Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Bobbi Brown Fall 2011 Collection - The Tortoise Shell Collection

The Bobbi Brown Fall Collection is was labeled on of the best this fall by many other beauty bloggers and I was so excited to go up to the Bobbi Brown counter at Macy*s this past weekend and get my first glimpse at it.  But they still had the last pieces of the summer collection at the counter so I will have to go back again to purchase the products from this collection.  However this collection is up online so I can begin getting my fix of it and decide what my favorite pieces of it are.  The collection is named The Tortoise Shell collection and is another collection that is based heavily on eye makeup.

The model for this collection is wearing tortoise shell glasses and the concept of the collection is that the eye makeup will make your eyes pop just as a great pair of glasses do.  I wear glasses and I tend to choose thicker frames and I love how they bring the attention to my eyes and eye makeup.  Bobbi Brown provided her inspiration for the collection, "Like a great pair of glasses, the Tortoise Shell Collection is all about standout eyes."  I LOVE that this collection is based around glasses and enhancing the eyes but this is yet another eye makeup based collection!  I want a lip based collection, all we have been seeing this fall is eye makeup...

Here is the newest Bobbi Brown collection...

Sand Tortoise Shell Eye Palette - A palette for lighter skin tones, with light to dark shadows in flattering warm neutrals.  This collection lets you go from soft to smoky in no time flat.  The eight shadows in this palette are designed to be layered - there's no blending required.  Start with the lightest shade, then layer the darker shades until you get the desired intensity.
- Ivory - matte ivory
- Gold Bar - shimmering medium gold (Sparkle)
- Desert Sand - pale champagne gold (Metallic)
- Terracotta - matte pale orange
- Antique Rose - matte medium warm peach
- Hot Stone - matte medium deep cool brown with a gray cast
- Sandy Rose - soft light taupe  (Metallic)
- Black Chocolate - matte charcoal

Bronze Tortoise Shell Eye Palette - A flattering collection of warm neutral makeup for medium to darker skin tones, this palette lets you go from soft to smoky in no time flat.  The eight eye shadows in this palette are designed to be layered - there's no blending required.  Start with the lightest shade, then layer the darker shades until you get the desired intensity.
- Banana - matte deep warm yellow
- Gold Nugget - sheer yellow gold with gold glitter and shimmer (Sparkle)
- Amber - peach with gold and copper sparkle (Shimmer Wash)
- Copper Cocoa - warm shimmering chocolate bronze (Shimmer Wash)
- Tiger's Eye - warm orange brown frost (Metallic)
- Bronze - deep metallic bronze (Metallic)
- Olive - deep khaki bronze (Sparkle)
- Espresso - matte deep brown

Tortoise Shell Mini Brush Set - Bobbi can't live without brushes for eyes and face perfectly sized for travel and on-the-go makeup application.  Set comes with Mini Angle Eye Shadow Brush, Mini Eye Sweep Brush, Mini Blush Brush, and Mini Ultra Fine Eye Liner.

Rich Lip Color SPF 12 - Bright, get-noticed color.  Introducing Rich Lip Color SPF 12.  Lightweight, yet intense, Bobbi's latest formula combines pigments with a clear base to deliver pure, crisp color with just one swipe.  Plus, it's creamy and moisturizing, so lips feels as good as they look. 
- Twig - rich brown
- Soft Nude - medium neutral nude

High Shimmer Lip Gloss - Bobbi's new lip gloss combines gorgeous, light-catching shimmer with long-lasting, non-sticky shine.  Made with fine pearls and clear pigments, High Shimmer Lip Gloss stays color-true and gives lips beatiful, brilliant definition.  Plus it's enriched with emollients and Vitamins C and E to moisturize, condition, and protect lips, so they feel as good as they look.  Whether you wear it on its own or on top of your favorite Lip Color, the new tapered applicator lets you apply it like a pro.
- Citrus - bright coral with pearl
- Beach - pink bronze with pearl
- Bare Sparkle - champagne with pearl

Extreme Party Mascara - Extreme build.  Endless volume.  Exceptional separation.  The formula stays flexible, so each coat goes on as fresh as the first - immediately or hours later - without clumping, smudging, or flaking.  Think of it as the world's first touch-up mascara.
- Black - jet black

Blush - Silky formula glides on smoothly and offers a matte finish with long-lasting wear.  Comes in this sleek, flip-top compact that can be used individually or assembled into palettes.
- Desert Rose - muted pinky brown

As it is meant to be, this is yet another strong eye makeup collection.  The two palettes in this collection are show-stoppers and I love both of them.  I have to say that I would be much more likely to purchase the Sand palette since the shades are designed for lighter skin tones.  I am a bit concerned that the highlighter shades in the Bronze palette will be too deep to complement my skin tone.  With the exception of the eye shadow palette, I can very safely skip every other product in this collection.  All the lip shades appear to be too warm for me and will wash my complexion out.  This is shame because Bobbi Brown does lip products so very well. 

This collection would be pure perfection for me if it contained several cooler toned lip colors.  Even cool toned nudes would be a hit for me and I would purchase those along with the Sand Eye Palette.

photo courtesy of Bobbi Brown

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