Brighten Your Look With Fun Summer Makeup

There are so many choices if you want to switch up your makeup look this summer.  From soft and shimmery to fun and bright, you can easily achieve the look that you want!

My current summer look includes bronze skin, a pop of color on the eyes and soft lip colors, but I like to experiment, too.  Below are some of my new favorites this summer:

Bobbi Brown Telluride Collection
Bobbi Brown Telluride Collection

Bobbi Brown’s late summer collection, Telluride, inspired by one of her favorite destinations that is famous for its natural beauty. Each product in this collection is designed to deliver the gorgeous glow that the late afternoon sun in Telluride casts on the skin. Featuring shades of dusk—tawny nude, rose gold, and pink bronze—Telluride, makes it easy to achieve that sought-after natural, sun-kissed glow. This look is perfect for summer and transitions beautifully into fall.  

I have been loving the Telluride Eye Palette ($52 USD) as it features seven earthy shadows in a variety of brown, soft blush and mauve hues, and is a fresh take on a neutral eye— a major makeup trend from fall 2015 NYFW. The palette includes a sleek Dual-Ended Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush for on-the-go application. You also can’t go wrong with the new Shimmer Brick in Sunset Pink as it’s the perfect pick-me-up for day or night.

Available at http://www.bobbibrown.com

Herbal Matte Shadow Duos ($7.00 SRP): Created with a silky, smooth formula that glides on effortlessly and blends seamlessly. The shadows deliver an ultra-velvety, matte finish of highly pigmented color combination to make eyes pop.

LOL, Line Out Loud Intense Shimmer Liners ($.700 SRP): Full-on shimmering shades with an ultra-precise brush that allows for super thin wisps of color to thicker, dramatic ”notice me” lines, perfect for creating any look!  Intense pigments combined with micro-pearls create bold, shimmering colors to enhance the eyes for high voltage defining color with a super shimmering metallic finish! A special fine brush tip enables fine application to create a variety of looks from classic super thin lines to vivid streaks and geometric shapes. 

Lash Obsessed Mascara ($10.00 SRP): A mascara for true lash lovers who crave amplified volume, lavish length and lash fullness for an eye-look that’s obsessive!

Available at http://www.palladiobeauty.com

FACE Stockholm Summer 2015 is inspired by Norrland, the Northern part of Sweden which is known for its wide forests, large rivers and untouched wilderness.

The above eye and lip colors are shimmery and soft, perfect for days at the beach or the lake.  The eye shadow is available for $19, the lipstick $22 and the lip gloss $19 at http://www.facestockholm.com

Lip Rewind Advanced Treatment SPF20
Lip Rewind Advanced Treatment SPF20

Lip Rewind Advanced Treatment SPF20 ($24 USD) — infused with anti-aging, lip filling peptides, is designed to:

  • Repair daily damage.
  • Boost volume and moisture content.
  • Protect from UVA/UVB sun damage.

I have this in Coral and it is gorgeous for summer!  Purchase at http://www.miracleskintransformer.com

Tired of Winter? Freshen Your Look With Fresh New Makeup

I am wearing sparkling raspberry and gold nail polish for Valentine’s Day.  I love the rich colors and the glitz, but I am starting to yearn for warmer weather and softer colors of clothes and makeup!

Many current winter and spring cosmetics are made of soft shades and textures.  I was sent the below products for my honest opinion — and I can honestly say that I am loving this look!

Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye Colour
Laura Mercier Metallic Crème Eye Colour

Laura Mercier’s 2014 Spring Colour Story is called Spring Renaissance.  It provides all of the essentials for a flawless, youthful appearance.

The inspiration for this collection is that the spring brings a new day, a new beginning and a new you.  It’s a time to reinvent yourself with shades that shine and shimmer and colours that cast a happy, youthful glow.  The look is warm and fresh tints of colour, with glowing, luminous skin.

What I think:  I was lucky to test the Metallic Crème Eye Colour ($23 USD) It is a lightweight, non-greasy, lush metallic formula that floats across the eye leaving a gorgeous, shimmering sheen. I really love the shade Golden Mist.  It is a limited edition shade that is so pretty swept across my whole eyelid, with our without a contour color.

These products are available at www.lauramercier.com.

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection
Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection

Bobbi Brown’s Nude Glow Collection features three sets of products designed to add luminosity and brighten your look during the winter months.

In the above photo, you can see the Limited Eye Palettes in Crystal, Nude and Bronze and the Sheer Lip Color in Pink Flush, Pink Gold and Pink Rose.  These are the products from the collection I tested.

