Just a VERY short post, as I’m going to try to review eyeshadows and the like after I’ve attempted a look with them. Why this new policy? After being utterly disappointed in Dior’s Earth Tones quint in practice, swatches are proving they aren’t enough sometimes. Same with MAC’s mineralize eyeshadows–I just can’t seem to come around to them.
Bobbi Brown’s Metallics launches soon, and with it, metallic lipsticks and metallic eyeshadows. I know people will squeal and lust after the new metallic eyeshadows, because they’re very in line with Bobbi Brown, yet exciting and different. Pictured above are Java, Burnt Sugar, and Iced Blue. They aren’t all over-the-top, super shimmery metallic finishes; Iced Blue turns out a very icy blue indeed – almost like a white with some blue in it. It is frosty, and it definitely grabs your eye. Burnt Sugar and Java are much more subdued, with a subtle metallic finish – almost a soft sheen of reflection. I’m eager to check out the full launch when it hits stores!
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BOBBI BROWN | METALLIC
Fall 2008 Collection
Metallic Lip Color ($22.00) The newest innovation in shimmer. Metallic Lip Color features a unique combination of high-shine emollients and light-reflective pearls. The result is multi-dimensional shimmer that has a soft and creamy feel with medium coverage. Available in 15 shades.
- Baby Peach
- Pretty Pink
- Twilight Pink
- Beige Gold
- Gilded Pink
- Silver Haze
- Vintage Rose
Metallic Eye Shadows ($20.00) Our Metallic Eye Shadows are back by popular demand and are now a permanent part of the line. The collection features a broad shade range including rich bold colors and pastels. High-shimmer, high-pigment formula creates a sexy and sophisticated look. Color applies smoothly and evenly, and stays crease-free for all-day wear. Shadow can also be removed and popped into one of our customizable palettes. Available in 17 shades.
- Champagne Quartz
- Velvet Plum
- Burnt Sugar
- Rock Star
- Pink Pearl
- Golden Peach
- Gold Dust
- Iced Blue
- Brown Stone
On Counter: Metallic Lip Color slated for September 2008. Metallic Eyeshadows will be available August 2008.
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In Bobbi Brown’s Fall Mauve palette, it contains three shadows, three lip colors, and one blush. I’m much more pleased with this palette than say Bobbi Brown’s Nude palette, because the colors show up on me a lot better. The eyeshadows include Navajo, which seems to make regular appearances in her palettes, and I find it can be a chalky color on my skintone if I don’t use it right (which generally means using it lightly and blending/fading it moreso than normal); Vintage, a gray with mauve undertones color; and Chocolate Mauve, which is like a subdued chocolate shade. The blush is simply called Mauve, and it is a pinky-mauve tone. I imagine this particular shade of pinky-mauve is fairly universal. As for the lip colors, Dusty Mauve is a creamy lip color that goes on incredibly sheer for me; Mauve lip sheer is a little more pigmented, but not too much; and Vintage Mauve is the most pigmented, though still quite creamy and sheer. If you go heavier with the shadows, these included lip colors will work out, since you can pair the heavy eyes with softer lips.
I much preferred the individual lip colors for this launch, though admittedly, I’ve only tried Heather Mauve (a truly pale, toned down mauve with gray-pink). I also tried Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss, which is a deep purplish-brown with icy pearl. Mauve Lip Gloss is a pale, low-sheen purple-mauve. It’s very opaque, which I like for this particular color. But the most stunning item from the launch was Bobbi’s Black Mauve Shimmer Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner! It’s like a black-brown-purple. I suppose it reminds me of a deeper, darker MAC Nice Vice Paint Pot (which was LE, anyway), but this formula is great for when you need eyeliner that sticks around all day long!
Overall, in my limited experience with Bobbi Brown as a brand, I found this collection more impressive than some of the others (like the Nude Collection). I feel like these offer pops of color and fun, while still being subtle and appropriate. I hope that you, like me, will look at Bobbi Brown through a different lens than you would a MAC collection–because the brands are distinctly different and separate!
