Feast your eyes on these beauties, the new collections from Bobbi Brown. The first thing that struck me was how fresh everything was, perfect for spring. The Pink and Red collection is quite an unconventional approach for a beauty look, but right on trend in the fashion stakes. I think it creates a very modern yet romantic vibe. Colour pop pink lips with red nails, red lips with a pink eye shadow. Mix and Match however you please.
It’s not all pink and red; soft cream and oyster shades, chocolate browns and pretty lilacs are in the mix with the Lilac Rose collection.Fresh from the runway Bobbi created this beautifully elegant collection. What is great, as you can see here, items from both collections are interchangeable.
Bobbi also has a brand new skincare range too Extra Bright Skincare. It is a rejuvenating and brightening collection, for fresh, healthy, glowing skin. It has a hint of citrus scent from the exclusive SuperCitrus Complex. Bobbi says it’s like a yoga retreat for the skin!
Sheer Lip Gloss in Pretty in Pink & Cherry £17 each – designed to enhance lips, this translucent lip gloss makes bold colour easy to wear. I have to say I haven’t worn a lip gloss in years, preferring bold lipsticks. But I tried a dab of the pink gloss over lipstick which gave it a really pretty sheen. I will have to play around with these a bit more and report back.
Sheer Colour Cheek Tint in Sheer Pink £18 – gives cheeks a tint of healthy, natural looking colour in a lightweight formula. I really like solid blushes and this one is a perfect the rosy glow. Though sheer the colour is bold and a little goes a long way. This is an easy to use product in a handy swivel stick and the colour keeps you looking glowing all day long.
Creamy Matte Lip Colour in Heart £18 – a unique matte lipstick combining the look of a classic matte lipstick with incredible wearability, in a highly pigmented formula. I’ve been wearing this lippy since I got it. It isn’t a totally matte formula, more of a creamy matte (like it says on the tin I know, I know). It is a lovely silky soft colour with no crumbling as can happen with other mattes. The colour is a lot brighter than it looks in the tube and is a gorgeous pop of pink.
Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick £32- the modern way to wear shimmer. You can swirl a brush over all the colours and dust onto cheeks for a ‘lit from within’ glow or use the individual bars as eye shadows.I heard about the new shimmer brick way before I saw it. Fans of the original were very excited about it and I can certainly see why. I dusted this onto cheeks, above brows, tip of nose and chin as a highlighter to give an ethereal glow. It is just so pretty, I can’t tell you how much I love this. I also tried the pearl under the brows and in the corner of the eyes with the middle pink on lids for a fresh, dewy look.
Lilac Rose Eye Palette £45 – named the star of the collection the palette features eight wearable shades, flattering dusty pinks, heather greys and pale lily for all skin tones. This is a great mix of light light and dark, matte and shimmer eye shadows. I have tried this out over the week. First using the shimmery lilac colour alone for a pretty wash, this is such a lovely colour. Then I tried the same with the heather-brown colour for a mild smoky eye. Today I tried the bone colour under the brow with the deep chocolate for a full on smoky eye and the lilac under the eye for contrast. The dark brown is also the shade I use on my eye brows so I was extra pleased it was included. I am a bit rubbish when it comes to applying make up but even I found this fool proof and fun to use.
Nail Polish in Pink Valentine and Roza £11 – Pink Valentine is a bright, pop of pink whilst Roza is a soft, subtle heather-pink. Two contrasting shades which as soon as I saw them I knew would be perfect for creating a Tuxedo-Mani (see fuzzy phone photo below), Roza as the base and Pink Valentine on the tips. This will be my signature summer mani. The formula is great too, it almost seems to have a slight rubber texture to it, if that makes sense so that it didn’t crack or peel. I had this on for a full week without touch ups to put it to the test and whilst it had wore off at the edges (usually I would add clear top-coat each day to prevent this) there were not chips or cracks at all. Awesome!
Retouching Powder in Peach £25 – do you believe in magic? Bobbi asks. Inspired by the colour pigments used by professional make up artists the new Retouching Powder instantly makes your skin look better – yet it is completely undetectable. I confess I was a little bit skeptical about these, how on earth could such brightly coloured powders look at all natural, let alone undetectable? I was happy to be proven wrong, the colours work against the problems you might have with your skin to create a neutral tone. I tried Peach which warms up light skin tones and evens out tanned, medium to dark skin tones. I am very pale but this didn’t look yellow or orange at all, you couldn’t see any trace of powder yet my skin look airbrushed and bright. As I suffer from red patches in the winter I am also keen to try the Yellow Retouching Powder. I can recommend to everyone, no matter the skin colour to go and try these out at your local Bobbi Brown you will be seriously impressed!
It is a shame the light wasn’t quite right to get an accurate representation of the make up here. The lipstick in Heart is a much richer shade and the lilac eye shadow and blush were more noticeable. I think you can see the air brush finish to the powder and glow of the highlighter. I will be testing out all the products here over London Fashion Week so will get some much better photo’s then.
I also have this quick snap of the mani I did, makes a really nice contrast doesn’t it!
If you have never visited a Bobbi Brown counter I can really say in all honestly they are so friendly and helpful. You can go any time for a consultation or a make up lesson, where you will get great advise and absolutely no pressure to buy – the products are so good they know you will be back anyway! Since I first tried out Bobbi Brown products last year I have become a faithful follower. Even though I receive some products as samples, I went out and bought more out of my own pocket, I think that shows how impressed I was. I just can’t fault them.
Are you Bobbi’s girl? Excited about any of the new products?