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In the beginning of January, a few days after I came back from Qatar, I had the chance to meet the lovely Eduardo Ferreira, International Artistic Director for Bobbi Brown, who was in Zurich to present the newest launches personally. What an honor!

We got together at the Grieder Bar and bonded immediately. He is not only extremely charming, fun and witty, but also highly professional and interesting to talk to.


Being in his element to create makeup looks that every woman will adore, he suggested that he tries out the newest products right away on me. I am sure that you can imagine the looks I got from the other guests. Very funny!


Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks are my new best friends after Eduardo explained me how to use them. I have to admit that I had always found the application of this kind of stick pretty difficult but their texture is amazing.


These creamy eyeshadows have just hit the shelves in eight highly pigmented shades, they are easy to use thanks to their do-it-all formula which glides on tug-free and can be used to shade, define, smoke up and highlight eyes. In subtle to eye-popping shades that last for up to 8 hours without creasing, flaking or fading, it’s a stroke of genius. Just swipe on and go.


Available in Vanilla, Golden Pink, Sand Dune, Iced Blue, Forest, Shadow, Bark and Violet Plum.
(Eduardo used Vanilla, Bark and Violet Plum on me, like on Katie Holmes who is the face of the campaign and Bobbi Brown’s first celebrity testimonial).
CHF 40.00 each



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“Confidence is everything, but a little makeup can’t hurt.”

Launching in Switzerland this month, Bobbi Brown’s newest compact foundation will surely be a bestseller . Imagine your can’t-live-without liquid foundation in a fuss-free compact. Thanks to the twenty different shades, it can be perfectly matched to your skin tone and texture, it never looks fake or makeup-y, just like smooth, even skin. With 12 hours of flawless, oil-free wear, all you see is your skin – at its best. Plus, it’s completely portable, too – with a hidden sponge applicator right in the compact – so you look polished wherever you go.


Available in 20 different shades. CHF 65.00 each.


Eduardo finished off my look with some products from the new LILAC ROSE COLLECTION which is absolutely amazing. Don’t miss out those must-haves in stores now:

Bobbi_Brown_Sparkle_Eye_Shadow_LilacSPARKLE EYE SHADOW by Bobbi Brown (Limited Edition)
Lilac Sparkle, CHF 40.00

Bobbi_Brown_Lip_Gloss_pink_lilacLIP GLOSS by Bobbi Brown (Limited Edition)
Pink Lilac, CHF 35.00

For my Swiss based readers, I have some amazing news. The lovely Eduardo Ferreira will be in Zurich from April 8-13, 2013 and you can meet him at the Bobbi Brown counter at Globus (Phone 0800 820 823). Don’t miss this chance!

LoL, Sandra


Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown and © Sandra Bauknecht

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful

BB Book Launch Munich

With Bobbi Brown, I spent a beautiful day in Munich for the launch of Bobbi’s seventh book:

“Over the years I’ve worked with countless women who have inspired me with their stories. Beyond makeup, we’ve talked about life-altering events. Everything from the joy of being a new mom to dealing with homelessness and divorce. With each conversation, these women have shown that when you have the will and the heart, almost anything is possible—and that’s what Pretty Powerful is all about.” Bobbi Brown

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Sandy decor at Munich‘s hotspot Nektar, colourful goodie bags, hardcover copies displayed on white Nektar-branded crates and a nice crowd of journalists expected me for a wonderful lunch. Flipping through the book, you get immediately inspired. And this is all what renowned makeup artist Bobbi Brown wants to achieve with her do-good attitude towards makeup: To make you feel “pretty powerful” and to be confident.

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The tome includes stories in which the beauty guru hand picked celebrities, athletes, and everyday women to pose for before and after makeover shots plus tips how to eat healthy.
In stores now for CHF 49.90.

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My look: Knit dress with lace overlay, earrings and suede wedge ankle boots, all by Louis Vuitton, blush jacket by Stella McCartney and brown Pandora bag iconby Givenchy.

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Inspired by Bobbi’s book, Pretty Powerful, Bobbi introduces the Uber Basics collection – shades for every woman. This collection will give every woman – no matter what her skin tone – the essentials she needs to go from pretty to pretty powerful, day to night.


Highlighting the simplicity of Bobbi’s Uber Basic look, the collection is organized into four colour stories, with a corresponding Eye Shadow (CHF 37.-), Sparkle Eye Shadow (CHF 40.-), Blush (CHF 41.-), Rich Lip Color (CHF 35.-) and High Shimmer Lip Gloss (CHF 35.-).
Available now.

“Our most flattering colours. Ever. It’s makeup, simplified.” – Bobbi Brown


And I have more news from Bobbi Brown for you: Actress Katie Holmes is the first celebrity to become the face of beauty brand.
Sounds all pretty powerful to me.

LoL, Sandra

Photos: Courtesy of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and © Sandra Bauknecht