Every once in a while, like today, I want to raise my hands up and yell to the heavens above, “Thank you, universe, for inventing text messaging!”
Waiting in line at the [INSERT ANNOYING PLACE WITH LONG, EXCRUCIATINGLY SLOW-MOVING LINES HERE] wouldn’t be anywhere near as much fun without the random texts about boys and makeup that find their way to my phone. Par exemple, as our high school French teacher used to say, here’s one from my friend Jen yesterday…
And here’s the one I’d text you about Bobbi Brown’s new Bronzer/Blush Duo…
LOL! You might remember it from a few weeks ago when we looked at swatches of the Desert Twilight fall collection.
I just started wearing the limited edition $36 duo, which features Bobbi’s Bahama Brown Shimmer Blush and Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer, and the compliments have been rolling in!
Sort of. Yesterday the mailman said, “You look less tired than usual,” and this morning El Hub asked if I’d been doing pushups because my cheeks looked “all pink and flushed.”
Not sure if either one qualifies as a compliment, but I’ll take ‘em both.
Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Twilight Night Shimmer Ink on the left (also from the Desert Twilight collection), and the Bronzer/Blush Duo in Bahama Brown and Pink Peony on the right
The split-pan powder compact houses a neutral brown blush on one side and a neutral pink bronzer on the other. Both look super intense in the packaging! — but much less intense on my skin.
They lend a healthy-looking wash of color with the faintest glint of shimmer that leaves me looking like I spent the afternoon sunning on a park bench beside a stack of comic books and a tall glass of ice tea.
For a subtle glow, Bobbi suggests dusting Peony Pink all over the face, and then applying Bahama on the cheeks for some color, but I like to flip that script by wearing Bahama as a bronzer and Peony as a blush.
To apply, I smile — and use a domed brush like the MAC 138 to sweep Bahama Brown on the back part of my cheeks and subtly chisel them out. Then, I blend Pink Peony on the apples of my cheeks using a blush brush for color and radiance.
The look might not be pigmented enough for gals who love intense colors, but the semi-sheer powders are just so easy to blend and long-lasting that I’ve pretty much fallen in love.
Oh, and there’s a good chance they’ll work well with your skin tone, as these shades seem very agreeable.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Bobbi Brown counters and online at bobbibrown.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
MAC and Archie Comics coming spring 2012
“Betty! Veronica! Where’d you put my makeup?!”
“Ah, there it is… Over at MAC Cosmetics.”
For their latest collaboration, a comic affair, MAC consulted two very famous girls, one named Betty and the other named Veronica.
The collection doesn’t debut on MAC counters until spring of 2013 (!), but as a comics fan, I’m curious, to say the least.
First, if you’re planning to go to Comic Con in San Diego this week, LUCKY! Second, you might want to stop by the MAC store in the city’s Gaslamp Quarter, located at 234 5th Ave. (between L & K Streets), for an extra serving of artistic flair and early MAC/Archie excitement.
American comic book artist and illustrator Dan Parent of the Archie Comics series will be at the store on Wednesday, July 11, from 2-5 p.m., and Thursday, July 12, from 11-12 p.m. and again from 6-8 p.m., drawing demo illustrations of Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica and doing custom sketches for fans.
If you’re familiar with the famous Archie/Betty/Veronica love triangle, you can also support your favorite Archie girl by texting “Betty” or “Veronica” to 89862 (message and data rates may apply).
Fans of the winning Archie girl will be the first to learn when they can purchase the collection online next spring.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,