My favorite scrub! I use this as a body scrub and it keeps my skin all polished and soft. Love it and given that it is easy to find and cheap I am more than happy to repurchase.
I have finished either 2 or 3 tubes of this, can't quite remember. I love red l/s and this one I find the most wearable. I can wear this either with no liner which gives my pigmented lips just a flush of rosey-red color or I color my lips in with Bobbi Browns Red l/l and then apply Claret lipshine on top and it gives me a more dramatic but not way out there red. Very versatile, have and will continue to repurchase. (Bobbi Brown Warm Ivory #1, MAC C2, olive undertones, brown hair, hazel eyes.)
I find this color to be one of my favourite to wear during autumn. The l/s is very moisturizing on my lips and although you do need to reapply quite often to keep the color fresh even when the l/s has worn off your lips the moisturizing properties still remain. Lipshines are one of my favorite l/s formulas! (Bobbi Brown Warm Ivory #1, MAC C2, Olive undertones, Brown hair, hazel eyes)
I too struggle with the color description of this l/s. I find that when I apply it sheerly then it is more a peachy-pink and wearing MAC Springbean l/g on top really brings out the peachyness. If I apply the l/s a little more heavily I get a "sunburn" type color that really brightens up my face. I love the satin formula as it does not dry out my lips and I don't have to use gloss on top unless I intentionally want a glossy look. Also I find the satin formula lasts well so I do not have to touch up too often. MAC l/s to me have a weird smell that I can't put my finger on, however it does not bother me too much. (Bobbi Brown Warm Ivory#1, MAC C2, Olive undertones, Brown hair, hazel eyes.)
On my pigmented lips this looks a pinkish-red, leaning far closer to the pink end than the red. A sheer l/s that fades to a nice stain however on application you do need to be careful as it may apply unevenly. I love red l/s and for me this is not red enough to repurchase however I can see myself using it up.
Love this palette! I received this for Xmas 04 and I find myself reaching for it very often. The colors are all wearable (I honestly thought the Beige l/s would wash me out but it works a treat with a little clear l/g slicked on top.) My favorites from the palette are Brownie, Brown and Rum Raisin and I can see myself purchasing full sized items of these l/s. A fantastic way to try a selection of Bobbi's lip colors. (Bobbi Brown Warm Ivory #1, MAC C2, Brown hair, Hazel eyes.)
Highlighters -Bobbi Brown - Beige Shimmer Brick Shimmerbrick
ck_nd 4/30/2005 6:09:00 AM
I am a LLL Bobbi Brown Warm Ivory #1, MAC C2, brown hair, hazel eyes and find that this product gives me a beautiful healthy glow. It is not too much so that I can't wear it during the day and works a treat for when I am going out at night. I am very happy with this product.
A smudge brush for me is an a'la carte tool, I don't really need it b/c I don't do smokey eyes all that often. This didn't stop me from picking one up back in year 2000 or 2001 (can't quite remember). I find that it makes smudging very easy even for someone like me who does not do it all that often. I am very glad I picked this brush up (and thanks to MUA I will try it as a crease brush). Another thing I like with Bobbi Brown brushes is that the handle is more ergonomic. Some brands have handles that are like a straight rod and b/c I have quite small hands if I use them for extended periods of time my hands get stiff. This is not a problem with Bobbi Brown brushes (not just this one but all of her brushes.) The handle design was very well thought out. I use the small travel size one.
One of my favorite neutral colors. A soft beige color with a enough shimmer to brighten the eye area without looking OTT. I reach for this color often especially so if I have had a late night and my eyes lids are looking a bit red and puffy as it works a treat when it comes to making my eyes looking fresh and rested. (LLL, Bobbi Brown Warm Ivory #1, MAC C2, brown hair, hazel eyes.)
Don't be scared at what you see in the pot this is a sheer pink blush, so sheer that it may not show up on darker skintones. On my LLL skin it gives a lovely flush of pink. It is also a good blush to use as a brighter pop of color on the apples of the cheeks I like to wear it with Bobbi Brown Pink Rose as the contour. (MAC C2, Bobbi Brown Warm Ivory #1 Brown hair, hazel eyes.)
Eye Shadow -Bobbi Brown - Shimmer wash eyeshadow in Champagne
ck_nd 4/28/2005 4:33:00 AM
Great product! I use this as a wash and as a lid color. I find this Champagne color has a slight peachy tone to it which I love. The shimmer is there but it is fine not a chunky glittery look at all, I always end up with a very polished look when I wear Champagne.
Fantastic product! I have dry-very dry skin and small fine lines around my eyes. This balm really helps. I just put a dab on my ring finger and warm up the balm by pressing my ring fingers together. I dab under my eye and I find that it helps keep the area smooth. I have also used this during the day on my very dry days and I had no problems with concealer caking. The product is quite expensive but I have to say that I have been using this for about six months now and I am not even up to the neck of the jar so in the long run I think it is good value for money as the jar will last a very long time. A winner! Edit to add: To clear up any confusion about using this during the day. Firstly I use this during the day on days when I am extremely dry. I use about 1/3 of the amount that I would use at night and I give it about 15 minutes to absorb before I apply any make up. By the end of the 15 mins it has fully absorbed and I get no smudging of any face or eye product. I agree that the Hydrating Eye Cream is better for day 99.9% of the time, however I have days when my undereye area is almost "cracked" with fine lines. So don't go thinking this is a 2 in 1 day and night product b/c for the most part it is too emollient to use during the day if you are wearing make up.
Conditioner -John Frieda - Brilliant Brunette Light Reflecting Conditioner
ck_nd 4/28/2005 4:14:00 AM
I have been using this product for over six months now and will continue to repurchase. I have plain old brown hair, after using it for a few months my mother asked me if I had hi-lights put in (I don't have any hi-lights). This makes my hair very soft and shiney. I use the conditioner for Chestnut - espresso and the matching Moisturizing shampoo.
I love thick, sticky, shiney gloss so this is a winner for me.
I used this mascara for about two years and found that it did not budge as most mascaras (even WP ones) can tend to give me panda eyes. Mirenesse changed the brush to a "diamond shape" and since then I can not get any mascara out of the tube onto the wand. What does come out on the wand I try and apply to my lashes only there isn't any mascara on the wand to apply to my lashes. It takes 5-6 coats of mascara before you can see any difference. Sorry I don't have that much time in the morning to be playing around with mascara. I emailed the company and they said that the formula has not been changed they only changed the brush. Such a shame b/c it was one of the best mascaras I have used up until now. Prior to the new brush incident I did find that the mascara did dry up quite quickly and found myself repurchasing every two months as opposed to every three months. However I will no longer repurchase as it is no longer working for me. ***UPDATE*** I returned the above mentioned tube of mascara to the company and they sent me a new one. I am no longer having the problem where no mascara was coming out onto the wand so methinks I got a bad batch. I still hate the new brush but at least the mascara is still working for me i.e. no panda eyes so I will go back to repurchasing it.