I am no make up artist or beauty expert, but I do love to play with new make up. I've known about Bobbi Brown for many years, but just never had the opportunity to try it out, until this year. I received some preview samples from Bobbi Brown, below are some of the items I've gotten to play with and test out. Recently Bobbi Brown has released a few new collections. The Rich Chocolate collection for Fall and the Holiday Collection for 2013.
I'm wearing the Rich Chocolate Collection
lip gloss in Tea Berry, blush in Berry
Black Chocolate mascara.
The Rich Chocolate Collection, which was introduced in fall 2013, is a richer, deeper and denser than most browns. The collection takes a modern twist on classic colors. I previewed the lip gloss in Tea Berry, blush in Berry and the Extreme Party Mascara in Black Chocolate. I really love the lip gloss, which has a smooth finish with out being too sticky. The lip gloss goes on nicely with a tapered applicator and the Tea Berry color goes well with many skin tones. The blush in Berry is a silky formula with no shimmer. The Berry hue is very pigmented and little dab will do when applying to your cheeks. I didn't love this shade for my skin tone, it was too reddish. Since I have red undertones in my skin this color just made me looked flushed and didn't flatter me at all. I think it would look lovely on someone with a more tan/olive skin. My skin is too fair for this Berry blush. The mascara was great, although this was not fully black, it still looked great. The rich dark brown color complimented my brown eyes nicely. The applicator is great, as it did not pick up to much mascara, which avoided clumping. I also previewed the new Smokey Eye Kajal Liner, which comes in several great colors. The liner comes with a smudger on opposite end. For me the liner is great, since I am clumsy when it comes to applying it. The eye liner is a soft smooth formula which makes it easy to glide on with out pulling and tugging at your eyes. The smudger sponge also works well for the smokey eye effect, which I am still trying to master.
Saved my favorite for last, the Holiday Collection Smokey Cool Eye Palette. Every year Bobbi Brown releases a fabulous Holiday Collection. This year I previewed the eye palette, which contains 6 shades in a mirrored case. The shades included in the palette contain both matte and shimmery hues. I especially love the dual applicator brush. The flat end of brush works great for applying color along the lash line, which I prefer to do instead of liner for my daily makeup. Looking forward to creating some fun looks for the holidays with the shimmer shades from this palette. Overall I am very pleased with all the Bobbi Brown makeup I've used. The quality is great and I especially loved the lip gloss texture and look on my lips.