On the 7th December, Smart Works Edinburgh hosted our very own winter makeup master class in partnership with Bobbi Brown and Bobbi Brown pro-artist Aimée Morrison. The event was a huge success, and with over 40 attendees purchasing tickets, the Smart Works Edinburgh community helped raise north of £200 for charity. The proceeds of the event will go towards the cost of sending clothing parcels to women across Scotland, helping them through their journey into employment.
Here at Smart Works, we are firm believers in the power and influence of an outfit, and know first-hand how much of a difference an outfit can make for a woman’s confidence. The same can be said for makeup. We believe that styling and makeup emphasise confidence, and are far from frivolous pursuits. Our lovely trustee, Fiona Richmond, summarised: “feeling your best is truly transformational, and that is ultimately our goal here at Smart Works.”
Adding a much-needed dose of glamour to our Monday night, the event was informative and fun. Bobbi Brown pro-artist Aimée Morrison discussed everything from Bobbi Brown’s winter skincare favourites, like their gorgeous vitamin enriched face cream, eye creams, or illuminating balm, to sharing her top tips on how to freshen up your Zoom-ready makeup and save it from the triple threat of central heating, blistery cold weather, and face masks.
Moving on to makeup, Aimée main takeaway was that the power of makeup is rooted in “embracing your natural face and your natural features.” Emphasizing the desire to achieve a gorgeous natural glow, Aimée showed the group how to apply mask-proof makeup for the perfect winter makeup look. Some of her favourite Bobbi Brown products include the Instant Full Cover Concealer, Skin Foundation Stick, and the Precise Buffing Brush. What’s more, Aimée also shared some of her top tips on how to contour naturally, and how to apply concealer and foundation without looking “cakey”.
Transitioning to a more festive look, Aimée then demonstrated how to use Bobbi Brown’s new Burgundy and Bronze Luxe Encore Eyeshadow Palettes to achieve the perfect Christmas holiday look. She was also kind enough to show us two looks; using each palette on a separate eye to create both a halo smokey eye with the bronze palette, and a warm berry eye look with the Burgundy palette. By using a setting spray spritz on her brush prior to dipping it into her highlighter powder, Aimée explained how to focus your glow onto your cheeks for a more sculpted accent. To finish, she topped the look off with a sheer, nude lip balm. When asked what her best tip for makeup is, she replied, “the key is really just stripping it back to use fewer products for more functions – more often than not, less really is more.”
To find out more about the lovely Bobbi Brown pro-artist Aimée Morrison, visit here or go along to her Instagram @bbpro_aimeemorrison to see more of her gorgeous work.
As ever, Smart Works Edinburgh was thrilled to partner with Bobbi Brown to host the gorgeous evening, and will no doubt be putting our new festive tips and tricks to use (even if it is just to sit at home on the couch!). Smart Works has been partnered with Bobbi Brown since the launch of their makeup set ‘Pretty Powerful’ in 2013. Click here to shop this year’s Pretty Powerful set ‘Elizabeth Scarlett X Bobbi Brown’, the proceeds of which go to Smart Works charity.