The Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Collection Just Can’t Wait for Fall

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Fall? Even though we’re barely a week into summer? Yes, ma’am. Many in the makeup world already have their sights set on the season of autumn leaves and pumpkin pie.


From Ms. Bobbi Brown, the mistress of muted makeup, comes the new eight-piece Fall 2011 Tortoise Shell Collection (arrives next month), with colors that look like they’ll be perfect to wear with cozy sweaters, tweed blazers, corduroy pants and knee-high — wait, what? Oh, yeah, we’re talking about fall. πŸ™‚

Here’s a quick look at five pieces from the release. Let me know what ya think.

Sand Tortoise Shell Eye Palette, $60

Bronze Tortoise Shell Eye Palette, $60

Tortoise Shell Mini Brush Set, $55

Rich Lip Color SPF 12 Lipstick in Soft Nude ($22) and High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Bare Sparkle ($22)

Bronze Tortoise Shell Eye Palette swatches, top pan

Bronze Tortoise Shell Eye Palette swatches, bottom pan

Sand Tortoise Shell Eye Palette swatches, top pan

Sand Tortoise Shell Eye Palette swatches, bottom pan

Swatches of High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Bare Sparkle (top) and Rich Lip Color SPF 12 Lipstick in Soft Nude (bottom)


The collection drops on Bobbi Brown counters and online next month. What do ya think? See anything you might wear now?

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  1. Heidi says:

    The Sand Tortoiseshell palette and the lip colors look really lovely. Fall-ish without being too warm. That would work perfectly with my skintone.

  2. Yogirl says:

    The colors are wonderful. I think they will make my new look when I start my new job in August.

  3. Kaitlin says:

    Honestly? I’m not loving it. It looks so blah to me. Plus, the brushes with the gold…it seems outdated. But that’s just my opinion and I’m a total makeup newb so take it with a grain of salt. Thanks for posting so much lately!

  4. Steffi says:

    from the swatches the sand palette looks like the bronze one and the bronze like the sand one. weird.

  5. Brooke says:

    I must have the bronze palette!

  6. Trisha says:

    Aww, it looks like your poor bronze palette got hurt. πŸ™

    I think these eye shadows would be good for when you want to look professional. Fortunately (or unfortunately), I almost never have to look professional. πŸ˜‰

  7. Julia says:

    I kinda agree, except for the sand palette (which is still not the most pigmented, awesome nude pallette by far!) it’s kinda mom-ish… And BTW, was “soft nude” really the best name for that color? :-p

  8. Megan says:

    I normally hate neutrals (how many shades of brown, exactly, does one need?), but these are appealing, and I can’t figure out why. I may have to pick up one of these palettes and experiment with “grown-up” makeup in the fall. πŸ™‚

  9. Jessi says:

    I don’t see anything I have to have. And to be honest I have never really been impressed with Bobbi Brown’s makeup. The price seems to high for the quality.

  10. gio says:

    I really like the look of the lipstick in Soft Nude, it’s very pretty!

  11. LMC1971 says:

    I love the looks of everything! But I’m particulary interested in the new lipglosses…..along with the Bare Sparkle, there is another called Beach with is supposed to be on the mauve side. I’m really looking to seeing this collection in person. My local counter tells me mid to late July (I’m in Toronto, Canada btw).
    thanks, Lisa

  12. JenJ says:

    Hummminia hummina humminaa!!!

  13. Catherine says:

    I’m totally head over heels in love with the Bronze palette! I’ve been pretty excited since I saw the promo images but the swatches pretty much seal the deal hehe. πŸ˜€ (By the way, I suspect that the swatches of the two palettes are mislabeled.)

  14. Kim says:

    I like the Bronze and the Soft Nude lipstick. I don’t like that BB is rushing fall, though! πŸ™‚ Although fall is my favorite season, we’re just starting to get some summer traction here in the NE. I can’t think about pumpkin pie yet. πŸ™‚

  15. Nina says:

    this is a lovely and wearable collection. im totally digging both eyeshadow palettes!

  16. Janine says:

    The first thing I did was go *GASP* and then I saw the bronze palette and said I HAVE to have that. Bobbi Brown knows my weakness and it is the neutral palette of anything. GORGEOUS!!!

  17. Larie says:

    I really love the neutrals, but “soft nude” doesn’t seem to be the most appropriate name for the lipstick, lol.

  18. Victoriajane says:

    Oh I’m captivated by the little brushes and luxe case-wonder what the quality’s like?

  19. maxi says:

    Wow the whole collection looks amazing.

  20. maxi says:

    the whole collection is looking so tempting πŸ˜‰

  21. kalcedon says:

    Sand Tortoise Shell palette is to die for. But I’d accept the Bronze one, too :). Soft Nude lipstick looks lovely, too (but I wouldn’t necessarily call it a nude :P).

  22. Kristen says:

    the packaging is so cute!!! i hope it’s not real tortoise though….i wondering if that was a stupid thing to say.

  23. Jill says:

    Love the packaging!!! BB’s eyeshadows are great… so I’m thinking both will be mine! πŸ™‚

    Happy Weekending!

  24. Kristiana says:

    What’s the quality of the brush set like? Looks like it would be really cute to stick in your purse

  25. Katie says:

    Love the palettes, the colors are all warm, rosy, and relatively neutral. Perhaps they aren’t exactly wow-factor shades, but I think they still all have a certain special quality without being overwhelming. To me these shades feel like sitting at a cafe sipping some chai, lovely indeed.

  26. indoorkitty says:

    Hey Karen!

    which palette do you like better? We’re the same skin-tone-ish and I was leaning towards the bronze but wanted to know your thoughts.

  27. Advah says:

    Love those colours! The palettes look a great deal like last fall’s trend though (Dior, UD’s Nude..) – or is it just me?

  28. Amy says:

    Very pretty and neutral!

    I received my MAC order today and guess what was in it…….EVOLUTION REVOLUTION πŸ™‚

    It is my first MAC lipglass and I seriously <3 it and the story behind it!

  29. Chris25 says:

    Meh. I like the quality of BB makeup, but these neutrals look dupeable, and it is a bit pricey. I would rather buy a new shade of her gel liner.

  30. I saw these at Nordies yesterday so apparently you can buy them now. I liked the Sand palette but I have so many neutrals already that I don’t need any more neutral palettes. I do like the tortoise though!

  31. smeegal9 says:

    I picked it up yesterday. Looks great in the case, and I do love the case. The pigmentation is too sheer for me. Boo-Hiss. I wanted to love it!

  32. Stef Smith says:

    This is a pass for me. I have the Urban Decay Naked palette, I don’t need any more neutrals. This does absolutely nothing for me.

  33. Melody says:

    The sand palette is beautiful! Bobbi Brown always makes me want to buy more neutrals than I could ever wear lol.

  34. gillian says:

    I love bobbi and I love mixing colors and styles from different seasons. Never understood why people stick to season collections so strictly, if it works it works. Would definitely use the bronze eye color palette now for a great night out!

  35. Vonvon says:

    The Bronze palette looks pretty in the pan, but the swatches…..meh!
    Vonvon recently posted … Dinner Look: NARS Dogon Duo Eyeshadow, MAC By Candlelight, et al; Outfit Of The Night

  36. Serena says:

    I love the eye palettes. Perfect fall colors!

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