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Bobbi Brown Fall Collection 2009: Bobbi Brown Fall Nudes Collection

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I’ve never been much for nude makeup until I got on board with many of Bobbi Brown’s palettes. Last year with the release of the Bobbi Brown Shimmering Nudes Palette the Muse experienced neutral, nude shades like she’s never done before and loved it too!

Fall comes early this year when Bobbi introduces her new Fall Nudes Collection in July.

Check it out below!

This July, Bobbi Brown Fall Nudes Collection launches with a new limited edition eye palette that features eye shadow duos in a sophisticated and flattering selection of shades and finishes. The shadow duos come in customizable three pan palettes which can be filled with your choice of color options and items.

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Also introduced is a brand new shade of Bobbi’s popular Shimmer Brick in Nude Shimmer which features pink, gold, bronze, beige, and caramel.

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The collection also includes gel liner and creamy lip color to compliment the Bobbi Brown Nude Palette and Bobbi Brown Nude Shimmer Brick.

All the items will be available from Bobbi’s site and at counters starting in July.

As I mentioned I’m not one for nudes but Bobbi has a knack for making nudes exciting and different. I look forward to seeing the shimmer brick and eye palette in person.

Anyone excited about this release?

Wanting to haul it?

Tell the Muse!

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Beauty News: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics “The Bobbi Brown Experience”

If you happen to live abroad, lucky you, you’ll be happy to know that this Spring, Bobbi Brown is opening two new free-standing stores in Paris at 1 Bis, Rue des France Bourgeois, Le Marais, Paris and in Japan at 3-46 Kita-Aoyama, Minata-ju, Tokyo.


Jump ahead for more information.

The Studios are an expression of Bobbi Brown’s unique brand culture, and a way for consumers to discover and enjoy Bobbi’s products and services first-hand.

The store’s main goal is to offer a welcome environment for the consumer to try products at their own leisure or with the help of a Makeup Artist. When visiting The Studios you’ll have the freedom to design your own shopping experience. You can gather with others at an artistry table to exchange tips and ideas, watch a video of Bobbi’s seasonal inspirations and how to’s, or you can choose from a menu of specialized services. The Studio stores will also offer exclusive, limited editon items on a seasonal basis.

Oh my god jealous! I want to visit a Bobbi Brown Studio Store!

The Communal Artistry Table is a focal point of the stores inviting consumers that are either shopping alone or with friends to enjoy an environment where they can test products on their own or have a on the spot makeup lesson with an artist!

The entire studio experience is to get customers more hands on with Bobbi’s products and also to teach them how to use the products to their full advantages. Numerous services are offered in the shops.

This is the first I’ve heard of this and it appears we even have one across the bridge in Jersey. Perhaps the Muse needs to stop in for a peep!

Have you ever been to a Bobbi Brown free-standing store?

What was it like?

Tell us about it!

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Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer Powder Maui Review

I raved Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer Powder for you last week and I decided that since I already had added Antigua to my beauty arsenal it was about time I also hauled Maui.

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So away I went to Nordies to nail myself thee most delightful shade of bronzer I ever did meet.

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After testing out Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer Powder in Antigua and getting a few emails telling me how I had to haul Maui too I gave in and headed to Nordies to purchase myself a compact. Ever so happy I did! Thanks to everyone who rec’ed it as it’s delightful. I had it in my head for a while that I also wanted Maui but after the many raves I knew for sure it would be special. A simple glance at the display had me nodding and telling the sale associate, “Yes, please, ring that one up!”

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If anything at all Maui is actually even more flattering than Antigua as it’s such a pretty shimmery golden pink. I can’t say enough good things about these shades that Bobbi added to her bronzer collection. Truly pink it’s so universally flattering and as a bronzer it’s just idiot proof to apply. A quick buff with a kabuki and you’re left with sunkissed pink cheeks that give off such a pretty shimmer of color.

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Maui is considerably truer pink than Antigua is. Where as Antigua sports a slightly dusky, dirty rose shade, Maui is more a truer pink with hints of golden shimmer. Granted, I think both are killer shades but I’m ever so happy I hauled Maui as I seem to adore it even more. These are the only two pinks in the collection and I believe Maui was released last year where as Antigua is the LE shade for this year. I’m hopeful next year we’ll have another version of pink to choose from.

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Nothing makes bronzer feel user friendly like a delightful shade of pink!

Loving you Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer Powder in Maui (and you too Antigua!).

Anyone own Maui?

How about Antigua?

Share it!

Sportin’ Maui!


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Tips and Tricks for Bronzer Application

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The Muse is busy exploring the world of bronzers this year and she still has reservations about it, especially dank, matte ones, but she’s found a few tips and tricks that work at making bronzer (even the matte ones) rather flattering and pretty on her face!

Jump ahead for a few tips for making your boring, blah bronzer POP and SIZZLE for Summer!

Try pairing a matte bronzer with cheek stain!

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Application Tip:
Apply a dab of cheek stain on your cheeks and wait for it to dry. After dust on a bit of bronzer for a subtle sunkissed glow!

What the Muse says:
I absolutely love breaking bronzer up with a pinch of pink or red. Try using Benefit Posietint or Vincent Longo Lip and Cheek Gel Stain in Baby Boo.

