Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

Long-Wear Cream Shadowicon ($22.00) If you’re looking for a good base by Bobbi Brown, try one of her long-wear cream shadows. Available in a nice range of colors, you’re bound to find one that can amp up your favorite shadows.

This innovative, long-wearing formula goes on comfortably and has a soft, velvety finish. Plus, it stays on, doesn’t crease, and maintains its true color. Apply with fingers or the Cream Shadow Brush (sold separately).

Long-Wear Gel Eyelinericon ($21.00) Gel liners are fab for getting precise lines without the trials of liquid liner. This liner is indeed long-wearing; don’t worry about touching up or fading throughout the day.

Shimmer Brick Compacticon ($38.00) Bobbi is most definitely known for her shimmer bricks! They come in several varieties and shades, and you never know when a new one will show up. Depending on the shimmer brick and the skin tone it’s being applied to, they can act as highlighters, bronzers, or blushers.

Basic Eye Paletteicon ($45.00) If you like easy, no-fuss-no-muss palettes for your eyeshadows (or lipsticks!), Bobbi has you covered. The Basic Eye Palette is just one of many available palettes. Throughout the year, the brand regularly releases limited edition palettes to coordinate with their launches.

The Best Of… series is designed to introduce some of the best products offered by the brand. If you’ve ever wanted to try the brand, these are products worth meeting for the first time.

Saturday, November 1st, 2008

Bobbi Brown Copper Diamond Collection

Copper Diamond Shimmer Brickicon ($40.00)

Everything/Lash Glamour Mascara Duoicon ($28.00) (Available in Black or Brown)

Glitter Lip Balmicon ($19.00)

  • Crystal Diamond
  • Pink Crystal
  • Copper Diamond

Bobbi Brown Party Collection

Metallic Eye Shadowicon ($20.00)

  • Glitz Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Bonfire Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Indigo Nights Metallic Eye Shadow
  • After Hours Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Bash Metallic Eye Shadow
  • Pink Chandelier Metallic Eye Shadow

Glitter Lip Glossicon ($19.00)

  • Soirée Pink Glitter Lip Gloss
  • Ball Glitter Lip Gloss
  • Disco vGlitter Lip Gloss
  • Martini Glitter Lip Gloss
  • Velvet Rope Glitter Lip Gloss
  • Rave Glitter Lip Gloss

Available at all Bobbi Brown counters and on www.bobbibrown.com. Nordstrom also has it up: Party Collectionicon and Copper Diamond Collectionicon. Plus, don’t forget to check out Bobbi Brown Holidayicon offerings!

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Bobbi Brown’s Night Sky Long-Wear Eye Palette ($55.00) is offered as a holiday temptation! This palette includes Rockstar and Ocean long-wear cream shadow as well as Black Ink and Thunder Storm long-wear gel eyeliner. I am a big fan of Bobbi Brown’s long-wear gel eyeliner; I find it’s a bit creamier than most gel liners, but they’re still pigmented enough to give me the darkness I crave.

Rockstar is a silvery shade with a touch of blue undertones, while Ocean is a shimmery midnight blue. Black Ink is pretty much just that – a matte black. Thunder is a dark brownish-gray color. These colors go on just the way they appear, which is great, because I love it when products are true-to-color! I haven’t yet tried out the cream shadows to see how they wear, and I imagine I’ll more likely wear them as liner than as shadows ;)

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Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

Bobbi Brown’s Lip & Eye Palette ($60.00) is a limited edition set of four lip colors and four eyeshadows for the holiday season. When you first open the palette, it reveals four lip colors (Berry Mauve, Pink Sequin, Dusty Mauve, and Ruby). The eyeshadows slide out from a drawer beneath them. You will find metallic eyeshadows in Champagne Quartz, Gold Dust, Golden Bronze, and Galaxy. Enclosed in the palette are a mini eyeshadow brush and a mini lip brush with a cap.

Being known for natural and subtle shades, this palette follows the same philosophy. The metallic shadows are soft with hints of color and lots of metallic sheen, which helps add some pop and sizzle to them. The lip colors are sheer, creamy, and inherently glossy. Berry mauve was my favorite shade, because I found it to be a light plum-mauve lip on me–just a shade or two deeper than my normal pout (and pinker).

Are you a Bobbi Brown palette fan? How this one strike you?

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Monday, September 29th, 2008

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2008 Collection

Bobbi makes shopping for presents easy with her Holiday Collection. Featuring limited edition items—from stocking stuffers to everyday indulgences—for everyone on your gift-giving list.

Copper Diamond Mini Brush Set (Limited Edition) ($55.00)
Three of Bobbi’s must-have brushes in palm-of-your-hand sizes. Mini Face Blender, Eye Shadow, and Eye Liner Brushes are encased in a soft copper diamond zip-around case.

Copper Diamond Beauty Kit (Limited Edition) ($95.00)
Bobbi’s updated her iconic accessory in the season’s signature copper diamond color. This structured, multi-tiered case is sized to hold makeup and skincare essentials. Features two compartments: top features interior pockets for brushes and bottom holds a removable mirror for an instant vanity with ample space for your favorites. Ideal for travel or at home organizing.

