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Q & A: Alli Parisi, Bobbi Brown National Training Manager

How did you get your start in the beauty industry?

I originally went to school to be a cosmetologist. I loved doing hair but the color was my favorite part. Seeing how it could change a woman’s entire look was so fun. I started freelancing for Bobbi the same time and I realized it was more personal when you were able to enhance her natural beauty.

Did you have a passion for beauty early on?

I was kind of a Tom Boy but was always artistic. I loved to create looks and would have photoshoots with my friends creating icon makeup looks.

What are some of your iconic, will forever use, Bobbi Brown products?

I cannot live without Vitamin Enriched Face Base. It is the perfect moisturizer and primer in 1. It goes on like butter and gives my skin a smooth even texture so my foundation wears flawless. 2. It smells amazing!

What are some makeup Fall trends we have to look forward to this season? 

A soft haze of taupe shadow and a deep berry lip is so classic for fall.

Alli doing my makeup at the Bobbi Brown Nordstrom counter at Short Pump Mall.

What is your favorite part about your job and what recommendations do you have for those young aspiring makeup artists?

My favorite part of my job is the connection I make with other women. Being able to empower them to be their own makeup artists and having them fell their most beautiful self is such a rewarding moment.  Remember this….First impressions are the only impressions. You only get one shot so make it count.

Were you always drawn towards Bobbi Brown cosmetics? What sets this brand apart?

BB was the pioneer!

What is the most misconception you see people make when it comes to doing their own makeup and feeling fearful that they can't create a great look?

Contour! I think women feel like they have to do a trend bc everyone else is.  Using Bronzer to define and warm up the skin is a more realistic and modern way to add dimension.

If you had to pick just three products to use every day what would they be?

Illuminating Balm, Smokey Eye Mascara, and Parisian Red Luxe Lip Color.

What has been your most favorite memory since being with Bobbi Brown?

TOOOOOOO many to narrow it down!

Finally, give us the insiders scoop! What are some of your favorite beauty tips & tricks?

I love Healthy fresh glowing skin! Mixing Extra Illuminating Balm with my Skin Longwear Weightless Foundation gives my skin a hydrated look from within glow. Then I’ll layer highlight on my cheeks underneath Pot Rouge. It gives a seamless creamy glow!

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