Pretty Powerful x Kiva


Today is International Women’s Day (IWD) which is celebrated every year on March 8 to honor the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Bobbi Brown has worked hard to empower women beyond makeup. Through «The Pretty Powerful Campaign for Women & Girls», that was launched in 2013, the cosmetic brand has partnered with organizations that make education and learning accessible to women and girls on a global level. In 2017, Bobbi Brown is is teaming up with Kiva by donating $300,000 to the global non-profit organization that helps low income women in over 80 countries secure microloans and create better futures for themselves.


What is it?
Pretty with a purpose – introducing Bobbi’s best-selling, multi-tasking lip and cheek formula Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge in limited edition Pretty Powerful Pink III. Your purchase will support Bobbi Brown’s donation to Kiva.

Who is it for?
The woman looking for a creamy color formula that can be used on both lips and cheeks.

How do I use it?
Press onto apples of cheeks, blending out and down toward hairline using your fingertips. Apply with fingertips or the Lip Brush (sold separately) on lips; can be worn alone or with Lip Pencil and Lip Gloss.


Why is it different?
One thing is clear: an educated girl is a pretty powerful girl. With the purchase of this limited edition shade, you will support Bobbi Brown’s $300,000 donation to Kiva. Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge is available now at all Bobbi Brown locations and online.

You can also support Kiva by lending directly to a woman or girl in a developing country. Once your loan is repaid, you can use the funds again and again – truly a gift that keeps on giving.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown and © Sandra Bauknecht

All-Consuming Skincare

BB Remedies

Beauty mogul Bobbi Brown might have just left her eponymous company but that does not minimize the quality of the brand’s products. Newly launched BOBBI BROWN REMEDIES are six complexion-boosters mixing the powers of superfoods with natural skincare ingredients. Some, such as algae, are well-known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, but it’s the first time you might have seen brussels sprouts included in a skin serum. Each «potion» homes in on a specific ailment – from irritation to dullness – for instant relief and long-term improvement.


From top to bottom:

Acts as a “skin bandage,” enhancing skin’s own protective barrier and supporting its natural restorative process.

A powerful yet non-stripping treatment that helps balance oil levels and increase cell turnover to unclog and clarify pores.

An intensive solution formulated with powerful skin calmers that instantly helps quiet reactivity and keeps irritation at bay.

Rebuilds and strengthens skin’s structure, making it more resilient and better equipped to fend off future damage.

A concentrated infusion of moisture, featuring a Hyaluronic Acid Complex that pulls moisture into the skin and supports skin’s natural moisturizing factor.

This supercharged, antioxidant-rich ferment energizes skin with essential nutrients.

In Switzerland available now for CHF 58.00 each.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown City Collection


Congrats to Bobbi Brown! She celebrates the 25th anniversary of her amazing beauty brand this year! It all started with a simple philosophy: natural complexion and a lipstick, that suits the natural tone of your lips. «Be who you are» is her motto!


To honor the occasion, Bobbi has collaborated with illustrator Richard Haines to create some amazing products that are inspired by the iconic cities, New York, London and Paris. A must for every beautista!

CITY PALETTES (Limited Edition) – CHF 96.00


Available in three different variations:


New York Palette
Cream Eye Shadow, Champagne Quartz Metallic Eye Shadow, Birch Eye Shadow, Espresso Eye Shadow, Blush


London Palette
Pale Cream Eye Shadow, Nude Peach Eye Shadow, Nude Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Rich Navy Eye Shadow, Nectar Blush


Paris Palette
Ivory Eye Shadow, Stormy Grey Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Brushed Granite Metallic Eye Shadow, Eclipse Eye Shadow, French Pink Blush


LONG-WEAR EYELINER (Limited Edition) – CHF 34.00


Dark Chocolate Ink (New York)
Union Jack (London)
Gunmetal Ink (Paris)




Bobbi (New York)

Your Majesty (London)

ParisianRedParisian Red (Paris)

CHF 47.00

Available from the 1st of September, 2016.


LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

A Modern Take on Lipstick


Meet Bobbi Brown‘s new modern take on lipstick: the new NOURISHING LIP COLOUR OIL-INFUSED SHINE, which is available in 16 shades.

What is it: Everything you want for lips and more. Combines deeply emollient natural oils with an incredibly lush, comfortable texture and luminous shine.


Who is it for: Anyone who wants a nourishing lip color that moisturizes and leaves lips with a luminous shine.

Why is it different: A nourishing wash of color for lips that’s infused with a luxurious blend of Avocado, Babassu and Jojoba Oils, plus Olive Oil Complex, Cocoa Seed Butter and Vitamins C and E together, they treat lips with deep hydration while creating a barrier that locks in moisture. The potent formula conditions instantly and over time, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for smooth, supple lips. Rich color pigments are suspended in a lightweight, clear base for pure, crisp color with a brilliant, even finish.

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Favourite shadeALMOST PINK – A pale neutral pink. It is not as dark as the picture but gives your lips a very nice, natural shade.

Available now. Don’t forget to enter the code BBSANDRA at checkout to receive a free full-size lipgloss (while stock lasts). This offer expires on April 16, 2016! Only one day left!
Click HERE to enter the online shop!

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

A Free Gift from Bobbi Brown


Last week, the online launch of Bobbi Brown Switzerland was celebrated in Zurich with a special beauty event at Loft Five. Finally, you can shop your favorite beauty products from home. Have a look at the website, it is totally fun, especially the makeup tutorials are a great way to learn more about the perfect application.

Advantages of online shopping at
– Free shipping if you spend more than CHF 100.-
– Free shipping and returns on all foundations, correctors, concealers and powders!
– A free deluxe miniature of your choice

To celebrate the occasion, Bobbi Brown has a special surprise for you, my dear Sandra’s Closet readers.
If you shop until April 16, 2016, you will receive a free full-size lipgloss (while stock lasts). Just enter the code BBSANDRA at checkout.
Click HERE to enter the online shop!

Sandra_Bauknecht_BobbiBrown_ch_1Spoiled for choice…


… here are my favorite Bobbi Brown products I cannot live without!
Nude on Nude Eye Palette
Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Bone
Perfectly Defined Long-Wear Brow Pencil in Saddle
Highlighting Powder in Pink Glow
All of her Make-up Brushes
High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Pink Tulle

LoL, Sandra






Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown Switzerland and © Sandra Bauknecht

Bobbi Brown Malibu Nudes Collection


BOBBI BROWN‘s Malibu Nudes Collection is inspired of those carefree days at the beach in California. Easy-to-apply products that give you an instant healthy look. Actress Kate Upton is once more the face of the campaign.

Bobbi_Brown_nude_on_Nude_eye_palette_Malibu_NudesNUDE ON NUDE EYE PALETTE – CHF 74.00
Colours: Nude – Cement – Wheat – Espresso – Malted

Bobbi’s iconic, all matte Nude on Nude Eye Palette is back for a limited time. Featuring four skin tone inspired shadows and a dark liner shade, this palette flatters all complexions and pairs perfectly with nude-to-bright lips. Includes a large mirror and a Dual-Ended Angle Eye Shadow/ Eye Liner Brush.

Nobody does nude makeup like Bobbi, and this palette is no exception. Based on shades she sees in women’s faces every day, this eye shadow palette takes the guesswork out of the perfect nude eye. Every shade is instantly flattering–no blending required.


Available in:
Pastel Pink / Powder Pink (light skin tones) (pictured)
Sand Pink / Pale Pink (medium skin tones)
Tawny / Peony (golden skin tones)
Plum / French Pink (dark skin tones)

Inspired by Bobbi’s signature blush technique, this duo lets you give cheeks the ultimate natural-looking flush. Includes complementary neutral and pop shades designed to be layered. The sleek, black case includes a mirrored lid for easy application wherever you are.

