Bobbi Brown City Twilights Collection + fotd

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Bobbi Brown City Twilight Collection

When I saw the colors from the palette, I knew I need it (ehem…)want it. It would make for a really great plum smokey eye. And that polish would look great in combination with Twilight Night Nail Polish from the Desert Twilight Collection, wouldn’t you agree?

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Bobbi Brown City Twilight Collection

According to Nordstrom…

Inspired by the play of shadow and light at dusk, this collection has everything you need to transition your look through the seasons. The set includes Hydrating Eye Cream (0.23 oz.), a double-decker palette filled with sun-swept shadows, glosses and a cream blush. Plus, Long-Wear Pencil in Jet (0.04 oz.) and Intensifying Long-Wear Mascara in Black (0.23 oz.) offer lashes that last. The finishing touch is City Twilight Nail Polish (0.3 oz.), which makes your fingertips the ultimate accessory. Palette also includes Dual Ended Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush.

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Bobbi Brown City Twilight Collection

I think the colors in this collection is worthy of nights out in the city. You can actually dress it up or dress it down. And the addition of the eye cream is smart to ensure that the eye area is moisturized to ensure ease in application of makeup.

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swatches from the City Twilight Palette (from left to right): Pink Beige Lip Gloss, Desert Rose Pot Rouge, Blushed Heather Glitter Lip Gloss, Ivory Eye Shadow, Smokey Haze Metallic Eye Shadow, Heather Dusk Metallic Eye Shadow and Velvet Eye Shadow.

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As you can see, the eyeshadows have really good pigmentation. I didn’t like the texture of the Velvet Eye Shadow, it’s very dry but I guess because it’s matte and it comes with the territory of being matte. It is workable though because it is a darker shade and I use it a lot to smudge on the lash line and it’s okay for that purpose.

Now for some FOTD…

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Instead of using mascara, I though of practicing how to put on false eyelashes on myself. It’s not noticeable in this picture but it is really a fail. If you look close on the full face picture you can see it.

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products used

Products used in this FOTD are…

face

Le Métier de Beauté ‘Peau Vierge Anti Aging Complex’ Tinted Treatment
Koh Gen Do Triple Lighting Foundation Compact
Chanel Lumiere Sculptee de Chanel Highlighting Powder

eyes, cheeks, lips

NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
City Twilights Palette
Le Métier de Beauté Eye Brightening and Setting Powder
Le Metier de Beaute Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Noir

This is a Nordstrom exclusive collection introduced during the Anniversary Sale. It is still available in some stores (where I got mine) and online for US$80.

xo, Emilie

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Laura Mercier Nordstrom Anniversary 2012

Laura Mercier 'Signature Color Essentials' Travel Set

Laura Mercier ‘Signature Color Essentials’ Travel Set
source: nordstrom.com via Emilie on Pinterest

Laura Mercier ‘Signature Color Essentials’ Travel Set

Laura brings her signature style to an exclusive color collection, with the perfect makeup essentials to create a flawless face on-the-go. Featuring a new design, the three-well custom compact holds an exclusive Vintage Pink Second Skin Cheek Color to give skin natural rosy radiance, plus two classic Eye Color Duets in a range of soft pink neutrals to deep brown plums for endless options. Add smoky-taupe effects with Twilight Caviar Stick Eye Color and voluminous lash drama with Black Full Blown Volume Mascara. Finish the look with a hint of soft pink using Sweetheart Lip Glacé. The collection also includes a deluxe travel size Foundation Primer and Travel All Over Eye Colour Brush for a seamless application.

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packaged in a box

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set contains 1 cheek stain, 2 color duets, lip glace, mascara, foundation primer, eye shadow brush and caviar stick

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from L-R: Sweetheart Lip Glace, Twilight Caviar Stick Eye Color, Vintage Pink Cheek Color, Morning Dew/Primrose Color Duet and Kir Royal/Topaz Color Duet.

I thought this set is truly perfect for travel. All I would need is some concealer and foundation and I’m all set to go. The eye shadow colors although not neutral is safe enough to suit all eye colors and suitable to go from day to night. Texture is fine-milled, buttery-soft. Can be layered for opacity or sheered out. I can’t say it’s long lasting though (lasted 4 hours on a hot day before it started fading on me) so to be safe I recommend using your trusted eye primer (mine is NARS Smudge Proof Eye Primer). They’re housed in a signed 3 pan palette sharing packaging with a cheek color. The exclusive second skin cheek color in Vintage Pink gives you that perfect rosy glow and I love how you can control it so you can go for a sheer, barely there glow or you can go all out for a just-got-back-from-running kind of flush. Now you know I love Caviar Sticks and I am loving this color, Twilight. It is a beautiful metallic grey. I’m not much for metallics especially silver but combined with the eyeshadows in this set, it is truly a beauty. The lip glace in Strawberry is a very sheer wash of color, definitely a safe choice. Laura Mercier ‘Touch-Up’ Brush Set for Eyes & Cheeks

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Laura Mercier Touch Up Brush Set

According to Nordstrom…

Laura Mercier Touch-Up Brush Collection is the perfect, portable quartet for every day, expert makeup application. The sleek, chic brush case includes four professional travel brushes: Travel Eye Color Brush, Travel Crease Brush, Travel Flat Eyeliner Brush, Travel Cheek Color Brush, brush case and travel mirror.

I like everything in doubles so I was looking to buy another Chanel Blush Brush (which I love) when I was introduced to this set. I love the brushes. They are soft but not too soft as they lose their shape. I love using this set because of the shorter handles which is perfect for personal use. If you’re looking for the perfect travel companion, I recommend this *thumbs up* 🙂

For the FOTD, I followed the suggestion on how to get the look…

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apologies for the bushy brows…the lady who threads them is on a very long vacay

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apologies for the quality

products used:

face
Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge Tinted Treatment#3
Guerlain By Emilio Pucci Météorites Perles D’azur Illuminating Powder – Pure Radiance

eyes
Laura Mercier Eye Color Duets in Morning Dew/Primrose and Kir Royal/Topaz
Laura Mercier Caviar Color Eye Stick in Twilight
Le Metier de Beaute Precision Liquid Eyeliner in Noir
Diorshow Maximizer
Laura Mercier Full Blown Mascara in Black

cheeks
NARS Multiple Stick in Luxor and Maldives
Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Color in Vintage Pink

lips
Le Metier de Beaute Lip Liner in Nudite
Laura Mercier Lip Glace in Strawberry

xo, Emilie

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