“Rose Gold is an instant prettiness.” – Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown’s Rose Gold Collection features one of her classic and best selling eye shadows – Rose Gold Shimmer Wash. This lovely and romantic collection features 2 new limited edition Shimmer Brick Compacts in Rose Gold and Wild Rose ($39); Rich Lip Color ($23) in Pink Peony, Beige Gold, Lilac, Miami Coral, Nude Rose and Wild Rose; and Rich Color Gloss($23) in Angel Pink, Pink Cocoa, Pink Gold and Pink Sorbet.
If romance were a color, it would certainly be something softly pink and shimmer ever so delicately – and be created by Bobbi Brown. Bobbi Brown’s Rose Gold Collection embodies the loveliness of pink without drenching it in sweetness – instead it evokes a sophistication that can add a “pop of color” to every woman.
When I received the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in Wild Rose ($39), I was a little disappointed since the warmer tones in the Rose Gold Shimmer Brick appealed to me more. With its shimmery candy pink and rose tones, I was sure it would be color overload. I was wrong.
I would normally never recommend using pink of any shade on the eye lids – but Wild Rose blended over the eye lid and pared with dark brown liner, complimented my brown eyes and brightened up my tired look. Tip: To keep the look natural, keep the brow bone bare.
As a cheek color Wild Rose has a rosy sheen which was a bit too sheer to show up on my light tan skin. I tried to build the color – but it only ended up looking dry and frosty. A light application over bronzer or a matte blush however, gave the cheeks a lift and barely perceptible glow. While wearing a shimmery eye shadow + blush usually ends up looking garish, the effect was very halo-like and natural.
THE OTHER PRODUCTS: The more I use Wild Rose Shimmer Brick – the more I love it! Paired with the coordinating Rich Lip Color SPF 12 in Wild Rose, the look can be a little to powerful – but with Rich Color Gloss in Pink Gold or Pink Sorbet which have subtle gold tones, the look is soft and youthful. Beige Gold is a nice update from the original Bobbi Brown Beige Gold Shimmer and its Metallic second coming.
THE FINAL ROAR!: Bobbi Brown says Rose Gold is instant prettiness. I’m inclined to agree.
Swatches (L-R): Rich Color Gloss in Pink Gold & Pink Sorbet, Rich Lip Color SPF 12 in Wild Rose & Beige Gold, Shimmer Brick Compact in Wild Rose.
Images (L-R): Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Look with Shimmer Brick Compact in Wild Rose on the Cheeks and Eyes, (Top): Rich Lip Color SPF 12 in Wild Rose & Beige Gold (Bottom): Rich Color Gloss in Pink Sorbet & Pink Gold.
PHYSICIAN’S FORMULA SHIMMER STRIPS CUSTOM BLUSH & HIGHLIGHTER IN ROSY GLOW ($11.95, drugstores). I would still choose the Bobbi Brown version – although this is a nice alternative for those who prefer to do drugstore. To get the best effect, concentrate your brush on the lower 4 shades since the pale color can dull the effect of the rose toned glow.
OTHER DUPES: Dior Diorskin Shimmer Star in Rose Diamond ($44, Sephora.com), Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc in Pink Mosaic ($38, lauramercier.com)
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