Bobbi Brown to Launch First Pop-Up Shop In Grand Central Terminal

Big things are happening for Bobbi Brown Cosmetics. The popular beauty line is opening it’s first ever pop-up shop in one of the busiest areas of New York … Grand Central Terminal.

But don’t get too comfortable. The pop up shop will be ready to provide you with all the cosmetics, fragrances, and makeup brushes you need starting August 20th. But you’ll only be able to take advantage of this shop until January 2013. (Just in time to scrap up last minute stocking stuffers while commuting through the terminal in a hurry.)

In the 800 square foot space, a team of five makeup artists will be available for five-minute touch ups and makeup lessons. According to Elle, the real selling point, will be the appearance of Bobbi Brown’s personal manicurist, Roza Israel. Typically reserved for Brown and senior staff at the office, she’ll perform ten-minute manicures on a first-come basis.

You ladies in New York should definitely stop through!

**I’m loving the “Keep calm, wear lipstick” signage in the back. Too cute!

photo courtesy of Bobbi Brown

How To Pick Your Summer Bronzer

If natural kisses from the sun aren’t quite your forte, then bronzer will become your new BFF! Bronzer is used just like blush, but is meant to give you a more sun-kissed, just-back-from-the-beach glow that will have the guys wondering how you look so luminous. The goal is to look exactly that … sun-kissed! Here are some helpful tips and great products to get to started with enhancing your beautiful skin :)

Picking a Bronzer

Shimmer? Matte? Highlighter? Yes, there are many options when it comes to bronzers, but take a deep breath and don’t feel overwhelmed. There are a few simple things to keep in mind.

1. Pick a bronzer that is right for your skin tone. It’s easy to go too dark and look dirty or too light and look shiny and ashy.

2. Pick a bronzer that is one or two shades darker than your natural skin tone. Look for descriptions like “dark” and “deep” or higher-numbered labels. Make sure it’s pigmented.

3. Bronzers come in liquids, powders, sticks and beads. So, experiment and play around by choosing the one that makes you look your best.

TIP: If you’ve got normal-to-oily skin, try a powder formulation. For dry skin, a cream or gel bronzer is probably the way to go.

(pictured above are two bronzers I use on a daily basis: (left) Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer Powder in “Bahama (7)”, & (right) Revlon Color Stay Mineral Finishing Powder in “Sunkiss (030)”.)

Applying Bronzer

First note, a little can go a long way. It’s better to apply less and add more as you go. You don’t want your bronzer to look like it’s just sitting on your foundation or bare skin, so blending is key!

1. Sweep your bronzer on with a big fluffy brush on areas of your face the sun would hit — the temples, cheeks, bridge of your nose, chin and along the hairline. Make sure to tap off any extra bronzer before you apply to avoid going overboard.

2. As for the rest of your makeup, keep it simple. A pretty peachy lip gloss, soft pink cheeks and warm eyes complement bronzer well. If you are comfortable without foundation, bronzer is great to wear alone on top of clean, bare skin.

TIP: If you have oily or combination skin, use oil absorbing sheets to gently blot any excess oil away. This prevents you from potentially removing your bronzer and looking splotchy.

What are some of your favorite bronzers?

Makeup Challenge Day 4: Black Out

Last night I was out on the town celebrating my girlfriends birthday and decided to go with a subtle sexy smokey eye. I chose a pair of dramatic baby doll lashes to compliment my smokey eye and loved the end results!

Time: 35 minutes

Tools: Cover FX Concealer, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish foundation, Bobbi Brown bronzer, NARS Orgasm blush, Revlon Mineral Baked Bronzer, MAC eyeshadow in Carbon, Naked Palette, Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Palette, Forever 21 babydoll lashes, Revlon Soft Nude lipstick, MAC cremesheen gloss in Boy Bait.

Bobbi Brown’s 7 Tips For Success

Makeup Artist Bobbi Brown is a legend. I am a satisfied customer of Bobbi Brown cosmetics and happen to think they look great on virtually all skin tones. You don’t have to be an aspiring makeup artist to take something away from her 7 Tips For Success:

1. Tell the truth. Live your life with integrity and speak to people with integrity.

2. Always be nice. A smile is the best way to engage someone.

3. Follow your dreams and passions. Have a vision of where you want to see yourself and figure out a course to take you there.

4. Don’t take no for an answer. If one door closes, look for a back door or a side door.

5. Have long term goals and mini goals. Always have a plan and re-evaluate it regularly.

6. Strike a balance between the big picture and the details. Take moments to step back to clear and refocus your perspective.

7. When you feel good, you look good. So make smart food choices, exercise and drink water.


Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Collection “Bronze” Eye Palette : $60

This palette is absolutely PERFECT to wear this summer and transition right on into fall! The shades in the Bronze palette are uber flattering on medium to darker skin tones! The color selections are mixed with a flattering combination of metallic, shimmer, and matte eye shadows. The golds, soft green, purples, beige, and charcoal give you plenty of options to be able to switch your look from day to night :)

Bobbi Brown is a great cosmetics line and I use many of their products! In  the photos above I did a simple look using the green and golds from this palette. In my opinion this is must-have this fall & totally worth the investment! 8 shadows in 1?! How much better can it get? :)

Bronze Palette
- Banana Eyeshadow
- Gold Nugget Sparkle Eyeshadow
- Amber Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow
- Copper Cocoa Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow
- Tiger’s Eye Metallic Eyeshadow
- Bronze Metallic Eyeshadow
- Olive Sparkle Eyeshadow
- Espresso Eyeshadow

Click here for the entire TORTOISE SHELL COLLECTION :)