Saturday, June 29, 2013

Bobbi Brown and Why I Bought It?

So many (GREAT!) things are happening right now and I owe it all to God. My last minute application for a forum at Monash Uni was approved and I will be taking part in a publishing / journal / talk / forum and I hope that I get the grant to do my research. 

On the other hand, I realized that a lecturer's job is not to only teach / lecture but, to provide emotional support and counseling for my students. Right now, I think that I lack the emotional capabilities to be handling emotionally unstable students, but I'm trying my best and I'm learning everyday.

 I've been putting in extra work and I've been trying to make my lessons interesting. So far, many students actually enjoys my classes and I couldn't be happier and it's like a motivation for me to continue to find ways to keep my class active and my students are able to think critically! 

I really appreciate Fridays because I get to go out to relax because I've been working every Saturday and yes, I do need to de-stress when I have 41 students under my care. It could be stressful. 

This Friday, we indulged in sushi! I love sushi and "we" consists of Karin and Madrekins.

This Friday was a great day to shop because EVERYWHERE was on SALE!!!! Even my favourite shops like WAREHOUSE and Dorothy Perkins. I managed to get this top for a steal of only 30MYR because it was on 30% off and for members, an additional 20% and I had a 25MYR voucher for spending 800MYR there.

I've always wanted a makeover and for the professional make up artists at Bobbi Brown to find my perfect foundation color and I've been intimidated because the shop looks so pricey! I expected to pay up to 300MYR for a brush or a bottle of foundation. 

Well, I needed a foundation because I finished mine and I just got my pay, so, I walked into Bobbi Brown expecting snooty, stuck up make up artists until I met Sabrena. She's so friendly and cheerful and she somehow, made me relaxed and helped me to discover Bobbi Brown cosmetics. 

After using Bobbi Brown products to remove and hydrate my face, she used this Bobbi Brown Full Coverage Face Brush (160MYR) to give me an even skin and to make sure all products are finely applied and to give me an even, smooth finish. A really remarkable brush. I now swear by this!!! I use this to apply my Primer and Foundation.

You know, I've been trying out many different types of foundation and I just decided to leave the matching to the professionals. What do I know compared to those who have applied make up on hundreds of faces? Anyways, with the widest selection of liquid foundation choices, you are bound to be able to find your one, true shade. 

Thank God for Sabrena, because she patiently explained and swatched different colors and taught me how to find my one, true shade. You will be able to notice, one shade will be darker on your skin, the other, made my skin pasty and this one, it blended into my skin and you can't notice it. That's how you find your one, true, shade. 

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF15 (160MYR) is the perfect foundation for anyone. Why? Because it gives you an even finish and if you have an oily face, (Like me!) you'll appreciate this foundation because it stays in place for 12 hours!!! 

I normally apply my foundation at 7AM and by 10AM, my T-Zone is oily and my pores are all visible. As I'm writing this, I applied my make up at 9AM and its 12PM and skin still looks fresh and like I just applied my make up. It makes you look natural and it keeps your skin hydrated!

Sabrena is very pragmatic, I don't use much make up, just primer/BB - Foundation - Loose Powder - Blush (SOMETIMES!) and she didn't recommend the whole full works. She told me that I have double eyelids and it enhances my eyes so, I don't really need eye liners or eye colors. My eyes already pop and I have bigger eyes than most Chinese people, so, I can save my money on eye make up. 

Here are a few pictures of my face and I'm all made up using Bobbi Brown and here, I used Benetint. I love the natural looking effect it has on my skin. 

However, my skin looks very sallow and to make it "glow" I need to use blush. Unfortunately, I didn't buy the Bobbi Brown blush because my Benetint still have 1/2 a bottle left. Since I spent more than 300MYR and I used my Maybank card, They gave me 2 free miniatures - Cleanser and Loose Powder. 

You know why I decided to get my make up from Bobbi Brown instead of DIOR or Chanel? Dior and Chanel are fashion houses, they do not specialize in make up even though they extended their branding to make up, while, Bobbi Brown is a make up professional, and has applied make up on thousands of faces and she would know more about make up than Dior or Chanel. Put it this way, would you trust Louis Vuitton to do your make up? 

I'm against make up but since my job requires me to meet with my "clients" on a daily basis, I would need to look presentable. And to look presentable, I need light make up and that's all I do. My routine is: CLARINS Double Serum - Decleor Moisturizer - L'Oreal BB Lucent Magique / Benefit Pores No More - Bobbi Brown Foundation - Dabs of Concealer - Loose / Compact Powder - Benefit's Benetint - Loose / Compact Powder.

I actually plan on getting their loose/compact powder once mine runs out and their blush! I'm into the whole natural look. If you're more flamboyant in your make up, Bobbi Brown is not for you. If you're into looking like Nicki Minaj, Bobbi Brown is definitely NOT for you. But, you could try Anna Sui or MAC. 

Bobbi Brown is more for those who are into nude/natural looking make up and make up is used to enhance themselves. Besides that, its for those who are classy. 

I do not use lip stick, eye shadows or eye liners. And I need my make up to last. So, far I'm extremely happy that I found my perfect routine with Bobbi Brown. If you plan on finding your perfect make up / foundation, don't be like me, drop by Bobbi Brown stores and the friendly make up artists will be more than willing to help you out and teach you more about make up! 

Till next time!

~you know I Bobbi Brown~
Michelle May

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