I have had a fear of coral colored cosmetics since I was very young. It was 1983 and I was 13 years old. My BFF was a honey blonde with peaches and cream complexion and she decided to make me over. After applying coral (orange) blush and lipsticks on me she proudly showed me a mirror. The colors that looked so pretty on her were clownish and chalky on me– it made my Asian skin look sallow and yes, really yellow. I have not touched anything in that family of colors since then… until the Pretty Powerful Ad campaign photo shoot last September. When Bobbi decided to use her creamy concealer in Light Peach (I usually use Medium Beige) on me and continued with coral colored blushes, shadows and lipstick I went along with it (you do not question Bobbi when she’s applying make up on you– you just keep your mouth shut and try not to squeal from excitement). Luckily, the result was soft and flattering, nothing like the Cover Girl versions from 1983! The shimmering peachy coral colors Bobbi used on me turned out to be the Cabana Corals line from her Spring collection. I received samples of the collection this week and have been playing with them daily. My favorite in the collection is the new Nectar Shimmer Brick, it gives a very soft and subtle coral glow– which is surprisingly more natural than pink! I also blend it on my forehead and around the outer edge of my entire face– try it, it’s like having a camera man light you up. Jump to see the complete collection.
(Do you want to win a free trip to New York and take an exclusive private class with Bobbi Brown? I will have details for you in the next entry!)
Bobbi’s purse-friendly Pot Rouge is now available in a new sunny shade of coral. Creamy and easy to blend, pat on lips and cheeks for a beachy pop of color. I use the Pot Rouge when I go to the gym on both cheeks and lips. It’s super sheer and natural and does not look like I have any make up on. I’m obsessed with Pot Rouge- when I use it, people think I’m 12 and I get carded everywhere (okay, maybe 18 but still, far cry from my real age of 40)! $22.00
Metallic Lip Color: I love the Coral Glaze, it is a gorgeous color and gives a nice coverage.
Made with a unique combination of high-shine emollients and light-reflective pearls, this formula offers medium coverage with multi-dimensional shimmer. In three new shades: Coral Reef, Coral Glaze, and Calypso Glaze. $22.00
I panicked last Fall on my way to Asia because I was out of one of my shimmer glosses (luckily there are Bobbi counters all over the world!) Infused with subtle sparkle, Shimmer Lip Gloss is perfect worn on its own or over your favorite lipstick. Aloe extract soothes, Vitamins C and E offer anti-oxidant protection, and Jojoba and Avocado Oils keep lips soft and moisturized and these glosses never get . Available in three new colors: Sunset Beach, Golden Nectar, and Coral Sand.
the Cabana Coral colors Kelcie is holding for Bobbi to apply on me? I
feel really special that I got to try this 4 months ago :) Run to the nearest Bobbi counter and test it for yourself!