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Sneak Peek: Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette Photos & Swatches

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette ($69.00 for 1.02 oz.) includes three Shimmer Bricks, which are very shimmery powders. Each Shimmer Brick has five shades, so the color that you get can vary depending on where you concentrate your brush. All three shades have been relased before, though only Bronze is part of the permanent range from what I could tell!

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Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown, Uber Rose, Tahiti Pink Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy mauve with warm undertones and a cream finish. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy and glided across the lips without tugging or dragging. It yielded opaque coverage in a single stroke, and despite the slip, the edges were quite crisp and even without work. On my lips, the formula felt hydrating over the five hours this shade lasted for. I noticed very slight color settled into my lip lines after four hours of wear. Bobbi Brown Bobbi (P, $35.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Tampered (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Shiraz (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Ravenswood (P, $17.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC So Select (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Twig (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Fastplay (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Rush (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Cosmo (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Uber Rose Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. This shade had a really smooth, creamy texture that applied rich, opaque coverage comfortably. It’s the kind of formula you can apply half-asleep, because it’s rather effortless. It had fully opaque pigmentation that went on evenly and lasted for five hours on me. Tom Ford Beauty Ashton (P, $35.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mitchell (P, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Crisis (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Amorous (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Private Party (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Casablanca (P, $50.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Craving (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Rapture (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (90% similar). MAC Positively Dashing (P, $18.00) is more shimmery, brighter (85% similar). Shiseido Rouge Rum Punch (RD504) (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bond (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mauvember 2016 (LE, $26.00) is cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Sheer Rapture (P, $17.00) is lighter, less pigmented (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Tahiti Pink Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warmer undertones and a lightly glossy finish. The texture was more slippery compared to other shades, and it didn’t have the same cream-like look applied–this had subtle translucency and I would get “lines” if I pressed my lips together. I also noticed that color gathered in my lip lines right away, which did worsen over time. The color itself lasted for six hours, left a pinkish stain behind, and was hydrating. Make Up For Ever C306 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Greta (P, $32.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Gourmandise (P, $49.50) is darker (90% similar). Revlon Vivacious (120) (P, $8.99) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Jealous (P, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Checkmate (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Impassioned (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have one-stroke color coverage with a hydrating, smoothing formula, and “nourishing shine.” I was impressed with the formula as a whole, as the majority of the shades were very pigmented in one pass with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. There’s a richness to the texture that does feel more “luxe” in a way. The natural-to-luminous shine level gives lips a smoother, plumper look, while the formula itself is hydrating and many shades are longer wearing. I noticed that the lighter shades tended to perform more poorly relative to more light-medium to medium-dark-hued shades. There was a faint floral scent (that was a surprise, I wish they had gone the unscented!), but I didn’t have issues with taste and found it very subtle on (it’s no Dior/Chanel-level scent!). In general, I like Bobbi Brown’s lipstick formulas, and this one feels creamier and more hydrating than others, but for pigmentation, you can’t go wrong with this or the Rich Lip Color formula.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Bahama Brown
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Uber Rose
Uber Rose
Uber Rose
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Tahiti Pink
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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Today in Holiday 2016: Eyes, Cheeks, & Lips by Tarte, Viseart, Too Faced, Marc Jacobs Beauty

Holiday 2016
Too Faced Color Wheel Blush Palette

With so many new pieces launching across brands, instead of bombarding you with brand-specific posts, I thought I’d group today’s recently launched products by type; most of what I’ve seen launch today is available via Sephora but may eventually release to other retailers later on.

Also, all of the holiday launches that were exclusive to Sephora VIB Rouges are now available for everyone. :)

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The Details

Tarte Color Wheel Amazonian Clay Blush Palette | $44.00 | Limited Edition, Tarte/Sephora Exclusive

Color your way to the perfect glow with this custom blush and highlighter palette. It features 10 deluxe, limited-edition blushes in mattes, lusters, and two micro-pearlescent highlighters—all in one complexion-enhancing palette. With its dual-sided design, it curates five warm and five cool shades so you can mix and match with your cheek wardrobe to create the perfect, custom look. The neutral and bold, universal shades spotlight a variety of complexions with a built-in cover for mess-free portability. Powered by tarte’s long-wearing Amazonian clay, the iconic, bestselling formula balances and replenishes skin for 12 hours of fade-free, ultra-pigmented wear. Available at Sephora.

Viseart Blush Palette | $80.00

A blush palette with six powder-based shades for unparalleled coverage, pigment, and long-lasting wear. Available at Sephora.

