With the Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Collection, Bobbi Serves Brights for Dessert

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bobbi brown desert twilight fall 2012

It all started with a trip to the Grand Canyon…


No, no, that’s not right.

However it started, Bobbi Brown’s new fall 2012 collection is conjuring images in my mind of Vampire Edward skulking amongst the saguaro.

According to the friendly Bobbi Brown sales associate I spoke with at Nordstrom today, the new Desert Twilight collection was NOT inspired by vampires, contrary to the concoctions of my active imagination.

But can’t you see it? — Edward, with that familiar look of tortured malaise, his pale skin glistening in the late afternoon light as he fluffs his tousled hair and mutters in his moody way, “Bella…we should run away together. You, me and Renesmee, our half-human child who ages in dog years.”

The Bobbi Brown sales associate said that the 15-piece release for eyes, lips, cheeks and nails (yup, nails) was inspired by a photo shoot Bobbi had in the desert and represents a new direction for her, something outside of her comfort zone.

Along with the wearable neutrals we usually see from her, the release also features a bright turquoise cream shadow, a shimmery purple eyeliner, and two nail polishes, also in the same turquoise and purple, and all four of them are TO DIE. The gal from the YSL counter even walked over, and we gushed over them for a good 10 minutes.

The bright blue shadow and polish are so intense that they practically reached out and grabbed me by my eyes.

Oh, and the purple liner and polish? A complex blackened purple with tiny flecks of multicolored glitter. Very Chanel.

A couple of tiny black tubes also caught my eye… I thought they were black lip glosses or lip conditioners at first, but they were actually a combination cream product called the Cream Lip Colors for Lips & Cheeks.

They double as blushes and lip colors — like Becca Beach Tints, but thicker, with more pigment and a glossy finish.

Here are pics and swatches of the release. Let me know if something catches your eye. πŸ™‚

bobbi brown desert twilight fall 2012

bobbi brown desert twilight fall 2012
Nail Polishes in Twilight (left) and Turquoise (right)

bobbi brown desert twilight fall 2012
Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Blue Moon (left) and Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Twilight Night Shimmer Ink (right)

bobbi brown desert twilight fall 2012
Bronzer/Blush Duo in Bahama Brown Shimmer Blush and Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer

bobbi brown desert twilight fall 2012
Desert Twilight Eye Palette

bobbi brown desert twilight fall 2012
Lip Glosses from the white shade at the bottom to the top: Firefly, Bronzed Heather, Evening Rose, Pink Sunset, Honeysuckle and Twilight

bobbi brown desert twilight fall 2012
Brush Kit, $55


bobbi brown desert twilight fall 2012 swatches 1
1) Bronzer/Blush Duo in Bahama Brown Shimmer Blush and Pink Peony Illuminating Bronze; Glosses in 2) Firefly, 3) Bronzed Heather, 4) Evening Rose, 5) Pink Sunset, 6) Honeysuckle, and 7) Twilight; Nail Polishes in 8 ) Turquoise and 9) Twilight

bobbi brown desert twilight fall 2012 swatches 3
1) Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Blue Moon, 2) Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Twilight Night Shimmer Ink, Cream Lip Color for Lips & Cheeks in 3) Honeyed Tea and 4) Pink Truffle

bobbi brown desert twilight fall 2012 swatches 2
Desert Twilight Eye Palette

The Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Collection includes…

  • Bronzer/Blush Duo in Bahama Brown Shimmer Blush and Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer, $36
  • Glosses in Firefly, Bronzer Heather, Evening Rose, Pink Sunset, Honeysuckle and Twilight, $23 each
  • Cream Lip Color for Lips & Cheeks in Honeyed Tea and Pink Truffle, $20 each
  • Desert Twilight Eye Palette, $60
  • Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Blue Moon, $24
  • Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Twilight Night Shimmer Ink, $22
  • Nail Polishes in Turquoise and Twilight, $18
  • Mini Brush Kit, $55

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Jennifer says:

    I’m loving the eye palette! Too bad it’s 60 dollars though…

  2. shusheshe says:

    It seems like fall collections are coming out earlier and earlier every year…

  3. The cream lip/cheek color looks interesting! I’m wondering if Pink Truffle from the pot rouge range is similar to this one?
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  4. Advah says:

    That eye palette is GORGEOUS (oh Bobbi, your palettes will get me every time). Unfortunately for me it looks a bit warm, but, le sigh. So pretty.

