We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!
  • BH Cosmetics33% off sitewide (excludes Carli Bybel palette + clearance items), ends 8/27.
  • Clarins15% off with code FIFTEEN, ends 8/23.
  • Neiman MarcusGet up to a $300 gift card with your select purchase of $500+ (beauty/fragrance included) with code NMAUG, ends 8/23.
  • TarteTarte's Big Blush Book Vol III now available, ends 8/23.

Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Collection for Fall 2011


Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Collection for Fall 2011

Bold glasses are as much a fashion staple as they are a personal statement. Now revered as a stylish accessory, a great pair of frames is a must have (and a great go-to on bad beauty days). Bobbi chooses between her iconic black frames and a pair of tortoise shell frames – ones which served as the inspiration behind her new Tortoise Shell Collection for fall. The Tortoise Shell Collection is Bobbi’s modern take on a classic look.

Stunning shadows in shades ranging from bronze to gold to espresso are housed in gorgeous tortoise shell compacts with gold detailing; one is for lighter skin and the other for darker complexions. To balance the warmer tones on the eyes, cheeks and lips are dressed up in soft nudes. And the good news is that if you do wear glasses, Bobbi designed the collection to complement—rather than compete with—your frames.

Tortoise Shell Bronze Eye Palette ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

A flattering collection of warm neutral makeup for medium to darker skin tones, this palette lets you go from soft to smoky in no time flat. The eight shadows in the Bronze Tortoise Shell Eye Palette are designed to be layered—there’s no blending required. Start with the lightest shade, then layer the darker shades until you get the desired intensity. Tortoise-shell glasses inspire the special limited-edition compact—Bobbi’s muse for this collection. Includes Banana Eyeshadow, Gold Nugget Sparkle Eyeshadow, Amber Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow, Copper Cocoa Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow, Tiger’s Eye Metallic Eyeshadow, Bronze Metallic Eyeshadow, Olive Sparkle Eyeshadow, Espresso Eyeshadow.

Tortoise Shell Sand Eye Palette ($60.00) (Limited Edition)

A palette for lighter skin tones, with light to dark shadows in flattering warm neutrals. This collection lets you go from soft to smoky in no time flat. The eight shadows in the Sand Tortoise Shell Eye Palette are designed to be layered—there’s no blending required. Start with the lightest shade, then layer the darker shades until you get the desired intensity. Tortoise-shell glasses inspire the special limited-edition compact—Bobbi’s muse for this collection. Includes Ivory Eyeshadow, Gold Bar Sparkle Eyeshadow, Desert Sand Metallic Eyeshadow, Terracotta Eyeshadow, Antique Rose Eyeshadow, Hot Stone Eyeshadow, Sandy Rose Metallic Eyeshadow, Black Chocolate Eyeshadow.

Rich Lip Color SPF 12 ($22.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Soft Nude
  • Twig

High Shimmer Lipgloss ($22.00)

  • Bare Sparkle
  • Beach
  • Citrus

Tortoise Shell Mini Brush Set ($55.00) (Limited Edition)

Bobbi’s essential brushes, perfectly sized for travel and on-the-go makeup application. Set includes four brushes: Mini Angle Eye Shadow, Mini Eye Sweep, Mini Blush and Mini Ultra Fine Eye Liner, all tucked into a chic tortoise shell case. In your evening purse, gym bag or carry-on, this brush set always fits.

availability: July 2011

See more photos!

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

5 Great Coral Lipsticks

5 Great Coral Lipsticks

Reader Angela thought to be cruel to me by suggesting coral lipsticks–because picking a favorite coral is like picking your favorite child! I will say that the closest to all-time favorite coral would be Guerlain Gems, which was limited edition and no longer available, but the below five are all near and dear to my heart!  Want more corals?  Check out our swatch gallery of coral lipsticks.

What’s your favorite coral lipstick?

Bobbi Brown Cosmic Raspberry Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Cosmic Raspberry Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Cosmic Raspberry Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Cosmic Raspberry Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Cosmic Raspberry Rich Lip Color ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright pink fuchsia.” It’s a bright, medium-dark pink with a little touch of fuchsia–it is blue-based but subtly so.  Bobbi Brown’s Rich Lip Colors are really comfortable to wear with their semi-matte finishes, creamy but lightweight textures, and rich color coverage. They are also scent- and taste-free, which should appeal to some. Wear was anywhere from four to six hours, with deeper shades like Cosmic Raspberry wearing for six hours.

Bobbi Brown Cosmic Raspberry Rich Lip Color

-

We hope you'll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer Review, Photos

Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer
Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer

Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer

Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer ($40.00 for 1.7 oz.) is designed to provide a “hint of coverage” for “natural-looking skin” in a gel-based formula. The oil-free variation is for those with oilier skin (they have a regular version along with an Extra version for drier skin).

