Monday, October 28, 2013

Mauvey Nights with Bobbi Brown .




Bobbi Brown is not exactly a brand I look to for products . I own a few matte shadows from her line and that's about it  . In my opinion the foundations are too yellow , the blushes and lipsticks are nothing special . Also , her  palettes are always too sheer and they all look the same to me :/.

That being said , I was recently at the Guerlain counter getting a facial with the Orchidee Imperial line and I mentioned to the SA that I wasn't a fan of the BB line . The BB counter manger overhead us and asked me to stop by once I was done with my facial lol . Needless to say I was a little  hesitant approaching her but I also wanted to hear what she had to say *the troll in me couldn't resist lol *

I probably spent 2-3 hours at the counter playing with products and I can honestly say the look she created for me was absolutely beautiful ! This was one of the best make overs I have ever had . I walked away from the counter with a new friend , a new look and a bag of products to play with :) 



She insisted on doing a pinky/mauvey /plum look on me which I is completely out of my comfort zone . I like warm browns and reddish tones on myself personally but I was pleasantly surprised by her color choices for me . 


Bobbi Brown Velvet Plum shadow and Velvet Plum longwear Cream Shadow . 

Bobbi Brown Velvet Plum longwear cream shaow swatch , Velvet Plum shadow and both of the products layered . 

She started with applying a layer of Velvet Plum long wear cream shadow on my lids and then topped it off with velvet plum powder shadow . We used a little bit of an eye shadow in Taupe to diffuse the color . I love love love this combination ! The cream version is a little warmer than the powder and both of them are decently pigmented .  They lasted 7 hours on my oily eye lids with no primer .



Bobbi Brown Mauve Shimmer Ink

Then we took the gel liner in Mauve Shimmer Ink and lined my lid and the lower water line . The line was diffused with a smudge brush to give a soft smokey effect . We finished the eyes with two coats of Party Mascara . I like the look of the liner with the look but the formula is nothing special . I prefer the LM gel liner to the BB ones . 


Bobbi Brown Sand Pink Blush 

On my cheek she used a little bit of Blush in Sand Pink and blended it out towards the hair line . I absolutely love this color on me ! Surprisingly , I do not have a mauvey pink blush in my collection and this is just perfection .

Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve Cream lip color  and True Pink creamy matte lip color , BB true pink creamy matte  and BB pale mauve creamy lip color.

Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve Cream lip color  and True Pink creamy matte lip color

Last but not the least , the Lips ! We used a light layer of True Pink Creamy Matte Lipcolor and then topped it off with a a 2 coats of Pale Mauve Creamy Lip color . The Creamy Matte lip colors are very pigmented and creamy so I recommend patting them on the lips and them pressing the colors into the lips with your finger . The Creamy Lip color is very sheer and hydrating and reminded me of the Dior Addicts . This lip combination last 6 hours on me and faded beautifully ; leaving a soft pink color on my lips . 


I couldn't find a match in the line so we skipped on foundation .Thankfully it was good skin day and I was able to get away with it .

Overall , I have worn this look almost 8 times in the past month and that's alot for someone like me who has so much makeup .The eye shadow combination is perfect on my almost black eyes . My coworkers said that it made my eyes glow ! The blush and lip combination are the perfect ccompliment to it .

 Does this mean that I am a BB girl now ? Not by any means but I do like the products I bought and I can definitely wholeheartedly recommend these . I did go back to the counter to have a look but sadly nothing really spoke to me like these products did . I own a 6 pan palette from the line and that's probably going to be it for me :).

Would you like to see swatches of my custom BB palette ?
Lmk 

xxoxo 
A.

8 comments:

  1. Whee I'm glad you discovered BB! I wouldn't call it my favorite, but it has great stuff indeed! Isn't it great when a pro puts together a look for you that you can do on your own? Annnd yes, show your custom BB palette!

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  2. These two shadows layer so beautifully together and creme base for powder shadow wear really long. I also love the lipstick, but I love every lippie in your lips, so it is not an exception ;-)
    I would live you see the swatches of your BB palette!

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  3. lol ur so sweet :) those shades wiould lovely on ur eyeballs too *stalker* hehe
    I will definitely swatch my palette :)

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  4. this is really a testament to a good Makeup artist . She really took it as a challenge and understood my opinion instead of dismissing it :)
    I love it ! I love wearing all these together
    ok I will definitely post swatches !
    xoxoo

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  5. Bobbi Brown really started my love affair with makeup. I love the cream shadows and that iconic gel liner really was amazing.

    Your lips look amazing! and I love seeing Sand Pink. That color looks so beautiful.
    More swatches! More swatches!

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  6. thank you mama belly ! I was more of a LM and Nars girl when I started
    I will definitely post more swatches
    xoxoxo

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  7. yes, please…I'd like to see swatches of your 6 pan palette!!! I had some bb shadows before and didn't care for them. Then I got the famed bright pink blush - forgot what it's called? - and didn't like that either. I do like the shadow stick very much though…bought it after seeing Lisa E's smokey brown eye tutorial!!! Beautiful colors and so happy you are loving the look so much :-)

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