Matte bronzer is a tad boring for me but you can spice it up a bit by using a deeper pigmented powder blush on top.

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Application Tip:
Buff your matte bronzer on, smile, locate the apples of your cheeks, brush on a light dusting of your favorite pigmented blush!

What the Muse says:
The final effect is a pretty sunny bronzed look! I love breaking up my matte bronzer with a touch of color as it looks more natural and pretty this way rather than a blah brown shade on my cheeks I can get a nice bronze finish with hints of pink or peach by using a richer blush color. Try it with MAC Mineralized Blushes as they are richly pigmented with plenty of pop!

A majority of bronzers are matte but shimmery ones are becoming more and more common. I actually prefer them with a heavy dose of shimmer as it breaks up all that heinous muddy brown! Try pairing your matte bronzers with a bit of shimmer to create a pretty glow on cheeks.

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Application Tip:
Buff bronzer onto cheeks and apply a fine application of gold or pink shimmer!

What the Muse says:
Not many people like glittery, shimmery finishes but I happen to adore them. That’s how I like my makeup. It’s not for everyone but I do think that a tiny bit of shimmer breaks up a matte bronzer beautifully.

Urban Decay Baked Bronzer on it’s own is beautiful but also pairing it up with a cream blush is really a pretty effect. It adheres to skin better and gives a gorgeous flushed, sunny look!

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Application Tip:
Apply a cream blush to cheeks, I suggest trying out Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge, after brush on Urban Decay Baked Bronzer or the shimmery bronzer of your choice.

What the Muse Says:
I love the flush of pink contrasted with the deeper brush of golden shimmer that this gives to my cheeks. It’s as if my face was touched by the sun!

Using a fan brush or a skunk brush to apply bronzer is always great for a lighter, more subtle application. It’s easy to go overboard with bronzer during application and using these lighter, less dense brushes allows for a sheer layer of bronzer on your face!

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Application Tip: Swirl your fan or skunk brush in your bronzer and sweep onto face and cheeks for a light application. Build up color as needed. Since the brushes only capture the smallest amount of powder you can build up color easily without over doing it!

What the Muse Says:
A skunk brush isn’t really meant for bronzers but I like using it to buff a bit of color on my cheeks. It works beautifully with shimmery bronzers in particular.

Bronzers are scary. I should know I’m deadly scared of ‘em! They just all look so terribly muddy. If you’re a bit fair of skin or just don’t find the typical brown bronze appealing try out a pink one!

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Tip:
Pink bronzers have just the right contrast to give cheeks and face a touch of the sun while avoiding muddy brown shades. Try out Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Maui or Antigua.

What the Muse Says:
Nothing says bronzer like pink for me. Yes, you can look equally sunny with a hint of bronzy pink for cheeks and face! It doesn’t always have to be about brown!

As the economy continues to keep us awake at night maybe bronzers are the furthest thing from your mind. If you happen to have a MAC MSF stashed away somewhere you can recycle it as a killer a bronzer for cheeks!

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Application Tip:
Try buffing some MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in a golden shade (I suggest Shimpagne) onto cheeks. Spice it up by applying Stila Convertible Color underneath and a splash of your MSF on top for a sparkling, sunny look!

What the Muse Says:
MAC Mineralized Skin Finish are ideal as a bronzer since many are golden or bronze in color and have that pretty bronze look to them. Since many of us already have these in our stash you don’t have to spill out cash for a new bronzer, simply use what you already have!

When all else fails and you’re simply a bronzer dummy (like me!) you can turn to some great liquid bronzers to make application a breeze!

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Tip: Liquid and cream bronzers are easy to smooth onto cheeks and create just a great a glow as powder. They also wear quite long too!

What the Muse Says:
Liquid bronzers are easier for me to apply as it’s a simple dab and blend technique. I love Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Liquid Bronzer for this reason. DuWop SunDrops are on my list for this reason! Ahh simple, blissfully easy bronzing at it’s best! I’m testing our Josie Maran Argan Bronzing Oil too at the moment, LOVE!

The Muse is no expert when it comes to bronzers but hopefully some of these tips and tricks help you to get the most of your bronzing experience. Breaking up bronzers and using different techniques for application and of course experimenting with other shades, colors, and products make the normal ho-drum bronzer into a new adventure!

Tell me some of your tips for the best bronzer application!

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Steals and Deals Alert: Bobbi Brown Concealer Palette at Cosmetics Company Outlet

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Before the Muse headed on holiday she took a little road trip up to Woodbury Commons to score a few steals and deals. Here’s a great Steal and Deal alert if you happen to be in the New York area and within driving distance of Woodbury.

Know that Bobbi Brown Concealer Palette that’s become a holy grail for me over the course of a year now? I originally shelled out close to $70 or so for it when I got it on QVC but Cosmetics Company Outlet has ‘em for $24.50 USD. GASP! YAY! SCORE!

Total steal in my humblest. Def drive up if you have the time. They had a slew of goodies plus it’s worth it just to stock up on the palette if you’re a lover.

Oh baby I’m a love you when you’re on sale for over 50% Off! Yup, yup!

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