Bobbi Brown Smokey Eyes Mini Haul…………..Fall 2013.
Hope you’re all well. As everyone knows by now, i love Chanel, Dior and Guerlain beauty products but i also really like Bobbi Brown cosmetics too. I decided to pay a visit to the counter a couple of weeks ago and came across their new Fall collection and i have to say, its a great one too.
There was a selection of sparkling eyeshadows, cream shadow sticks and smudging kohl eyeliners, along with smokey eyes mascara.
I bought two products and got a freebie along with it and the SA was absolutely lovely too.
Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow, 25 Pebble.3.8g/£22.00
I was a little dubious about buying this because i had bought one a couple of years back and within months it dried and went hard very quickly. I do; however, love the purplish taupe shade with its high amount of pink sparkle.
I am also pleased to say that this one does not appear very tightly pressed into the palette, making it very easy to use and adhering to the brush with just one dab. It does not add a high amount of pigmentation but rather, its ideal to apply over other eyeshadows, such as the cream eyeshadows that BB sell or any matte one you might want to jazz up a bit. It leaves a good amount of sparkle and surprisingly, no fall out. Another great point is the plastic packaging the eyeshadow comes in, is now much sturdier and airtight. BB must have realized the flimsy one they used before did not help the shelf life of the product.
So far, so good and i will keep you posted if there are any changes.
Above is the sparkle eyeshadow, middle is in normal light and with flash to the right.
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Kajal Liner, 6 Storm.£18.00
The kajal eyeliner has made a comeback because it is ideal for smudging out to create smokey eye effects. I immediately fell in love with this shade with its metallic grey intense colour. Even though it is designed to smudge out, i tend to wear it as a straight line over and under my eye area. It makes my blue/grey eyes pop and stays on all day. Love it! It also comes with its own sharpener too.
Above left is swatch of Kohl pencil and on my eyes.
Bobbi Brown Smokey Eyes Mascara, Black. 5ml/£22.00.
This sample was given to me to try out by the lovely SA. Once again, i was dubious about trying it out. I had visions of it smudging everywhere for some reason and i was wrong. This has a lovely big brush which sweeps over every lash and coats them very well, while lifting and curling them too. I had no smudging with it at all and no irritation as it has no real fragrance of note.
One coat is great for a daytime look and two coats creates more of a false lash effect. I prefer to do one coat of this and then one coat of my Lancôme Definicils mascara, to give long lashes. My only real gripe with this mascara is that there is very little product for the price and my Dior Extase is much better value at 10ml/£23.00 and creates the same effect. It is a very nice mascara that gives the lashes a lovely deep black finish though.
Below left is one coat and two coats on the right.
Even though Bobbi Brown products have not always been my first choice, i do tend to go back to them time and time again, especially the cream eyeshadows. This is a great collection for fall.
What Bobbi Brown products do you enjoy using? Have fun and i will see you all soon. 😉