Archive | February, 2010

Cabana Corals

16 Feb

Bobbi introduced the Cabana Corals collection this week via email. I stalked this collection back in January and was happily rewarded. I looooove this collection! At first I was  a little skeptical, and a little biased against orange. However, I was pleasantly surprised three weeks ago when I purchased the Nectar Shimmer Brick, Cabo Coral Pot Rouge and Sunset Beach Shimmer LipGloss. I am a caramel complexion girl and that Nectar Shimmer Brick looks great on my skin. Every time I wear the Nectar Shimmer Brick I get a lot of compliments.

When the collection first appeared online (@ Nordstrom) there wasn’t a recommended or suggested look.

So how do I wear Cabana Corals? I do it two ways so far, I either work the Nude Eye Palette (from late summer/early fall 2009) or the Chocolate Eye Palette. For the Nude eye look, I wear the Navajo as the all over lid color, then Maple Sugar on the lid and Chino in the crease. I line my eye with the Caviar Gel Eyeliner, and mascara. When i wear the Chocolate Eye Palette I use the same technique, a light flat all over lid color (Bone), shimmery lid color (Cacao Shimmer Wash or Champagne Truffle Shimmer Wash) and a flat shade (Stone) in the crease.

For my cheeks I also add the Nectar Blush, which is not part of this collection. I got this blush last year during a makeover and haven’t worn it since then.  Don’t ask me why I haven’t worn it because  well I don’t have a good reason considering how good it looks…. Well I apply the Nectar Shimmer Brick on my cheekbones up towards my temples, then I apply the Nectar Blush right on the apples of my cheeks blending it out and then I do the Bobbi “pop” of color with the Cabo Coral Pot Rouge just on the apple of my cheeks. For my lips I either do Blondie Pink Lipstick or Heather Buff, which is applied very lightly and sparingly then on goes the Sunset Beach Shimmer LipGloss.

Online at the Bobbi website there is a model featured wearing Cabana Corals as part of the Pretty Powerful Campaign, click here to view. Additionally, over on the UK Bobbi website, there is a Cabana Corals look featuring a model, and a Cabana Corals Eye and Lip Palette, click here to view. The eye and lip palette is apparently pretty popular in the UK, as it is sold out, however you can get it here at Neiman Marcus.

Update: Bobbi used coral shades at the Rachel Roy Fall 2010 show. Click here to view the post at Stylist, which features a beautiful picture. There is also a great review and photos at Musings of a Muse, click here to view. I will try to get some photos of the swatches on my skin up soon.