Anything from Bobbi’s Mauve Collection inspire you? Will you at least check it out or will you let it pass you by?
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Set for July 2008, Bobbi Brown will launch her Mauve Collection, which is for those who want “definition and polish without looking overdone.” Review is forthcoming!
Bobbi on her inspiration: “These shades were inspired by the covers of beautiful vintage books. Infused with hints of purple, grey and brown, mauve makeup is a cool neutral that’s very wearable.”
Mauve Face Palette ($55.00) | This season, diffused hues of mauve add definition and polish without looking overdone. Get the look with Bobbi’s new Mauve Face Palette, featuring cool neutral shades for cheeks, eyes and lips. Palette includes three Eye Shadows, one Blush, a Creamy Lip Color, a Lip Sheer and a Lip Color.
- Exclusive Navajo Eye Shadow
- New, Exclusive Vintage Eye Shadow
- New, Exclusive Chocolate Mauve Eye Shadow
- New, Exclusive Mauve Blush
- New, Exclusive Dusty Mauve Creamy Lip Color
- New, Exclusive Mauve Lip Sheer
- New, Exclusive Vintage Mauve Lip Color
Mini Brush Set ($55.00) | Designed with professional-quality brush heads and convenient mini handles, the Mini Brush Set is a must-have for the season. Soft black zip around case features the three brushes a woman needs to apply her Mauve Face Palette: Blush, Eye Shadow, and Eye Liner Brushes.
Lip Color in Pale Mauve and Heather Mauve ($22.00)
Lip Gloss & Shimmer Lip Gloss in Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss (LE), Mauve Lip Gloss (LE), Iced Mauve Shimmer Lip Gloss ($19.00)
Black Mauve Shimmer Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($19.00)
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Featuring warm, sunny makeup shades for every complexion, the collection includes Bobbi’s ever-popular Tinted Lip Balm in three new permanent shades: Bronzed Pink, Desert Bronze, and Golden Pink. In addition, get great shimmery eyes with two new amazing limited-edition Metallic Eye Shadows in Bronzed Pink and Penny. With a soft and creamy texture, Metallic Eye Shadow applies smoothly and evenly, and will stay crease free for long-lasting wear. Keep skin moisturized but shine free with Bobbi’s new Oil Control Lotion SPF 15! Perfect for those with normal-to-oily and combination skins, this lightweight formula features Seaweed and Lavender extract to help soothe skin and reduce visible irritation. Its soft matte finish ensures smooth makeup application. Bobbi also introduces a new clear Lip Balm, Yogi Bare, named after her good friend Yogi Berra. The perfect gift for any man in your life for Father’s Day or any occasion- Yogi Bare will keep his lips soft and smooth!
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Bobbi Brown Beach Summer 2008
Beach Fragrance $55.00
Notes: Sand Jasmine, Sea Spray, and Mandarin
Beach Mini Tote (LE) (purchase two products & get this!)
Beach Body Oil $28.00
Moisturizing body oil that gives skin a sultry sheen and scents it with beach fragrance. COntains Olive, Sesame, Avocado, and Jojoba essential oils, as well as Vitamin E &C.
Beach Sunscreen Body Spray SPF15 $25.00
Lightweight, non-greasy spray to hydrate and protect the body from UVA/UVB rays. It is water-resistant with antioxidant Vitamin E and Grapeseed, Olive, and Castor oil.
Beach Sandbar Soap $16.00
Limited edition, but back for a time, a soft, creamy soap that lathers and gently exfoliates while lighting scenting skin with Beach fragrance.
Beach Shower Gel $32.00
Moisturizing body cleanser with Pacific Sea Kelp Extract to soften skin as it cleanses.
Beach Body Lotion $35.00
Lightweight body moisturizer contains soothing Aloe Vera and Olive, Jojoba, and Sunflower oils. Reduces peeling and prologns the life of your tan.
Beach Body Scrub $35.00
Get smooth skin before you hit the beach with this body exfoliator lightly scented with the Beach fragrance. Contains orange peel and pumice to help remove surface skin, as well as shea butter and essential oils to help moisturize skin.
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