Archive | July, 2010

Denim & Rose Video Tutorial

29 Jul

Sonja’s got another tutorial, this one for the Denim & Rose Collection. This one is especially helpful because there are some good technique tips that Katrina gives for our eyes. I have seen Bobbi state this as well, that one should press the shadow into our eyes instead of rubbing it in. This will prevent fallout which can be particularly dangerous when you are doing that smokey eye. No one wants to look like they were socked in the eye or crying… Check it out at YouTube Also check out her detailed review with pictures on her blog


Blue eyeshadow’s comeback

28 Jul

You may have noticed the reemergence of blue shadow. A once taboo eye shadow shade has made its way back to beauty counters and into make-up bags, including mine.  I remember blue frosty eyeshadow being banished from women’s make-up bags while watching a makeover on the Oprah show (I think it was the late 80’s maybe early 90’s). Gone are the frosty blue eyeshadows of the past as well as hmm frosty shadows. Remember that book “Blue Eyeshadow Should Absolutely be Illegal“. In 2010 its more about shimmer  and bold color rather than glitter or frost. For me blue became a covetable shade when I saw Alexander McQueen’s collection for MAC (Fall 2007). I loved that collection, which was clearly inspired by Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra. I moved on from the aquas of that collection which recalled the Mediterranean to a very shimmery deep blue shade by Urban Decay.

Tom Pecheux is now Creative Makeup Director at Estee Lauder and launched their new line with a blue eyeshadow compact “Blue Dahlia” for the Pure Color collection. Clearly Estee Lauder (parent company of MAC and Bobbi Brown cosmetics) is moving in hmm a more fashion forward direction with the employment of Pecheux. The ad campaign images are beautiful for Fall 2010 and the color is rich and intense.

It’s looks as if there is a blue for everyone from the dark intensity of denim noted in the Denim & Rose collection to the watery aqua shades of the summer.

Bobbi Brown’s Pretty Powerful Makeovers on Oprah

8 Jul

Check out these “Pretty Powerful” makeovers by Bobbi posted on There is great commentary and step by step instructions for each look. Check it out here.

Bobbi’s make-up tips for denim @ and Denim & Rose giveaway

3 Jul
Two great things at for Bobbi fans in the article “Best Makeup for Denim: Bobbi Brown’s Tips for Looking Gorgeous in Jeans + Win Her New Palette!
This article features tips on how to wearing make-up featuring the Denim & Rose Collection and a Denim & Rose Palette Give-away.
To achieve the model’s Denim & Rose look (see photo below) Bobbi starts with a neutral eye.  “Apply the neutral, bone shadow all over the lid from lash line to brow. Next, sweep a gray-ed blush shade, like Bobbi Brown Gray Denim Shadow, from lash line to crease, before lining the upper lid with ink blue liner and brushing on two coats of mascara.”  To complete the look “Then add Bobbi Brown Denim Sparkle Eye Shadow and three coats of Bobbi Brown Extreme Party Mascara in Denim. On the apples of the cheeks, brush on Pink Rose Blush, with particular attention paid to blending well. Finish with Bobbi Brown Indie Creamy Lip Color topped with Bobbi Brown Hot Rose Lip Gloss.”
To win the palette you must leave a confirmed comment to the post telling them what makeup you wear with your jeans.