Brows that stay put and eye makeup that look pristine all day long, and luscious lips that are perfectly kissable? Yes please! Bobbi Brown has all these covered to get us ready for Summer 2016!
It may seem a very odd thing to get excited over a new brow release, but my very first Bobbi Brown purchase was a brow powder and brush from decades ago, and so it feels like a coming home of sorts to review a new brow product from Bobbi Brown. As I grow older, my brows seem to get thinner and sparser, to the extent that I no longer feel comfortable going out without drawing my brows, I even carry a brow pencil with me at all times just in case my brow powder fades off or smudges! Whilst some brands make a big ceremony out of prepping those brows, and I would devote time to it whenever I can; Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Brow Gel is a 1-stop brow product that I’ve been reaching for to save some time in the mornings!
The brow gel is an interesting new product that is lighter than traditional brow waxes, and still manages to hold my stray brow hairs in place. It is pigmented but blends out easily so you can draw individual strands and blend out harsh lines as needed. The accompanying Dual-Ended Brow Definer/Groomer Brush is everything I’ve ever wanted in a brow brush! It is dual-ended, with a wide angled brush on 1 end to pick up the brow gel and apply into the brows, and a spoolie at the other end to comb my brow hairs in the right direction. The brush is smoother than the previous Bobbi Brown brow brush that I had before, and yet stiff enough to draw with precision. It is also quite thin in thickness so that I can fill in individual strands.
There are 8 shades to choose from and here are the swatches:
I seem to have missed out Mahogany, which is a slightly less deep and less red version of Rich Mahogany. From the swatches you can see the rich color and luster of each shade, and once they set, they stay put for 24 hours and is able to resist sweat, humidity and water! So go ahead and dip in the sea/pool with no worries!
Bobbi Brown returns this Summer 2016 with 4 new shades of its ever popular Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick. I must admit, that even though I love applying eye shadows, I’m having a real struggle getting out of the door in time these days, so these cream shadows in a convenient pen form is my weapon of choice. These new shades are super easy to wear and so pretty on their own. They also make great bases for adding on other powder eyeshadows!
To complement the sweet nude wash of color on the lids, Bobbi Brown is also releasing 4 new limited edition Long-Wear Gel Eyeliners in shimmering jewel tones!
I have tried many gel eyeliners that claim to be long-wearing, but Bobbi Brown is my favourite! These take a little time to set, so you can actually blend them out as a base color, and create that wing without fear of messing everything up.
And finally to complete your summer makeup essentials, Bobbi Brown has released a whole new collection of lipsticks – Nourishing Lip Color!
I’m really loving these new breed of hydrating lip color, and every time a new one comes to market I find myself loving the latest and bestest. And even though I am fully aware of my weakness, I simply cannot resist these new Bobbi Brown Nourishing Lip Color. They are formulated with a lip nourishing blend of natural oils and butters – Olive Oil Complex, Avocado, Babassu, Jojoba and Cocoa Seed Butter; and Vitamins C and E to keep the surface of the lips plumped and smooth. The lipsticks are beautifully pigmented, most are single swipes for me, and they have possibly the longest wear time of their class!
There are 18 wondrous shades to choose from, and here are the swatches:
All of these are straight cream formulas, the only exception is Beige Gold which works as a topper if you are looking to add some glamour. All of the shades leave a lustrous shine and they genuinely nourish the lips, leaving my puckers feeling better at the end of the day! 4 of the shades are Asia exclusive – Island Pink, Pink Pop, Pink Slipper & Citrus.
To help you put the swatches into context (I do apologize for the inconsistent lighting as it was a dark rainy day when I was previewing these), here is a full makeup look featuring Poppy! It is completely opaque in 2 swipes, and amazingly bright and saturated.
A lip swatch in the Asia-exclusive shade, Island Pink:
And another for Pink Pop:
Everything introduced here today are already out at Bobbi Brown counters, so head over to check them out for yourself!
This post featured some items that were kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.