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Bobbi Brown Downtown Beauty 6-piece Color Collection Semi-Deal

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on November 1, 2010

I’ve said many times in the past that while I love Bobbi Brown cosmetics, I hate the prices. Even though the products are usually high quality items, forking over that much money is painful and not always feasible. It’s even worse when a new collection full of pretty products comes out and of course you don’t want just one item, you want 5.

Luckily, every now and then, QVC puts Bobbi Brown items on Easy Pay.  Then all I have to bitch about is the cost of shipping.  But wait!  On the rarest of occassions, QVC puts Bobbi Brown items on Easy Pay and then throws free shipping in too.  Still not good enough?  Did I mention that every now and then, QVC puts Bobbi Brown items on Feature Pricing?  Tonight is one of those every now and then nights.

The Bobbi Brown Downtown Beauty 6-piece Color Collection doesn’t feature 6 individual products.  It features 2 palettes in addition to 4 individual products.  You receive a 0.25 oz five-well eye shadow palette with mirror and Ivory (creamy white); metallic Heather Lilac (gray violet with pearl flecks); Bronze Shimmer Wash (bronzed brown); Heather (medium gray violet); Black Plum (dark brown plum), a 0.15 oz five-well lip palette with mirror and lip sheer in Peony (bright pink); creamy lip color in Bronzed Pink (shimmering bronze/pink); lip color in Brown (medium pink brown); creamy lip color in Pink Sequence (silvery pink); metallic lip color in Ruby (soft ruby pearl), a 0.1 oz jar of long wear gel eyeliner in Caviar (deep black brown), a 0.14 fl oz vial of sheer lip gloss in Popsicle (light pink), a 0.14 oz compact of blush in Washed Rose Shimmer (warm rose), a dual-ended eye shadow brush, an ultra fine eyeliner mini brush with cap, a lip brush, and a tip card.

The whole collection is Feature Priced at $92.76 with an original QVC price of $102.00.  It is also on 4 Easy Pays of $23.19 plus tax.  And of course, don’t forget about the free shipping.  This deal is only good today, November 1st.

If you ask me, this is a pretty great deal for Bobbi Brown make-up.  Just over $23 a month for 6 items including 2 palettes???  Crazyness.  Great collection to introduce yourself to the Bobbi Brown line if the price has kept you away in the past.

I am the only one who feels better about spending larger amounts of money on make-up when they are spread out?

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Bobbi Brown Sparkle Glamour Quad

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on October 10, 2010

Items from Bobbi Brown’s Holiday 2010 collection are beginning to pop up everywhere.  Even more surprisingly, a few deals have popped up as well.

QVC is offering Event Pricing on select new items this Columbus Day weekend.  One of these items is the brand new Bobbi Brown Sparkle Glamour Quad.  The Sparkle Glamour Quad is a beautiful palette featuring four neutral glimmer shades.  The shades include Pink Glitter (light crystal pink), Smokey (deep gray), Moonlight (light silver), and Sandy (warm golden beige).   The shadows contain micro-glitter, so they are not teeny-bopper glittery.  It’s definitely a more elegant sparkle.  The retail price is $40, but the QVC Event Price is $34.40.

These shadows are soft shadows, so handle with care.  Anyone who is heavy-handed when trying to get product on an applicator should be especially cautious (don’t worry, we’ve always been heavy-handed at sometime).  Also, butterfingers should be careful not to drop the palette.  The make-up artist at the Bobbi Brown counter that I spoke to said that one of the make-up artists accidentally dropped a handful of the quads and the shadows in all of them broke up and crumbled.

Personally, I think the shadows in the Sparkle Glamour Quad are best applied with some sort of sponge applicator.  A brush applicator tended to lead to fallout.

I tested the Sparkle Glamour Quad out at the Bobbi Brown counter in a Nordstrom’s while on vacation this past week.  The bad thing is that I only had my iPhone on me and the pictures were absolutely horrible due to the low lighting in the store.  One of the reasons that the shadows were hard to pick up in the photo is the fact that these are incredibly sheer, especially the two lighter shades.  I had to add multiple layers to get the color to really show.  I guess that’s both a good and a bad thing.  If you are someone who likes a bolder color, you may run through this palette rather quickly.  Also, although the shades in this palette are listed as a pink, gray, silver, and beige, I don’t think they really come across as such.  All of the shades seem to have some sort of brown tinge to them.

The Bobbi Brown Sparkle Glamour Quad is a beautiful neutral palette that we would expect from Bobbi.  If you pick it up, I’m sure you’ll use it not only for the holidays, but for those everyday events too.  It really is gorgeous.  My only concern is that the price is a little high for me, especially given the fact that you need to apply multiple layers to see the color.  Also, everyone knows that I am completely overloaded on neutral beige shades right now.  This is on my maybe list.

