BOBBI BROWN makeup artist does my makeup

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A while back I got my makeup done by a Bobbi Brown makeup artist. I think it’s always interesting to see how another person sees you and how differently he or she might do your makeup – at least compared to your own style.

Bobbi Brown is actually quite unknown to me as well and I haven’t used any of their makeup before. So this was an amazing chance to really get to know to the brand and see how the products work on my skin. I also got some products to try out at home. So far the Lux eyeshadows have totally won my heart, but more on them at the end of this post.

before after bobbi brown makeup
Before & after Bobbi Brown makeup artist did my makeup!

Getting my makeup done by a Bobbi Brown makeup artist

I had thought that I would give the makeup artist free hands to do whatever she wanted with my face, but in the end I did make a few wishes. I wanted my makeup to be quite bold, the focus being on my eyes. I was interested in the new products from the Camo Luxe collection, so we used those. The new duochrome shades were so beautiful! We used both the green-metallic shade as well as the pink-gold. My makeup artist Maria was very professional and she was always showing me the makeup in the making and asking me, if I wanted it to be changed in any way.

I love the finished look! It’s very bold and very suitable for Fall. I loved how clean the eyeliner is since I always smoke out my liner usually. I also like how Maria lined my lips – she made them slightly bigger. My eyebrows looked flawless as well – I liked how they looked a bit softer and rounder than what I’m used to.

What do you think of this makeup? Do you think it’s different to my usual style?

bobbi brown makeup artist does my makeup

bobbi brown makeup artist does my makeup

bobbi brown makeup artist does my makeup


Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation, Warm Ivory
Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder, Antiqua

Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper, Blonde
Bobbi Brown Long Wear Brow Pencil Espresso
Bobbi Brown Luxe Eye shadow, Incandescent & Jungle

Bobbi Brown Lip Pencil, Pale Mauve
Bobbi Brown Lip color, Pale Pink

Kiss Lashes, Little Black Dress

Shop these products at Sephora*.

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bobbi brown lux eyeshadow heat ray high octane swatches
Bobbi Brown Lux Eyeshadows Heat Ray & High Octane swatches. The pigment is so good, the consistency is creamy and I love the colors.

What I got as a gift: Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation and two Lux eyeshadows: Heat Ray and High Octane. The pigment in the eyeshadows is phenomenal. They are so creamy and pigmented and beautiful, I just want to wear them everyday. I love to use these shades on the lid and they also work amazingly together. I’m still testing out the foundation, but it seems good so far. It’s oil-free and  it should control excess shine and oil, while providing full coverage. You can see how it looks in the photos, since Maria used it on me. It reminds me of Double Wear foundations – it’s almost like something between the original and the Light one.

Thank you Bobbi Brown and Maria so much for the much needed pampering!
And hey, if you don’t already, go follow Maria on Instagram.

If you would like to get your makeup done with Bobbi Brown products, you can go to Stockmann. When you buy three products, you get your makeup done for free, which is quite a good deal.

You can shop Bobbi Brown products online for example at Sephora*.

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Two more photos of the makeup I took at home. Here you can see how different the eyeshadow looks when light hits it.

Have you tried Bobbi Brown makeup? What are your favorite products?

Easy Halloween look: Blood tears

blood tears halloween makeup

blood tears halloween makeup

blood tears easy halloween look

Halloween looks don’t have to be complicated! In this easy Halloween look you only need your regular makeup as well as some fake blood. The key thing in this look is to just use warm red colors to go with the fake blood tears.

Every year my sisters urge me to create Halloween looks and every year I find myself – well – not doing them. Or just doing something Halloweenish, like this dark smokey eye I did last year.

This year is different. I decided to finally go for it and push myself to be more creative. I listened to the voice that says ‘yes you can’ rather than the voice filled with doubt and buts.

So here I am, with the first Halloween look. This look is very simple, but it looks pretty fierce. I call it Blood tears. I like this look, because you can still do a beautiful makeup look to go with it and your whole face doesn’t have to scream Halloween. You just do your makeup and add some blood tears. I have a strong feeling I will be going with this look for this year’s Halloween parties.

I just realized that red lenses would look super cool with this.

blood tears easy halloween makeup

blood tears halloween makeup

Some notes about the look if you want to recreate it:

A good even base is important here, since there’s so much happening with the eyes and the red lips. Use a foundation that gives a nice coverage. The foundation I used is cheap and miraculously good.

I did warmer eyebrows than usual – again, to go with the red theme.

I contoured my eyes quite dramatically. I applied some eyeshadow at the beginning of my brow and upwards to create this sad/dramatic effect. That new palette with warm shades from KICKS is perfect for this. And it’s an awesome palette.

I applied a ton of blush and brought it to my temples as well. Owning a red blush came handy here!

I also applied a ton of pink highlight. The more the merrier! That KICKS Highlighting palette was perfect for this.

I applied some red paint under my lower lash line and as blood ‘spatters’ before going in with the fake blood. I’ts easier to bring all the way to the lashline, than fake blood. I also applied the same red paint on my lids, since I don’t own a good red eye shadow (but I patted some golden shimmer color on top of it).

I’m not sure where Grimas is sold, but here in Finland it’s available in shops that sell costumes and stuff.

I didn’t do a tutorial I as I was just kind of winging it. But I took a few in the making shots:

blood tears in the making


blood tears halloween makeup

Easy halloween look: Blood tears

TonyMoly Silky Smooth Balm*
Pretty by Flormar Weightless Foundation, Golden Neutral & Light Ivory
KICKS Marble Collection Glow Kit*
Milani Baked Blush, Red Vino

Grimas Water Make-Up Palette 6
Grimas fake blood

Urban Decay Primer Potion
KICKS Marble Collection Eyeshadow Palette*
Pretty by Flormar Ultimate Dipliner, Black
Ardell lashes*, Demi Wispies & Wispies (yes I wore two pairs)

Zuii Organic Eyebrow Definer, Taupe
Holika Holika Wonder Drawing Skinny Eyebrow, 02

IsaDora Perfect Matt Lipstick, Red Carpet

Tonymoly, Pretty by Flormar & KICKS products I’ve received as pr-samples

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Are you excited about Halloween?

I think I am! I will be posting another Halloween look during October. I’m planning on making it a tutorial.