Wardrobing: It’s not just for your clothes anymore…

This year I decided to break with my usual tradition and add a couple new regimens to the mix. The first, make sure that I get at least 40,000 steps per week and two, add a little color to my skincare wardrobe. I gave a review before about my beauty haul last month and you can read it here.

The second part of this goal landed me at the #BobbiBrownCosmetics counter at Ross Park Mall, where I met Veronica Burgess, makeup artist extraordinaire. She shared some tips with me about this season’s trends and the art of makeup wardrobing. Here I thought building my wardrobe was all about great quality clothing pieces I can wear year round or that thing I do in October when the weather gets cold.

No, apparently the Bobbi Brown cosmetic motto is all about makeup wardrobing. I’m sure you’re like me, thinking what in the world does that mean? At first, I thought it meant having a shade of lipstick to go with everyone one of my blouses and dresses, would be fun, right? From a person who enjoys a 5-minute face, this would not be fun. Apparently, it means having a winter and summer makeup collection that makes you feel your best from flawless skin to stand out lips.

If you love to play in the sun like I do, you know that any colors you purchased in the summer usually don’t apply in the winter, so why not have a set for both? Although Bobbi Brown has a collection of 10 items, to get started here are five basics you should have in both your summer and winter collections:

  1. Hydrating face cream. Keeps things moist  and prevents any additional lines and wrinkles
  2. A rockstar concealer. It doesn’t have to be Bobbi Brown if that’s not your thing, but it should be something that allows your skin to breath and stay hydrated.

  3. A seasonal blush. In the summer you might want something with a little more shimmer than you would in the winter.

  4. Foundation. After you’ve had a bit of sun your skin color shifts and in the winter months, your color usually returns to its less sunkissed position.

  5. Eyeliner and Mascara. These can be worn all year long in the standard colors, but in the summer you might want to add pops of color and in the winter maybe some wine and unique tones.

In terms of lip color, it’s always good to have your signature colors, which usually switch with your outfit or activity. Something to keep in mind, fall and winter are all about layering because a woman’s face usually gets a lot dryer during the colder months.

img_4080If you’re not into heavy coverage like me, Veronica shared that you can pick-up retouching wands and/or pencils. They a great for spotting small blemishes just over your chosen moisturizer. I’ll add that the one I, bought is AMAZING and makes things look flawless with a little glow. You can always visit the Bobbi Brown Cosmetics counter to get help with foundation and skin coverage matching as well as try out new colors for fall.

This season is all about wine and chocolate, two of my absolute favorite things together or apart. I’m not talking Chardonnay, although I guess if white wine had a makeup equivalent, it would be something shimmery like lipgloss. No, we are talking rich shades like chocolate, burgundy, and deep reds.

Stay tuned for next week as we try a few of these colors out. Do you have any makeup wardrobing tips you’d like to share? Leave us a comment below.

Jamila Taylor

World traveler, strategic planner, stylist, and food enthusiast. Jamila loves to travel the world tasting new flavors, and exploring local cultures. When she's not traveling on her magic carpet she's helping small businesses through her boutique consulting firm, Enjoy the Day Consulting. Follow her travels @justjamila

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