This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.

Makeup Memories

September, 16, 2014

I became attached to Bobbi Brown cosmetics before I had my first boyfriend, went to my first prom, or even entered high school. You could say Bobbi has accompanied me on many firsts:) And today I’m still turning to her trusty products.

Makeup Memories A

I saw an ad with the below Bobbi Babe back when I was about 14. So I made a stop by the counter, got the palette, and taped up the pic along with the artist’s instructions so that I could mimic her look. I’ve kept this cherished makeup memory ever since.

Makeup Memories B

And when I used up the last morsel of product, I returned to Bobbi’s counter and tried to recreate it. I’ve been seeing a lot of this burgundy tone in fall fashions. So the hue is in its prime again, and I’m going to show you how to easily create this look.

Makeup Memories C

To begin, dust a Bone Shimmer Shadow all over your lid. That will make your eyes instantly brighter. Next, brush a Wine Shadow on your lower lid. This is a beautiful color, but can become ultra-bold fast. If you’re going for more of a wine wash, like mine, then blot your brush with a tissue before using it. You can always add more color, but removing it mid-application can make a mess. Here’s a face diagram of what I’ve done.

Makeup Memories D

Bobbi is no longer selling my exact eye crease color, but Mahogany is a similar tone. Using an Eye Smudge Brush, follow your half-moon eye crease. To keep your eyes looking big, avoid extending the shadow all the way to your inner corner. As a general rule, when it comes to crease color I stop mid-eye.

Makeup Memories E

Add some Gel Eyeliner with a touch of Gunmetal Shadow applied over it, dust on a kiss of Plum Blush, and you’re ready to breeze out the door all set for that fall event.

Makeup Memories F


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