Not gonna lie, Marrakesh Chic is probably the most excited I’ve been about a Bobbi Brown release in a while. The new Rich Color Eyeshadows, WHEW! Kind of amazing.
But before we dive in, let’s — beep, beep, beep! — back up a second. Bobbi recently launched this new fall collection for eyes, lips and cheeks at Bobbi Brown counters and also online. The Rich Color Eyeshadows ($24 each), a brand spankin’ new line of powder shadows, headline the launch.
For more on the Marrakesh Chic collection, check out Fanciful Fall: Marrakesh By Way of Bohemia with the Bobbi Brown Marrakesh Chic Collection for Fall 2011 .
I swatched the collection a couple weeks ago; right off the bat, I had a feeling that Bobbi’s Rich Color Eyeshadows would rock me down to Electric Avenue. And they did. Now, after having worn two of the eight shades, I’m itching to grab a few more.
Clockwise from the bottom left: Rich Lip Color SPF 12 ($23), Rich Color Eye Shadows in Rich Kashmir and Pink Silk ($24 each)
It’s almost like Bobbi figured out a way to combine Dolce & Gabbana’s eyeshadow textures with Becca’s sheen finish; the powders look and feel feather light on my skin, and I love the subtle hint of shine.
It’s funny… When I was younger, I always wanted to wear makeup that would make me look older, but now that I’m in my mid-30s, I’m trying to work it the other way around.
The Rich Colors help me do just that. The texture and finish don’t spotlight my fine lines, and I feel like the pigment and colors accent my eyes without shouting, “Hey, y’all! Check out my sparkly green bling-bling eyeshadow!” Ultimately, I think these are just very, very forgiving.
After trying a few different eye brushes and also using my fingers, I found that a tip that I received from a Bobbi Brown makeup artist a few weeks back at a counter was dead on. These eyeshadows deposit more pigment when applied with an eyeshadow sponge applicator than they do when applied with a brush. Then, after applying then, I’ll blend out the edges with a fluffy powder brush.
I did that today when applying Rich Kashmir (the shimmery brownish taupe) to my lids and Pink Silk (a light baby pink) into my crease; the look was easy as pie and only took about five minutes.
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip color SPF 12 in Desert Rose on lips; Jouer Blush in Peony on cheeks
Oh, and when they’re used with a good eye primer (I like NARS Pro-Prime), I don’t have to worry about fading or creasing for a solid 15 hours.
All in all, I think these Rich Colors are really fabulous, and Bobbi did a bang-up job. A little pricey for a single pan, sure, but at least they’re fab.
PRICE: $24 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Bobbi Brown counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Bobbi’s new blog, and my hella ugly socks!
I checked it out this morning and LOVE the huge pictures. I always like behind-the-scene stuff about the big beauty brands. I hope Bobbi herself uses the blog to dish about her life in the biz.
Speaking of behind-the-scenes pics…
Haha! I’ve been trying to break in my new Kate Spade heels with ye olde “walking around indoors while wearing a pair of thick socks” trick. It’s not cute, but whatever. It works. 🙂
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,