What’s up, my fellow makeup lovahs? Have I mentioned that Clinique’s Bamboo Pink is one of my favorite lip colors, ever?
When I heard Clinique was doing an entire release based on it I went nuts!
The color itself is a cool, silvery pink — a cult favorite — and I was stoked to see that a lot of you are just as hyped about the news as I am.
Who could blame us, right? The limited edition summer release for cheeks, eyes and lips (available now) includes a color palette of cool pinks, bronzes and taupes that work together beautifully.
So far, I’ve played with five items from the 11-piece collection.
Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad in Bamboo Pink, $25
The Bamboo Pink Eye Shadow Quad comes packed with four perfectly coordinated shades of shimmery light pink, shimmery copper, shimmery taupe and shimmery rose-pink.
All apply on the cool side, so I’m guessing cool-beauties will be able to TURN THIS MUTHA OUT.
No doubt, the shades are shimmery, but they aren’t overly frosty, which I think makes them pretty easy to wear. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Cream Shaper for Eyes Duo in Chocolate Lustre/Cocoa Shimmer, $15
Okay, I’ll come clean — at first glance this dual-tipped pencil didn’t give me lusty makeup thoughts. I thought Cream Shaper for Eyes Duo in Chocolate Lustre/Cocoa Shimmer looked kinda ho-hum on the outside, but inside it’s a gem. The pencils are super creamy and glide on without skipping. They’re also water-resistant and don’t smudge for nuthin’.
I like how well both Chocolate Lustre (a shimmery brown) and Cocoa Shimmer (a shimmer taupe) work as eyeshadow bases layered beneath the colors in the Bamboo Pink Quad, yes! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A+
Colour Surge Butter Shine Lipstick in Bamboo Pink, $14
Butter Shine Lipstick in Bamboo (a shimmery, silvery pink; taste- and fragrance-free) has a hydrating formula with moderate color coverage. I like the shine and dig the moisture, too. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in Bamboo Pink, $30
WOWZAS! Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in Bamboo Pink packs a lot of shimmer. I found this out when I accidentally applied too much of this cool-toned light pink highlighting powder on my cheeks and nose. I had Mickey D’s deep fryer written all over me, so next time I’ll use a lighter touch and hope for a less obvs shimmery glow. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
Limited Edition Bamboo Pink Powder Brush, $30
I really wanted to love the Bamboo Pink Powder Brush because of the cute handle and densely packed bristles, but it feels a little scratchy against my skin and — bad news — deposits color unevenly.
Of the items I’ve tried from the release so far, it’s my least favorite. I wish it wasn’t $30, either. For only so-so performance? That’s asking a lot. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C
From left to right: four shades from Colour Surge Eye Shadow Quad in Bamboo Pink, Colour Surge Butter Shine Lipstick in Bamboo Pink
Fresh Bloom Allover Colour in Bamboo Pink, Cream Shaper for Eyes Duo in Chocolate Lustre, Cream Shaper for Eyes Duo in Cocoa Shimmer
Wearing Bamboo Pink on the cheeks, eyes and lips!
I can’t remember the last Clinique makeup collection I liked as much as Bamboo Pink, and I’m surprised the company didn’t release it last spring. The colors almost seem more springy than summery, but in the grand scheme of things that doesn’t really matter to me. Pretty makeup transcends the seasons! — and this stuff is timeless and wearable all year long.
More than meets the eye
LOL! El Hub called a few minutes ago to ask if he could go on a man date to see Transformers 2 with his buddy from work, so it looks like I’m fending for myself tonight.
I might treat myself to cheesy romantic comedy DVDs from the video store. The last good one I watched was What Happens in Vegas with Ashton Kutcher and Cameron Diaz.
How about you? What are you up to tonight?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,