I’m not sure about you, but when I think of Bobbi Brown makeup, it conjures images of sumptuous nudes and naturals. Well, prepare for a shock when you see this summer’s Hot Collection!
Inspired by spokesmodel Kate Upton’s home state of Florida, Bobbi Brown has released the prettiest collection of bright pinks, oranges and corals which will be must have items all summer long! I am more than obsessed with range, and I completely get the Floridian inspiration – there is just something about the place which makes you reach for your brightest stuff!
The first piece from the range that I was able to try out is the Art Stick in Hot Pink. One of the season’s three limited edition shades, the Art Stick fulfils all of my neon pink dreams. I’ve never tried any of Bobbi Brown’s Art Sticks before, but they couldn’t be easier to use. Packaged like a jumbo eyeliner or lipliner, the Art Sticks make precision application an absolute breeze. Even though the formula is matte, it doesn’t tug on my lips, instead it feels super creamy and the colour payoff is incredible.
Hot Pink is a running blue-based, almost neon pink, and I’m completely in love with it! It makes a serious statement, but it looks incredibly pretty with a natural, tanned look. Before applying, I smooth a little balm over my lips, then all I need are a couple of swipes of the Art Stick for a fully opaque pout. The lasting power of the Stick is incredible too – I got around 4 hours before I felt I wanted to freshen the colour up, and rather incredibly, there was no feathering or smearing. Instead I just enjoyed the prettiest bright pink lips I think I’ve ever sported!
Bobbi Brown’s Art Sticks cost £19.50 each and are available here (UK) and here (US)
Every time I clean out my makeup stash, I vow not to buy any more lip glosses (or eye shadows) I have literal boxes of the stuff, but my good intentions flew out the window when I saw Bobbi Brown’s newest lipgloss collection.
The new Spring Collection is entitled ‘Illuminating Nudes’ and it’s designed to really enhance your natural beauty. I was completely entranced by ‘Almost Pink’ a stunning baby pink gloss which is just the most perfect pinky nude.
The gloss has sheer to medium coverage, and obviously isn’t designed for creating a statement lip, but that’s what I absolutely love about it. Almost Pink has had a permanent slot in my on-the-go pouch since I bought it, thanks to both the super pretty colour and the fab formula. Unlike a lot of glosses (and I’m looking at you MAC) Bobbi Brown’s feel super nourishing to apply – more balm-like than gloss, and they don’t feel ridiculously sticky or goopy. Instead, when you swipe on the gloss, you get a natural pinky tone and a super flattering sheen. I love the slightly minty scent that it has too! Wear time for the gloss is great – I got nearly three hours before i felt I needed to refresh, and since the colour is subtle I didn’t even need a mirror!
Bobbi Brown’s Almost Pink costs £18.50 and is available here (UK) and here (US)
I first fell in love with Bobbi Brown’s Cement eyeshadow a couple of years ago. It was tucked into the Desert Twilight eyeshadow palette, and it was the first colour I hit pan on in it. I’m so glad I stumbled onto the palette, as Cement probably isn’t a colour that I would be drawn to – it sits squarely between being grey and taupe, and when I found out there was a Sparkle Eyeshadow version of the colour, I literally ran to John Lewis to check it out!
Packaged in Bobbi Brown’s signature glossy black packaging, Cement Sparkle Eyeshadow is definitely more of a brown than it’s matte version, but since I live in neutral hues, it wasn’t a deal breaker. If you’re looking to compose a palette for yourself, Bobbi Brown offer little compacts which you pop the eyeshadow pans in, although be warned, you do have to pay a bit extra for them. Since I like mixing and matching brands and shadows, I opted to keep the shadow as is.
The shadow is absolutely stunning, my camera just about had a fit with all the glitter, and it’s the most beautiful way to add a little glitz to your look. The formula of the shadow is incredibly smooth, and thankfully doesn’t feel bumpy or rough despite how glitzy it is. The shadow is quite a subtle one colour wise though. I’ve been layering it over the matte Cement, the patting a little of the sparkle onto the centre of my lids.
Cement Sparkle Eyeshadow costs £23.00 and is available at John Lewis and here (US)