This iconic figure in the world of beauty needs no introduction: Bobbi Brown.
A celebrated makeup artist for 30 years (!!!), her brand Bobbi Brown Cosmetics enables every woman to enhance her unique beauty. The products are straightforward, easy-to-use and in timeless hues, all formulated to create a smooth, natural, and healthy appearance.
In 1991, her 10 lipsticks debuted at the Bergdorf Goodman under the name of Bobbi Brown Essentials. Bobbi was expecting to sell 100 in a month. She sold 100 within the first day. The message was clear: Women wanted makeup that was simple, flattering, and wearable.
I was first turned on to Bobbi Brown Cosmetics in the mid 90’s. Having a strong warm undertone, I found it impossible to wear foundation for the simple fact that most drugstore brands were too pink for my complexion. When a family friend from the US stayed with us one weekend, she saw me smoothing on a decidedly cool Cover Girl hue (I was in my teens at the time so CG was all the rage – and all I could afford). Discreetly, she popped down to the guestroom and returned with a stick of Bobbi Brown foundation.
“Try this,” she offered.
I looked at the most sophisticated piece of makeup I had ever laid eyes on. Enchanted, I warmed a bit of the foundation on my fingertips and proceeded to blend in the exact match for my skin tone. Weeks later, I received another stick in the mail, courtesy of my generous family friend.
If you didn’t catch my review of beach Body Lotion, click here. In a nutshell:
“The fragrance – beach – is the cleanest, freshest, most tantalizing scent I have ever smelled. I’m hooked! I literally could not stop applying the lotion to my arms and upper body… and last night, I booted it to Holt Renfrew so I could pick up the beach Eau de Parfum.
beach captures the very essence of summer with a lightly intoxicating blend of sand jasmine, sea spray and mandarin. But it doesn’t merely smell like the beach. It smells like the beach at a 5-star resort, where a gorgeous cabana boy is offering you a fruity concoction while you turn over on your side to enjoy the view of the clear blue water lapping up to the shore.
Or, for my 80’s girls – running through the sprinkler in th backyard, wearing Coppertone sun tan oil, trading jelly bracelets and drinking Kool Aid. The fragrance evokes so many memories, it’s almost like a nostalgic drug.”
I’m also a big fan of the Illuminating Bronzing Powder and Bronzer Brush; I received “Bahama”, a deep golden bronze, to review. (You may click to enlarge pictures.)
|BRONZER IN #7 BAHAMA|
|CLICK TO ENLARGE FOR THE GORGEOUS PEARL FINISH|
The bronzer is silky soft and so smooth to the touch. It’s formulated with a unique blend of sheer powder and micro pearls, which gives it the perfect sheen without being too shiny. The powder glides on sheer, evenly and gives skin a seamless natural-looking glow. After applying the bronzer my husband joked that it looked like I was lying out in the sun for two days – the perfect compliment, considering it took me only 30 seconds to apply the bronzer :)
|BRONZER APPLIED ALL OVER FOR SUN-KISSED LOOK|
Bobbi Brown Cosmetics can be purchased at Holt Renfrew and Murale locations across Canada, and online at bobbibrowncosmetics.com (US only).
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