At the end of June there was an opening of a brand new Bobbi Brown counter in Stockmann here in Riga and I had an opportunity to experience Bobbi way of makeup and have an individual Makeup Lesson with Bobbi Brown regional Education Executive – Magdalena Atkins. First of all I need to say that it was an amazing hour with Magdalena and I actually found out many new things as well as she gave me few very useful tips I haven't heard of before.

“When a woman comes to the Bobbi Brown counter she receives a makeup lesson, not a makeover. We empower women with the knowledge and products they need to look and feel their best.”
Education is the key component of Bobbi’s philosophy. Bobbi Brown makeup artists teach women to be their own skincare experts and makeup artists. Bobbi’s artists take into account a woman’s personal style, her lifestyle, and her preferences, before applying makeup. Every Bobbi Brown makeup lesson concludes with the creation of a Personalized Face Chart to help a woman re-create her look easily at home.

I experienced every single thing of what is mentioned above and I also took my Personalized Face chart home with me. And in the end of this lesson I got an opportunity to pick 5 of my favorite products that Magdalena used when creating my look. And now lets get to these 5 favorites that I am using for almost two weeks already.

I spent one Saturday morning while drinking my espresso to take these photos and write a review on these products that are my daily routine for 10 days already.

I want to start with the product I am so impressed that I even don't know what to add besides that it is the best primer I have used so far and believe me I have tried a lot of different primers from most of the brands. My favorites before this Bobbi Brown one were Benefit Porefessional, MUFE mattifying primer and Smashbox Photo Finish. 

 This product - Vitamin Enriched Face Base is completely different from those primers that I liked before. It is a lightweight cream that sinks instantly into the skin and creates a perfect base for makeup. It has an oil-free formula and feels rich but not greasy at all. Besides all of these advantages there is one more - it smells soooo good. It also has she butter in its formula and it instantly hydrates, softens, and cushions skin. When I first tried it on my hand I thought that I love how it smells and it is very moisturizing but I also was very unsure how it will work with my combination/oily skin. I was very surprised when I found out that it is perfect for my skin and it is gives just as much moisturizing as I need and there is another great thing about it - it is a 2-in-1 product - moisturizer&base and that means that I need less time in the morning to prepare my skin for makeup. 

When I needed to pick 5 products that I liked the most it was really hard to decide whether I want to go with this Nude Finish Tinted Moisturizer or Skin Foundation Stick. I decided that it is summer and that means time for lightweight foundations. With this tinted moisturizer Bobbi Brown says that skin looks like skin, but softer, smoother and naturally radiant. And what is also important SPF 15 provides perfect everyday protection.

And then I also couldn't resist to pick this Nude Finish Illuminating Powder in shade Porcelain. Isn't it beautiful? 
"An ultra-soft, translucent pressed powder that instantly gives skin a lit-from-within glow with a natural-looking blend of skin-brightening botanicals and light-reflective powders." - it is written in product description but I liked the way Magdalena described it - Photoshop powder it is for her :) And I totally agree with her. Skin looks so beautiful and has that natural-looking glow. It can be used all over the face (as I do) or as a highlighter.

Highlighters - they can never be too much right? So this is the newest addition to my collection.

I want to say just few words about this Long-Wear Cream Shadow stick in shade Stone. I love it as it is so easy to use and the colour is so intense and long lasting. One of my favorite eye products this month

What are your favorites from Bobbi Brown?