Bobbi Brown Cosmetics
Now, being the low-maintenance girl I am (ha), I had never really splurged on high-end cosmetics. What would be the point? I thought. All pigment is the same!
A nice boy gave this to me for Channukkah because I left my toiletry bag and all the make-up therein on a plane over Thanksgiving. Now, being the low-maintenance girl I am (ha), I had never really splurged on high-end cosmetics. What would be the point? I thought. All pigment is the same! Wrong, wrong, wrong. I have to use SO LITTLE makeup now to get the same results I was getting with my old drugstore makeup. Frankly, I'm into economy, and it has to be better for my skin. A+
Bobbi Brown is a genius. Her neutral lip pencil can be worn alone and transform feathered, dry lips to youthful, and her foundation contains some kind of fountain of youth. Using her stuff was a true revelation. I was told that 10 years were erased from my face. Tip: have a makeover at a department store done first before you buy!
First off, I am a bit biased because I LOVE Bobbi Brown products! However, I've actually never used a palette before, because I always figured there would only be just a few colors that actually worked for me, and the rest would be a waste of money...but that's all changed with this product. The packaging is ideal - a top compartment with the 3 lips colors and 1 lip gloss, that cleverly slides out sideways to reveal...three very neutral eye shadows on the bottom. This palette also comes with two mini (3-4 inches long) brushes. One brush is double-ended with a smudge-brush, which I used to apply the chocolate/gray shadow and at the other end a basic shadow brush. The other brush is for the lipcolor. A very nice sized mirror is included at the top as well. Now on the colors - eyeshadows are included: Bone, a yellowish white (great for highlighting the brown bone area), Cement, a med. matte brown, and Chocolate, a slightly brownish dark gray. All shadows are matte finish. 4 lipcolors are included: Cashmere lip gloss, a light caramel color, Brownie lipcolor, a med. pink with some brown in it, Soft Rose a deeper pink with some brown, and Rum Raisin lipcolor, a brown with some wine in it that was my everyday - go to-YLBB color. All lipsticks are matte; the lip gloss is dewy but not shimmery. I had a lot of fun mixing and matching the lip colors - everything can be combined for some really nice lip looks. Even with all of these products, it's still very light, so this is perfect to toss into my bag for the office and for travel. I will get a lot of use from this palette!
Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!