I've nearly finished my bargain Bobbi Brown book. I've never tried her products but judging from reviews I've seen on temptalia.com, I didn't think she'd be so anti-shimmer, anti-colour and anti-fun!! I suppose the 80's had just ended and she wanted people to go back to a more classic beauty - without the blue mascara and highly frosty eyeshadows that were popular back then - but it reads to me like she's a make-up nazi. She thinks, for example, that people with blue eyes should not wear blue eyeshadow. She actually says at one point "Don't wear blue and green eyeshadow together".
Besides, all the make-up in there is big pouty brown 90's lips and blunt kohl liner. Yes, I broke all your rules today, Bobbi. And I enjoyed it.
Base: UDPP and 24/7 liner in Mildew (under green shadow)
Eyeshadows: MAC Venomous Villains l/e Mineralize eyeshadow duo in She Who Dares (green half on lid), NARS Rated R duo (blue half, in crease). Darkened with shimmery black Inglot AMC 65. Inner-corner highlight was my white frosty Make-up academy shadow. Blended the edges with matte skintone Inglot 352.
Liner: tightlined with Urban Decay 24/7 liner in Perversion (something Bobbi says will damage my eyes and also make them look smaller... ooh I don't know which is worse! /sarcasm) and UD 24/7 liner in Graffiti (lower lid).
Foundation: Illamasqua Rich Liquid foundation in 140 (as concealer), Clinique Almost Make-up in 01 Fair, Clinique translucent powder.
Blush: MAC Wonder Woman l/e Mighty Aphrodite blush (both colours swirled together).
Brows: lightest brown from Sleek Paraguaya palette (I lost the plastic insert with names on already!)
Mascara: Boujois Volumizer