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You may treat your very best friend(s) incredibly well this season, but if you have more casual gal pals that you want to give the gift of beauty to, don’t fret, we’ve found some great ideas! We’ve kept in mind that these ladies are your friends, but not your closest ones, so we’ve made our guide to reflect gift suggestions to reflect the gift giver with a modest budget who still wants to give something to everyone!
So readers, fret not for we have some ultimate finds for your darling gabby girlfriends…
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Bobbi’s Inspiration: “Raspberry is a brilliant way to wear color. It brings out the natural flush of pink on cheeks. There’s a shade of raspberry for every complexion — from pink to deep raspberry.”
Pink Raspberry Face Palette ($55.00)
The new Pink Raspberry Face Palette has everything a woman needs to get the Spring look. This limited edition compact features a beautiful range of cool, neutral tones for eyes offset by sheer shades of pink raspberry for lips and cheeks.
- Exclusive Navajo Eye Shadow
- New, Exclusive Fog Eye Shadow
- New, Exclusive Pink Raspberry Blush
- New, Exclusive Raspberry Lip Sheer
- New, Exclusive Blue Raspberry Lip Sheer
Pink Raspberry Mini Brush Set ($55.00)
The new Pink Raspberry Mini Brush Set includes key makeup brushes to create the look of the season. A soft, zip around black case with a raspberry interior features four of Bobbi’s most popular mini brushes: Blush, Eye Shadow, Eye Liner and Lip.
Lip Crayon ($22.00)
Bobbi’s new Lip Crayons offer the luxurious feel of lipstick in the convenience of a jumbo sized, crayon-inspired pencil. This non-drying formula has a smooth, creamy feel and color that lasts all day. Each pencil comes with a complimentary custom sized sharpener.
- Pink Raspberry
- Wild Raspberry
Black Raspberry lip sheer ($22.00)
This light, creamy formula is designed to give lips a wash of see-through color. Now available in a beautiful new Black Raspberry shade.
Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks ($22.00)
This award winning cream-based formula is great for both lips and cheeks. Now available in two new shades of raspberry that work on a wide range of skin tones.
Pink Raspberry Glitter Lip Gloss ($19.00)
To complement the Pink Raspberry Face Palette, Bobbi introduces Pink Raspberry Glitter Lip Gloss. This beautiful new shade offers high shine and shimmer.
Pink popsicle Lip Gloss ($19.00)
The perfect touch of color for Spring. Bobbi’s new Pink Popsicle Lip Gloss offers a bright burst of clear color.
Bobbi Brown’s Spring 2008 Pink Raspberry Collection will hit stores this January 2008! Check out photos to go along with this new collection… Continue reading →
How do you keep track of your stash? How do you remember what you bought? Do you have a spreadsheet or do you just remember from memory?
Memory! I tried to do a spreadsheet, but I’m too lazy.
EVA GREEN is seen here in a very fashion forward look, because very rarely will you see a celebrity (and in fact, it is technically a “makeup don’t”) sport both a classic red lip with dark, smoky eyes. For someone with Green’s features, both are definitely not necessary to accentuate her beauty, but I think half the fun in breaking the rules is having the confidence to do it, so why not share how Green pulls this look together? Start with your favorite eyeshadow base (like Urban Decay’s Primer Potion) all over the lid. Apply MAC’s Satin Taupe eyeshadow all over lid using the 239 shadow brush. With MAC’s Mystery eyeshadow, apply it to the outer corner with the 239 brush. Using your 224 brush, dust MAC’s Carbon eyeshadow into the outer crease, blending into the outer lid. Take the 239 brush and gently dab a touch of more Satin Taupe above the crease, blending it upwards just a bit. With the 239 brush, again, apply MAC’s Phloof! eyeshadow above crease and all under the brow bone to highlight. Apply MAC’s Feline kohl power along lower lash line, and then use the 219 to take a bit of Carboneyeshadow and smudge it along the lower lash line, going lightly on the inner portion and heavier on the outer portion. Apply several coats of black mascara to both upper and lower lashes–top with false lashes for extra drama. To really duplicate Green’s look, take a powder eyeshadow similar to your natural brow color and gently extend brow outwards as pictured in Geren’s look.
Green’s face is excellently highlighted with a healthy dose of pink glow and shimmer, which livens up her cheeks while still allowing them to be fairly subdued relative to the rest of her face. It is truly a feat of mastery to be able to look gorgeous in bold eyes, cheeks, and lips simultaneously. Keep skin looking light and natural by applying a light coat of foundation, whether powder or liquid. For powder, try a mineral-based one to minimize a cakey look. For a liquid, we recommend MAC’s Face & Body foundation. With liquid foundation, spritz a fluffy powder or buffer brush (129, 150, 182) lightly with water or Fix+. Dab a bit of the liquid foundation on your cheeks, forehead, nose, and chin using a 194 brush (concealer). Using your lightly misted fluffy or buffer brush, spread the dabs out evenly to give yourself a light cover of foundation. For powder products, using a buffer brush is still recommended in the application process. Use a cream blush like NARS’ Multiple in Orgasm all over cheeks with MAC’s Dancing Light beauty powder dusted lightly on apples and cheekbones with a 129 or 150 brush.
We are thinking Green’s lips are utterly matte, or at the very least, semi-matte, so we cannot emphasize enough how important it is to prep and prime lips to the fullest. Make sure to moisturize lips with a thick lip balm prior to putting on lipstick (preferably, apply it at the start of your makeup), and then remove any excess lip balm that has not been soaked into your lips. With bold red lips, it is important for anyone who has lips that have a tendency to bleed with wear to line lips effectively. We recommend MAC’s Red Enriched cremestick liner for all red lips. With the 316 lip brush, apply MAC’s Russian Red lipstick (or MAC’s Classic Dame mattene lipstick–perfect, but limited edition!) going along the edge of your lips. On the second pass, start filling in the center of the lips. It is likely that you will need to apply a third all-over pass, and potentially a fourth, depending on how much product you apply in each pass. Using a lip brush allows you to be meticulous about application, providing you with better precision, evenness, and color richness. Tilt your head and smile, show some confidence, and be prepared to break a huge makeup don’t!
New Romantic “Unicorn” Palette ($27.50)
Inspired by the euphoric and intoxicating feeling of new love. The New Romantic Unicorn palette contains everything needed to evoke your inner romantic. Three lovely shadows flirt with a trio of seductively shimmering glosses all meant to be mingled with the kit’s perfectly passionate blush! Create the look of innocent love or go all out glam to inspire an evening of lustful bliss!
What makes it worth it: The shadows have good color pay off, and the selection is versatile enough to give you the ability to create several lovely looks from the three eyeshadows. I think the blush is absolutely gorgeous; it’s a shimmering pink that is almost pale, but not quite, making it excellent for both warm and cool tones. The packaging is cute, so if this is your thing, you’ll love this palette for sure.
Why you might pass on it: If you aren’t a palette fan, then this obviously isn’t for you. The brush with this palette is similar to other Too Faced palettes, but I’d probably never use it myself. Also, with no blush brush, you’d have to dig into your own stash anyway.
Find this product at Too Faced locations, www.toofaced.com, and www.nordstrom.com.
Cammie tells us what she used…
I used manhattan celebrate as my base. to the inner part of my eyelid I applied light silver from my inglot eyeshadow, to the middle part – medium silver, and dark silver to the outer one. I blended them. I picked up dark silver to the lower eyelid also, blended it on the outer and inner corner of the eye. waterline I lined with silver oriflame pencil (it’s really good for it, very soft so its easy to line with it). I used eyeliner for the upper eyelid only.
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