What I think:  The eye palettes are gorgeous.  I love layering a sparkly color over a shimmer or matte.  So pretty for going out.  The Lip colors are sheer and pretty!  I love the Pink Gold, but they are all gorgeous!

The collection is available now at all Bobbi Brown counters and on www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com.

Tarte Cheek Stain in Fearless
Tarte Cheek Stain in Fearless

Tarte’s spring collection is full of beautiful, fresh hues and products.  There are eight beautiful shades of the cheek stain (Fearless, a pink-coral is my favorite) and eight matching shades in the Power Pigment lip crayon.  The colors are all gorgeous!

The Spring collection also includes the be MATTEnificent colored clay eye & cheek palette.  This includes fresh, pretty colors.  I haven’t tried the palette, but I might have to pick it up!

What I think:  Beautiful colors for any complexion and the formulas stay all day.  Love!

Available at www.tartecosmetics.com and www.qvc.com.

butter LONDON Boho Rock Collection
butter LONDON Boho Rock Collection

butter LONDON Boho Rock Collection — Unleash your Bohemian spirit.  This gorgeous assortment of nail lacquer and cosmetics combines luxurious neutrals with ethereal textures for an earthy and feminine finish. The collection takes neutrals to the next level with soft, shimmering shades that accentuate every skin tone. The collection includes:

Nail Lacquer in Goss (NEW!), Trallop (NEW!), Keen (NEW!), Trifle (NEW!), Lucy in the Sky (NEW!) and Lushington (NEW!) ($15 each)

LIPPY Tinted Balm in Mush (NEW!), Nutter (NEW!) and Teddy Boy (NEW!)($20 each)

WINK Eye Pencil in Earl Grey (NEW!), Twigged (NEW!), Union Jack Black and Brown Sugar($18 each)

WINK Cream Eye Shadow in Earl Grey (NEW!), Twigged (NEW!), Treacle (NEW!) and English Rose (NEW!) ($18 each)

WINK Mascara in Union Jack Black and Brown Sugar ($20 each)

CHEEKY Cream Blush in Honey Pie ($20)

What I think:  My favorite products is the dark peach lipstick called Mush and the peach crème nail polish called Keen.  So fresh and pretty for spring.

The collection is available at www.butterlondon.com

Bobbi Brown Makeup Facelift Collection

I work from home everyday except for Thursday, when I go into the office. Yesterday I walked in and the first person who looked at me said, “Wow! You look young”.  Seriously.

So I had to remember what I had on, and then it hit me…I was using three products from Bobbi Brown’s Facelift Collection; the Brow Pencil, the Brightening Lip Gloss and the wonderful Tinted Eye Brightener. 

Bobbi’s Tinted Eye Brightener ($38.00 USD), now in a NEW portable pen. This use to be available  in a little pot, but now it is in a, easy to use pen. This takes a few twists at first to get it flowing, but then it saturates the brush and you can go to town! I find that it hides my under eye circles pretty well and brightens the eye area. I do think that the price may be a little much, but it is a nice product to have in your purse.  Available in eight shades.

Brow Pencil ($20.00 USD) — Brows do frame the face, so it is important to keep them groomed. I have very dark brow and haven’t had to use brow products, until recently. My brows are now thinning and look a little faded. This pencil is easy to use to color in and define brows and even comes with it’s own sharpener. I use the darkest color, Mahogany — but it is also available in Wheat, Blonde, Grey and Ash.  What I have noticed about this is that it is very creamy, but you only have a few seconds to play with it before it dries and WILL NOT BUDGE! This is great, because you do not want your brows migrating south, but just be aware if you need to smudge or remove.

 Brightening Lip Gloss ($20.00 USD) This sheer, reflective formula wakes up your face and helps create fuller lips. I like to wear it alone, but you can wear it on top of lipstick. I liked the color of this gloss — a light pink called Popsicle that looked more wearable on than in the tube. I thought it might look a little young on me, but it is very pretty. The only down side to this gloss is that it is a little sticky and the brush fanned out on me and won’t go back into shape. It is available in 6 brightening shades, the two new ones are Popsicle and Nectar, a peachy-pink. It also comes in Peach, Pink, Pink Lilac and White. 

 

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2009

Bobbi Brown says, “A well organized makeup bag is the key to a beauty routine that’s simple and quick”.

This holiday Bobbi Brown makeup palettes have just what you need to customize your look or are a wonderful gift to a lady who loves her makup pretty and organized. Some of the sets from Bobbi’s holiday collection are:   

Glitter Lip Balm Palette ($40.00) — All of these kits are packaged in sleek, chrome-accented palettes. This one is filled with four lovely shades of Glitter Lip Balm. The formula is infused with a mix of pearls and glitter so it moisturizes, comforts, and gives lips a glowy sheen. The palette includes a Lip Brush and includes these shades: Crystal Rose (rosy pink), Crystal Diamond (icy white shimmer), Pink Crystal (icy pink) and Crystal Gold (warm gold).

