17 July 2014

Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Collection

A picture of Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Collection

A picture of Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Collection Sand Eye Palette

A picture of Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Brightening Pink Blush

A picture of Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Sheer Lip Color in Pink Taffy and Peach Sorbet

A picture of Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Collection
I say it time and time again, but Bobbi Brown really is my top high-end brand. There's something about Bobbi Brown products which make me feel as if a lot of thought, time and passion has gone into creating products that truly transform, yet highlight our natural beauty effortlessly. The whole brand philosophy is for me is my favourite, and Bobbi Brown herself has become quite my beauty idol! (Her books are a must-read) The latest limited edition collection to come from Bobbi Brown is one which I think is really fun and definitely a stunning summer collection. 

The Surf & Sand Collection, is a selection of Bobbi Brown's must-have summer products. It's quite a big collection, with a lot of products on offer; two eight-pan eyeshadow palettes, four sheer lip colours, two long-wear eye pencils, a beachball rollerball perfume, a long-wear cream shadow stick, a bronzing blush and a pink brightening blush, all of which are limited edition. Many of the products in the collection carry the classic Bobbi Brown packaging; sleek, black with the white Bobbi Brown logo, bold with a glossy. The two palettes on the other hand, are presented in an exclusive beach-inspired linen compact with mirror. The collection name, Surf & Sand, is boldly embossed in black alongside the Bobbi Brown Logo, against a gorgeous almost-exact golden sand like colour with lovely texture. Can you tell I like the palettes?

The Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Sand Eye Palette (£48) is easily my favourite from the collection. We already know I'm sold on the packaging for this one, but the shades are the biggest selling point. A neutral eye palette, each of the shades can be worked together to create a variety of looks from day to night, and absolutely perfect for the beach. If I was going abroad on holiday this summer (I wish!), this is the palette I'd take with me. With shades that differ in intensity, Bobbi Brown describes the Sand Eye palette as perfect for anyone who loves an easy nude-meets-sultry eye, with shades perfect against healthy, glowing, sun-kissed skin. The shades are perfect, and incredibly versatile; a pale warm porcelain, a peach opal, a warm copper sparkle, a soft pale gold, a warm porcelain, a medium ash-beige, a golden bronze and a dark grey-brown. Four of the shades have lovely matte finishes that are effortless to work with, but it's the shimmer and sparkle finish shades I love the most which pack a punch with intense colour pay-off and gorgeous eye-catching finishes. The longevity is as always with Bobbi Brown products, perfect, with colours lasting all day with no fading or smudging, and each just effortless to work with, apply and blend. 

The Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color range is pretty new to me, with the Surf & Sand offerings the first I've tried. A lightweight lipstick formula that works to provide an effortless wash of colour whilst nourishing our lips with a gorgeous shine finish. Using luxurious butters and oils, these lipsticks go beyond a pop of colour and really work to improve the condition of your lips. The Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Peach Sorbet Sheer Lip Color (£19.50) is a gorgeous peachy-coral with fine, shimmering golden undertones, perfect for any summers day. I actually think Peach Sorbet would make an insanely pretty blush shade, too! The Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Pink Taffy Sheer Lip Color (£19.50) is my favourite of the two though; a pale, dolly pink with the same beautiful and eye-catching fine golden shimmer, that looks incredible in sunlight. So smitten!

I am a big fan of Bobbi Brown brightening bricks and blushes, and so it's no surprise that I'm head over heels for the Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Brightening Pink Blush (£34), which works as both a gorgeous pinky blush, and a stunning face brightening highlight. A lightly pearlised blush that provides that 'lit-from-within' colour with a touch of pink, is described as perfect for any skin tone. On me, built up for a touch of intensity it makes a perfect flattering blush. Yet my favourite use for this beauty is definitely as a highlight, for which it just works wonders at creating a brightening yet entirely flawless finish. 

Another stunning collection from Bobbi Brown, my summer looks are set! What's your favourite product from the Bobbi Brown Sand & Surf Collection? Have you picked up anything for yourself? What do you think to the unusual and unique packaging for the Sand Eye Palette?

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