What are your thoughts on the Bobbi Brown Sparkle Glamour Quad?  Want it?  Undecided?

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Bobbi Brown Pink Ribbon Shimmer Brick

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on September 28, 2010

The latest Breast Cancer Awareness Month cosmetic item that I have come across comes for the wonder Bobbi Brown.  This year Bobbi offers the Pink Ribbon Shimmer Brick.  Most beauty addicts should already be familiar with Bobbi’s Shimmer Bricks.  The Pink Ribbon Shimmer Brick features five shades that blend together to give your face a beautiful pink glow.  For those who have never used a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick before, you are left with more of a radiant glow than a ton of color.  This is not a shimmery blush.  Each purchase of the $38 Pink Ribbon Shimmer Brick contribute’s to Bobbi Brown’s $35,000 donation to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  Also, if you pick up the Pink Ribbon Shimmer Brick thru BobbiBrown.com you will receive free shipping on your order as well as a Pink Ribbon to show your support in the fight against Breast Cancer.  This offer is good now thru the end of October.

I cannot recommend Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks enough.  I have never been disappointed with a Shimmer Brick.  They leave your face with such a gorgeous natural glow.  Very often, I just throw on some Shimmer Brick when I’m just out running errands and don’t feel like getting all dolled up.  It’s also the perfect addition to your holiday party look.  You’ll look like an angel.

What are your feelings on Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks?  Love them?  Hate them?  Think they are overrated?  How about too pricey?  Leave a comment!

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Oh My God, Oh My God, Oh My God…Bobbi Brown at Sephora!!!

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on September 15, 2010

Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God…I was just browsing at Sephora.com and what do I see in the drop down menu of brands…BOBBI BROWN!!!  I can’t believe it.  Let me just tell you, this is the best beauty news I’ve heard lately.  I am a huge lover of Bobbi Brown products, however, I am not a lover of Bobbi Brown prices.  I’m lucky in that I have had tremendous luck picking up Bobbi Brown products at The Cosmetics Company Store at many an outlet mall.  Now that Bobbi products will be available at Sephora, we’ll be able to take advantage of Sephora sales like the annual 20% off Friends and Family Sale.  Not to mention that I love the fact that I will no be able to check out Bobbi Brown products without having a sales person at a cosmetics counter hovering over me trying to persuade me to spend my next year’s salary on products.

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Free Shipping + Free Gift At BobbiBrown.com

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on August 24, 2010

Here’s a new free shipping offer that found its way to my inbox this morning.  This one is for BobbiBrown.com  Thru August 26th use coupon / promo code HYDRATE to receive a free travel-sized mini Rich Color Gloss in Pink Buff AND free standard shipping on any order.  This is in honor of the release of Bobbi Brown’s new Hydrating Skincare line.  Happy Shopping!

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THE BEACH!!!

Posted by anotherbeautyblogger on June 7, 2010

I’m sorry but everytime I see a reference to Bobbi Brown’s beach scent I immediately think of the Seinfeld episode where Calvin Klein steals Kramer’s beach scented fragrance.  But I digress.  So have you seen  Bobbi Brown’s Beach Club Collection?  I am in love!  The collection features a new limited edition Shimmer Brick in Beach ($38), 5 new shades of Long-Wear Cream Shadow (Moonstone, Opal, Surf, Pink Oyster, and Shore…$22 each), a new Treatment Lip Shine SPF15 in Clear ($22), and of course the beach scented fragrances.

According to a wonderful Bobbi Brown make-up artist at Macy’s, the 5 new shadow shades are being implemented into the permanent line.  I am over the moon about that because all 5 of these shades are quickly becoming my go to shadows.  Four of the shadows are metallics.  My favorite is Moonstone, a gorgeous multi-faceted green with hints of gold and gray.  Surf is icy blue with silvery sparkle.  Pink Oyster is a stunning pink with silvery sparkle.  Opal, my second favorite, is eye popping white with hints of pink and violet in it.  Shore is not a metallic.  It is a flattering neutral beige.  Not overly exciting on it’s own, but a nice canvas to blend with other colors.

A word to the wise, Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadows do contain glitter.  My experience has been that the glitter becomes more prominent when you thin it out to a sheerer finish.  As a result, you may experience glitter residue around your eyes and face and it flakes away.

Have you picked up any of the new Bobbi Brown Beach Club Collection?  What are your favorites?  Which products are you longing for?

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