Bobbi’s secret to achieving the perfect cheek. This duo features neutral and pop blush shades that are designed to be layered for a fresh, healthy glow. The silky matte formula glides smoothly onto cheeks and lasts all day.


Available in: Hot Berry, Electric Coral, Punch, Brown Berry, Rich Nude, Bare

Bold color that packs a one-two punch. This chunky pencil gives you lipstick and liner in one, comfortable wear and a creamy matte finish.

Formulated with Shea Butter and emollients, Art Stick has a creamy texture and a featherweight feel—for comfortable wear that lasts hours.

In stores in Switzerland from March 2, 2016.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colour


Bobbi Brown‘s boldest, most vibrant lip color ever: LUXE LIP. This sumptuous formula dramatically boosts moisture levels while intensely rejuvenating lips, keeping them comfortable and conditioned—even after it’s removed. Now in 30 shades, with a sleek gold tube. It’s luxury, redefined. I am obsessed.


Kate Upton is the face of the campaign. You can watch the video at the end of this post but before I would like to invite you to enjoy Bobbi Brown’s insider tips on the right lip make-up.

What makes this new lip color formula so special?

BB: Luxe Lip is our most luxurious lipstick yet. It glides on effortlessly and gives lips rich, vibrant color with an ultra- luxurious finish. The nourishing formula is packed with moisturizers and peptides that work behind the scenes to make lips look softer and smoother—even after it’s taken off.

What does luxury mean to you?

BB: It’s all about the simple pleasures – a book you can’t put down, really good espresso, a hot bath after a long day. When it comes to beauty, luxury is defined by things that are timeless and made with the very best ingredients.

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 Can you describe the process of how you name lip colors?

BB: Inspiration for shades comes from everything I see in my daily life – from fabrics to countries to food. In this collection you’ll find names like Red Velvet, Sunset Orange, and Raspberry Pink. It’s also important that each name help women understand what the color actually looks like—makeup shouldn’t be complicated. Russian Doll is inspired by the color of cheeks and lips after being outside in the cold—rosy red. It’s a subtle, yet statement-making lip color. Parisian Red is inspired by French style. French women are known for their sexy, effortless brand of cool so this is the color that you can wear without any other makeup and still look pulled together. It is true red that instantly brightens up the complexion. And the shade Your Majesty is inspired by London—one of my favorite places in the world. When I’m in London, I’m constantly on-the-go—visiting my favorite sights, restaurants and meeting with friends. Your Majesty delivers just the right amount of depth – it’s sophisticated and royal – making it the perfect lip color to wear from day to night and on any occasion.

Any tips to finding the perfect everyday lip color?

BB: To find the most flattering nude lipstick, use the natural coloring of lips as a guide. The best shade will either match or be one or two shades brighter or darker than lips.

What is a beauty must when wearing bolder lip colors?

BB: Make sure lips are smooth and conditioned before applying lipstick; bright color can accentuate uneven lip texture. And for the most precise look, use a Lip Brush to apply lipstick; keep color within the natural lines of lips. Also, make sure to keep the makeup balanced—bright and bold lips look most modern with simple eye makeup.

When Luxe Lip meets the Lust List: super-talented Australian artist, Sally Spratt, created 15 hand-drawn mood boards featuring the gorgeous new shades and the countries that inspired them.
For the full list, click here please.

12119168_10153621877245539_2511724057596730362_nFor girls who love fast cars, you’ll love Retro Coral.

1458481_10153621877365539_6987699484916210991_nFor the woman who’s the epitome of modern glamour, meet the gorgeous Hot Rose shade.

12118819_10153621877170539_4354138128154048061_nThe brilliant Great Barrier Reef inspired this beauty in Atomic Orange.
The new lipstick collection is in stores now for CHF 47.00 each.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown – The New Greige


Looking for the perfect fall makeup products, then check out the latest from Bobbi Brown. Her Greige Collection features the perfect pigments for the new season mixing grey and beige to flatter every skin tone. Look below for full details:


Bobbi Brown Greige Eye PaletteLimited Edition – CHF 105.00

LOVE! Packed with eight perfect neutrals, from rich, smokey grey-browns to soft creams in matte-to-metallic textures. This sleek, faux leather navy palette includes a large mirror for flawless application.

