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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Make Up For Ever HD Foundation Review

Make Up Forever HD: Great For Darker Skinned Beauties

This is a reader review of Make Up For Ever HD Foundation. Thanks Lauryn for the review!

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As a bi-racial American, it can be hard to match my skin tone with pre-mixed foundations. Make Up Forever HD has a plethora of shades designed to match most skin tones. Also because the foundation is so light, it is easy to mix two different shades to match your skin tone perfectly.

Make Up Forever HD is a liquid foundation that comes in a convenient plastic pump bottle. This is important since I am forever knocking the bottles off of the marble vanity. I also like that it is easy to dispense a small amount. I used to use another name brand foundation that you have to pour on the sponge and it is a waste because I was always pouring too much. I also don’t like mess and possible contamination that happens when you have to stick your finger in the bottle.

The foundation has a semi-matte finish that leaves skin looking soft and dewy all day. It is a full coverage foundation that conceals red spots and splotchiness. Furthermore, it does a great job of evening out skin tone.

It does not have the hideous orange undertone that some foundations targeted towards ethnic women have. The Make Up Forever HD foundation doesn’t slide off like some liquid foundations. The foundation does not become cakey or ashy after hours of wear and feels very lightweight on the skin.

Although I purchased make up sponges to use with my foundation, I find that using my fingers to blend provides the best and most natural coverage. The foundation is silicone based so a little goes a long way. For a normal day at work, I only use one small pump. On special occasions, I use two to three pumps.

When blended correctly, this foundation looks flawless in pictures. I have had airbrush make-up applied for weddings and the Make Up Forever HD foundation gives me the same professionally applied make up look in pictures.

I love the Make Up Forever brand and the HD foundation provides excellent coverage for my skin. I highly recommend it.

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Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Liquid Foundation Review

Below is a reader review of Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Foundation.

Recently, I ran out of foundation, and ran frantically to Target, sans make-up and in my pajamas to get some. After what seemed like thirty minutes of testing and reading labels of foundations, attempting to match my skin color and skin type, I finally decided on Maybelline Instant Age Rewind.  (You can find it here!).

Maybelline Instand Age Rewind Foundation

This liquid foundation matched my skin color near flawlessly. It was also very easy to find a color that matched, as there were many options available. Additionally, it blended easily, not drying out before it was spread and not being overly greasy. While I do not yet have wrinkles or signs of aging affecting my skin, I found that Maybelline Instant Age Rewind makes me look a few years younger by giving my skin a bit of a healthy “glow”. This foundation also reduced the severity of darkness under my eyes, and covered some of my facial imperfections such as chicken pox scars, acne scars, and minor skin discolorations. I use this foundation as part of my daily make-up routine, after my concealer.

The best way I have found to apply it has been with a cosmetic sponge, dabbing gently and spreading the coverage evenly across my face. With how wonderful this product makes my face look, I am also very excited that it helps me keep my face looking healthy; protecting it from the sun’s harmful rays. This foundation has sunscreen included in it so I don’t have to spend time putting any on. Maybelline Instant Age Rewind has a sun protection factor (SPF) of 18! It also contains Goji Berry and caffeine which help keep my skin looking young and refreshed every day. I recommend this product to all my friends and family members. My grandmother even recently started using Maybelline Instant Age Rewind liquid foundation. While she is always beautiful in my eyes, I have never seen her look more radiant!

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