  • Rose/Coral
  • Plum/Bronze
  • Orange/Violet
  • Highlight/Sculpting

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Bobbi Brown Bellini, Uber Beige, Bond Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Bellini Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, coral-orange with warm undertones and a creamy finish with a light sheen. It had rich, opaque pigmentation with a lightweight, very creamy texture that glided on without tugging on the lips, but it had enough slip that I had trouble with some of the color gathering in lip lines over time. It was comfortable to wear, as the formula was hydrating, over the five hours it lasted. Tom Ford Beauty Twist of Fate (LE, $50.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Chella (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Lodhi (P, $25.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Margherita (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Coral (P, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty James (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Misbehaved (49) (P, $50.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Uber Beige Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium brown with subtle warm, rosy undertones and a creamy finish. The consistency was lightweight, creamy, and felt hydrating on the lips. This shade was richly pigmented and covered the lips with smooth, even color. After two hours of wear, some color slid into my lip lines, though I could press my lips to smooth everything back into place. The color wore well for close to four and a half hours on me. Marc Jacobs Beauty No Angel (242) (P, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay 1993 (DC, $22.00) is darker (80% similar). Colour Pop Pinch (DC, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Blondie (P, $24.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $30.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC French Kiss (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented, cooler (80% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Marion (P, $18.00) is warmer (80% similar). MAC Cherish (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Buff (P, $35.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Bond Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, muted plum with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, a little thicker overall than the other two shades, which I think helped it fill in lip lines without emphasizing them. The lipstick had opaque color payoff that applied evenly, and the formula was moisturizing over the six hours it lasted for. There was a faint purplish stain left behind. MAC Viva Glam III (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Mosh Pit (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Shiseido Rouge Rum Punch (RD504) (P, $28.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Rose (P, $35.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Hot Chocolate (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (80% similar). Colour Pop TooLips (P, $6.00) is warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have one-stroke color coverage with a hydrating, smoothing formula, and “nourishing shine.” I was impressed with the formula as a whole, as the majority of the shades were very pigmented in one pass with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. There’s a richness to the texture that does feel more “luxe” in a way. The natural-to-luminous shine level gives lips a smoother, plumper look, while the formula itself is hydrating and many shades are longer-wearing. I noticed that the lighter shades tended to perform more poorly relative to more light-medium to medium-dark-hued shades. There was a faint floral scent (that was a surprise, I wish they had gone the unscented!), but I didn’t have issues with taste and found it very subtle on (it’s no Dior/Chanel-level scent!). In general, I like Bobbi Brown’s lipstick formulas, and this one feels creamier and more hydrating than others, but for pigmentation, you can’t go wrong with this or the Rich Lip Color formula.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Bellini
Bellini
Bellini
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Uber Beige
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Bond
Bond
Bond

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Holiday 2016 Cheek Palettes/Sets | Laura Mercier Fall in Love, Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow, Stila Star Light, Star Bright

 

Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection
Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection

Three new, limited edition cheek palettes for the holidays.

Availability

Now online for VIB Rouges

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The Details

Laura Mercier Fall in Love Face Illuminator Collection | $58.00 ($64.53 Value) | Limited Edition

Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powders highlight the skin with pure light-reflecting pigments for a color-true, multidimensional, and luminous finish that complements all skintones. Its non-dusting texture allows for a buildable layer of shine—from a subtle highlight to a more intense level of luminosity. Available exclusively at Sephora.

  • Addiction Gilded gold
  • Devotion Cool
  • Seduction Soft bronze
  • Indiscretion Warm rose gold

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette | $69.00 ($117.30 Value) | Limited Edition

Bobbi To Glow Shimmer Brick Palette features Gold, Wild Rose, and Bronze shades for gorgeous radiance to the cheekbones and for an allover glow. Formulated with superfine, light-catching pearl pigments, each shade imparts soft brilliance with a hint of color. The Gold shade brightens and highlights, the Bronze hue adds warmth, and Wild Rose creates a flushed glow. Available exclusively at Sephora.

  • Gold Gold
  • Wild Rose Rose
  • Bronze Deep, bronzy glow

Stila Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette | $39.00 | Limited Edition

Create starlet illumination with the Star Light, Star Bright Highlighting Palette. Bouncy to the touch, these unique, radiance-enhancing highlighters melt into skin for a barely-there feel. Infused with ultra-fine, light-diffusing particles, they help skin look lit from within for a natural-looking glow. Layer these shades together or wear them alone and let your skin steal the spotlight this holiday season. Wear Transcendence’s opalescent pink for a bold, ethereal glow, sweep on Kitten, a shimmering pink nude that brightens and illuminates, or wear the Bronze highlighter for a radiant, sunkissed glow. Available exclusively at Sephora.

  • Transcendence Opalescent pink
  • Kitten Shimmering nude pink
  • Bronze Sunkissed radiance

Sneak Peek: Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions (Fall 2016) Photos & Swatches

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) has added several new shades to the range. I believe there are 9 that I did not cover before (a few that are listed as new were previously exclusive to Sephora). Full reviews to come, of course, but here’s a look at swatches for now!

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Extensions

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