10 Things on My Beauty and Accessory Wishlist for Spring for Beauty Blogger Top Ten Tuesday

This week the Beauty Blogger Top Ten members are sharing our Top Ten Beauty and Accessory Items that we are dreaming of in anticipation of spring. I know it is technically spring on the calendar but as I look at the snow falling out my window it sure doesn’t feel like spring yet! I am all about embracing colour with the change of seasons and my choices will reflect that. Also my total lack of handbags leaves me always dreaming of finally picking up some beautiful pieces. Alas I know I am simply dreaming.

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  1. Kate Spade Holly Street – Jeanne Leather Tote in Giverny Blue ($428 US)
  2. Chantecaille Save the Bees Eye and Cheek Palette ($83 US)
  3. Bottega Veneta 49mm Retro Sunglasses ($365 US)
  4. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Pure Color Eye Palette ($60 US/$65 CAD)
  5. Coach Bleecker Mini Preston Satchel in Pebbled Leather in Sea Mist ($258 US)
  6. Giorgio Armani Maestro Liquid Summer Bronzer ($64 US)
  7. Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Blush ($52 US)
  8. Bobbi Brown Uber Pinks Illuminating Bronzing Powder  ($38 US)
  9. Roots Shirley Bag in Lord ($378 US)
  10. MARC by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Hillier Hobo Bag in Banana Cream ($428 US)

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Foundation Swatches for the Perilously Pale

I am FINALLY posting some foundation swatches for you. I can’t believe that I started Perilously Pale over a year ago and have never done foundation swatches, or reviews for that matter, for you. I apologize. Helping my fellow fair complected beauties navigate the world of beauty was my reason for starting this website and not having done this earlier is unacceptable. Bad blogger!

Here are swatches of the following foundations:

Cover FX Cream Foundation E0
Cover FX Cream Foundation C10
Face Atelier Ultra Foundation 1
Make Up For Ever Face and Body #38
Bobbi Brown Natural Finish in Porcelain
Revlon Colorstay in 110 Ivory
Rouge Bunny Rouge Milk Aquarelle Foundation in Coconut Milk Parfait
Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua in BR10
Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge in Shade 1
Le Metier de Beaute Classic Flawless Foundation in Shade 2

For reference my arm is likely about NW10. My face is between NW10-15. I’m starting to discover that going closer to a NW15 blends in better with my freckles. If I match my skin my foundation can look too artificial over my freckles but if I match somewhere in between the colour of my skin and the colour of my freckles it looks more natural.
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Natural light

Direct sun

Direct sun with flash

I hope this helps!

Grand Opening Today of the New Bobbi Brown Pop-Up Shop in Grand Central Terminal

Get ready New Yorkers. Today is the day Bobbi Brown launches her first pop-up store location at Grand Central Terminal. Bobbi’s own personal manicurist will be there today offering 10 minute manicures to mark the occasion.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Launches Pop-Up Shop in Grand Central Terminal
August 20, 2012, New York, NY – Bobbi Brown Cosmetics is proud to announce the launch of the brand’s first-ever pop-up store location.  First stop, New York City’s Grand Central Terminal.
“I am so excited to be opening our first pop-up shop in the US,” says Bobbi Brown, makeup artist and Founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, “A broad cross-section of women pass through Grand Central every day, so it is the perfect location to be in the middle of all of the excitement and capture women on-the-go.”
The design of Bobbi Brown “The Pop-Up”—located in the Lexington Passage—is exclusive to the brand’s new pop-up locations around the world.  Uniquely designed, the architecture will be flattened into wallpaper, which will also depict photos of Bobbi in action around the globe and iconic products from the brand.  Incorporating personal touches and elements fromBobbi’s office in SoHo, the shop’s industrial design will mimic Bobbi’s design aesthetic at her Montclair free-standing store featuring heavy metal furniture, Emeco 1001 chairs, stainless steel rolling tables, and the iconic Bobbi signature in neon lights.  The shop will be easy to navigate while keeping with the chic and streamlined interiors of all Bobbi Brown counter locations worldwide.
At 800 sq ft, “The Pop-Up” will house the entire collection of color cosmetics, fragrance and skincare, with a special focus on the new Long-Wear Foundation and Creamy Matte Lipcolor collections.  Five makeup artists will be in store at all times to provide iconic Bobbi Brown high-touch service including 5-minute “instant pretty” touch ups and free makeup lessons. Bobbi’s personal manicurist, Roza Israel, will set up shop for the grand opening, offering 10-minute manicures to consumers and commuters alike on a first come-first serve basis.
Just in time for the holidays, the pop-up shop will be the perfect location to stop in before or after work for makeup application or party touch ups, or to stock up on gifts and stocking stuffers.  To date, the brand plans to keep the shop open until January 2013.
“This pop-up shop will enable us to connect directly with our consumers,” says Maureen Case, President of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, “It will showcase some of the best elements from our global free-standing stores, will bring the best of Bobbi to life, and will have a halo effect on consumers shopping in other locations closer to home.”
Store hours are M-F/ 8AM-8PM; SAT/10AM-7PM; SUN/11AM-6PM.