Most of the time when I’m out shopping for a new outfit, like I was yesterday at the mall, it takes a lot to knock me off course. Well, Bobbi Brown must have seen me coming because her new Cabana Corals collection stopped me dead in my tracks.
Now, Bobbi does a lot of variations on pink for lips and cheeks, but she decided to shake things up this time by devoting an entire collection to coral.
I happen to love coral makeup because I think it can look great with a tan, but Bobbi also recognizes that it can be a *bit* intimidating to wear, especially if you’re shy about brights.
So she varies the color’s intensity across the products in the release. If you’re color-shy, maybe start with a wash on your cheeks with one of the Pot Rouge cream blushes, or dust a hint of shimmer along your cheekbones with a Shimmer Brick.
If, on the other hand, you ain’t afraid of no bold, full-on coral fiends (I’m with ya, sistah!) can jump in with one of the more vibrant lipsticks or glosses.
From top to bottom: Shimmer Lip Glosses in Golden Nectar, Coral Sand and Sunset Beach (each $20)
From left to right: Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral, Cabo Coral (each $22)
Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick ($38)
Nectar Shimmer Brick ($38)
Top row lipsticks: Coral Reef, Coral Glaze, Cabo Coral; Bottom Row: Guava, Calypso Glaze, Salmon (each $22)
From left to right: Nectar Shimmer Brick, Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick, Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral, Pot Rouge in Cabo Coral
From left to right: Lipsticks in Coral Reef, Coral Glaze, Cabo Coral, Guava, Calypso Glaze, Salmon
From left to right: Shimmer Lip Glosses in Golden Nectar, Coral Sand, Sunset Beach
How do you think Bobbi did with this release? Not vibrant enough or just right? The Cabo Coral lipstick and Nectar Shimmer Brick are speaking volumes to my soul…
Speaking of soles
Finally yesterday, after several months of serious shoe drought, I found my new pair of heels at Anthropologie! They’re these Draped Olive Pumps by Miss Albright ($148).
I figured the olive green had a little bit o’ spice but was still muted enough to wear as a neutral.
Believe it or not, they’re pretty comfy! The heel looks a little higher than it really is. They’re actually covered platforms (you can tell from the front), so about an inch of that height comes from the sole.
Oh, and I learned a new shoe trick yesterday! One of the sales associates who helped me had some runway and print modeling experience, and she said that during shows and shoots they’d apply masking tape to the bottoms of their shoes to protect the soles from scuffing. So simple, right? But I’d never heard it before.
If you’re ever on the fence about a brand new pair of shoes, cover the bottoms with tape. Then, you can test drive ’em around the house for a couple of days (without scuffing the soles) and still have the option to return them if things don’t work out.
I’m pretty sure I’m keeping these, though.
What do ya think of the thick runners socks? Those are to stretch out the area for my toes.
Sexy, I know. LOL!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,