Anytime I’m traveling abroad, I can’t resist shopping those brands which are not shipped to Italy or very difficult to find out here. Unluckily Bobbi Brown is among those and this is the reason why I’ve recently checked their beauty counter, tested and swatched some of their beautiful products and finally got home with three little treasures in my suitcase, which I’m sharing with you today. Probably you know them already really well and you have been using these products since years. (Lucky you!) For me they’re an absolute revelation! So I’m glad I’ve found two nice Bobbi Brown’s shops at Dubai Marina Mall and Dubai Mall last week. If you’re planning any trips to UAE, the good news is that you’ll literally get lost among the many fantastic beauty addresses the city boasts. Don’t worry, I’m posting something about the trip very soon.
So what’s in my Bobbi Brown‘s recent beauty haul?
First up a combo of nude lipstick and lip pencil and then a creamy eyeshadow in stick format. Having been much concentrated on reds and dark lipsticks all over winter, I felt like I was definitely missing more natural shades in my collection. To be honest, before opening this blog, I was not the kind to look for ‘my lips but better shades’ at all. I thought beige and natural colors looked very dull on the lips and had a preference for either pinks or almost red shades. But reading other people’s blogs and looking at the many pictures on Instagram, I’ve discovered how elegant and sophisticated nude lipsticks can be and thought I need to try something else too. Now thanks to the last purchases, there’s an injection of new colors and brands also on my Chicfirst.
The Bobbi Brown sheer lipsticks deliver a lightweight wash of shiny color. Luxurious butters and oils improve the overall condition of lips, providing nourishment and hydration. They glide on smoothly and last evenly for hours. They’re for those of us who like a soft and elegant look, and prefer a sheer coverage. The hardest part is having to choose among the many beautiful shades!
The lip liner is velvety, soft, but long-lasting. It gives a natural-looking definition to the lips and furthermore, it’s equipped with a sharpener to keep the point always perfect.
Here below the swatches for you.
As regards eye shadows, although often wearing at least one everyday, I have never used sticks on my eyelids before. The range of the Bobbi Brown Long-wear Cream Shadow Sticks is gorgeous! Anyone can find the right color among the 12 superb shades available. I lost my mind for the #Golden Pink, but also #Golden Bronze, #Sand Dune, #Iced Blue and #Forest are very pretty!
This stick is a genius product!
- It saves you time – You can just swipe and go and in 30 seconds you have your eye-make up done. Isn’t it incredible? Well to me it sounds like a great improvement of my daily routine, especially in the morning, when I’m always running. All women who want to get gorgeous eyes in one simple step should check it.
- It’s very flexible – It can be used to shade, define, smoke up and highlight eyes. Once applied, it’s up to you if leave it untouched, or blend it with fingertips or brush. This product allows you to create whatever look or effect.
- It’s waterproof – So it stays untouched all day / night long. It doesn’t fall out, fade or flake. Good to know for all of us who swim, do sports, wear glasses or have oily eyelids, isn’t it?
The shade #Golden Pink, as the name itself suggests is a bright and shimmery bronze-y- peachy pink that you can use to let green or blue eyes pop out. Of course it can be used also with hazel and brown eyes, for a natural and everyday look. I think this is wonderful both alone, with just one coat of mascara on the lashes, as well as to create a base for a brown-nude smokey eye look.
In case you were wondering, all shades are a bit shimmery, so that even grey and brown have a little extra effect. Here below how the #Golden Pink looks like.
Being a creamy stick, the tip doesn’t need a sharpener. It’s the kind of product you simply twist and swipe. Very easy and handy, even when out of home. The packaging is absolutely smart and designed to save you both space and time.
I really wish we had Bobbi Brown aisles in our perfumeries and beauty shops and I hope they will start shipping to my country as well soon. It could be also a good chance to join one of their make up lessons!
In the meanwhile, I’ll enjoy these products a lot.
If you have anything else to suggest, I’ll be glad to check it at my next trip abroad. Have a nice day and week!