A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take a behind the scenes peek at a Bobbi Brown makeup training class with Kai Vinson, Bobbi Brown Director of Artistry and Education Asia Pacific. It is rather like an intense reality show, as their training is held over a few days where the makeup artists have to familiarise themselves with new looks, products and how to achieve a particular look and they are even graded on it!
You know, quite often as consumers, we are a little rough on the makeup artists at the counters without realising just how much training some of them have to go through. For me, it was an eye opening experience and while it won’t stop me being critical (I’m sorry BB, your foundation bases are still a bit too yellow for my skintone no matter what your makeup artists tell me! 😛 ) it does help me understand that they ARE trained, but sometimes people have a bad day or just maybe didn’t pay attention in class, for which they have no excuse really, coz the training is top notch! 😛
Image courtesy of Bobbi Brown Malaysia
I did have the opportunity to have Kai show us how to wear the Nude Glow Collection which you will find at counters now. It is a very light collection which I will tell you off hand won’t attract many people but done right, it gives an almost barely there, ethereal look that in my words made me look like Galadriel from Lord of the Rings. Who doesn’t want that Elven glow, you tell me! 😀 I’ll share some tips Kai taught to make this collection wearable and the tips are applicable for other brands and products too of course 😉
I’ll also show you a couple of previews of upcoming collections and you can get all excited about those, because I can tell you a couple of them excited me a lot! Onwards!