Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Going the Distance

I've blogged before about my admiration for the staying power of Bobbi Brown's cosmetics.



Most eyeshadows will melt away faster than an ice cube on a K Street sidewalk in August, leaving you with a nice little slick of goop right in the crease of your lid for the 6 hours remaining in your day.



Most eyeliner will dribble south of the lower lash border making you look like you came straight to work from the eye makeup remover free home of some dude you met last night at Town Hall, instead of the clean and sober girl that everyone knows you to be.



But with Bobbi's Long-Wear line, you can keep your squeaky clean reputation intact!



Or at least hide all of those indiscretions....



I recently picked up a second color of her Long-Wear Cream Shadow (the first being my fave, Galaxy) in Sand Dollar, a golden taupe color that makes me look polished but not made up. It can be layered with any number of other shadows for a more intense look, but with the nasty winter weather getting me down, I've been sticking with something simple.



The salesperson also used one of the Long-Wear Gel Eyeliners on me. I currently have two, but once I saw her little pot, I realized that it's time to throw mine away. Why? Because her's wasn't all dried up and cracked and dull looking.



Yeah, that's right, I'll admit it, I keep stuff way past it's prime. My fridge has mustards from the Clinton years and I listen to DMB like it's 1998. What up?



Anyhoo, she used the Chocolate Shimmer Ink, a dark brown shade with just a little shimmer. It was nice, but I think I prefer Espresso, which is a wee bit darker and minus the shim.



I also notice that Bobbi has debuted a new Bridal Look, complete with a kit to purchase which includes the Long-Wear Eyeliner. A handy gift for any bride you know who's registry is sold out of items under $100.



Speaking of which....any one have any recommendations for a wedding makeup artist in New York? Help a sister out!

7 comments:

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fanny wonder said...

Er. I will leave the suit discussion to Kenny Surtani and will talk about eyeliner instead. A makeup artist at the Chevy Chase Neiman Marcus said that the trick to keeping the gel eyeliners fresh after a loooong time is to minimize the time the cap is off and be sure to twist the cap tight after use. She said to use the end of your eyeliner blush to take a miniscule blob and put it on the back of your hand, then close up the pot again. You likely only need that much (or less) and you're decreasing the time the gel is exposed to air exponentially. I've found that, because my hands are dryish, the gel makes a stain on the back of my hand, but wipes away easily on the fleshy part of my palm, underneath the index finger. My pot is only slightly dried out after three years.

Katie said...

I wore the Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner on my wedding day and it was fabulous!! It was a warm September day and it really lasted - I highly recommend to any brides out there!!

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Mona the Face Painter said...

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WendyB said...

Wedding makeup artist..either Sheryl or Adele at Trish McEvoy, or Christopher at Kimara Ahnert. All three are great!

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