Friday, 28 November 2014

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for a Candlelight Glow

Hey Guys,

Hope you all are happy and healthy.

According to Bobbi Brown "Nothing lights up your face than shimmer". For a million dollar shine and glow, Bobbi Brown created shimmer bricks.

I picked up mine very recently in color Beige. Beige, as described on the Bobbi Brown, website provides candle light glow and will work well with peach and pink blushes. 

When you see the product, the colors look very boring and neutral. But, when they are mixed together, they gives metallic shine wherever you apply. The shine is very similar to what I get from my Estee Lauder's Highlighter in Modern Mercury. The Beige shade looks very similar to Dior's Amber Diamond, but, the shine is impeccable. I am short of words to describe how beautiful it looks. Especially now during winters when rest of the world is gloomy, the Bobbi Brown shimmer brick will make you glow and shine high. 

I like applying it using a small fluffy brush such as Sigma E40 and on the high points of face, cheek bones, cupid's bow, bridge of the nose, and tip of the nose. It doesn't make my combination skin look oily or cakey and hasn't broken me out. 

As for the product, it comes in a black plastic compact with a mirror. I feel that the compact size is too bigger for the amount of product (10.3 gms). But, for a delicate product like this much size is important for to travel safely through continents. Thankfully it doesn't come with a brush which would have further increased the size of the compact and not to mention, price.

I purchased mine from Bobbi Brown's New Delhi store for INR 2500.00, which I feel is quite reasonable as very little goes a long way and worth the every penny.






Left to Right: Swatches from Darkest to Lightest in the Pan, Last Swatch with all colors blended together





I hope you guys liked the review. I am now eyeing Nector and Copper & Diamond Shimmer Bricks.

To my American readers, a very Happy Thanksgiving. Hope you all are having a great time with your families.

Lots of Love













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Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Kylie Jenner AMA 2014 Red Carpet inspired make-up look

Hey Guys,

Hope you all are happy and healthy. 

I have been missing in action lately every year. There are many reasons for being missing. But, one needs just one kick to get the b**t moving and I got that kick when I saw pictures of Kylie Jenner at AMA 2014 red carpet. Her floating burgandy gown, her laid back casual hair and her flawless make-up. I just loved everything about her. 

I researched a bit on Kylie makeup online and found out that the makeup artist Rob Scheppy went with matte skin and defined brows, full lashes and to compliment her gown he used M.A.C. Cosmetics Burgandy lip pencil on her lips with a bit lip balm for hydration. He used Eyeko products on her eyes, lashes and brows, MUFE base products and Charlotte Tilbury filmstar bronze and glow. 

Sadly, I had only Burgandy lip pencil in stash, so tried to re-create her look with what I have. Originally, the MUA has not used any blush on her but, I felt, the over all look better with blush on me. And I am not wearing any false lashes! 

Scroll below for list of products used. 

Kylie Jenner AMA 2014 Red Carpet Look

Kylie Jenner AMA 2014 Red Carpet Look with Blush


Face:

  • Lancome Teint Idol Ultra Foundation 
  • Nars Radiant Creamy concealer in Ginger and Biscuit under eyes + Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage #2 
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC42 for blemishes 
  • Chanel natural finish loose powder #40 
  • Nars bronzer in Laguna 
  • Poudre Signee de Chanel illuminating powder (Review here)
  • Chanel JC blush in Rose Initiale 
Eyes:
  • MAC eye shadows: Nylon, Cork, Mystery 
  • Maybelline Falsies Mascara 
Brows: 
  • MAC Coquette and Brun eye shadows 
  • MAC Clear Brow Set Gel 
Lips: 
  • MAC Burgandy lip pencil 
  • Nivea lip balm 
Nails:
Chanel Le Vernis in Mallice (Review here)


Hope you guys liked my take on Kylie's look.

Lots of Love