Velvet Plum Eye Palette ($40.00) –This elegant eye shadow palette is perfect for day-to-night holiday makeup. It includes an all over base shade, a lower lid shade, a crease shade, liner and a dual-ended Mini Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush. The shades are Bone Eye Shadow (off-white), Naked Eye Shadow (medium neutral pink), Velvet Plum Metallic Eye Shadow (shimmering black plum) and Espresso Eye Shadow (dark chocolate brown).

Earth Metal Lip & Eye Palette ($60.00) —  This is my favorite palette because you can make so many different eye and lip looks. The shadows are metallic and the lips are creamy and mostly matte. The shades are — For eyes: (Autumn Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow (light golden green), Earth Metallic Eye Shadow (rich plum), Zinc Metallic Eye Shadow (medium golden green), Black Spruce Metallic Eye Shadow (evergreen), Sunset Gold Metallic Eye Shadow (gold brown),  and Antique Gold Metallic Eye Shadow (gold bronze). For lips: Paisley Rose Creamy Lip Color (pink beige), Rose Garden Creamy Lip Color (rosy nude), Rose Bud Creamy Lip Color (warm brown) and Barefoot Shimmer Creamy Lip Color (golden pink).

All of the colors in these kits are beautiful for fall and winter. Visit www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com to purchase these palettes and to see what other goodies you can get for the holiday season! Enjoy!

Bobbi Brown Rich Color Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Rich Color Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Rich Color Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Rich Color Lip Gloss ($20.00) is the newest addition to Bobbi’s lip color line. Bobbi says, “The colors are rich enough to make a statement, yet absolutely wearable — and the texture is amazing.”

Rich Color Lip Gloss is a mint flavored gloss that Bobbi’s website touts “offers the look and benefits of three products in one: the full color coverage of a lipstick, the soft shine of a gloss, and the luxurious feel of a balm.”  I agree that you do get full coverage, shine and it feels like a minty balm, as it is a bit tingly on. The colors are soft and pretty, very nice.  
 
The gloss is available in a range of eight shades: Naked, Ruby Red, Pink Raspberry, Merlot, Dusty Rose, Melon, Tutu, Pink Buff — there is a color for everyone.
 
Visit www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com to learn more about and purchase this luxurious gloss. Enjoy!

Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow Collection

Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow Collection
Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow Collection
“With these shadows there’s no need to choose function over style. They’re long-wearing and come in the most glamorous eye-catching shades ever.” – Bobbi Brown
 
Looking for a fun new evening shadow? Try Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow ($22.00). This is a version of their award-winning cream shadow, with a glittering, high-shimmer finish. This shadow has a sheer, lightweight formula that claims to stay color-true and crease-free all day. It is available in 8 shades: Chrome Patina, Brown Metal, Starry Night, Black Pearl, Starry Purple, Antique Gold, Goldstone and Mercury.
 
This is a beautiful, sparkly shadow. I have Black Pearl, which is actually a medium purple (one of the “it” colors this fall). It does contain silver sparkles, so a little goes a long way. I apply it with my fingertips, to get a wash of color. But if you are going for drama, apply with a shadow brush over your lid, or with a liner brush at the base of your lashes. Pretty!
 
Visit www.bobbibrown.com to purchase or to find a retailer near you.  

Bobbi Brown Ivy League Collection for Fall

“Pencils are back in a big way for fall. They’re quick, mistake-proof and can go from subtle to bold in one easy stroke.” – Bobbi Brown

I agree with Bobbi. I love pencil eyeliners. They are the easiest form of liner for me to maneuver. Bobbi Brown’s Ivy League Collection contains pencil eyeliners — as well as pencil lip colors — as the focus of a classic fall look.  

I recently tried a few items from Bobbi Brown’s fall collection including her new and improved Creamy Eye Pencil ($20.00) — It is  designed to go on smoothly and evenly and features a built-in smudger for a softer, smoky effect. Available in 9 shades including: Jet, Walnut, Caviar, Midnight, Hunter, Brown Plum, Dusk, Charcoal and Mahogany. I tried Mahogany. This is a soft taupey brown with a dash of warmth to it. It is creamy, but it takes a few swipes across my lids for the color to be intense enough to show; it’s quite a subtle brown.  I like the look it gave me and I think it will be great for fall.

