I was invited along by Safilo Eyewear to have a makeup tutorial with Bobbi Brown cosmetics. You may think why would a glasses manufacturing house Safilo invite me to have a makeup tutorial? Well, they are the one bringing the Bobbi Brown eyewear to live so do you see the relation now? I have a confession to make before writing this post. I am not that into my make-up and I wear the bare minimum every day. Most days if I am not out in meetings, I will either go make up free or just wear mascara and some Benefit rosy tint and that is it. Makeup and makeup brushes scare me because there are so many of them.
I know Bobbi Brown is all about enhancing our feature instead of over doing it, their eyewear range follow the same philosophy. The eyewear collection all uses neutral tones and it is all about combining makeup to complete your look. It was a very eye-opening lesson for me because how you wear your makeup especially lip colour can have a massive impact on the finishing look with your specs.
Before I went there I had the idea of picking the brightest frame they got, do a makeup look around that then pick a classic frame and do an everyday look around them. However, when I got there and got chatting to my makeup artist Kacey, she completely changed my mind. She wanted to give me as much of a natural look as possible because from conversations she can tell I am not a massive makeup lover
In the end, we went for the tiniest amount of foundation, a dark grey eyeshadow, mascara and the famous Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner. When I looked into the mirror I did think “wow! I got a lot of makeup on” In reality, Kacey really didn’t put that much on me but because I don’t wear a lot of makeup, it was a shock. However, I did feel beautiful but still very natural. I felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day.
Before the makeup tutorial, I picked two frames to wear with my new look, they were actually the same frame but in a different colour. One in black and the other in tortoiseshell, to my surprise after my makeover I felt those frames didn’t really suit me, the bright lippy helped to brighten them up but I didn’t like them as much as I did. I then went to pick more frames to wear. I even went a bit daring and tried on the brightest pair of red glasses which I did try on in the beginning but took them off straight away because I looked hideous. Again, after the makeover, those red frames really worked and looked 100 times better. It really was amazing to see what a bit of makeup can do. With the red frame, Kacey kept my lip in a nude colour to keep the look wow without being OTT.
Then I picked another tortoiseshell with a hint of pink and rose gold metal (totally stunning frame). I fell in love with them right in the beginning but again looked horrendous on me. After the makeover the frame looked so different and Kacey even put on a bright orange lip colour to show me how that can add to the overall look. When the orange lip colour went on and I looked in the mirror, I felt I was ready to go for a big night out. I felt glamours and fabulous. So, yes. It was an education for me and totally amazed how makeup can alter the look of our spectacles so much.