Get boho beautiful with Bloom’s Gypsy Glamour collection

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Bloom’s new colour collection, Gypsy Glamour, has just hit the shelves. The look’s been inspired by the new set of uber-glam boho-babes, starlets like Nicole Richie and Mary-Kate Olsen.

nicole richie
Love the bronzed skin and nude lippie combo on Nicole…
mary kate
…and reckon the Olsen twins popped out the womb in liquid liner.

The range includes a Cream Bronzing Duo, R230, Kohl Eyeliner pot and brush, R75, and new nudie-hued lip gloss, R130, and lipstick shades, R135.

bloom kohl
The eyeliner’s pretty clever in that the lid contains the brush and then converts in a way that makes it super easy to use.

We got given the eyeliner, a lipgloss and lippie to test, so I thought I’d be a darling and make swatches for you. Check it out:

Shot without flash; eyeliner on top, Nude lipstick on left, Gypsy gloss on right.
bloom flash
As above, shot with flash.

I reckon that if you only buy just one thing, you make it the Kohl Eyeliner. At R75 its a total steal (I actually thought the press release had messed up the price) and its luxurious, creamy formula ensures it literally glides across your skin. I also like that once it’s on, it sits vas. To get it off, you have to use a seriously oily make-up remover, so you’re guaranteed an intense looking line that won’t budge throughout the day.

Our top application tip?
Begin by lining the middle of the lash line and then move outwards, towards the outer corner of your eye. Next, apply your liner in the inner corner of your eye.

To get the boho-look, ideally your eyeliner should be applied in a thick enough line so that it’s visible when your eyes are open. Also, ensure that your line is slightly thicker from the middle to outward section. With a little bit of practice, you’ll be able to do it in two minutes flat.

To get your mitts on Bloom, look out for it at selected Woolworths stores. 

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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger ( She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Cass1231

    I like this look, more casual…

    7 years ago •

  1. CharlieW

    The eyeliner looks really great. But I don’t like this look at all! Way too much shadow under the eyes. They look tired.

    7 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    I thought one is suppose to camouflage the dark circles under your eyes!

    7 years ago •

  1. Maria Meyer

    Dont like this look at all, looks like they havent slept in weeks!

    7 years ago •

  1. julandism

    Wow, I really like to Kohl Eye Liner & Brush!

    7 years ago •

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