Bobbi Brown plans to deck you out this summer with her new Nautical Collection.
The new line includes blushes, glosses and a mascara in a variety of sheer colors. The look itself features flushed cheeks, shiny lips with a hint of color and a clean, defined eye. It’s a breezy, simple summer look oozing classic Bobbi style — understated, natural and elegant.
The entire batch of Sheer Color Cheek Tints
The blushes and mascara are permanent additions to the line, but the glosses are limited edition.
All of the Sheer Color Lipglosses
Perfectly Defined Mascara
I’ve been road testing four of the Nautical Collection products…
1. Sheer Color Cheek Tint in Sheer Coral
2. Sheer Color Cheek Tint in Sheer Pink
3. Sheer Color Lip Gloss in Popsicle
4. Perfectly Defined Mascara
From left to right: Sheer Coral, Sheer Pink, Popsicle, Perfectly Defined Mascara
Sheer Color Cheek Tints in Sheer Coral and Sheer Pink: Sheer Coral applies as a shimmery, creamy pinkish coral, and Sheer Pink as a creamy cool pink. Their texture feels a lot like the NARS The Multiple cream blushes to me — moist, and somewhat thick.
Two layers delivers sheer but noticeable color that stays put on my combination oily/dry skin for about half the day. Good thing theise chubby lil’ sticks travel well, too, which means convenient touch-ups on the go.
I have a feeling the blush would be great for color shy beginners or those with dry skin. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
Sheer Color Lip Gloss in Popsicle: Creamy hot pink in the tube, this gloss applies as a transparent medium pink. I like how thick it feels, yet despite the texture it isn’t sticky on my lips.
I think it’s a nice color, albeit one that isn’t particularly unique. I do appreciate the absence of a strong flavor or scent, but I think the 0.14-oz tube is waaaay small for $20. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: C
Perfectly Defined Mascara: It lengthens lashes dramatically and adds a lil’ bit of thickness, but it doesn’t go far enough for my tranny lash-loving self, LOL!
I don’t think it’s the world’s greatest mascara as far as holding the curl, either, but I like the glossy finish it leaves, how the skinny brush extends even my wimpiest lashes and how it washes off quickly with warm water. If you’re primarily concerned with lengthening, I think it’s worth a try. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
I bet the Nautical Collection will pair well with casual summer clothes and jewelry, so I’m a fan. While sheer isn’t always my thang, I do like transparent pops of color here and there.
A Final Destination freak out!
The old Tivo has been on a teen film roll lately, recording up a storm of late-’90s B-movie schlock. Last night I saw Final Destination, starring a very young Ali Larter, the same Ali Larter from Heroes. She plays an artsy/emo girl who manages to cheat death, score!
Note to file: Do not stay up late watching Final Destination unless you’re cool with insomnia. It’s not exactly the most soothing thing to watch before bed…
How’s it going today? What are you up to? I’m chugging along, albeit a little slower than usual. I have to get some reading done before the end of the day and catch up on some freelance stuff.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,