After my meeting yesterday, I trotted off to meet Rebecca from fabulous beauty blog, Le Salon de Beaute, and we headed straight to Fenwick.
At the Bobbi Brown counter I was traumatised to discover that finding a foundation match entailed middle-of-shop makeup removal. Thank god Grace (London MakeUp Girl) advised me that Fenwick would be quieter than Selfridges.
Makeup lovingly removed, three stripes of foundation stick were drawn down my cheek to see which colour matched. What else but Porcelain? The Bobbi Brown lady ( – Lawae? I'm afraid I can't read her writing) recommended Moisture Rich Foundation SPF 15 for my normal to dry skin and proceeded to apply it with a foundation brush.
The effect was natural-looking coverage with a dewy finish. She then added Touch Up Stick concealer in Porcelain and Pot Rouge blusher in Powder Pink, all of which I was very tempted to buy. The makeup artist chatted with us while she waited a few minutes to see whether the foundation disappeared into my skin or needed blotting. She added a tiny touch of Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in a scary white colour, which was actually translucent, just on my T-zone, leaving a subtle sheen across my cheekbones.
Rebecca then held my wrists and forbid me from laying down my card for the entire Bobbi Brown makeup counter and we hurried off in search of refreshments. In fact, we were having so much fun I didn't even ask for any samples. Durrrr.
All-in-all I was impressed with my first Bobbi Brown experience; the quality of the products and the expertise and knowledge of the makeup lady made it quick and painless.