Bobbi Brown Smokey Nudes Collection

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Bobbi Brown nude lipsticks
When I first heard that one of my favourite beauty brands, Bobbi Brown, was launching a new collection for the Autumn called the Smokey Nudes I just knew this would be pure perfection for me – the girl that can’t get enough of uber-natural lips, soft eyeshadow shades and shimmery cheeks. This new launch from Bobbi Brown introduces a fresh take on the sultry, dark smokey eye with wearable, transitional eye shades to take you from daytime to party time, balanced with a subtle nude lip to suit every complexion and a sweep of colour and shimmer for the cheeks to finish off the look. This is one collection where every single product is absolutely beautiful and would complete warrant a purchase – (move quick, it is limited edition!). The chunky, black packaging of the eyeshadow palette and shimmer brick has this unique, smoked-out tortoiseshell effect on them and amongst the four new creamy, matte lipsticks you will most certainly find your perfect, neutral shade.

First up is the star of the show – the Smokey Nudes Eye Palette* (£48) which is a double-decker stack of eight beautiful eyeshadows that contains everything you need to create a nude smokey eye – as subtle, sparkly or striking as you wish. This palette is a mixed bag of formulas, containing creamy mattes and rich metallics to get a variety of different looks and finishes, and all hues from your barely there nudes, shimmery pinks, luxe browns and a smokey grey-black. This palette is great because it is wonderfully versatile for a quick, soft look for the day, then simply pop it in your handbag and whip it out after work to add some glam and glitter for the evening time. Previously some of the Bobbi Brown eyeshadow palettes have been a little disappointing when it comes to pigmentation but this Smokey Nudes eye palette has come up trumps with all eight shades giving you a convincing colour payoff – albeit with the shimmery shadows needing a little bit more work than the matte colours. All in all it is the perfect palette for Autumn, especially if you are someone who loves the idea of a smokey eye but prefer something a little lighter and more wearable for the day or night.

Next is the Shimmer Brick* (£32.50) in the shade Sandstone which instantly gives you a soft, shimmery look that balances out a heavier eye or a bolder lip perfectly. The beauty of this product is that it can be worn alone for a subtle sweep of colour and a pretty highlight for the cheeks or simply layered over a complimenting blush shade for a brighter flush of colour. I share a similar love for Bobbi Brown’s shimmer bricks as I do for MAC’s mineralise skinfinishes and think they are a gorgeous product to have if you enjoy a nicely highlighted, shimmery cheek. I even wore Bobbi Brown’s Pink Quartz shimmer brick on my wedding day. Handmade in Italy, this compact features superfine pigments that reflect radiance and light and gives your cheeks a warm wash of sandy, pink colour with a lit-from-within glow.

Finally, and for me the most exciting part of this new collection, are the four new Creamy Matte Lip Colors* (£19.50) in a variety of pretty nudes to suit any complexion, which will balance out a sultry, smokey eye perfectly. The formula is rich and matte but feel moisturising and comfortable on the lips and leaves them with a subtle sheen and softness. They glide on nicely and are extremely pigmented with the colour lasting a good few hours during the day before any touch ups are required. From left to right the lipstick shades are 20. Pink Nude, 21. Warm Nude, 22. Soft Nude and 23. Nude. I think they are all really lovely but my personal favourites are 20. Pink Nude (which is similar to one of my favourite MAC lipsticks, Creme Cup) and also 23. Nude which reminds me of Illamasqua’s Starkers Glamore Nude lipstick with a similar formula and finish. I think these lipsticks make such a nice pairing when used alongside this eyeshadow palette and shimmer brick and altogether this collection is the answer to any Autumnal makeup look.

Have you picked up any pieces from this new release from Bobbi Brown? Which product have you got your eye on?

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22 Comments

  1. 20th October 2014 / 10:47 pm

    YUM! That collection looks gorgeous. I really like the lipstick shades, very (may I say it?) Kylie Jenner-esque. I'll definitely have to check out the Bobbi Brown stand ASAP x

    elín
    elinlikes.com

  2. 20th October 2014 / 11:21 pm

    I love that the palette is double-deckered! All of the shades are really beautiful.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

  3. 21st October 2014 / 12:15 am

    Omg what an amazing collection!! Love every single colour!!

    Leonie ♥ IkonikBeauty

  4. 21st October 2014 / 3:00 am

    What a gorgeous collection, love the lipsticks x

  5. 21st October 2014 / 4:53 am

    I honestly love it all-especially that eye palette and shimmer brick! The pink nude looks especially nice as well!

    xx
    Shree

  6. 21st October 2014 / 6:31 am

    I really want to get my hands on one of those lipsticks! Beautiful collection x

    lamourjosie.com

  7. 21st October 2014 / 9:24 am

    This is a stunning collection! I really want to try the eyeshadow palette!

    Alana | alanawise xx

  8. 21st October 2014 / 11:40 am

    Such a gorgeous collection! I love how every single product is so wearable as well, especially with the eyeshadow palette – literally every shade is a winner and are even work/school appropriate 🙂 xo

    LJLV | UK Personal Style

  9. 21st October 2014 / 8:21 pm

    Lovely and wearable collection!

  10. 21st October 2014 / 10:16 pm

    Great post! Soft nude is such a beautiful shade. I've always wanted to try the shimmer brick, might have to make a purchase x

  11. 21st October 2014 / 10:45 pm

    I always love how Bobbi Brown creates such wearable colours, much better value. They have never disappointed me!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  12. 23rd October 2014 / 6:22 pm

    I'll have to check these out at my nearest Bobbi Brown counter. Those lipshades are yummy!

    Always, Alice x