Bobbi Brown's 10-Step Beauty: Everyday Makeup for the Everyday Woman

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There are some beauty brands that are just good. Every product they come up with, whether it's a shimmery bronzer or a creamy concealer, becomes a time-honored classic at the makeup counter. For us, Bobbi Brown is definitely one of those brands.

While we've always loved Bobbi Brown and her products (we're old pros at the gel liner and we couldn't get over those gorgeous Katie Holmes promo photos last winter), our allegiance to the brand went to the next level after we paid a visit to its headquarters in New York City. There, after a Master Class with Kim Soane, Director of Global Artistry and Bobbi's right-hand woman, and our own step-by-step makeup applications, we turned into a couple of verified fangirls -- along with our contributors Born & Bread, City Brewed, and Having it All, who also joined in on the fun.

The highlight of the morning for us was the Master Class with Kim -- the woman definitely knows her stuff. She demonstrated Bobbi's 10-Step Beauty, a daily routine that's all about enhancing your natural beauty, using products from the brand new Navy & Nude summer collection. We were especially excited to try out the new Brightening Brick, which is more subtle than the classic Shimmer Brick, but still imparts a serious, luminous sheen.

Even though Bobbi's 10-Step routine is yes, ten steps, our biggest takeaway from Kim's Master Class is that it's actually not too hard to get the hang of, and completely streamlines the way you do your makeup. We're converts.

Most importantly, it's designed for real women on-the-go. The key, Kim says, is that "you do your makeup, and at any point you look better than the step before, and you could get up and walk away." Bobbi's routine is designed so that if you're in a hurry and have to stop abruptly during say, Step 5, you can get up and walk away while still looking natural, polished, and pretty. "After each step, you look better. It's a really time-efficient way to do real makeup for real women," Kim says.

To get ten steps closer to achieving an (almost) effortless natural beauty look, plus some insider tips and tricks from Kim, click through the gallery!
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