Happy Monday everyone!! Chinese New Year is just around the corner!! This year will be the Year of the Horse. People born on the year of the horse are said to be clever, kind and charming. Last year, I created a Chinese New Year makeup look so this year I wanted to do something different. I have put together a selection of beauty products for Chinese New Year that represents the theme of the holiday.
Image credit: Sephora & Lush
Top L to R – MUFE Eyeshadow in Matte Cold Red, Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow in Stargazer, Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow in Ballet Pink & Lush makeup eyeliner in Fantasy.
Image credit: Sephora
Top L to R – Givenchy Le Prisme Visage Mat Soft Compact Face Powder in Peach Plumetis, NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Majella, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge For Lips And Cheeks in Calypso Coral & NARS Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection Limited Edition Nail Polish in Tomorrow’s Red
What have you got planned for CNY? Our family celebrates on New Year’s Eve at home with a big delicious meal. After dinner, we will head out to the temple to watch lion dancing and fire crackers. This year I am also bringing the celebrations to work, I’ll be organising a CNY morning tea, I’m really excited!!
Hope you enjoy this post!! Happy CNY to those who celebrate it, Kung Hei Fat Choi!
I have been wanting Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick since forever, I can now say that I am a proud owner of one woo hoo!! I have fallen completely in love with it, it must not ever leave me! I purchased the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Lilac Rose. It features 5 shimmery shades of pink. When blended together, it creates a cool light pink frosted colour. Let me just tell you, this stuff is awesomely pretty!! In this post, I will tell you why I love Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Lilac Rose.
Handmade in Italy, this award-winning editor’s favorite highlights skin with five bars of pearlescent shimmer in Bobbi’s freshest take on spring florals. Featuring bright pink, golden pink, and icy pink pearl pigments perfect for light to medium skin tones. Each bar also doubles up as eye shadow.
You gotta look closely at my swatch photo haha I had a really tough time trying to capture the prettiness. I’m so jealous of beauty bloggers who take perfect swatch photos.
5 Reasons why I love Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Lilac Rose:
- A light swipe across the cheeks can make my blush glow
- Shimmer bricks can be used on the face as well as on the eyelids
- Very easy to apply
- Love the packaging especially with the mirror
- Limited edition shade – I’m a sucker for anything limited edition, it makes me want it even more
The formula is quite silky and smooth with a shimmery finish. I usually use this with a powder or kabuki brush when applying on top of my blush. The shimmer brick is also great for highlighting the cupid’s bow and brow bone. The packaging is the usual black square case with a full size mirror in the lid. The price of this product is on the higher side but the quality and formula is excellent. Overall, I give it a big thumbs up!!
Have you tried Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks before?
This product was purchased using a gift card I won through instagram.