COLLECTION RATING: ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥PRODUCTS REVIEWED/PRICE DETAILS: Eye Shadow in Ultra Violet Shimmer Wash and Blue Bell ($21), Lip Gloss in Ultra Violet and Citrus ($23), Lip Color in Atomic Orange and Neon Pink ($23), Blush in Nude Peach ($24), Ink Liner in Really Black ($24). OTHER PRODUCTS AVAILABLE: Ultra Nude Eye Palette ($45), Cosmetic Bag ($30), Lip Gloss in Cosmic Pink ($23), Lip Color in Uber Beige ($23), Blush in Nude Pink ($24). QUICK REVIEW: I love how easy it was to incorporate these electric bolts of color into my everyday look. The Nude shades are universal and Uber Beige is a must have for me.
Bobbi Brown Neons and Nudes Swatches (L-R): Ultra Violet & Citrus Lip Gloss, Neon Pink & Atomic Orange Lip Color, Blue Bell & Ultra Violet Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Nude Peach Blush. Ink Liner not shown.
the REVIEW: These colors lean well out of my comfort level – which I absolutely adored about them. The stand out products for me were the Neon Pink Lip Color and Nude Peach Blush, which I’ve been wearing this week with my standard nude brown eye makeup. The texture of Neon Pink is a little more sheer and moist vs. Atomic Orange – and while crazy bright, was very wearable. Nude Peach Blush has a touch of shimmer and adds a sweet flush to the cheeks without competing with the bright lip.
I really thought the Ultra Violet Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow (which I blended with Amber Shimmer Wash from the Brown Tortoise Shell Palette) would be a favorite – but its a bit more sheer and took some work to build to the intensity I was after. Blue Bell looked so dated in the package – reminding me of the blue eye shadow of yesteryear. Didn’t we just finish convincing women blue eye shadow is tacky? However, Bobbi Brown’s version is universally flattering and I loved how it looked with a slight cat eye drawn with Ink Liner in Really Black (which offered unbelievable precision and lasted all day).
The Lip Glosses were a little forgettable – great for adding glorious shine, but added very little color to the lips. Ultra Violet Lip Gloss did work nicely over Atomic Orange, which was a little too matte for my taste.
One of the best things about Bobbi Brown Neons and Nudes is the Ultra Nude Eye Palette – which is missing Bone Eye Shadow (which would have made it perfect), but still a perfect choice for those who are new to Bobbi or need a standard collection of neutrals. I’m very happy to see Uber Beige Lip Color again since its one of my favorite nude lip colors of all time.
the FINAL ROAR!: While these Neon shades are not your everyday standards – they pair gloriously with your Nudes (or Bobbi’s Ultra Nude Eye Palette – which is a must). Pick up a Nude Peach Blush to use year round and an Uber Beige Lip Color to mute the brights or to wear with colorful eyes.
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I am without a doubt – a “NUDE” person. My vanity is literally stuffed with neutrals, browns, beige, camel – and every other nuance of nothing. Ironically, my first experience in retail cosmetics was at a Bobbi Brown counter in the 90’s – where we sold gorgeous neutrals and pops of color.
Bobbi Brown has changed dramatically over the last 15 years. Shades that were considered taboo were introduced into the realm of Beige and Brown as Color Options. Now, glittery lip gloss, brightly colored shadows and shades that are intentionally un-brown have been seamlessly incorporated into the line as glorious “pops of color.”
What hasn’t changed is how to use these neon shades without looking like a clown. There is one rule: Pick one. Whether you choose to use a bright lip OR a flamboyant eye – keep cheeks neutral (Bobbi Brown Blush in Nude Pink, Nude Peach or the classic Tawny). If you choose to do a florescent lip (Bobbi Brown Atomic Orange or Neon Pink), pair it with a nude eye (Bobbi Brown Ultra Nude Palette). A color popping eye (Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Shimmer Wash or Blue Bell Eye Shadow) gets a quiet lip (Bobbi Brown Uber Beige).
**This product was submitted by Estee Lauder Travel Retail for review consideration. This is not an advertisement for this product. All reviews and information was gathered independently by Cosmetic Monster – and no compensation is received based on the outcome of this review.
Bobbi Brown Neons and Nudes Collection is available at Bobbi Brown counters nationwide and at BobbiBrownCosmetics.com.
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