Sunday, November 16th, 2008

Take the Day Off Makeup Removericon ($16.50) is a classic choice for a good makeup remover. It’s excellent for removing stubborn bits of makeup around the eyes and lips. There is also a cleansing milk and cleansing balm version of the same formula.

Moisture Surgeicon ($34.00) feels like a water-based moisturizer; it’s like a gel rather than a cream. It’s very good at moisturizing skin and keeping it moisturized throughout the day. It’s one of their more recent products, but it’s definitely worthy of representing the brand.

Almost Powder Makeup SPF15icon ($22.50) is one of my favorite powder foundations. This is something you can easily keep in your purse for touch-ups to existing foundation (because the powder itself is incredibly finely milled and lightweight) or to put on before going out.

All Over Colouricon ($29.50) is a gorgeous compact, both in the color range, effect, and the appearance. What I like about these compacts as they’re affordable, despite having the cute flower emblazoned into the product. I love the way these work as blushes and subtle highlighters simultaneously.

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Long-Wear Cream Shadowicon ($22.00) If you’re looking for a good base by Bobbi Brown, try one of her long-wear cream shadows. Available in a nice range of colors, you’re bound to find one that can amp up your favorite shadows.

This innovative, long-wearing formula goes on comfortably and has a soft, velvety finish. Plus, it stays on, doesn’t crease, and maintains its true color. Apply with fingers or the Cream Shadow Brush (sold separately).

Long-Wear Gel Eyelinericon ($21.00) Gel liners are fab for getting precise lines without the trials of liquid liner. This liner is indeed long-wearing; don’t worry about touching up or fading throughout the day.

Shimmer Brick Compacticon ($38.00) Bobbi is most definitely known for her shimmer bricks! They come in several varieties and shades, and you never know when a new one will show up. Depending on the shimmer brick and the skin tone it’s being applied to, they can act as highlighters, bronzers, or blushers.

Basic Eye Paletteicon ($45.00) If you like easy, no-fuss-no-muss palettes for your eyeshadows (or lipsticks!), Bobbi has you covered. The Basic Eye Palette is just one of many available palettes. Throughout the year, the brand regularly releases limited edition palettes to coordinate with their launches.

The Best Of… series is designed to introduce some of the best products offered by the brand. If you’ve ever wanted to try the brand, these are products worth meeting for the first time.

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

Bliss Lemon + Sage Body Buttericon ($35.00) This is one of my favorite body moisturizers! The scent is this great herbal-laced lemony fragrance that isn’t overwhelming, nor perfume-y. It’s incredibly thick and hydrating, which makes it ideal for the winter time.

Bliss Softening Socksicon ($48.00) Talk about a luxe gift! These soft gel socks slowly release jojoba, olive oil, and vitamin E while they keep your feet warm. I just love these for curing dry heels and tough feet–I do admit I wish they weren’t so pricey!

Bliss Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Maskicon ($52.00) This is my go-to when I haven’t slept well. This helps to instantly refresh my face, so at least I don’t look half as tired as I feel. A little goes a long way, and I don’t use it every day or anything, which means the product itself earns its keep by lasting forever. (Okay, not quite forever, but long enough.)

Bliss ‘Thinny Thin Chin™’icon ($48.00) Have you been remiss on slathering your neck in sunscreen and moisturizer?Keep your neck looking youthful with this product. I think this may be the only product on the market (at least mainstream) that’s designed for your neck/under your chin.

The Best Of… series is designed to introduce some of the best products offered by the brand. If you’ve ever wanted to try the brand, these are products worth meeting for the first time.