I'm not much of a drinker. I don't go out and get bombed, and never really did. But a nice cocktail or glass of wine, well every now and again that just hits the spot!
I'm assuming that Bobbi Brown had the Bellini cocktail in mind when she named my new favorite lipgloss. I make the connection because I'm startling brilliant (and the gloss's peachy color kinda clued me in). Or maybe Bobbi named it after Bellini, the composer? That makes less sense...
Yeah, probably not.
Anyway, this new gloss debuted in the Almost Bare collection for Summer '11. In addition to repromoting Bobbi's fragrance, Almost Bare, the set includes three new dark-skin-friendly bronzers and a few other items designed to give you that sunkissed, just-from-the-beach look.
The High Shimmer Glosses are pretty exquisite. Two are fairly dialed-up colors: Citrus is an on-trend coral, Pink Tulle is hot pink. Bellini, on the other hand, is a peached pink that I consider the perfect nude for any time of year.
Take a look:
I wanted to include that oddly dark lip swatch, because I think it showcases the MEGA-SHIMMER in this formula. It's basically fine reflects glitter jampacked in a not-so-sticky base. Where MAC's amazing Dazzleglass formula showcases the beauty of micro-shimmer reflects beautifully, too, Bobbi's version is a bit more grown-up, if you will. Also, MAC tends to throw a bit of duochrome playfulness into their Dazzleglass, and the Bobbi shades are straight-up reflects in a pretty uni-chrome (?) shade. Think MAC's Reflects Pearl, maybe.
Other highlights of the new High Shimmer Lip Glosses:
- Not too sticky, but does have a bit of tackiness
- Really catches the light!
- Soft and comfortable; not heavy
- Sponged-tip applicator (rather than Bobbi's usual brush tip)
- Fresh minty scent (but I don't really taste it)
- Not gritty or crunchy, just smooth and slick
Did I mention that these are flying off the shelves? Yup. I love mine so much it might warrant a back-up, and I rarely say that these days!
So, pretties, do you drink bellinis? Know any songs by Bellini? Dig the nude warmth of the Almost Bare collection? Have any great weekend plans?
A Bellini is a long drink cocktail that originated in Venice. It is a mixture of sparkling wine (traditionally Prosecco) and peach purée often served at celebrations. It is one of Italy's most popular cocktails. - The Wikipedia gods
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