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!
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Lots of Looks in a Little Package — Too Faced Glamour To Go

Too Faced Glamour to Go 2
Too Faced Glamour to Go 2

I treated myself to this wonderful little makeup kit with a gift card I received for Christmas.  It is always fun to try out new makeup colors.  I have been using this palette all week and have been creating great eyeshadow and lip gloss combinations.

The Too Faced Glamour to Go kit ($19.50 USD) includes 8 eye shadows, four lip colors and a blush. It comes in a little mirrored compact with the eye shadows on top, and the blush and glosses sliding out on the bottom.

The eye shadows contain shimmer, but aren’t too glittery which is perfect for me. Their pigments are okay, but not the most concentrated. I find if I use an eye shadow base or concealer under it, then layer the shadow, it will last me all day. The colors come in cool grays and pinks and warm golds and browns for a variety of looks.

The blush is a lovely peachy-pink with just a hint of shimmer. I only need a little of this because it is a bit bright on my pale winter skin. I really like it, though because the shade matches the cool and warm eye and lip looks.

The lip glosses are almost the consistency of a soft lipstick. They are a little sticky, but not too bad. They are very shiny and shimmery, so it might be more of an evening look if you work in a conservative office. I work in a non-profit, so a little glitz is fine!

The best part of Glamour to Go is that it is so small. I do my face in the morning, then toss it in my purse. I then have it on hand for touch ups at work. It does not come with applicators, so I just use my fingers or bring a brush or two along. Fun!

Ulta — My New Fun Find

I’m so excited! Imagine my delight last month when I discovered that a new Ulta store had opened 5 minutes away from my house. This must be like when a junkie finds out his dealer has moved into his neighborhood! I am very addicted to beauty products!

Before this, I have only been to one Ulta store, which wasn’t nearly as nice as mine (oh, yes, it’s mine!). I love the mix of high end products with ones you would find at your neighborhood drugstore. It’s so much fun to dream of splurges why you are buying more affordable treasures.

On a recent trip to Ulta, I decided to check out their own cosmetics brand. These items are very affordable, ranging from the regular price of $6.50 US for an eye or lip liner to $14.00 US for mineral powders. But be on the lookout for sales, they often price their cosmetics for much cheaper.

I found myself intrigued by their eye shadows and eye liners. I’ve been recently into shadows with a bit of a sheen to them. The colors I chose are Gold Leaf, a shimmery medium antique gold and Pearl, an shimmery ivory shade. I used the Gold Leaf on my upper lid with the Pearl under my brow bone. I find that this is a nice day look. The only down side is that the end of the day, the colors faded quite a bit. I bet with primer underneath, they would last longer.

I also purchased Ulta’s Kohl Eye LIner in black. This is a very creamy liner that glides on easily. I used it on my upper lash line for my day look. Although this is a nice liner, like the shadow it was almost completely gone at the end of the day.

For the price of the shadows and liners, especially on sale, these are good products and I would recommend them.