The secret to perfect skin - part two.

A healthy diet and a good skin care routine delivers on the promise of good skin, but how do we reach perfection? 

I was left with beautifully plump and glowing skin after the Bobbi Brown skin care routine discussed in Part One.  Next we aim for flawless excellence, or the closest thing to it.  To achieve this, Bobbi not only mastered the ultimate skin care regime but she also produced a makeup range to suit every skin type.

Dené Booyens demonstrates on her fellow makeup artist, Smangele at the Bobbi Brown store in Edgars, Sandton.

MAKEUP USED:

The makeup products listed below were suggested to suit my skin tone and type.  These products are carefully formulated and can be personalised to suit your needs.  Visit your nearest Bobbi Brown store for more information on their workshops.

1.  BOBBI BROWN CORRECTOR - "LIGHT TO MEDIUM BISQUE".

Applied before the Creamy Concealer, this peach- or pink-based product neutralizes dark under-eye circles and wakes up the complexion.  Easy to use and even easier when applied after the skin has been prepped with a Bobbi Brown eye cream.

2.  BOBBI BROWN CREAMY CONCEALER KIT - "COOL SAND" 

The perfect product to use over a Corrector to brighten the eyes further.  I personally adore this product for the fact that you can conceal-and-set on the go as well as for the smooth, long lasting and creaseless finish.  

3.  BOBBI BROWN SKIN FOUNDATION STICK - "WARM SAND".

Creamy, weightless, natural, healthy-looking and long lasting are but a few words to describe this iconic foundation.  Sheer perfection.  Applied from the nose and blended outwards, you are left with refreshed and more awake-looking skin. 

4.  BOBBI BROWN SHEER FINISH PRESSED POWDER - "PALE YELLOW".

This oil absorbing powder finishes off the foundation beautifully.  According to Bobbi Brown, translucent powders can make you look ashy but this pressed powder creates a flawless finish and corrects colour.  Apply powder in the T-zone or the areas that need it most.

5.  BOBBI BROWN BRONZING POWDER - "GOLDEN LIGHT".

Great bronzers are hard to come by but the search ends here.  Soft, matte, silky and smooth for a year round sun-kissed look.  If colour needs to be corrected, bronze the neck lightly rather than applying foundation.  Bronzer is applied wherever the sun would hit your face naturally.

6.  BOBBI BROWN BLUSH - "DESERT ROSE".

Healthy looking skin is the final requirement, and with this gorgeous, matte and long lasting blush you can bring life back to your cheeks.

I always say it is called "concealer" not "conceal her" and this workhsop proved that once again.  A little bit goes a long way and the results were immaculate.  My skin looked like skin, only better.  Contact your nearest Bobbi Brown store for more information on the many workshops they have to offer and follow them on Facebook for updates.  You can also follow me on Twitter for more beauty posts or see all social media links below.

The secret to perfect skin - part one.

Natural beauty is something that every woman strives to have, but let's face it, a prepped canvas can lead to a masterpiece and sometimes we need a little help!   Achieving perfect skin can be challenging but with the right products in the right amounts and places it could in fact, be a walk in the park.  

"Skin That Looks Like Skin" was the theme of the day at Bobbi Brown at Edgars, Sandton, where I attended one of their many workshops.  Dené Booyens and her fellow Bobbi Brown makeup artists guided us through the process.   Bobbi Brown believes that with knowledge, the right products and a few easy steps, any woman can be her prettiest, most confident self.  But before we even think about makeup, skin care is where it all begins - "beauty starts with smooth, healthy, glowing skin" - Bobbi Brown. 

I attended the workshop with other ladies of different ages, races and skin-types.  Various skin care products were selected to suit our individual skin-type needs.   

SKIN CARE PRODUCTS USED:

The range listed below is to showcase all the products Bobbi Brown would recommend.  For your personal use they can select products to suit your lifestyle, needs and budget.

1.  BOBBI BROWN CLEANSING OIL

Breaks down makeup and removes impurities while strengthening the skin's moisture barrier.
Ingredients include Sunflower Oil, Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Ginger Root Extract, Jasmine Flower and Kukui Nut Oil.

2.  BOBBI BROWN EXTRA TREATMENT LOTION

Calms, comforts and refreshes the skin for a healthy looking complexion.  It also has plumping, soothing and smoothing qualities.  
Ingredients include:  Caffeine, Sucrose, Glycerine, Sodium and Hyaluronate.

3.  BOBBI BROWN INTENSIVE SKIN SUPPLEMENT

Reduces the appearance of fine dry lines and also clarifies and brightens the skin.  
Ingredients include:  White Birch Extract, Grape Extract, Mulberry Extract.

4.  BOBBI BROWN HYDRATING EYE CREAM

Balanced, soothed skin is obtained while it hydrates and revives the skin.  
Ingredients include:  Enriched Mineral Water Blend, Aloe Vera and Avocado Oil.

5.  BOBBI BROWN EXTRA REPAIR MOISTURISING BALM

While providing broad spectrum sun protection, the skin's natural collagen production gets a boost and the moisture barrier is strengthened.  With the water-in-oil emollient, immediate and long term moisturisation is achieved.  
Ingredients include:  Argireline Peptide and  Clary Sage Ferment.

6.  BOBBI BROWN SPF 50

Broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection is provided while soothing and evening out the skin.  It works well under makeup.  
Ingredients include:  Caffeine and Algae Extract.  

7.  BOBBI BROWN LIP BALM

Creates a protective layer over the lips.  
Ingredients include:  Avocado. Olive and Wheat Oils.


On completion of this skin care routine, my skin was left feeling plump and revitalized, even in the delicate eye area.    From the sophisticated and simplistic packaging to the wonderful earthy scent and luxurious feel, this product met all my skin care needs.  

My suggestion is to empower yourself when it comes to skin care and beauty by taking a look at the numerous workshops Bobbi Brown has to offer.  After all, Bobbi Brown is the number one makeup brand founded by a woman who has the ultimate inside scoop!

For more makeup and skin care information, follow me and Bobbi Brown on Twitter or Facebook (see links below) and stay tuned for the next part of "The Secret To Perfect Skin" workshop where I will be taking you through the makeup application for "Skin That Looks Like Skin."