When you’re looking for makeup that lasts the day, search for products with long-lasting formulas. For example, our Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF 15 offers 16-hour medium-to-full crease-free coverage so you can go about your entire day with confidence. Or our Intensive Serum Foundation SPF 40/30 lasts up to 12 hours. Review our product descriptions, as we make a lot of long-wear makeup formulas, and you can chat with an artist virtually to learn more.
When people think smooth, they often think matte. But smooth-looking makeup doesn’t have to be matte. Glowing finishes can also look smooth, so choose the level of luminosity to match your personal preference and skin type. A combination of makeup and skincare can help give features a smooth appearance. Hydrated skin can also help give you a healthy-looking glow. Make sure to cleanse, moisturize, and prime before you apply makeup to help it go on smoothly. In particular, make sure to hydrate your skin appropriately for your skin type.
Makeup ingredients vary by product. At Bobbi Brown, we strive for excellence and quality across all our products. We make an effort to put skin-loving ingredients in our products, including in our Soothing Cleansing Oil, Extra Repair Eye Cream Intense, and Vitamin Enriched Face Base. Among the beneficial ingredients we use in our skincare and makeup are Shea Butter for conditioning, Sea Buckthorn for calming, Argan Oil for nourishment, Glycerin for hydrating, and Cordyceps Complex for energizing.
Starting with clean hands, apply makeup remover like our Soothing Cleansing Oil in a gentle, circular motion across your face with a cotton pad. Then, rinse your face clean and pat your face dry. A good makeup remover will not only remove makeup and impurities but will also retain your skin’s moisture.
Cakey makeup may be caused by a number of factors, including oily skin, dry skin, too much powder, or heavy-handed application. If you notice cakey makeup, there are steps you can take to help correct it. Moisturizing and prepping your skin thoroughly before applying makeup help face makeup apply smoothly and look flawless. If you’re still unsure why your makeup is cakey, connect with one of our artists for help.
An airbrushed, perfect makeup look is achievable with the right products and techniques, including proper skin prep, superior products with suitable finishes, and the necessary tools. First, prep your skin for makeup by applying moisturizer and then primer. Next, apply foundation all over the face for an even skin tone. Follow with corrector to help neutralize undereye discoloration and then concealer to brighten and cover dark circles. Make sure to blend all formulas after applying, either with your fingers or a brush, like our Concealer Blending Brush, to ensure it looks seamless. Next, use a powder, like our Sheer Finish Pressed Powder, to help set your makeup. Use bronzer on your cheekbones and forehead to add subtle contouring to the face, and then apply blush to the apples of your cheeks for a flush of color.
All makeup eventually fades, but certain products, like our Sheer Finish Pressed Powder, help set face makeup and control shine. Using quality products with long-lasting makeup formulas helps to ensure your makeup stays in place throughout the day.
HOW TO: CORRECT DISCOLORATION
Reach for long-wearing, buildable formulas to cover dark spots, hyperpigmentation, discoloration, and acne scars.
To find the right Corrector shade for hyperpigmentation, look at the tone of discoloration. If it's brownish, choose a peach shade. If it's greyish, choose a bisque shade.
HOW TO: LOOK MORE AWAKE
Choose creamy, moisturizing formulas for wide-awake eyes and glowing, healthy-looking skin.
HOW TO: FIX UNEVEN BROWS
Get perfectly defined, even brows every day with just one product.
HOW-TO: ULTRA-WEARABLE RED LIP
Our award-winning, universally flattering red lip is paired with glowing skin for a perfect work-to-weekend look.
HOW TO: EVERYDAY EYE
Learn how to get a go-to look by effortlessly layering shadows.
Choose a neutral matte shade slightly lighter than your lid tone as a base shade for any eye look to brighten and neutralize discoloration.
HOW TO: COVER REDNESS
If you’re experiencing redness or sensitivity, our lightweight moisturizer and foundation formulas have got you covered.
To find the right Corrector shade for dark circles, look at the tone of discoloration under your eyes. If it's bluish-purple, choose a bisque shade. If it's greenish-brown, choose a peach shade.
HOW TO: INSTANT DARK CIRCLE ERASER
Learn how to color correct and cover undereye dark circles in three easy steps.
HOW TO: CONTROL OIL & SHINE
For shine-free, natural-looking makeup, choose a lightweight primer and matte, oil-free foundation.
Once you've applied liner to your upper lashlines, glide a cotton swab across the liner, past outer corners to extend the wing, creating an easy cat eye or guide for a bolder wing.
HOW TO: LINE & DEFINE EYES
Learn 3 essential eyeliner techniques-from a simple tightline to a classic cat eye.
HOW TO: MINIMIZE THE LOOK OF PORES
HOW TO: BRONZED EYE
Our Luxe Eye Shadows can be applied wet or dry. To get a high-impact, metallic finish, dampen your brush before dipping into the shadow.
HOW TO: NATURALLY GROOMED BROWS
HOW TO: FILL LIGHT BROWS
A natural-looking way to deepen fair blonde, grey, or auburn brows for a face-framing effect.
To find the right brow pencil shade, identify your hair’s undertone—either cool or warm—and choose a shade that corresponds to that.
HOW TO: FILL SPARSE BROWS
Learn to fill in thinning or patchy brows with our step-by-step guide.
HOW TO: SCULPTED GLOW
If you ever need to tone down your bronzer, use a foundation brush to buff it out, focusing on any visible edges.
HOW TO: CAT EYE FOR NIGHT OUT
Pair graphic winged liner with a touch of glitter for a party-ready look that shines all night.
HOW TO: NO-MAKEUP MAKEUP