Saturday, October 4, 2014

BOBBI BROWN BUYS

I have been eyeing these few items for a while and when I recently got a promo code for my birthday I took the plunge.  The Bobbi Brown brand is relatively new to me and although I try my best to experiment with lots of different brands Bobbi Brown is one I haven’t really explored yet. 

Bobbi Brown Haul


First off is this Beach body oil.  If you have not smelled the Bobbi Brown Beach line, you are missing out, it is heavenly.  It smells exactly as it is described, like the beach!  The website describes the scent as “a lightly intoxicating blend of sand jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin.” I personally feel it smells a bit like Coppertone sunscreen, but all the same the scent is comforting and puts me in a great mood.  This body oil is very moisturizing and leaves a nice sheen to the skin, containing four essential oils (olive, sesame, avocado and jojoba) and vitamins E and C.  I love the product itself, but the packaging leaves something to be desired.  After reading lots of reviews on bobbibrown.com the feeling seems to be mutual. The product is packaged in a glass bottle with a screw on top making it very difficult to pour out and use the product without wasting it or making a mess.  In the reviews I read a lot of people went to the dollar store and bought a cheap spray bottle and poured the oil into it and used it that way...I think a trip to the dollar store is in my near future.  So in conclusion, love the product, but for $32.00 for 3.4 fl oz I wish they had thought of better packaging. 

Bobbi Brown Beach Body Oil

Second, is this eyeshadow in camel.  I have never used Bobbi Brown eyeshadows before and I have to say I am highly impressed! I have tried everything from MAC to Urban Decay, to Makeup Geek and this shadow is a standout in pigment, blendability, and longevity on the lids.  I primed my eyelids with Too Faced shadow insurance and this eyeshadow stayed put and looking vibrant all day, even through a Pure Barre class.  And the color itself I am in love with, I find it very complementary to brown eyes and it is advertised as a matte “medium caramel.”  I find it would work as an allover lid color (as you see pictured here) or as a transition shade.  I highly recommend and plan on adding more to my collection. $22.00 for 0.08oz

Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Camel

Bobbi Brown Eyeshadow Camel Swatch






And last but not least is this beauty.  A Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in the color Beige.  I heard about this from watching one of Jacyln Hill’s tutorials on YouTube and thought it was such a gorgeous everyday highlighter.  I was apprehensive to get another shimmer brick as I already own one in the color Rose, and don’t get much use out of it.  (Honestly this may be my own fault as I bought it with the intention of using it as a blush and it’s really designed as more of a highlighter.)  Now after speaking with a Bobbi Brown representative at my local Nordstrom she said the way the shimmer bricks are designed to be used are with their face blender brush and brushed all over the face for a subtle glow.  Personally, that’s not really my jam and too shimmery for my taste.  The way I like to use this is as a highlighter applied on the top of the cheek bones with the Sigma tapered highlighter brush then, down the bridge of the nose, on the brown bone, inner tear duct and swept over the cupids bow.  The color is gorgeous, very versatile and lasts on my face all day.  Also one thing to note is that this product has NO glitter in it, which I love!  It is strictly a very fine milled shimmer.  This would look good on skin of all ages, but will probably show up best on fairer skin tones.  As you can see by the pictures the powder is so finely milled with a subtle glow that it is hard to get a decent swatch out of it, but I ensure it looks glowing on the skin.  I would say this is similar to theBalm’s Mary-lou Manizer, but a little less intense.  Retails for $44.00 for 0.4 oz.

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Beige

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Swatch

So that is it for my Bobbi Brown purchases this month, anything else from the brand you guys would recommend? 

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