Get Your Summer Glow with Bobbi Brown

Today marks a premiere. I uploaded my first make-up tutorial on IGTV. As I didn’t want to bore you with a lengthy video, I put it on fast mode and wrote down all the details, for those who are interested, here in this post.

Great news is that you can buy all those products with a 30% discount using the code SANDRA30 at More info at the end of this blog post. I hope that you will like. Please let me know if I should do more of those tutorials.

Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm in Bare Glow
Intense Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40 in Beige
Instant Full Cover Concealer in Beige

My personal take on foundation:
Hydrate your skin very well before applying your foundation. In general, I do my skincare regime at least 20-30 minutes before starting my make-up to let the products sink in well. The Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm gives it this little extra kick of moisture right before the start and keeps you glowing the whole day long (you’ll thank me forever for this product, promised). The Intense Skin Serum Foundation SPF 40 is extremely luxurious, lightweight and easy to be applied. Personally speaking, I love to use my fingers as I find it much easier to blend the product in with the warmth of my touch. Just add a little concealer under the eyes or wherever you personally need it.

Brow Kit in Dark
Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil in Rich Brown
Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch Up in Brunette

My personal take on brows:
When I am doing a natural make-up, I prefer filling in the brows lightly with a pencil and just add some depth with the brow powder. Use the brow gel to fix them all day long. This magical product also works to cover grey hair.

Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Jet
Essential Multicolor Eye Shadow Palette in Burnished Bronze
Smokey Eye Mascara in Black
Angle Eyeshadow Brush and Eyeshadow Brush

My personal take on eyes:
For a light eye make-up, I love to contour my eyes with an eye pencil that I blend afterwards very well with some neutral eyeshadows that I apply over it. This defines the shape of the eyes without being too bold. Blending is the key to success when it comes to eye makeup. Use the darker shade in the outer corner of the eye and the eyelid crease. Work yourself up with the lighter shades. I love to put a light shade in the inner corner of the eye for a highlighting effect.

Bronzing Powder in Natural
Bronzing Powder Duo Summer Glow Collection in Golden Light / Antigua
Highlighting Powder Summer Glow Collection in Warm Glow
Bronzer Brush and Precise Blending Brush

My personal take on cheeks:
For a fast make-up, I love contouring with bronzers which is very easy and the best way to achieve this summer glow. To make your cheekbones really pop, swipe a line of Bronzing Powder from your ear to the apple of your cheek using the Bronzer Brush. Don’t forget to always tap off the excess before applying the product. I personally add it also to the edges of my forehead, close to my hairline and my nose tip. This depends on your own facial structure. You might for example also swirl in concentric circles from the base of your jaw all the way to your chin. Then add a blush, I used Antigua from the Bronzing Powder Duo. A rosy cheek makes the whole look seem natural and soft. So with the Precise Blending Brush swirl it over the apples of your cheeks, blending in small circles up to your temples. Then add some Highlighting Powder under the  outer edge of your eye. This helps banish dark circles, since it diffuses any darkness underneath your eyes and creates a soft-focus effect. A natural-looking contour requires hardcore blending. Therefore I blend everything again in the end.

Lip Pencil in Pale Pink
Luxe Lip Color in Bare Pink
Crushed Oil Infused Gloss in Love Letter

My personal take on lips:
I always love to contour my lip completely with a light pink Lip Pencil to give it a nice shade. Then I apply Luxe Lip Color to make it last. The new Crushed Oil Infused Glosses are truly amazing, so comfortable providing your lips with hydration and shine. Perfect for those summer looks.


Then, grab your phone, take a selfie, and brag about your newfound bone structure and make-up skills to anyone who will listen.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht
DISCLOSURE: This post is sponsored by Bobbi Brown.
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A Free Gift from Bobbi Brown


Last week, the online launch of Bobbi Brown Switzerland was celebrated in Zurich with a special beauty event at Loft Five. Finally, you can shop your favorite beauty products from home. Have a look at the website, it is totally fun, especially the makeup tutorials are a great way to learn more about the perfect application.

Advantages of online shopping at
– Free shipping if you spend more than CHF 100.-
– Free shipping and returns on all foundations, correctors, concealers and powders!
– A free deluxe miniature of your choice

To celebrate the occasion, Bobbi Brown has a special surprise for you, my dear Sandra’s Closet readers.
If you shop until April 16, 2016, you will receive a free full-size lipgloss (while stock lasts). Just enter the code BBSANDRA at checkout.
Click HERE to enter the online shop!

Sandra_Bauknecht_BobbiBrown_ch_1Spoiled for choice…


… here are my favorite Bobbi Brown products I cannot live without!
Nude on Nude Eye Palette
Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Bone
Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil in Saddle
Highlighting Powder in Pink Glow
All of her Make-up Brushes
High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Pink Tulle

LoL, Sandra






Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown Switzerland and © Sandra Bauknecht