Friday, September 19, 2014

All about: The Bobbi Brown Smokey Nudes Collection



When it comes to wearable, beautiful and - most importantly IMHO - flattering makeup collections, Bobbi Brown must be up there with the best, if not the best. The latest offering from the US-born makeup and skincare powerhouse is the Smokey Nudes collection, which is guaranteed to be a sell out from the moment that it hits the counter.
The star of the collection is the Smokey Nudes Eye Palette (below), which is an insanely versatile eye shadow palette that conveniently creates smokey eye looks that work for both day and night. In their words, “simply layer the shadows until you get the intensity you want”, using the eight mix-and match shades in soft matte, sparkle and metallic finishes for different looks. It is pretty much foolproof to use so suitable even for smokey eye beginners, and the eye looks it creates are insanely wearable and the shades applicable for pretty much every skin tone. The experts say to start with a “classic Bobbi eye” - a light allover shadow, medium lid shadow, dark liner - and then layer Sparkle Eye Shadow on top. From there on the options are endless, and you can get as intense as you like with added liner and dramatic mascara (Bobbi’s Smokey Eye mascara is one of the best formulas I have ever used). I think this palette is a brand new essential, and a great option for those fairer types who want to rock a smokey eye but usually can’t without things getting a little too dramatic, as well as for people like me who like to create a daytime ‘eye’ from time to time that has a little oomph but is still flattering and pretty. Love it.
As well as a limited edition Shimmer Brick in Sandstone, the collection also includes four brand new takes on Bobbi's revolutionary lipstick - Creamy Matte Lip Color, which expertly combines the look of a classic matte lip with incredible wearability and is a true joy to behold. Creamy and moisturising, I have several of these babies and they feel light-as-air on the lips. They also stick around for up to eight hours, and the new nude shades are to die for - I can’t wait to try them out in store, most likely leaving with all four!

The entire collection lands on October 13, so get ready to go in and have a play.

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