This spring, Bobbi Brown is going beyond her famous “I’m not wearing makeup” bag o’ tricks and taking a chance on glittery pastel eyes with the Blushed Pink collection.
From left to right: Sparkle Eyeshadow in Mica, Ballet
The limited edition Sparkle Eyeshadows ($24 each) take glitter and make it sophisticated, age appropriate and totally not scary. For me, these four shades are the highlights of the release!
Bobbi also included a lovely spread of pink lip and cheek colors in her trademark classic style — colors that look natural (read: no hot pinks or fuchsias with blue reflects, yo!) and enhance, rather than disguise, one’s features.
Sparkle Eye Shadow takes center stage in Blushed Pink!
I can’t hang when it comes to big ol’ teeny bopper chunks of glitter (aye, I’m 33!), so any eyeshadow that makes me look like a Hot Topic refugee just isn’t an option.
You know those liquid shadows filled with fine grains of microscopic glitter (like Givenchy Precious Sari Glittering Eyeshadow)? The Sparkle Eyeshadows apply like that.
Seasoned makeup junkies might find them a little too sheer, but glitter shy gals (like moi) who prefer subtler looks might want to give ‘em a try. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
Today’s Blushed Pink Look: Shimmery pastel eyes with pink cheeks and lips
The Blushed Pink model in the promo pics inspired my look today.
For the eyes, I started with a thin layer of MAC Paint Pot in Painterly applied over the entire lid, followed by Mica (a shimmery gray) and Ballet (a shimmery pink) in the crease and on the brow bone.
To increase the contrast with the glitter, I patted Birch (a cool matte brown) into the outer V and then swept it along the lower lash line.
I finished the eyes with a little Clinique High Impact Curling Mascara on the top lashes and Tarte Bottoms Up mascara on the bottom.
For the cheeks, I swept In A Rush Blush from Clinique Quick Blush on the apples and up to the hairline.
Swatches from left to right: Ballet, Mica, Birch, Blush Pink, Baby
To finish off the entire look, I applied Bobbi’s Blushed Pink Creamy Lip Color (a creamy brownish pink) with some Baby Glitter Lip Gloss (a glittery and sheer peachy pink) on top.
What do you think? Is this enough color for you, or do you crave more?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. You know how I’ve been aching for a new haircut, right? Well, I still haven’t made up my mind, but I think I’m narrowing it down. What do you think of Vanessa’s long and wavy cut with bangs in this pic here?