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 ?