Archive for Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown sparkle eye shadow

Posted in makeup with tags , , on February 26, 2009 by LPB

New Sparkle Eye Shadow is a featherweight formula that instantly lights up eyes with a unique combination of shimmering pearls and glitter in a translucent base.

Creamy-soft powder shadow glides on smoothly and clings to lids for crease-free, long-lasting wear.

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I loves this limited edition shades; sunlight, ballet, mica, silver moon. They add sparkling radiance to my eyes without the loudness of drag-queenistique.

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Bobbi Brights collection

Posted in makeup with tags , on February 24, 2009 by LPB

 Inspired by Bobbi at Fashion Week. This collector’s edition palette is designed for the woman who wants to play and experiment with bright color. Features 35 soft matte shadows in a colorful shade range that includes everything from pinks and greens to blues and purples. All the shades are new and exclusive to this palette, which features a unique, fold-out design and full size mirror.

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Well, summer is coming; It’s time to be bright & cheerful. Mix these dramatic colors with clear eye lining solution and use it as liner -talk about face painting! Clash these vivid tones with bright strong lips like neon pink, fire red or blood orange. ( please limit yourself to 1 bright eye shade )

Bobbi Brown at QVC

Posted in makeup with tags , on January 24, 2009 by LPB

Bobbi Brown is pairing sparkling eyes with creamy blushed pink cheeks and lips for a look that’s soft, refined, and absolutely effortless.

Get the look with the Blush Pink Collection, created especially for QVC.

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  • Six-pan palette with mirror
  • bone eye shadow
  • sunlight sparkle eye shadow
  • mink eye shadow
  • sand pink blush
  • blush pink creamy lip color
  • baby glitter lip gloss
  • Double-ended brush

2008 Top 10

Posted in beauty, fragrance, makeup, skincare with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 2, 2009 by LPB

10 new products that make it to my favorite list!

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1) Chanel Eau Premier – classics for the new mellinium

2) Chanel Sycomore – reviving the by gone glamourous

3) Chanel Kaleidoscope – unsurpassed fabulousness

4) Dr Sebagh Supreme Maintenance Youth Serum – skin saver, bank robber

5) Jo Woods Organic EDT – 95% organic, 100% gorgeous

6) Armani Face Fabric – the art of less is more

7) Armani Lip Wax – matt-ximal marvelousness

8) Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadows – superb shades selection, fabulous finish

9) Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation – 1/2 weight, 2x in perfection

10) Estee Lauder Ultimate Youth Cream – innovative, indispensible

Make up tips for dummies?

Posted in makeup with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2008 by LPB

While surfing the net, i came across this article by the non-blonde, it’s kind of like the 10 make up mistakes you should avoid if you want to look great. I agree with most of the rules, but  as my usual rebellion self, some rules are meant to be broken!

1. Not Using Primer-
Eye primer and face primer not only make your makeup last longer, but they provide a smooth, receptive canvas for other products. You can use less foundation and get a better coverage. And they prevent color migration.

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Laura Mercier & NARS are the best, in my opinion.

2. Concealer Before Foundation-
If your applying concealer to problem areas (zits, spots, uneven patches) before foundation, chances are that you’re using more product than needed. Start with your foundation and spread it evenly. It gives some coverage and evens out things. Then add just enough concealer and blend it into your foundation. The result is more natural looking and far less likely to look caked.

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A stick foundation with medium to full coverage could be used as a concealer, just choose one shade lighter than your all over shade and apply it with a concealer brush, i like Bobbi Brown ultra versatile stick foundation.

3. Too Dark Foundation-
And I’m not even talking about the dreaded oompa loompa look. Between the weird lighting in department stores and our own tendency to look for coverage, it’s very easy to choose too dark a foundation. Next time you’re at your favorite counter ask for a sample of a foundation that’s one shade lighter than what you’re wearing. Test it under normal conditions. Chances are you’re not as dark as you though.

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Totally agree on this, and the best thing you could do is to get you foundation custom made. Prescriptive exact match color system not only customizing your shade, it also let you choose the coverage, finish  & skincare formula!

4. Not Using a Lip Liner-
Seriously. If you’re wearing a dark lipstick, be it a sexy red or this season’s vampy browns, you need a matching lip liner to outline and keep your lip color in place. Not doing so results in a sloppy look and color bleeding. Also, a liner in a natural shade would do wonders for your neutral colored lipstick and would make it last longer if you use it to fill the lips.