Bobbi also adds two new pearlized eye shadows, Autumn Shimmer Wash, a warm bronze and Bash Metallic, which a forest green for lining and defining ($22.00). I have the Bash Metallic and I like using it in my crease when I’m wearing beige shadow on my lids and the Mahogany Creamy Eye Pencil as liner. It’s a fun way to wear a pop of color. You can use the Bobbi Brown Angle Eye Shadow Brush ($28.00) which is ideal for applying shadow in the corner, in the crease or all over the lid. 

The Ivy League Collection also includes a fresh, new spin on fall’s strong eye: Forest Shimmer Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($21.00). To create the shade, Bobbi blended deepest green with golden pearls to create a liner that really makes eyes pop.

By far, my favorite product of the line is Bobbi’s Lip Crayons ($22.00). This awesome pencil “combines the luxurious feel of a lipstick with the ease and convenience of a jumbo, crayon-inspired pencil.” Including a custom-sized sharpener, the Lip Crayon is available in six shades: Honeysuckle, Coral Pink, Raisin Berry, Posey, Dusty Nude, Wild Rose. I have Dusty Nude, which is a medium beige that is so pretty on. It’s a lovely natural that will go with all my autumn outfits!

Visit www.bobbibrown.com to learn more and to purchase this collection before the first leave falls.

Bobbi Brown’s Illuminating Bronze Collection

“Nothing says summer to me like healthy skin with a bit of shimmer. It’s gorgeous and super sexy – and who doesn’t want to look like that?”

– Bobbi Brown

I know I want to look like that! A great bronzer is the center of my summer makeup wardrobe. Bobbi Brown has come out with the Illuminating Bronze Collection. The products in this collection are:

Shimmer Brick for Body ($75.00 USD) — This oversized bronzer brick can be used on arms, legs, décolleté, or anywhere you want to glow. It features three shimmering bars of color. This can be used with Bobbi Brown’s giant All Over Body Brush ($85.00 USD), to add a little color any place you wish.

All Over Bronzing Gel SPF 15 ($28.00 USD) — Bobbi Brown has offered this gel-based bronzer before, but it now has the added benefit of sun protection. It is available in a new shade, Golden Sun, and the original shade, Desert Sun. Depending on desired effect, blend bronzer all over face or where the sun naturally hits – forehead, nose, cheeks, and chin.

Illuminating Bronzing Powder ($33.00 USD) — I have this bronzer in Aruba, a light golden bronze, but it is available in 6 sunny shades. The ultra-soft and smooth pressed powder is formulated with a unique and innovative blend of sheer powder and micro pearls. This is a shimmery bronzer, but not glittery, and can be used for day or evening looks. I have been wearing it to work and have been receiving compliments on my makeup.

Visit the website at www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com to purchase a new bronzer or to find a location near you. Have fun glowing!

The Nautical Collection by Bobbi Brown

The Nautical Collection
The Nautical Collection
Bobbi Brown has introduced the Nautical Collection for a sheer summer look. The colors are corals, pinks and mauves and they impart a soft shot of color that is great for warm weather looks!
 
Sheer Color Lip Gloss ($20.00 USD) — This is a glossy sheer color that looks dark in the tube, but almost clear with a hint of color on. It has a brush applicator, which I love for lip gloss and smells faintly of vanilla. I have Marina Pink, which is cross between fuscia and berry. It is quite pretty on. The gloss is a bit sticky, but the shine is worth it! It is available in 4 colors; Marina Pink, Cabana Coral, Popsicle (bright pinky-red) and Sailor (a softer pink).
   
Sheer Color Cheek Tint ($22.00 USD) comes in a cute, chubby little tube that fits perfectly in my purse! The product swivels up like lipstick and I like to apply iton the apples of my cheeks, then blend it up with with my fingers. I have Sheer Mauve, but it also comes in 5 other colors:  Sheer Blackberry, Sheer Coral, Sheer Lilac, Sheer Pink and Sheer Raspberry. This is an easy and fast way to get some color this summer! 
 
Perfectly Defined Mascara ($22.00 USD) I have not had a chance to try this product, but the website touts, “This new formula lengthens, separates and curls lashes for perfect definition with one easy sweep. The secret? A unique multi-comb brush and equally innovative formula, working together to enhance each and every lash. The flexible, long-wearing formula doesn’t flake or smudge and stays in place all day long. And best of all, when you’re ready to take it off just use warm water! Available in black, Perfectly Defined Mascara is both Ophthalmologist and Dermatologist tested and is safe for contact wearers.”
 
To check out the Nautical Collection and other fabulous Bobbi Brown products, visit www.bobbibrown.com.