Doing your own makeup for a special occasion — such as, say, Valentine’s Day — can be daunting, particularly if you’re of a certain age. You want all the “wow” factor such a celebration deserves, but should that smoky eye or liquid eyeliner you were attempting not pan out, you don’t want to find yourself in a panic when you should be headed out the door. To save yourself the frustration (and the cost of booking a makeup pro for every milestone in your life!), why not do yourself a favor and invest in a few classes from a master?
Bobbi Brown, aka the founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics — that’s the same brand one Kate Middleton wore for wedding day makeup — is offering up a 19-lesson course ($90, MasterClass) that you can take online to teach you exactly how to apply your foundation, blush, eyeliner, and more, in a way that enhances your natural beauty. “My makeup philosophy is that I like it to be quick, I like it to be natural,” Brown says in a preview video for the class.
Throughout the course, Brown will share her techniques and tips for applying simple makeup that will make you feel like a better version of yourself. “I’m gonna teach you how to cover up the little pesky spots on your face, how to use anything from a pencil to a cream to even coconut oil,” she explains. “I would like to demystify your makeup kit.”
Lesson plans range from those that focus on how to select the perfect colors for your skin tone and how to correctly fill in your brows to those that will help you determine which skincare essentials you actually need to prep your canvas.
You’ll also get a downloadable workbook kit full of tips for application and product lists Brown recommends to achieve the perfect look.
Best of all, you can do it at your own pace from your mobile or desktop device, anytime you want, since there’s no expiration date.
We don’t know about you, but we could definitely use a few pointers from one of the best in the biz. Take it from Brown, who says: “Makeup is a way to change the way you feel, make you comfortable in your skin, and enhance who you are.”
Where to buy: $90, MasterClass
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