The Best of Bobbi Brown

Best Makeup from Bobbi Brown

I love Bobbi Brown. As I’ve gotten older (yes, I’m about to turn 40, I think I likely qualify as old. Or Old-ish.) I’ve found that their products work even better for me. I’ve pulled together a list of favorites, and believe me, it was hard to pare it down this much! I was pulling stuff out of drawers and off of my vanity… so many of my daily go-to products are from Bobbi!

Bobbi Brown's best makeup

1. Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner
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This is a well pigmented eyeliner, and it works really well when you smudge it right into your lash line. It stays put all day!

My favorite shade: Chocolate Truffle

2. Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
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I think of this as the “original and best” gel eyeliner. I dip the Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush into the liner and then smudge it right at the base of my lashes. It creates a very defined line and it doesn’t smudge.

3. Corrector
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Bobbi Brown’s concealer is a classic, and while I do like it, I tend to reach for the Corrector a lot more. It has a faint peach tint, just enough to cancel out my undereye circles. However, it is enough of a skin tone color that I can wear it alone, without needing to layer a regular concealer over it.

4. Skin Foundation Stick
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This is one of my go-to products for work, I mentioned it in my 5 Makeup Basics for a Makeup Bag post. I just draw all over my face, then buff with a brush. It gives me perfect medium to full coverage concealer in about 2 minutes! I use Cool Sand as my shade, note that the Bobbi Brown site typically has the largest selection of shades.

5. Eye Shadow
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Bobbi’s shadows are just amazing. You can buy the big single pans (I recommend getting one of the empty palettes and filling it), but really I just go for the limited editions that come out in stores each season. I have found that they are beautiful colors and blend well. To get a slightly richer color, I do often use them with a glitter eyeshadow primer (the ELF one is my favorite).

Color shown: Grey

6. Smokey Eye Mascara
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I mentioned this in my Favorite Splurge Mascaras post, this is my go-to non-waterproof mascara. It picks up every lash and keeps it looking long and curled all day long without smudging.

7. Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick
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This shadow stick is super easy to use, just draw it over your eye and blend with a fingertip or shadow brush. It lasts all day and takes about 30 seconds to create an eye look.

The best shades: Pink Sparkle, Truffle, Nude Beach, Goldstone

8. Blush
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I swear I’ve been using the same Bobbi Brown blush in Pale Pink since October and it barely looks touched. Don’t let the shocking pink fool you, this pop of color creates just the right glow and it works whether you are super pale or very dark. It really works for everyone!

9. Bronzing Powder
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This is a very pigmented matte bronzing powder, perfect for creating a sun-kissed look. I use Elvis Duran, which is the lightest shade.

10. Extra Lip Tint
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Confession: I now own three of these lip balms. I carry them everywhere. Here’s my original Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tint review. I wear it in Bare Pink.

11. Art Stick
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They recently came out with a liquid version of this stick, but I prefer the original version. It’s a well pigmented and easy to use lippie, it lasts for hours. My favorite shade is shown here, Dusty Pink.

12. Shimmer Brick Compact
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You can use it as blush or a highlighter, just vary the size of your brush to change up the application. My go-to shade is Pink Quartz, but it comes out in many different variations and some stores have exclusives.

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3 Comments

  1. Marchelle
    July 6, 2017 / 2:26 pm

    Can you explain what you mean by buff it out with a brush? For the foundation stick. And what type/brand of brush? Thanks!

    • 15mins
      July 6, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      I use a smallish round flat top brush usually the It Cosmetics for ULTA Airbrush Serum Foundation Brush #131. It’s a little bit angled, which I like. I just run the brush all over my face in tight circles pretty quickly to help blend and buff the foundation into my skin, it spreads it around and blends it in a lot. Sometimes I’ll take a BeautyBlender sponge and gently pat it over any problem areas afterwards, but that’s mostly just under my eyes and around my nose a little. I hope that helps!

  2. Marchelle
    July 7, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    It does. Thanks!

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