Copper Diamond Cosmetic Bag with mini Brushes (Limited Edition) ($65.00)
When space is premium, downsize with the Copper Diamond Cosmetic Bag featuring four Mini Brushe —Blush, Eye Shadow, Ultra Fine Eye Liner and Lip (with protective cap).

Basics Lip Palette ($45.00)
Tailor-made for the lipstick and lip gloss lover. This sleek mirrored palette features best-selling and exclusive shades of Shimmer Lip Gloss, Lip Gloss and Lip Color in a versatile range of sheer to deep shades. Exclusive Naked Lip Gloss, Exclusive Posey Shimmer Lip Gloss, Brownie Lip Color, Rum Raisin Lip Color

Lip Gloss Trio (Limited Edition) ($45.00)
Our popular Lip Gloss Trio is better than ever. This year’s edition features three full size Lip Glosses tucked into a chic copper diamond case. Spun Gold Shimmer Lip Gloss, Pink Glitter Lip Gloss, Sandy Beige Shimmer

Tube tint set (Limited Edition) ($30.00)
Bobbi’s signature Tube Tints set is back this year with an all-new shade assortment to flatter all complexions. Set includes four mini Tube Tints. Brown Sugar Shimmer, Tea Rose Tint, Posey Shimmer, Bare Shimmer

Basics Eye Palette ($45.00)
Complete with everything a woman needs to create a classic Bobbi eye. Features an allover base shade, a lower lid shade, a crease shade, liner and a dual-ended Mini Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush. Exclusive Navajo Eye Shadow, Cement Eye Shadow, Heather Mauve Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Mahogany Eye Shadow

Long-Wear Eye Palettes (Limited Edition) ($55.00)

There’s more than meets the eye with Bobbi’s new Long-Wear Eye Palette. This sleek palette features Bobbi’s popular long-wearing and smudge-resistant eye formulas: two shades of Long-Wear Cream Shadow and two shades of Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner. Each shade is sealed in a protective, air-tight well. Palette includes a dual-ended Mini Cream Shadow / Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush for professional application. Moon Rock Long-Wear Eye Palette: New, Exclusive Gold Drop Long-Wear Cream Shadow, New, Exclusive Mineral Dust Long-Wear Cream Shadow, Espresso Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, New, Exclusive Black Topaz Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner. Night Sky Long-Wear Eye Palette: New, Exclusive Rockstar Long-Wear Cream Shadow, New,, Exclusive Ocean Storm Long-Wear Cream Shadow, Black Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, New, Exclusive Thunder, Storm Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, NEW, limited edition velvet plum

Velvet Plum Eye Palette ($45.00)
The perfect day-to-night eye palette. Sleek mirrored compact includes an all over base shade, a lower lid shade, a crease shade, liner and a dual-ended Mini Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush. Bone Eye Shadow, Naked Eye Shadow, Velvet Plum Metallic Eye Shadow, Espresso Eye Shadow

Lip & Eye Palette (Limited Edition) ($60.00)
This petite double-decker palette has everything a woman needs to play up her eyes and lips for the party season. Includes four shades of Metallic Eye Shadow, four shades of Creamy Lip Color, a Mini Eye Shadow Brush and Mini Lip Brush with cap. Top Row: Exclusive Berry Mauve Creamy Lip Color, Pink Sequin Creamy Lip Color, Exclusive Dusty Mauve Creamy Lip Color, New, Exclusive Ruby Creamy Lip Color. Bottom Row: Champagne Quartz Metallic Eye Shadow, Gold Dust Metallic Eye Shadow, New, Exclusive Golden Bronze Metallic Eye Shadow, New, Exclusive Galaxy Metallic Eye Shadow.

Available at all Bobbi Brown counters and on www.bobbibrown.com this October 2008.

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Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Bobbi Brown Nude Palette Review

Bobbi Brown’s Shimmering Nudes Palette ($50.00) is BB’s latest palette launch. For the past months, I have seen and played with many of her palettes (it seems like every collection is bound to have some sort of coordinating palette!). On the whole, I haven’t been terribly impressed. I admit I like bold colors and rich pigmentation, so naturally Bobbi Brown isn’t a brand that has “TEMPTALIA” written all over it. Knowing this allows me to better appreciate the brand and its products for what they are.

With all that said, this is my favorite Bobbi Brown palette I’ve reviewed and seen to date. Seven shades of soft neutrals ranging from pearlized shimmer wash to metallics. It also comes with an eyeshadow/eyeliner brush (but who really cares?); the brush is workable, but I’d only use it in a pinch myself. So why is it my favorite? There is a nice level of color richness to the shades in this palette; I can see myself creating several glorious neutral and nude eyes using it. (Of course, I have to remember to pull it out, so it might not actually happen…)

The shades you’ll find are: Nude Beach (metallic), Nude Mist (shimmer wash), Naked, Nude Glow (metallic), Mica (shimmer wash), Nude Spice (metallic), and Espresso eyeshadows. And you know what you don’t find? Lip colors. FANTASTIC!  The reason I say this is I hate getting eyeshadow residue on my lip colors (or anything creamy). The other part is I’m not a huge fan of lip palettes, because I don’t like to use fingers, only lip brushes, with them aka pain in the rear.

So if you are looking for a good neutral eye palette, you really should head down to your local Bobbi Brown counter and check this baby out. It will definitely suit your needs, methinks!

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