So, I have not been a fan of Bobbi Brown. I just thought that their makeup was too…plain, I was used to the bold offerings of M.A.C. I even went to get a makeover done at the Bobbi Brown counter at Saks and left feeling, well you know…plain!!! For me the colour offerings were too limited and it was too much work to look like I was wearing nothing at all.
But over the years I think that they have refined their look a little and I even bought Bobbi’s latest book, which is really good especially because it gives an insight into becoming a makeup artist. So it went beyond basic beauty.
For Spring 2010, Bobbi brings Cabana Corals, a very beachy, summery collection.
Cabana Corals, Spring 2010
And I’m allllll about summer! I am not a coral girl but I think that this is the first collection that I am interested in. It looks bright for BB and the shimmer bricks are #1 on my list. I’ve heard a lot about the shimmer bricks and I think I want to try. Has anyone tried this collection????
I hear that it’s seriously cold in the US, but I am still chillin’ in the Caribbean!!!
Here’s what NARS is offering for its Spring 2010 campaign.
Amber Valletta for NARS
Looks interesting!!!! Bright but very wearable!
It’s available online at narscosmetics.com and in stores on January 15, 2010.
EDIT: Here’s some more information about this collection!
Inspired by Catherine Deneuve’s role as Lucille in La Chamade, the NARS Spring 2010 Collection features soft, sexy shades that are as elegant as they are versatile. “I love Catherine’s makeup look in this movie,” says François. “It’s very sophisticated and bourgeois in a Parisian ‘16th Arrondissement’ way. She is the perfect reference for this collection, and apropos for spring, a time to embrace color and get noticed.” The hues are playful yet sophisticated and can be either soft and subtle or bold and daring. As always, the effects are limitless, determined by application, technique, and attitude.”
Q&A WITH FRANÇOIS NARS
What is it about Catherine Deneuve’s character in La Chamade that inspired you?
Catherine’s character Lucille has a confidence that is infectious, which is such an important trait. She is breathtakingly beautiful and exceptionally elegant, dressed impeccably in haute couture. She exudes inner style and outward beauty.
What is it about Catherine Deneuve and her style that is so timelessly appealing?
Catherine is a French icon and one of the most beautiful women in the world. She’s immensely talented and fearless in the characters she plays. She has a true sense of style, elegance and good education—but she has an edge. There is nothing obvious about her sexual image and power. Her seductive power is strong, but comes through without the typical corresponding aggression.
How do you see women wearing these shades?
Absolutely any and every way they want! I never dictate—I create makeup that is a vehicle through which women can express who they are and how they are feeling. It’s an accessory, and a fun one, I hope.
About the Collection: CRUISING
This subtle, sexy pink lipstick hue provides a sheer natural long-lasting color. The
hydrating formula can be worn alone, or over a NARS Lip Pencil for variations
in color and depth. It’s neutral enough to pair perfectly with dramatic eyes, yet
alluring enough to attract attention when used on its own.
Serious luster meets sexy color in this ultra-sheer hot pink lip gloss. The eyecatching
and refreshing springtime hue is perfectly suited to deliver super shiny,
sensual lips. An extra dab of it in the center of the bottom lip will accentuate
sheen and fullness. It’s impossible to resist.
This high-shine strawberry nectar lip gloss is deliciously sweet and seductive.
Wear it alone, or over NARS lip products for a more intense effect and color
variation. The glossy formula will capture both the light and the attention of
This intensely gothic purple is a bright and audacious shade destined to become
a modern classic. Boasting a long-wearing formula, this intense nail hue
vacillates between opposites: rocker or royalty, rebellious or refined.
This dusty lilac powder eyeshadow yields just a hint of flirtation, but never
misses its mark. The long-wearing, crease-resistant matte formula boasts
a translucent texture and can be applied sheer, or layered with other NARS
products for a bolder result.
Named for the deep, dancing, sun-cast hues found in the French river delta, this
pairing of golden moss and sienna, with multi-colored reflections comes in a
soft-blending, glistening cream eyeshadow formula. Wear it alone or layered
beneath NARS powder eyeshadows to create more color, depth and intensity.
Like its Malaysian city namesake, this perfectly harmonized gold infused rose
and boysenberry pairing is influenced by contrasts—rich and subtle, traditional
yet modern. Wear the two shades separately or together, sheer or layered for a
more dramatic effect. Try swiping one shade over the entire eyelid and applying
the other just beneath the brow bone to highlight.
This bright sky blue, silver glitter-infused hue delivers powerful, vibrant color that
slides on smooth and remains creamy for blending. Use this glitter pencil layered
or alone—to line, accent, highlight or illuminate the eyes. No matter how it’s
used, the look will be as ultra-chic as the legendary Parisian nightclub for which
it was named.