My Bobbi Brown Wishlist

When it comes to iconic cosmetic companies Bobbi Brown stands out. With a focus on natural and feminine shades, I already own a number of Bobbi Brown products and, at any given time, I have more on my radar. Here is a wish list of items that I am currently coveting.  These items are from Harrods which, if you are looking for Bobbi Brown UK items, is a great place to shop.

(1)  Caviar and Oyster Palette

Bobbi Brown caviar and oyster palette

I can’t tell you how many times I have almost ordered this. With four matte shadow shades and four shimmer shades, it is perfect for creating smoky eye looks or sparkling highlight looks for an evening out on the town or for parties. It comes paired with a shimmering highlighter for your cheeks to create a sparkling glow. The entire compact will also fit nicely in your purse. The shades are all universally flattering and versatile.

(2) Bobbi Brown BB Cream

 

Bobbi Brown BB Cream

I love BB creams, and Bobbi Brown reportedly has one of the best outside of the Asian companies. I been wanting to try it for some time and simply have not gotten around to it yet. If you have good skin, you can wear a BB cream alone. I like to use BB creams as a primer and put a tinted powder over it since I have some hyperpigmentation to hide. A good BB cream will act as a multi-tasker by providing coverage, skin care, and SPF protection all in one. The Bobbi Brown version offers SPF 35 protection.

(3) Uber Nude Lip and Eye Palette

Bobbi Brown uber nude palette

 

This lip and eye palette is perfect for the neutral and nude shadow lover. That certainly includes me! It includes two lip shades, a shimmer gloss, and three matte shadows. It is great for everyday looks, while the shimmer lip items allow it to be dressed up a bit as well.

(4) Full Coverage Brush

 

Bobbi Brown full coverage brush

I would love to try the Bobbi Brown full coverage brush and see how it compares to other similar brushes such as Urban Decay’s good karma optical blending brush. This type of brush has become popular for creating perfect foundation looks by stippling on the makeup and then buffing it. I have had great results with the UD brush and suspect that Bobbi Brown would make an even better one. Hopefully I will try it out at some point!

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CoverGirl Trublend Shimmering Sands Blush Review

CoverGirl TruBlend Blush in Shimmering Sands is a favorite loose powder blush shade of several people I know. The post below is a reader/guest review of the shade.

While there are lots of blushes out there that are meant to give you a wonderfully natural glow to your skin, why not consider one that adds some wonderfully vibrant, not-as-natural color to your cheeks? This is where CoverGirl TruBlend Blush Naturally Luminous Powder, Shimmering Sands 430 comes in. Shimmering Sands has a vibrant pink to it that doesn’t look natural, but used appropriately, you’ll find that it makes you the belle of the ball!

Cover Girl Shimmering Sands Blush Review

First, consider the color. This is a high, bright pink, and to be perfectly frank, no one has skin like this. However, no one is meant to have skin like this, and it turns out that Shimmering Sands is perfect when you want color and plenty of it. The color is deep and true, and you will find that it can give you just the right amount of shine that you need to stand out.

While we’re discussing shine, it’s also worth it to mention that Shimmering Sands is also all about the sparkle. The shimmery nature of this blush means that you’ll have a great time with it on the dance floor. It does mean that it is far too forward for the office, but that’s what your normal blush is for! Shimmering Sands is something that is definitely perfect for your night out.

If you are someone for whom the feel of the makeup is important, make sure that you consider Shimmering Sands. It is a lightweight powder that is easy to put on and take off, and you will also find that it is ideal when you are looking for something that is applied very smoothly. You never have to worry about getting that pebbly, granular texture with this type of makeup. It goes on as smoothly as silk!

As you might have guessed, the color that goes into Shimmering Sands is wonderfully bold and saturated. The color is very deep and true, and you’ll find that you never get a patchy, uneven look with this type of blush. While Shimmering Sands is listed as being a blush for people who have a very fair complexion, you’ll discover that it can add a bright appeal to anyone’s look.

When you are choosing your blush for your night out, make sure that consider CoverGirl TruBlend Blush Naturally Luminous Powder, Shimmering Sands 430. This is a bold and vibrant color that gives you a perfect glow for your complexion.

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College Beauty: Blush Tips

Likely you have seen girls walking around with cheeks that look unnaturally flushed. I see it when I am walking around my college campus almost every day. Blame it on the blush. Blush is a good makeup tool that can help accentuate your cheeks, but if done in the wrong way, you’ll just end up looking like a clown. Unless you like the clown look, there is no reason that you should look like one because of your blush. College ladies, and any other ladies, listen up. Here are some tips to ensure that you look the best with your blush.

MAC-Chenman-Beauty-Powder-Blush

1. Start with the right color. Blush isn’t something that people can tell that you are wearing. It should be subtle enough that people don’t notice it, but it enhances your features. Often, people choose the wrong color because they want people to notice that they are wearing blush. To find the color that is best for you, you should take a trip outside the cold and stay there for a few minutes. When you come back, take notice of your cheeks, that’s the color that your blush should be.

2. Choose the brand right for you. When it comes to beauty products, you do pay for what you get. It’s better to get something that is a little more expensive rather than getting a blush that will look cheap on you.

3. Determine your facial shape. There are many different ways to put blush on based on your facial structure. Determine the shape of your face before you start applying your blush. You might have been doing it wrong!

4. Choose between gel and powder. You need to determine which one is right for you. If you go for a gel blush, it is a little bolder. If you go for the powder form, it will often look more subtle. Choose what look you want for you!

5. Get a good brush. Make sure that you get a good brush when you apply your blush. It will look streaky and bad if you don’t use the right blush brush.

6. Use a cotton ball. Apply the blush on the apples of your cheeks and then dot it with a cotton ball. It will make your color look a lot more natural.

7. Moisturize. Make sure that you skin is moisturized. If it’s not, the blush will look cracked and ugly.

Pictured: MAC Chenman Collection Beauty Powder.

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