  5. Vonvon says:

    The Turquoise cream shadows gorgeous! It’s like the cloudless sky in the desert. πŸ™‚
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  6. Reena says:

    Tempting! where can I find those? It’s a collection of something to die for =)
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  7. Kim says:

    The eye palette is definitely pretty in a neutral kind of way (which works for me). πŸ™‚

    It’s funny that you mentioned the Grand Canyon because we were just talking about that in the office this morning (nothing makeup related). The cover of a recent EW has Edward, Bella and (it’s hard for me to even type her name) Renesmee. I know it’s awful to say, but I literally had to put the book down and walk away when I first read that. Of course, some people might think Jack and Sam are horrible names for kids. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      Hi Kim,

      I got that issue in the mail too! LOL… are you gonna watch the last installment of the film? I kinda feel obligated at this point.

  8. Chelsea says:

    That eye palette is amazing!

    • Karen says:

      Hi Chelsea,

      Yes! I kinda wish it wasn’t 60 big ones though…

      Hope you’re having a nice Friday so far. Got any weekend plans? I’m going to the city tomorrow night to celebrate my brother’s birthday (we’re six years and one week apart).

  9. Lillie says:

    Really pretty. I don’t usually like browns for me, but the eye palette is so pinky looking in the swatches.

  10. Nina says:

    The eye palette is pretty !!! Bobbi, you slay me!

  11. Stephanie C says:

    I love Bobbi’s gel liners. This looks like a color I need. πŸ™‚

  12. Jenna N. says:

    The eye palette is really pretty, but so many of the colors look so similar in the swatches, I wonder how well they’d work together.

  13. Donna says:

    It’s all very pretty, but can’t we even get summer started (before the fall collections are out)

    • Karen says:

      Hi Donna,

      I know, right? Summer is my fave makeup season…I love covering the new stuff, but I wouldn’t mind hanging onto summer colors at least until July 4th.

  14. Shauna says:

    Looks pretty. I love the theme πŸ™‚

  15. oh no….this does not bode well for my wallet! I LOVE Bobbi Brown already, and I LOVE the concept of this collection. That eyeshadow palette will definitely be mine. I like that she’s branching into nail polish now, but I generally stick with my drugstore polishes (like mascara, I believe there’s no different between high-end and low-end). I love that bronzer/blush duo (reminds me of the one in the GWP for the recent LMdB event). I definitely wish the bronzer was matte though, since the blush is so shimmery as well. Overall, I like that Bobbi is changing is up and I can’t wait to take a look at the collection in person.
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  16. Believe it or not, I’ve never tried a single product from Bobbi Brown. I’m thinking that a gel liner will be the first one.
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  17. Nancy says:

    I was at Nordstrom on Saturday for the beauty event, and the regional BB artist broke out this collection. I got a makeover with the eye palette. It is gorgeous! I had to buy it, despite the price. I’m 56 and even the sparkle looked good – no crepiness.

    • Nancy says:

      PS I also got one of the lip glosses – honeysuckle. It’s a perfect nude with just a hint of pink.

      Run to Nordies to get this – 4 people bought palettes just while I was there, even as they were still setting up the display and had to go to the stockroom to get the products. These palettes are going to be very popular.

  18. RM says:

    the palette and twilight gloss are calling my name

  19. Mara says:

    Isn’t that gel eyeliner just gorgeous? That’s first on my list and I think the cheek/lip colors will follow…$$ouch! I’m still recovering from my shoping spree of her two latest collections. Limited Editions are too bad!

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