We love a quick fix, we do. So when Team Bobbi Brown told us they had condensed the beauty knowledge of makeup guru Bobbi Brown into an app, like some kind of shrink-ray, AND that she would teach us how to do fancy makeup things, we were intrigued. All the lessons, they said, were quick and easy. We have two left hands, we said. However, we - or rather me - decided to take the plunge and try the Bobbi-approved 'Ultimate Smokey Eye' to see if it worked.
To anyone who's already hit play: spoiler alert, it takes me more than three minutes. However, I was pretty impressed, as the 'Ask Bobbi' app is free and has loads of mini-lessons from lips to face to help actually teach you how to do your own look, rather than just watching someone else do it while you try and take notes. Also, if you're really stuck, the app will make an appointment for you (and put it in your calendar, freaky) with a local store where a pro can help out.
[From snoozey to smokey]
The palette used was the new 'Smokey Nudes', (£48.00, available from September) which inspired lots of oohing and aahing from the team - it's a pretty case but more importantly, pretty shades inside. However, we reckon you could probably use the tips with products you've already got if you don't feel like splashing out, although we would give top marks to the brushes which definitely made the whole process a lot easier. If you've no time to trawl YouTube, or don't like having your makeup done in a busy, overly-lit department store, make a date with this app and your smartphone. Thank us later!