Thursday, February 26, 2015

Bobbi Brown Calypso Cheek Palette from the Spring 2015 Hot Collection


Bobbi Brown is kicking off the spring season with the "Hot" Collection, which includes three limited edition blush trios ($45), Pink, Berry, and Calypso. Of course, I went with the lightest trio, Calypso, although I really wanted to take all three palettes--they are that pretty!   

The Calypso palette includes the shades Pretty Coral, Calypso, and Coral Sugar. Pretty Coral and Coral Sugar were first introduced last summer in the Cheeky Color collection and are permanent shades. I believe the middle shade, Calypso, may be a limited-edition shade. I could not find it listed on Bobbi's website.

  • Pretty Coral is a wearable coral-pink shade, with a matte finish. It is slightly warmer than Coral Sugar.
  • Calypso is classified as a "Sparkle Powder" and is meant to be used as a highlighter. It is a beautiful iridescent pinky-peach without any micro-glitter or sparkly particles. It is a perfect companion to either of the blush shades included in this palette. 
  • Coral Sugar is a soft pink-nectar shade with a matte finish.  

Both of the blush shades have a finely milled, slightly powdery texture, with good pigmentation. Although they appear somewhat bold in the pan, they are not overly pigmented so you do not have to fear clown cheeks on the first swipe of your brush, as can sometimes happen with more intense shades. I find it's easier to add product as needed than to remove it!

The packaging is very sleek and compact. Each blush pan contains .12 oz/3.4 g. of product, which is very near the amount contained in Bobbi's standard-sized blushes (.13 oz/3.7 g.), which run for $27. At $45 for three shades, this palette is a great value. I am loving all three of these shades and can't think of a more lovely selection for spring-time!

Left to right: Pretty Coral, Calypso, and Coral Sugar

Left to right: Pretty Coral, Calypso, and Coral Sugar 

For everyone who is dealing with frigid temperatures and snowstorms right now, take heart--spring is almost here! 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wearing a new Sephora Formula X shade "Blushing"

Wishing everyone a very happy Valentine's Day!