Gosh after a LONG time I finally got around to doing the FOTD that was requested when I originally purchased the Bobbi Brown Forest Metallics palette!
You can see my prior FOTD (and review) using the Burnt Sugar Metallics Palette by clicking here.
You can see my first impressions about the palettes by clicking over here.
Ok….I hadn’t yet used this palette until this morning and I have to give everyone a fair warning if you haven’t used yours or if you are about to purchase this. The warning is this is a very, very, very, very dark palette. Obviously when you see the palette you’ll notice how dark the greens are but they go on even darker and it’s a bit of a challenge to create a look with this! Not to say I don’t love the palette, I most certainly do, however it is a bit hard to work with as the colors are difficult to blend correctly without the entire look looking BLACK. So a word to the wise prior to using or buying this practice caution with your application 😉
What I Used:
Bobbi Brown Forest Metallics Palette
MAC Technakohl in Jade Way
KATE Gel Mascara
KATE Mascara Primer
Kiss Passion New York Division Eye Nuance in 08
MAC Technakohl in Black
Bare Escentuals Glimmer in Lime
Sana Egopri Silver Glitter Mascara Overcoat
A lovely reader left a wonderful comment for the Muse and had asked a question in regards to Lush and using Angels on Bare Skin.
I’ve discussed Lush a plenty on my blog as it’s part of my main skincare/bodycare/haircare regime so I pimp it as much as possible as I’ve had such brilliant results with it and of course when it works good the Muse must pass that info onto all you lovely ladies I’m positive you recall my rather long post about Lush prior to this but if you happened to miss it do click here and have a look!
Now her question was about a product called Angels on Bare Skin. Angels on Bare Skin is a Preservative Free Face Cleanser. First time users may be confused how exactly to use it! So…here’s a tutorial for Stephanie and anyone else who was interested in the best way to use Angels on Bare Skin!
Stephanie thanks for your comments and your question! I hope this helps!
MuseTV Presents: Angels on Bare Skin Tutorial
(If the video doesn’t play right away please try back in a few)
One of the Muse’s readers and mates, Taryn, requested I do an FOTD with one of the new Bobbi Brown Palettes.
Taryn, this one’s for you! Hope you like it! You need these palette girlie (Wait did you get a few of these already? Can’t remember eep!)!
What I used:
Bobbi Brown Burnt Sugar Metallic Palette
KATE Gel Mascara
I originally wrote a first impression about the palettes when I purchased them a week or so ago. I based this review solely on swatches I did and just viewing the palette by eye. I’ve finally dug in and used Burnt Sugar today so here’s a mini review after using the palette.
My original post I had spoken about how the MA said the fall out was a major problem with these however I experienced almost no fall out! Originally the colors looked super shimmery, which of course leads to major fall out, however I experience no such problem during application this morning! Any fall out on my face in the pictures (I always have a severely hard time clearing up fall out!) is strictly from the Excel Single shadow that I used for a highbrow highlighter none of it was from the Burnt Sugar shadows!
The palette isn’t as shimmery as I originally thought! I really have no word for the texture of these shadows. I read on someone’s blog (*blush* I forgot who’s otherwise I’d properly credit whoever it was) that the shadows almost feel creamy in texture and I think that pretty much sums up how they feel for me. It’s almost as if the shadow is a cream and a powder in one. The powder is very thick and I’m curious how they’d look if I used a mixing medium to thin them out (If wet will they take on a Metallic look? Hmmmm something to try!).
Blending is a snap with these and the colors are highly pigmented as promised by the MA I purchased these from. You don’t need much of the color to work with, a quick swipe of your brush will pick up plenty of color!
Personally I think Burnt Sugar gives a bit of a conservative look, for me anyway, as you know I’m one for bolder colors! However, I really do like the look these created, it’s very natural, soft, and of course very Fall/Autumn.
Overall I like these and I experienced none of the drama I had with the Sand and Surf Palette! Yay Bobbi Brown! Keep palettes like this coming and I’ll be back for more!