Showing posts with label #bobbibrown. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #bobbibrown. Show all posts

January 25, 2016

Swatches ~ MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks | Swatches on Brown Skin + Video

MAC Liquid Lip Color Swatches on Brown Skin

I thought that I would try a few of these colors just to see what all the fuss was about. I actually ordered 5 of them but only 4 came. Mac shipping dept did something weird, three came in one box and one came in another box and I was like... where's the fifth one??? So I call them and the wanted to resend it but I just asked for a credit because I didn't feel like waiting another 5 days for it to arrive.... I was ready to photograph and swatch these babies!

September 22, 2015

Swatches ~ Beautiful Concealers In My Arsenal for Women of Color



I didn't start using concealers until I reached the ripe age of 50...now i'm in my mid 50's and let's just say, I don't really need them but I like how they enhance the look of my eyes.  There seems to be a wide variety of concealers from high-end to low-end in a variety of shades for African American and women of darker skin tones.  Over the last 5yrs, i've seem to have collected quite a bit. Some I have replaced due to the fact that I seem to keep reaching for them repeatedly.  Below are my swatches and how I feel about each one.

September 12, 2015

Swatches ~ Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow Highlight Powder + Video

Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow Highlight Powder

It's back in stock at Sephora so hurry and get it while supplies last.  Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow was definitely one of the most coveted items in the beauty world this summer.  I tried and tried to find it but it was sold out online and at all the major beauty counters.  Finally I received a "back in stock" email from Sephora and I immediately ordered it.  I'm sure that I have something almost exactly like this one in my highlighter collection.... but you know.... I just had to have it.

April 26, 2015

Lookbook ~ Featuring Tarte Tartelette Palette

Tarte Tartelette Palette

Last Lookbook post before my Blepharoplasty (upper eyelid surgery)

Today's Face:  Bobbi Brown Stick Foundation in 6.5 Warm Almond, Mac Medium Deep MSF, Stila Mineral Powder in Med Deep, LAGirl Pro Concealer in Toffee


Eyes:  Tarte Tartelette Palette, Mac Arena Eyeshadow, Mac Phlox Garden Fluidline, Sephora Glitter Eyeliner,  Lancome Mascara 

April 17, 2015

Beauty ~ My Top 10 Orange Blushes Every Girl Needs for Spring!

 Orange Blushes For Women of Color

When it comes to blushes I'll definitely admit that I'm a hoarder. But when it comes to orange blushes, it's more of an obsession. When you find a color that compliments your skin tone, you tend to buy more of that color. I think I have about 24 total, but the 10 listed in this post are all permanent and still available online (links provided for convenience). I didn't think it was fair to include orange blushes that were LE or no longer available. I like to rotate my blushes giving them all some love and even though they may look new, I've actually worn all of them.

January 17, 2015

Lookbook ~ Featuring Urban Decay Electric Palette

Urban Decay Electric Palette


Eyes:  Urban Decay Electric Palette (Revolt/Jilted/Urban), Mac Carbon, Brown Script, Era eyeshadows,  Mac Dark Majesty Fluidline



Extras:  Bobbi Brown Honey Concealer, Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base, Lancome Defiinicils High Definition Mascara, Michael Kors Signature Perfume 

January 15, 2015

Lookbook ~ Featuring Dior Longwear Eyeshadow in Meteore

Dior Longwear Eyeshadow in Meteore


Cheeks:  Nars Rotonde Blush, Mac Early Morning Blush (as highlighter)

Eyes:  Dior Longwear Eyeshadow in Meteore, Mac Constructionist Paintpot (base)


Extras:  Anna Sui La Nuit De Boheme Perfume, Mac NW40 Prolongwear Concealer, Mac Texture Eyeshadow (transition)

January 9, 2015

Lookbook ~ Featuring Tom Ford Burnish Amber Quad

Tom Ford Burnish Amber Quad


Cheeks: Rock & Republic Blush in Bedroom, Laura Mercier Illuminator in Spellbound

Eyes: Tom Ford Burnish Amber Quad, Mac Indianwood Paintpot, Mac Texture Eyeshadow, Inglot #25 Liquid Eye Liner, UD 24/7 Eye Pencil in Junkie, Lancome Hypose Drama Mascara

Lips:  Mac Mahogany Lip Liner, Fashion Fair First Lady Lipstick

Extras: Bare Minerals PrimeTime Eyelid Primer, Individual Eyelashes, Hard Candy Face Primer

November 14, 2014

Lookbook ~ FOTD w/Before and After Photos Using LE Mac

 FOTD w/Before and After Using all LE MAC Products
 Wouldn't we say that makeup is a "creation of art" nonetheless we all go through some sort of transformation every morning to present our best selves to the world.  Today i'm using Bobbi Brown Foundation with all Mac LE products.  I really need to give my LE items a little more love so i'm going to incorporate them into my everyday beauty routine.

