Monday, May 20, 2013

Product Review: Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Lilac Rose Collection (and swatches).

Hello lovelies!

It's been a cold and rainy day in Melbourne today, and yours truly did a really silly thing! I wasn't sure if I had turned off my heater properly so I actually left work at lunch time and came home to check, and then just worked from home for the rest of the time. Naturally, it WAS off! Does anyone else do silly things like that? Best safe than sorry though!

I have two pretty things to share with you today, which are perfect for wearing in the colder autumn and winter months! Let me introduce you to the gorgeous lilac sparkle shadow and lilac rose shimmer brick compact (first mentioned in this post) from the new Bobbi Brown limited edition Lilac Rose collection (did I mention that's it's limited edition?)! I have a thing for limited edition products...I love limited edition products because of the exclusivity factor, but it's a double edged sword because if you fall in love with it, what happens when they no longer make it?! Anyway, I digress, back to the products at hand...


The lilac shadow is one of the prettiest shadows I've seen for a while. The soft, almost frosty shade would go beautifully on most skintones, and it's such a smooth and silky shadow given that it's a glitter! It's meant to be worn both day and night, I would wear it as a soft wash across the mobile eyelid for daytime and built up for 'wow' factor at night. You can get added impact by using a damp brush, or by using a cream shadow as a base underneath. It's the classy, adult way to wear glitter, perfect for ladies who want to wear glitter but don't want to look like a disco ball.

Bobbi Brown Lilac Sparkle Shadow

Bobbi Brown Lilac Sparkle Shadow

Bobbi Brown Lilac Sparkle Shadow

The shimmer brick is also a lovely choice for ladies who love sheer, pretty colour. It's packaged in a sturdy push lock black case, standard (but classy) Bobbi Brown packaging. Each strip can be used separately for a subtle eye look (lovely when paired with a statement lip), but you can also swirl a brush over the lot and dust some along your cheekbones as a highlighter. I used to own a bronze version of this and used mine to death, and what I loved is that the shades remained pigmented even a year later! Just quietly, I love that it comes with a mirror, it always comes in handy for travelling with!

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick

On to swatches, the leftmost shade is the lilac rose sparkle shadow while the other five shades are from the shimmer quad (swatched top to bottom, moving left to right).



The sparkle shadow retails for $44 (shop it here) while the shimmer brick retails for $85 (shop it here). If you spend over $100 on the official Bobbi Brown website, you score free shipping and a free dark circle emergency kit! Bobbi Brown is also available from David Jones and Myer.

The full collection has a gorgeous eyeshadow palette with eight shadows, nail polish, blush and several glosses, including an online exclusive featuring a dual ended brush, cleansing oil sample, cream shadow and gel liner (which my lovely blog friend Ingrid reviewed here on her blog). View the whole collection here.

(image taken from the Bobbi Brown website)

What do you think, lovelies, do any of the items from this collection take your fancy? If so, get in quick as it might not be around for long! I'm loving the look of the blush, eye palette, and glosses in particular!

Much love,
MM.
x


Note: These products were kindly provided for my consideration. This has not affected my opinion in any way. I was not obliged to blog about it in any way but am choosing to do so at my own discretion. For more information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy.

21 comments:

  1. Those Shimmer Bricks get me every time! They look so so pretty that I just want to head out and buy them all!
    I really adore the limited edition (sigh) shadow, it's too lovely!
    Those swatches are to die for, btw! :P
    xx

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    1. I feel the same compunction!

      It's gorgeous, I actually got heaps of comments while wearing it so it's clearly something that appeals to everyone. :)

      Glad you found it useful!

      xx

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  2. What a gorgeous collection! Loving the lilac theme.

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    1. It's so pretty and feminine, isn't it?! ♥

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  3. I love the look of this collection! Gah soo pretty I could buy it all!

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    1. Very! One of the most gorgeous collections I've seen in a while. :)

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  5. Must look away!!! They are so pretty and i love them. I must say the lilac shadow is my fave.

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    1. Look away, hehe!

      No, don't, they are gorgeous and great quality. :)

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  6. Oh that shimmer brick looks gorgeous. The bronze one is definitely on my wishlist! Now I just need to wait til my next paycheck... (or maybe a couple paychecks) haha

    x Court
    http://madeinmarcelle.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. You certainly won't regret it! I know I love mine...It is a bit pricy but when you think how you could use it as eyeshadows as well as highlighter/blush, it works out in the end (I could justify anything)!

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  7. That shadow is so temptingly beautiful!

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  8. Ooh I'm digging that shimmer brick! I LOL when you mention having to check the heater as I'm the same with my car headlights - a couple of weeks ago I had to duck out of my Japanese class early to be sure they were off!

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    1. Gosh, we are silly little ducks, aren't we? :) But better safe than sorry, I always say! I constantly double check to be sure my car is locked too! :P

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  9. I just love this colour story - right up my alley. The eyeshadow palette is definitely worth a closer look :)

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  10. Not sure how to use a shimmer brick. Would it be a normal blush?

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    1. You can use each strip individually as eyeshadow by running your finger or a brush along the strip.

      Otherwise, depending on the shade and your skintone, you can just grab a large brush, swirl over the top and buff/stroke over your cheeks. :)

      Depending on your skintone you will either get a pretty wash of colour or pretty shimmer you can accentuate your cheekbones with. Hope that helps!

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