Bobbi Brown launches Long Wear Sparkle Gel.

A couple of weeks ago I pulled myself from my sick bed (I had the wretched sinusitis) to attend an event that I was seriously excited about. The Bobbi Brown concession based in House of Fraser, Birmingham, was launching a very special new product with a series of make-overs and demonstrations that promised to show the best way to achieve the glamorous smoky eyed look that is always super glamorous for evening.


The long-wear Gel sparkle offers all the colour of an eye shadow, but can also be applied as a liner with a brush for a super pretty sparkly eye. The colour can be built up layer upon layer, and you can achieve the smoky eyed look by using different brushes to smudge or define the colour. The colour lasts all day long, so you can apply your make-up and then, quite literally, forget about it. It is, to put it simply, a great new product that you just have to try.

 Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow and Liner £20 click to visit House of Fraser

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow and Liner
£20 click to visit House of Fraser

This then was the stunning new product that was being launched at House of Fraser, in five fabulous shades, Night Sky, Thunderstorm, Sunlit Bronze, Smokey Topaz and Midnight Forest. To show how this product could become part of your make-up routine, and also how it could suit different skin tones, we were treated to a couple of brilliant demonstrations from the Bobbi Brown make up artists.





The first look we were shown (on the blonde model above) was a glamorous look that works very well for daytime as well as for an evening look. We were given hints and tips for applying the make -up and getting the look, like starting at the centre-point when applying brow colour, and going right up to the crease when putting on eye creams and shadows so the colour isn’t lost when the eyes are open.



The second look was dramatic and striking, and used the beautiful midnight forrest shade that we all fell in love with. I loved that we were also shown how to get the flawless look with the correct and conceal products that literally obliterated all the dark shadows and fine lines under the eyes, making a wonderful base for the eye products that were then applied.

 Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealor £19 click to visit House of Fraser

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
£19 click to visit House of Fraser

 Bobbi Brown Creamy Corrector £19 click to visit House of Fraser

Bobbi Brown Creamy Corrector
£19 click to visit House of Fraser

I really enjoyed the demo’s and advice the Bobbi Brown team gave us on the night, and I have to say that the goodie bag was truly one of the best I have ever received, full of the most amazing products, including one that I think is the ultimate Christmas present for Bobbi Brown fans – the Deluxe eye and lip palette.

 Bobbi Brown Deluxe Lip & Eye Palette £59 click to visit Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Deluxe Lip & Eye Palette
£59 click to visit Bobbi Brown


With my blogger buddy Emily Jayne (and those goodie bags!)


Brummie bloggers Ting, Natasha and Emily Jayne.

With huge thanks to House of Fraser Birmingham, Bobbi Brown and Kim Stephens for the invitation.

To view the complete Bobbi Brown collection at House of Fraser, click here.

House of Fraser are currently offering a special surprise gift when you spend £100 on beauty. Click here to view all offers.



Style Birmingham Live – Style me Selfridges

Selfridge store, Birmingham Bull Ring

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We are now Just a day away from the start of Style Birmingham Live. Yesterday I bought you the lowdown on what you can expect from Harvey Nichols in the Mailbox. Now I turn my attentions to the wonderful, iconic Selfridges in the Bullring, where there is a definite emphasis on Fashion. They have Christened their offering ‘Style me Selfridges’ and there are some seriously exciting things on offer. Here is the low down on the events and special offers you can expect over the weekend.

  • An Autumn/Winter 2011/12 catwalk show with international models showing off looks from Acne to  Alexander McQueen. Shows are at 1.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm.
  • A DKNY Autumn style presentation on Level 4, hosted by the brands style expert Susan Lau. Susan will  discuss all the new looks for Autumn. Customers will receive an exclusive DKNY gift with purchases from the brand.
  • The beauty Hall on level 3 will become ‘Style me Beautiful lounge. There will be complimentary makeovers for hair, nails, face and brows from the likes of Umberto Gianni, Bobbi Brown, Leighton Denny and Blink Brow bar.
  • Offer brands will be offering complimentary gifts with purchases including Alice Temperley, Calvin Klein and Alexander McQueen, whilst there will be competitions to enter from brands such as Jimmy Choo, Toy watch and Ted Baker.


Sounds great, doesn’t it, and it all starts this Friday. It’s going to be fashion fabulousness of the highest order.