30 December 2013

Easiest Ever, Fuss Free Party Make Up with Bobbi Brown’s Old Hollywood Collection

Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Collection

In an ideal world we would all have hours to prep for a party and create dazzling and dramatic masterpieces with no less than 17 eyeshadows, 86 brushes and an experimental ombre lip. But things don’t always go to plan and you might just find yourself with wet hair*, a bare face and less than ten minutes to go. On those occasions you need a fuss free, go-to look with reliable products you can throw on in a jiffy and this party season, Bobbi Brown has brought it for me. 


Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Lipstick and Longwear Cream Shadow Sticks in Bronze and Tuxedo Black

The star of the Old Hollywood Collection might be the beautiful palette (and I love it so much I featured it in my gift guide) but it’s the Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bronze that stole my heart. It only came into my life in December but even so, made it into my Beauty Year In Review.  Easier to use than Maybelline’s On & On Bronze Colour Tattoo, and more long lasting than Max Factor’s Caramel Rage, it has easily supplanted all my previous one-step-bronzey-eye faves. 

It’s delicious, it’s flattering, it’s convenient and most of all, it’s easy as pie.  It’s €30 but sadly it’s limited (WHY LORD WHY), although Tuxedo Black will join the permanent collection. A smudge of that on the lids, a quick blend with my ring finger and boom – eyes done (the lash extensions obviously help!). 


Swatches Bobbi Brown Old Hollywood Lipstick and Longwear Cream Shadow Sticks in Bronze and Tuxedo Black


Keeping the eyes low key means you can totally play up the lips, and the gold-packaged  Old Hollywood red was born to be centre stage. Another limited offering ( though if you’re quick, you could still be in luck), this is a lovely, rich and creamy lipstick that knows how to make an impact. Slicked on straight from the bullet, it's easy to wear and the slightly brickish undertones give it an unusual, retro hue. 

I keep everything else simple – bronzer instead of blush (this is still my favourite), a longwearing foundation, a quick bit of something through my brows, and boom. Five minutes later and I’m out the door. 

What’s your go-to party look? 

*A spritz of texturising spray and a messy bun is my solution – when it dries and you take it down, you’re left with va-va-volume and lovely tousled waves. 

14 comments:

Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt said...

Very glamorous look and the lip shade is absolutely fab! Xx

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Pink Elephant Blog said...

My look would be quite similar, nude / golden eyes, liner & a red lip! Looks absolutely gorgeous on you! Love the colour of the lipstick!

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Adele said...

Love this look & will be wearing something similar using my Chanel palette & red lips!
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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Just love these colours. They look gorgeous on you!! Definitely perfect for New Years! I hope your Christmas was bliss doll xx

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Just love these colours. They look gorgeous on you!! Definitely perfect for New Years! I hope your Christmas was bliss doll xx

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Jessica said...

You look incredible. Your makeup is so glamorous.

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Amy Fashion Blog said...

you look stunning

Emma said...

Wow Emma! I love this look on you, so beautiful! You know I'm partial to a red pout and yours is so pretty! Perfect NYE make up!!

Emma x

yummychunklet said...

Happy New Year!

Kim Alston said...

Those colors look so pretty on you Emma. Bobbi Brown came out with some fabulous collections this year.
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Keit said...

The cream shadow sticks look super easy to use. That's a huge plus! The red lipstick is great, even though it's a bit light for my taste, still a great color and cover! :)

Sarah B said...

That bronze is amazeballs I want it!

Anonymous said...

You certainly know how to rock a red lip!