Ivory Eye Shadow – creamy white
Brown Haze Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow – medium smoky topaz
Twinkle Sparkle Eye Shadow – an off-white sparkle
Slate Eye Shadow – medium-grey
Greystone Eye Shadow – mid-tone grey taupe
Earth Metal Sparkle Eye Shadow – intense grey sparkle
Greige Eye Shadow – mid-tone ashy brown
Fog Eye Shadow – deep slate grey


Intense Pigment Liner PaletteLimited Edition – CHF 40.00

Clean and crisp or intense and smokey, this mirrored compact with three shades of deeply-pigmented powder liner does it all. Available in Black Plum, Midnight and Forest.


Dual-Ended Eye Liner/Smokey Eye Liner Brush Limited Edition – CHF 57.00
Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick
 – Limited Edition – CHF 42.00

Midnight – intense deep blue
Greige – shimmering brown grey


Nail PolishLimited Edition – $15.00

Greige – neutral gray-beige
Smokey Topaz – glitter nail polish

The extremely beautiful makeup collection will be in stores in Switzerland from September 4, 2015.

LoL, Sandra


Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

Sheer Brights Eye Shadows by Bobbi Brown

Sheer Brights by Bobbi Brown

Bobbi Brown got inspired by all the bright eye shadow looks spotted on the F/W 2014 runways. She transformed the trend into a new upcoming line of 15 limited editions shades that give your eyelid soft but bright color.

Bobbi Brown-Sheer Brights

Eye Shadow
Burnt Rose – Sea Glass – Peach Cloud – Sunrise Pink – Cornflower – Sweet Pink – Pistachio
CHF 37.00 each

Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow
French Blue – Berry Sorbet – Pink Slip – Golden Amber
CHF 37.00 each

Metallic Eye Shadow
Hazy Lilac – Aegean Blue – Bubbly – Linen
CHF 37.00 each

Long-Wear Eye base by Bobbi Brown

To make sure that your new eye shadows last, Bobbi Brown is also launching the Long-Wear Eye Base. The primer keeps with its a non-drying, non-greasy formula your eye shadow crease-free and colour-true. It extends the wear of any eye shadow by 8 hours. (So, if your current shadow has 8 hours of wear, this prolongs your eye shadow for up to 16 hours total.)
Available for CHF 41.00 in three shades: Light, Medium and Medium to Dark.

In stores in Switzerland starting September 4, 2014.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown

My Look: We Are World Cup Champions

Brazil World Cup 2014-Germany Won

Last night, a true football thriller took place in Brazil. I watched the game at a friend’s house and couldn’t be more proud of the outcome. A beautifully taken extra-time goal by Mario Götze helped my home country win the 2014 World Cup final 1-0 against Argentina at the Maracanã. With the win, Germany became the first European side to win the World Cup in the Americas and pulled even with Italy for the second-most titles all-time, one behind Brazil’s record five. The team had not lifted the trophy since 1990, when West Germany defeated Argentina in the final.

I flew in from Berlin yesterday afternoon where I got myself the perfect outfit. Check out Wear Your Flag, a fun website with all sorts of items to show your national pride!

World Cup Outfit- Sandra Bauknecht

My look: Strapless dress by Wear Your Flagjeggings by Donna Karanjelewed nappa leather box bag iconby Saint Laurent and biker boots by Chanel.

Nails Germany

On my nails: I created the flag design with “Need Sunglasses” by OPI, “Valentine Red” and “Tuxedo Black“, both by Bobbi Brown. Start with a layer of yellow and then work your way up with red and black as the last step.

LoL, Sandra

Jeweled Box Bag by Saint Laurent - Wear Your Flag

Photos: © Sandra Bauknecht