If you’re familiar with Edinburgh, chances are you’ve been in Jenners. It has to be one of the city’s most loved haunts, and if you’re in the mood for Christmas, you won’t find a bigger tree!
Last week though, I wasn’t in town for Christmas shopping. Instead, I hit up the rather spacious Bobbi Brown Counter to get one of their Ultimate Makeup Lessons. They’re a genius idea which lets you try out products ranging from serums to lip gloss to really get a feel for what you like.
I was taken care of by Natalie, a fellow pale-skinned girl, who created the most gorgeous natural look complete with a shimmery brown eye. To say I was impressed was an understatement. Natalie listened to all my skin concerns, and began by recommending some of Bobbi Brown’s skincare. I’ve loved the Bobbi Brown Extra Moisturizing Balm for years, so it was so lovely when Natalie recommended it for me.
Getting to try out a whole range of new products was amazing, and there were definitely some standouts – the Color Correcting Cream was amazing at reducing redness under my base, and I was so glad to try the Skin Serum Foundation.
As Natalie talked me through her recommendations (and I studied her rather impressive brush work) she wrote down all the products she had used on a face chart. It’s a really great way to remember all the wonderful products (and it serves as a rather hand wishlist, which is always important at this time of year!)
The lesson lasts for around 45 minutes (although it absolutely flew by), and it’s really the best way to find out which products are going to be right for you. I got to have a sneak peek at Bobbi Brown’s gorgeous Christmas gift ideas which include the most wonderful palettes and brushes.
The colours are absolutely beautiful – a lot of shimmy neutrals and browns which are my absolute favourites! If you fancy a little shakeup in your beauty routine, I can’t recommend the Ultimate Beauty Lesson enough! And the best thing? They’re free!