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I personally think that using lip liner is great if you want a perfectly polished finish that will last forever. However, with some good lipsticks, i could usually get away with a natural, nicely stained pout.

5. Bright And Shimmery Blush-
A blush is supposed to give you a naturally flushed look. Do you know anyone who actually blushes in shimmery coral? Consider a mutes rose or a gentle plum. If you want extra shimmer add it subtle where and when appropriate (which is rarely over your cheeks).

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NARS  multiples defy this rule; most of the shades  will give you a glowing sheen when you use them as a blush – you know, the angelical halo effect.

6. Old Mascaras-
Yes, I know the tube isn’t empty yet, but there’s a good reason you’re told to toss your mascara after three months. All the air that’s getting pumped inside every time you deep the brush in to it doesn’t just make it a breeding ground for bacteria, but also dries the mascara out and makes it clumpy.

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Yeap, old mascara is messy & clumpy. Buy some great yet inexpensive drug store brands like Maybelline or Max Factor; My mantra is thrifty on mascara & generous on foundation.

7. Black Eyeliner-
Don’t get me wrong: I love black eyeliner. It’s sexy. However, even someone with my coloring doesn’t need a very contrasting color for daytime. It can look very harsh, and if you’re fair skinned or blonde it might look overdone and garish. There are so many better options, from the almost-black-but-not-quite to caramel. they will give you the contouring and definition in a modern, non-Amy Winehouse way.

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Well, i loves pitch black eyeliner; as i am lucky enough to get a natural finish/definition by wearing mascara alone, i want a dramatic look if i am bothered enough to apply  liner.

8. Skipping Powder-
Powder has somewhat of a bad rap that’s not necessarily justified. Of course, you don’t want to go overboard or to look ashy (the result of too many “translucent” powders that are actually more white than naturally colored). But for a truly polished and natural face, you need a good finishing product that would even things out even more than before and would keep things in place. Opt for a pressed powder (easier to handle, less likely to look ghostly, travels better) that has a color to match your undertone. Apply with a good, thick brush.

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I am a believer in using pressed instead of loose powder; Trust me, if you choose the right product and apply it with a professional face/powder brush,  the finish will be stunning & long lasting. I also use this technique to tone down blusher/bronzer. MAC is great when it comes to shades diversity, Clinique & Bobbi Brown have the sheerest finish.

9. Penciled Eyebrows-
A penciled eye brow looks painted and weird. Even if you found the perfect color. It always surprises me to see how many women (otherwise well-informed and makeup savvy) make this mistake. Choose an eye shadow color that matches your hair color and apply with a thin, stiff brush using tiny strokes.

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I like Chanel’s as you could blend the shades to customize the intensity. Model Co. is great as well – usethe coloured wax to tame/groom the brow , follow by the powder to set and color your primed brow.

10. Clinging To Discontinued Products-
I know you loved that perfect eyeliner/lip gloss/stick foundation the evil people at the marketing department decided to discontinue. You loved it so much you wrote the company and had them send you every last scrape of it they had in their warehouse and then you haunted eBay for months searching for more. I did it, too. But it’s time to let go. There are new and better formulas, updated and subtler shades and lots of new awesome products. There are constant improvement in textures and modern pigments. today you wouldn’t touch even the most luxurious lipstick or concealer from 10 years ago. They just don’t measure up to the ones on the market today.

Bobbi brown sheer pressed powder

Posted in makeup with tags , on October 16, 2008 by LPB

This powder is sheer enough to set my foundation, providing a semi matt finish that will not turn ashy/chalky  or enhance lines/skin flakes.

I love to apply it with a big fluffy brush in place of loose powder; its so convenient to carry around and last for ages despite the brush application technique. 

It may not be the best pressed powder, but it’s so far the best i had used

My Bobbi Brown wish list

Posted in makeup with tags on October 4, 2008 by LPB

I am extremely impressed by my latest BB purchases and have been busy planning a list of BB must have;

Shimmering nudes palette

Christmas 2008 lip & eye palette

Lip color in heather mauve, cocoa, tulle brown

Metallic eye shadow in brown stone

Shimmer wash eye shadow in beige

Shimmer blush in washed rose, blush in almond

Oil free even finish compact foundation, sheer pressed powder & blusher brush.