My skin isn’t oily, but I liked the finish and coverage of the foundation, though the shade I tested ended up being far too dark to wear out in public! I tried the Medium Tint (I’m MAC NC25), but I would definitely be suited for Light-to-Medium, just because this is significantly darker than my natural complexion. I have heard from a few artists at the counter that these seem to run a little dark, so you might want to grab a couple of samples to ensure you get the right shade.

It has a very lightweight feel but provides sheer to light coverage; it had enough coverage to even out the unevenness in my cheeks while still having the feel and overall finish of a tinted moisturizer (soft, natural). It actually has more of a semi-natural finish–a little more matte than the average “natural” finish I would say. For a tinted moisturizer, this wears nicely; a solid eight hours of wear without oiliness or fade in coverage. The texture is thick enough that it doesn’t run but thin enough that it spreads easily over the skin (I used fingers to apply, as I would a moisturizer).

Alone, it’s not moisturizing enough for drier skin (my skin felt a little parched by four hours if I wore it alone), but it is meant for oilier skin types, so it seems like the moisturization is on target for oily skin types. If you use your regular moisturizer prior, then you shouldn’t have any issues. On the other hand, if you do have dry skin but want a two-in-one product, then I’d recommend the Extra Tinted Balm instead.

I tried to think of something I didn’t like about this product, and there was nothing that came to mind. Of course, I immediately noticed the shade wasn’t a match for my skin tone, but the formula and product I have no complaints with! Since I do have drier skin, I won’t be skipping my morning moisturizer before this, but maybe I’ll try the regular version and see if that’s enough for me.

Bobbi Brown SPF 15 Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer Review, Photos

-

Bobbi Brown Launches Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer


Bobbi Brown Launches Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer

Inspired by her award-winning SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer, Bobbi introduces a modern gel-based formula for normal to oily skin types. New SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free hydrates and protects skin while offering sheer, natural looking coverage. Light and refreshing, it glides on smoothly and blends easily. Vitamins C and E protect skin from free radicals, while SPF 15 helps prevent sun damage.

SPF 15 Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free Ingredients & Benefits:

  • Sodium Hyaluronate, a moisture magnet, instantly hydrates skin.
  • Emollients and humectants soften skin and strengthen its natural moisture barrier, improving its ability to lock in moisture.
  • Collagen boosting peptides help strengthen and firm skin. Antioxidant Vitamins C & E help protect skin against free radical damage.
  • Aloe, Sucrose and Caffeine help calm and soothe skin.
  • SPF 15 offers broad spectrum UV protection.

Available in nine shades:

  • Alabaster Tint
  • Extra Light Tint
  • Light Tint
  • Light to Medium Tint
  • Medium Tint
  • Medium to Dark Tint
  • Dark Tint
  • Deep Tint
  • Rich Tint

availability: Available at all Bobbi Brown Counters and on www.bobbibrown.com for $40.

Bobbi Brown Almost Bare Collection for Summer 2011


Bobbi Brown Almost Bare Collection for Summer 2011

“From bronzers to the light shimmery glosses, The Almost Bare Collection creates the gorgeous sun kissed look you get after a day at the beach, one of my favorite sources of inspiration.” — Bobbi Brown

Bronzing Powder ($33.00)

Formulated for all skin types, Bobbi’s Bronzing Powder has just the right mix of red and brown—the colors you’d find in a true tan—to give skin a warm tint of healthy-looking color. What makes it so wearable? The lightweight mica-free powder applies smoothly and evenly and feels ultra-comfortable on skin. Now, this makeup bag essential is available in two new limited edition shades ideal for darker skin tones.

  • Deep Chocolate (Limited Edition)
  • Rich Cocoa (Limited Edition)

High Shimmer Lipgloss ($22.00)

Because there’s nothing sexier than glossy lips paired with luminous skin, Bobbi introduces her most high shine gloss ever. This ultra shiny formula glides on smoothly and offers medium to full color coverage that makes lips look lush and full.

  • Pink Tulle (Limited Edition)
  • Citrus (Limited Edition)
  • Bellini (Limited Edition)

Almost Bare Fragrance ($60.00)

A Bobbi Brown classic, this fresh floral eau de parfum features a delicate balance of inspiring Italian Bergamot blended with Violet Leaves to relax and soothe the senses. The scent is enhanced by a note of Soft Muguet and gentle Jasmine Petals with a Soft Cedar and Warm Amber background.

availability: May 2011 at all Bobbi Brown Counters and on www.bobbibrown.com.

See more photos! 

On Instagram