Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Collection
Bobbi Brown’s latest collection is inspired by Bobbi’s favourite holiday destination, incorporating the ultimate summer beauty essentials to create a chic beach look. The Surf & Sand Collection features sheer washes of colour, from sandy neutrals to surfy blues and sunset pinks. I received the limited edition Sand Eye Palette and the Sheer Lip Colour in Peach Sorbet. Let’s start with the limited edition Sand Eye Palette; it contains eight neutral eye shadows from metallic bronze, sparkly golds and matte beiges and browns. There are four matte shades, two glitter shades and two satiny metallic shades. The stand out shades for me are; Golden Copper, a metallic golden bronze, which is stunning and Saddle a dark grey brown, which would worked great to define the crease or smoke out a look. I think being sheer, some skin tones may find it difficult to get good colour payoff from some of the lighter shades, but as it supposed to be sheer there are no surprises with this.
The glitter and metallic shades have quite a bit of fall out, so you’re better off patting them on with a finger, this also gives a better colour payoff. This palette would work great for daytime friendly or work appropriate looks, which can be amped up with Saddle Eyeshadow for night.
The limited edition Sheer Lip Colour in Peach Sorbet is a nude peach shade in a light weight finish, that delivers a hydrating wash of colour due to the butters and oils contained in the formulation, that is said to improve the condition of the lips over time. I love sheer lip shades, but I think for brown beauties the difficulty is getting a formula that has enough pigment to deliver a wash of colour on possibly pigmented lips, whilst still being sheer.
This shade just hits that mark, I love it and it’s great for everyday wear. If your lips are super pigmented or you have a much darker skin tone, then you may need the trusted brown lip liner. However there are a variety of shades in this formulation that Bobbi Brown provide, so think everyone can find a shade to suit.
The Sand Palette is £48 and the Sheer Lip Colour is £19.50 and you can purchase it from Debenhams and Selfridges.
For more information please visit the Bobbi Brown website.
This article was first published on brownbeautytalk.