi Brown's makeup essential?
Concealer is Bobbi’s ‘desert island’ cosmetic— Bobbi never leave home without it. Concealer helps minimize dark undereye circles, instantly and dramatically improving the way you look. Make sure to use a yellow-toned concealer that’s one or two shades lighter than your foundation.
In your experience, what is the most common beauty mistake women make?
One of the biggest mistakes that women make is not choosing the right shade of foundation. If your foundation changes the color of your face, it’s not the right shade - foundation should match your complexion exactly. To find your perfect match, swatch foundation along your jawline and check your reflection in natural light. You know you’ve found the right shade when you can’t see it. Yellow-toned foundations look the most natural on all skin tones, from fair to dark. Avoid pink-toned foundation, which can make you look like you’re wearing a mask.
What is your key beauty product?
Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner is consistently our #1 best-selling product around the world and my favourite product.
Finally, what's the most important tip you can share?
Bobbi believes it is important to be who you are. This means everything from learning to love your lines to appreciating your unique features. There’s something incredibly beautiful about a woman with lines in her face and I think we should start using the phrase ‘living’ instead of ‘aging’. Lines are proof that we’ve lived life. We get them when we show emotion, when we laugh, and when we express ourselves.