Chloe is really good at doing her own make-up but it's always good, whether you like it or not, to see just how somebody else would do it and Bobbi's make-up artists are renowned for their bridal looks but each MUA seems to have a different idea of what would suit you.
We were greeted by the lovely Anna who immediately put Chloe at ease and pretty much "got" straight away the kind of look Chloe is trying to achieve on her big day and whilst having her makeover, I had a good old browse around the products and got to have them applied later, again always good as I know exactly how to apply it on others but don't wear much myself.
I don't normally wear eye shadow but feel I should make the effort and have decided to steer clear of the brown colour palettes and opt for something different so I choose white and slate. The white isn't too stark if blended well and the slate is more of a grey than a brown once on.
So what did we buy:-
Top Picture from bottom centre going anti-clockwise:
For Chloe: Smokey Quartz - a gorgeous sparkle eye shadow to use either alone or over any shadow to add shimmer.
For Me: White - a brightening white much fresher than the usual cream base shadows.
For Me: Slate - a pretty apt description of the colour. This would be perfect for smokey eyes.
For Chloe: Pink Sugar Shimmer Blusher - a great alternative to their ever popular Pale Pink (my Claudia's favourite) and this has a touch of sparkle too, very pretty and perfect if you like a bit of shimmer like our Chlo does!
For Chloe: Bikini Pink Rich Lip Colour lipstick, again a really pretty colour which is slightly too pale for me but fab on her.
For Me: Creamy Lip Colour in Hibiscus slightly darker and brighter.
The only item I have ever bought before is the Pot Rouge for lips and cheeks which I love, a great dual purpose product which always comes into it's own on holiday, so much more fresh to look at than powder.
We were given some samples which included the Skin Foundation and for someone who hates foundation on myself, on every level, I totally love this stuff! It really is amazing, so light to apply and doesn't sink into the wrinkles or cake on over any blemishes, it is the perfect natural base and a little really does go a long, long way, I've had three applications out of a small sachet and there is still more in there! I dot it across my forehead above and between brows, down and around my nose, mouth and chin as these are the area's that "colour up" first and blend out to the rest of my face with a foundation brush. It is a product that you could build up over blemishes if required.
On the day the MUA used the newest addition to their range of foundations, the Skin Foundation Stick in natural on me which I also really liked and the Rich Foundation in warm beige on Chloe as she prefers to look like she has make-up on!
The Outcome: Chloe has decided that the dark brown base eyeshadow is a little too dark in hindsight so will use a lighter colour with the Smokey Quartz shimmer shadow over the top on the big day!
Top Make Up Tips For The Over Forties:
1. I read in the April edition of Red Magazine that a woman over 40 should avoid red lipstick because it is too ageing and wonder if this is the reason why red no longer suits me and hasn't done for years!
2. Now this tip comes from me and during my trials of various eye shadow colours and textures for the big day, can I just say that once your eyelids become "hooded" as they will when you are my age and don't have botox, avoid metallic shadow in this area as it really emphasises the droopy upper lid - which is totally gross! A couple of grand for an eye lift anyone?
3. Avoid foundation containing an SPF if you are going to be photographed as it can make you look ghostly!
So lots of lovely new additions to our make-up bags we just can't wait to use! I have a couple of bridal make-ups to do this summer so I am sure they will reap the benefit of our new purchases too!
What's your favourite Bobbi Brown product?