My Current Crush: Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection

So who – or – what’s my latest crush? Well, here are a few hints.

It’s sexy. It glows. It lights me all up. And it’s nude.

What - or who - is nude and making me all flushed and glowing?

Wait, WHAT was that I said?
Yep, My Current Crush is the Nude Glow collection from Bobbi Brown. This collection includes three sets of products taylor made to your skin tone to give you that gorgeous glow that Bobbi Brown has become famous for.

My Current Crush: The Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection (from $15 - $52)


I’ve personally tried the eye palettes (and am wearing the Bronze today) and they are sublime. They have the Crystal (which is a silver-gray-hued palette with a bit of soft petal pink which is perfect for fairer skin tones)…

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Crystal Eye Palette ($50)

the Nude eye palette (which has putty, mocha and true nude shades for medium skin tones)…

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Nude Eye Palette ($50)

and the Bronze (which I’m wearing today – filled with golds, bronzes and coppers which is perfect for medium to deeper skin tones).

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Bronze Eye Palette ($50)

A gorgeous mix of flat and shimmering shades, anyone can wear these.

"Dawning" My Current Crush: Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection's Bronze Eye Palette ($50)

And they also have some really fun sheer lipcolors in the collection. I love em! They’re creamy, sheer and a welcome vacation from heavy winter colors! They come in Pink Flush, Pink Rose and Pink Gold. Perfect for a pink-lover like me or anyone who craves a more natural, sweet, understated, kissable lip to go with that gorgeous, glowing complexion.

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Collection Sheer Lip Colors in (L to R): Pink Gold, Pink Rose and Pink Flush (all $25)

And some swatches of course:

From top to bottom: Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color in Pink Rose, Pink Flush and Pink Gold (all $25)




BF Asks: What makes you glow? 


I’M LOVING…Hourglass Cosmetics Notorious Nude Collection

I have to admit something.

It’s been a while since I rocked a true, naughty, nude-hued lip. You know the kind…that Brigitte Bardot-turned-Kim Kardashian nude lip that looks soooo sexy on other women but sometimes leaves you feeling like your lips are naked?!

So, imagine my delight when I found the holy grail of nude lipstick simply by attending a party in Venice.
Hourglass Cosmetics hosted a fab fête to launch their new Notorious Nude collection.

Hourglass Notorious Nude Launch Party at their headquarters in Venice

With their selection of 6 seeeeeeexxxxyyy shades of Femme Nude Lip Stylo ($30), they promise that you’ll never have to search for the perfect nude again. The search is over.

The search for the perfect nude is now over...but it's still so fun to look!


Like many people, I always worry that nude lipstick will wash me out in pictures but that is simply not a concern when you don these Hourglass notorious nude shades. I tend to switch back and forth between the Nude Lip Stylo #2 (a Honey Beige)…

"Dawning" Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in #2 (a honey beige)


and the Nude Lip Stylo #4 (a pink beige).

"Dawning" Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in #4 (a pink beige)

I love the Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo formula because it glides on super satiny and smooth leaving me with a semi-matte, well-covered pout. Never drying, this formula leaves my lips polished and pretty and perfect for those pouty moments that sometimes arise.

If you want to step it up a bit, pair it with a deeper nude or bronzy-pink lip liner…which I did here:

"Dawning" the Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo in #4 (the pink beige) and a bronzey lip liner


Want to dim it down a bit, just add a little shimmering nude gloss like Hourglass Extreme Sheen High Shine Lip Gloss in Verse ($28).

With a little Verse on top of my Femme Nude Lip Stylo, I'm rockin' a serious nude lip while writing at The Peninsula


While the search may be over with this holy grail of nude lipcolor now on the market, it doesn’t mean that we won’t still enjoy the search every now and then. It’s okay to flirt with lipsticks when you’re in a serious relationship, isn’t it? And by serious relationship, I mean my love affair with Hourglass Femme Nude Lip Stylo, of course…



BF Asks: Are you sold on rocking the perfect nude lip?

By-My-Bedside: Too Faced “The Secret to No Makeup Makeup” Palette

Pssst. I have a secret for you. You want in on it? Here you go.

By-My-Bedside: Too Faced The Secret to No Makeup Makeup Palette

I’m not saying that I’m “one of those kinda girls”, but if I was, this would be my bedside lifesaver.
Perfect for the morning after, or the morning of, this Too Faced
“The Secret to No Makeup Makeup” Fresh & Flawless Face Palette ($39) is my pick for pretty, polished, fresh morning skin.



As it claims, it doesn’t leave you looking “makeuppy” but rather ethereal, angelic and refined. See!



And it comes with a guide to doing 3 looks with 3 steps in under 3 minutes. With “Wake Up Makeup”, “Nude Radiance” and “Red Carpet Contour”, you’re good to go anytime day or night!


Also comes with a guide to 3 Looks with 3 steps in under 3 minutes!


With subtle brighteners, flattering neutral skin-based hues and subtle contouring shades, it’s perfect for that “sneak-out-of-bed-and-brighten-up before your partner wakes up trick” we all know so well!

Add a bit of the bronzer in your crease and on my lower lid for a no-fuss, defined look!



Pores look smaller, contours stronger and highlights oh-so-candlelit! So you’re left looking, and feeling, fresh-faced, bright and ready to take on the day or night!

 You’re not “that kinda girl”? Well, it’s also a great go-to for a little pick-me-up for a big morning meeting or after-work cocktails.
Get your no makeup makeup look on!
BF Secret Tip: I like to add a bit of the bronzer in my crease and on my lower lid for a no-fuss, defined look! 


*Photos by Maddi Mobley & Dawn McCoy