Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Collection (Summer 2013)
COLLECTION RATING: ★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)
COLLECTION: *Navy & Nude Eye Palette ($60, Limited Edition), All Over Bronzing Gel SPF 25 ($32, Limited Edition), *Long-Wear Gel Eye Liner in Steel Ink ($23, Limited Edition), *Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Suede ($25), Lip Gloss in Nougat and *Honey ($24, Limited Edition), Nail Polish in Navy ($18, Limited Edition), *Brightening Brick in Pink ($45, Limited Edition), Sheer Lip Gloss in Sailor ($24, Limited Edition). *Reviewed
MUST HAVE: Brightening Brick in Pink
QUICK REVIEW: Gorgeous. I love the pairing of warm nudes, stone taupe and navy. The collection takes the standard Summer “blues” and elevates it to a classical look that will play sophisticated year round. The palette is well rounded, the Brightening Brick is fresh and pretty – and there isn’t a spoiler in the bunch.
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Never mind that Katie Holmes looks gorgeous in the featured image (she does). The Navy and Nude Collection by Bobbi Brown (Summer 2013) is so incredibly versatile and flattering that anyone can conjure up the remarkably classy look. By combining classic nudes in various tones and textures (matte, sparkle and metallic) with a striking deep matte navy liner (use wet or dry) – the contrasting combination makes the eyes seem brighter and the complexion more alive.
The “star” products in the collection are the Navy & Nude Eye Palette and the Brightening Brick in Pink. The palette doesn’t stray too far from Bobbi’s tendency toward ash-browns (Cement and Slate are staples) – but a few warmer tones (Naked and Twilight Pink) add a fresh touch . Rich Navy is a winner (taking the place of discontinued Navy – one of the original Bobbi shadows) a truly deep, matte navy that manages to be sexy and subdued at the same time.
The Brightening Palette in Pink is more subtle than the Shimmer Brick – more of a glow than shine. The warm, pink shades blend together to give skin a believable blush and highlights cheekbones. Use this over bronzer to perk things up and add a subtle pop of color
Honey Lip Gloss makes a special appearance. This perfectly tawny, creamy gloss and White (which is now a Brightening Lip Gloss shade) were the 2 original lip gloss shades available when Bobbi started back in the 90’s (it was followed with Petal). Its the perfect shade to slightly tone down a bright lip or sheer out a dark color.
Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Steel Ink is a deep grey with subtle shimmer. This pairs wonderfully with the Rich Navy shadow in the palette. Line eyes with Steel Ink and smudge with Rich Navy – the effect is eye opening and glamorous without looking over done. The subtle shimmer of Steel Ink manages to glimmer through.
TOP – BOTTOM (L-R): Ivory (creamy white), Cement (grey beige), Blazing Star (pale beige sparkle), Beige (shimmery nude), Twilight Pink (light golden pink), Naked (warm nude), Slate (medium grey), Rich Navy (deep royal blue)
Long Wear Cream Shadow in Suede on 2/3 of lid, Navy & Nude Eye Palette: Twilight Pink on lid, Naked in crease, Ivory on brow bone. Long Wear Gel Liner in Steel Ink to line top. Smudge with Rich Navy (palette) and use wet on bottom lash line. Cement (palette) on brows. Brightening Brick in Pink on cheeks and brushed lightly on eyes for a pop of color. Honey Lip Gloss.
BOBBI BROWN NAVY & NUDE COLLECTION IS AVAILABLE AT bobbibrowncosmetics.com, select Bobbi Brown travel retail and department store counters world wide.