Some things in the world of makeup and beauty deserve to be shared no matter how laid back, natural or casual you are. I love makeup and have to wear it a lot for the business I'm in. My sis doesn't at all. She can't stand it. I had to beg her to put on mascara and a bit of blush for our brother's wedding two years ago. Sounds unthinkable, but entirely too true. The girl's created this mental allergy to it.
I've tricked her though, into liking certain looks by first showing her the pretty bottles, packaging, and colors by a few of my favorite makeup designers. Bobbi Brown is one of them. When the lipstick palette queen came out with her Desert Twilight Collection, my sister couldn't help but twiddle her fingers in anticipation of what I was going to do with it.
Yup. So, I showed it off, explained to her how natural, yet pretty the colors would look on her complexion and how the bright blue nail color was for me... she shouldn't fret. I was pushing it too far if I tried to convince her the polish was acceptable while treating patients. It's perfect for wearing on TV, though. Bright, yet appealing. I mean, who doesn't love turquoise?!
The collection, which is now on counters all around, boasts some soft hues with bright colors that are reminiscent of an art stroll in Taos, NM. The eyeshadow palette ($60) has soft and metallic colors, wearable everyday, especially evening. My fave of the 8: Dusk Sparkle Chocolate Mauve. It just sounds sexy.
Transition makeup isn't complete without a perfect bronzer. Bobbi's bronzer/blush duo comes in a round compact and offers up a perfect combo of brown and pink.
The collection is simply essential. The 8 color eye palette fits right into the mini, travel-perfect brush set ($55, limited edition). This is a must-have in my bag for 2-3 day trips. In fact...it has a flat mini blush brush, flat mini eye sweep brush (which I'm working on conquering), flat mini angle eye shadow brush and a flat mini ultra fine eye liner. Does not get more essential than that!
If you're up to broadening your palette this fall, check the line out. It's soft enough to enjoy every day shimmer but sparkly enough to reserve for special soirées!
A few other new prods by Ms. Brown to look for are her Pretty Powerful Uber Basics collection, inspired by her 7th book, "Pretty Powerful Beauty Stories." This is the kind of collection that targets women like my sister. Simple and basic. Bobbi states it best: "It's makeup, simplified." The collection is a quad storyboard, each one having the basics -- a blush, lip color and eyeshadow. The lipstick and eyeshadow compliment each other with a shimmer and flat option.
On counters now, too. $21-$28.
Everyone has a story! Wear it.
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* I did not receive compensation for this post. However, I was given samples to try out. All opinions are my own, always. I love me some pretty makeup!