I liked it, come to think of it. I liked that for my very first Topaz Learning Workshop, my very first event where I met my readers, I was as honest as possible and my readers were just as honest with me—bare, naked, flaws all out in the open, and yet we were not concerned with those flaws. In fact, walang nakapansin. Feeling namin lahat na ang ganda-ganda namin!
After our workshop, we were even more gorgeous! But I like it that at the very start, we were already comfortable in our own skin.
The workshop started with all of us swatching our jawline for the perfect foundation shade. Here is Sheng Marasigan, very on trend in denim.
After we figured out our foundation shade, we were all ushered in to Bobbi Brown's classroom. Yes, there is a classroom in the store! We did not know that! A secret wall slides open and—tada!—classroom!
We're just about to start our lesson here. Barefaced beauties, diba? Bobbi Brown's makeup trainer Tamara Pineda led the workshop.
|I met Tamara at a photo shoot for BABY Magazine when|
she did the makeup of our mom model, Marilen Montenegro.
Tamara clearly understood what mommies need: makeup that won't take up too much time and counter space and is simple to apply. Mommies also are concerned with budgets and Bobbi Brown isn't cheap but Tamara addressed that issue by saying that multi-purpose products cut down on application time and double your money's worth. She gave as example the Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Foundation which isn't just a foundation, but also acts as sunscreen, anti-aging serum, and moisturizer!
After the lessons, we had lunch specially prepared by my favorite bento box maker, Eats Happy! Just look at this special lunch box:
After lunch, all the mommies went to their makeup stations and applied what they learned from Tamara. Makeup artists assisted each and everyone. I love how helpful Bobbi Brown's MUAs are!
|Martine and Krista|
Plus, we raffled off Bobbi Brown's latest book, Everything Eyes, and a pot of Longwear Gel Eyeliner.
And here we all are after our basic makeup application lesson—Pretty Powerful, as Bobbi Brown loves to say!
Simple and fabulous! Every woman, mothers especially, should feel that way! We do so much and give so much to everyone and everything that we forget to care for ourselves. In my experience, when I'm not looking my best, my attitude is affected, my spirit is low, and I feel pity for myself, sadness and envy. Wala tayong panahon para diyan! Gamitin na lang ang time na yan for prettifying!
This workshop was free because Bobbi Brown really does offer makeup lessons for free. All you need to do is stroll in and ask for the resident makeup artist for help. There are several short lessons you can take right there at the store, and most don't need a purchase requirement. So drop by soonest and learn how to be Pretty Powerful!
Thanks again, Bobbi Brown, for making my mommy readers' Mother's Day beautiful! Let's do a workshop again soon!
Like their Facebook page: Bobbi Brown Philippines
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Thanks so much, Eats Happy, for feeding us mommies and Bobbi Brown's girls, too, with such a pretty lunch!
Like their Facebook page: Eats Happy
Follow them on Instagram: @EatsHappyFood
Thanks super lots, National Book Store, for gifting us all with Leuchhturm1917 journals, which is my favorite thing to write in now.
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Follow them on Instagram: @NBSalert
Lastly, please check out what the mommies felt about the Bobbi Brown workshop (because their blog posts are waaaaaay better than my kwento!):
Ginger Arboleda of Mommy Ginger
Celerhina Aubrey of Reigning Still
Martine de Luna of Make It Blissful
Sheng Marasigan of Writing is My Happy Place
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