September 17, 2014

Swatches ~ Anastasia BH Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette

Anastasia BH Tamanna Dress Your Face Palette

I was very excited to order this palette from the Anastasia website.  The Tamanna palette is the third palette of the Dress Your Face palette collection that came out last month.  I didn't order the first two palettes from the collection but this one I just had to have. I think this palette is WOC (woman of color) friendly because it has more colors that suite darker skin tones.

January 21, 2014

Swatches ~ Anastasia DipBrow Pomade in Chocolate

Anastasia DipBrow Pomade in Chocolate

Anastasia DipBrow Pomade in Chocolate was the second color I bought.  I really like this color and I think it compliments my complexion, not too dark or too red.  I also bought Auburn which I reviewed HERE, Aubrun was slightly redder but I toned it down with an eyebrow pencil, normally I use one over my base to give the brows more staying power.

January 11, 2014

Swatches ~ Anastasia DipBrow Pomade in Auburn

 Anastasia DipBrow Pomade in Auburn
My eyebrows are a huge part of my beauty regimen because I lost about 85% of my eyebrows due to Alopecia in my early 40's.  So I depend on all kinds of brow products from gels, liners and powders to give me the range I need to sculpt and them to look as natural as possible.

December 5, 2013

Swatches ~ Bobby Brown Oil-Free Even Finish Foundation in 6.5 Warm Almond on Brown Skin

 Bobby Brown Oil-Free Even Finish Foundation in 6.5 Warm Almond
It's no secret that Bobbi Brown is one of my favorite foundations, she has absolutely knocked it out of the ball park with her range of foundation for women of color.  I have never been disappointed with any of her products from lipsticks to concealers.

I've been wearing her Oil-Free Even Finish Foundation in 6.5 Warm Almond for over a year now.  I still wear her liquid foundation and stick foundation but I prefer the compact because it's so easy to apply.

May 5, 2013

Swatches ~ Bobby Brown Cover Touch-up Stick in 6.5 Warm Almond

Bobby Brown Cover Touch-up Stick in 6.5 Warm Almond

Bobby Brown has surpassed all my foundation expectations, even beating out Chanel which I love. I bought this touch up stick in my color Warm Almond to carry in my purse.  Usually the only touch-ups I do to my face is blot the oils away with my Guerlain Transparent Press Powder reviewed here.

April 1, 2013

Swatches ~ Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Foundation in Warm Almond on Brown Skin

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Foundation in Warm Almond

It's no secret that my favorite foundations are from Bobbi Brown and Fashion Fair, this is because their colors match my complexion perfectly and always gives me a flawless finish.

I love Bobbi Brown's stick foundations which I reviewed here, my colors are warm almond and almond.  When I wear Bobbi Brown, I use their Illuminating Finishing Powder to set my foundation because I like the hint of shimmer it contains, not too much but just enough to give my skin a very beautiful glow.

January 5, 2013

Lookbook ~ Using Lorac Pro Palette

Using Lorac Pro Palette
This is an everyday subtle look using the Lorac Pro Palette.  I don't have on false eyelashes and I don't normally wear them unless i'm going out for date night with my husband.  Usually I put them on for my Lookbook photos but today I decided not to.


December 28, 2012

Lookbook ~ Sunset Eyes Using BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette

BH Cosmetics 120 Color Palette

I came home from the gym and started playing in makeup, I wore this peach colored jacket from Bebe and I loved the colors so I thought, why not create a look to match.

December 23, 2012

Lookbook ~ Urban Decay Naked 2 Glam

Urban Decay Naked  2 Glam

I created this look using my Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette with a touch of color on my lips and cheeks for contrast. I'm also wearing brown prescription contacts, I don't wear them often because my right eye has an oblong shaped pupil and the brown part of the lens covers my vision, so basically i'm only seeing out of one eye.  Maybe I'll do a close-up of my eyes so you can see what i'm talking about and explain all that has happened to my right eye including surgery.

December 17, 2012

Swatches ~ Bobby Brown Foundations, Illuminating Powder and Corrector on Brown Skin

Bobbi Brown Dark Peach Corrector
All month i've been wearing foundations by Bobby Brown and I absolutely love the creamy consistency of all of them.

December 14, 2012

Lookbook ~ Mac Color Form 5 Warm Eyes Palette

Mac Color Form 5 Warm Eyes Palette

I really enjoy using colors that I don't normally wear. I also don't think fall has to be about dark colors or smokey eyes.  For me, Fall is a transitional period for colors that are bright and vibrant to subtle and sexy.... sort of like toning it down a bit and being a little more understated.