Bobbi Brown Beach Nudes Collection and Long Wear Eye Collection

Yes, 2 Bobbi Brown collections to show you side by side. I thought they’d go together anyway. Beach Nudes is obviously a Summer 2016 collection while the Long Wear Eye Collection is Spring 2016. Either way, where I live, it doesn’t really matter. It’s summer all year long! I think most of these colours are quite universal, and are suitable for all seasons so read on.

 

 

beach nudes

 

 

Beach Nudes Collection consist of eye palettes, bronzing powders and sheer lip colors. Don’t let the name fool you though. The lip colors are anything but sheer. They are creamy and have a little slip to them so they’re comfortable to wear. For this collection, I have the Sunkissed Eye Palette (RM186) in Sunkissed Nude to show you. I don’t have any of their bronzing powders, and truthfully, I hardly wear bronzers anyway. I have the new Boho Bronze sheer lip color as well and instead of being limited edition, it’s actually an extension to the existing family of lip colors.

 

 

Bobbi Brown Beach Nude beach nude swatch

 

 

The eye palette is a no brainer. There’s a matte ivory shade (Bone) that is great to highlight under the brow bone, or just as a base shade to even out the lid. There’s a peachy pink shimmer eye shadow (Pink Bellini) that’s purely glitter heaven. It’s meant as a “top coat” so it is supposed to be sheer and to be used on top of another eye shadow. At the bottom right corner we have a matte color which is a very dark brown that looks black (Smokey Brown). In the swatch above, it looks dry and it is much drier than the rest of the soft buttery eye shadows. This shade is meant to be used as a liner, and with a small smudge brush, I could use this shade to get into the roots of the lashes for a smoked out liner effect that lasts all day. If this texture is any softer, it would be fall out galore and panda eyes. So, I appreciate that this color is packed harder than the rest. With a softer blending brush, I could use it on the outer corners of my eyes for extra definition with no problem either. Lastly, there’s a beautiful rose gold shade, aptly named Rose Gold. On my skin, it pulls more pink and I wish it looks a little warmer, but my skin somehow pulls more pink in ALL the colors!

There are 2 other eye palettes, Sunkissed Pink and Sunkissed Gold. I think I’d really enjoy Sunkissed Gold and am thinking of picking it up.

Here’s the look that I put together. Very easy – Bone to highlight, Rose Gold all over my lid, Pink Bellini tapped on top of Rose Gold at the center of my lids and Smokey Brown as a liner. It’s a gorgeous every day look, paired with the Sheer Lip Color in Boho Bronze (RM93). It is quite a metallic shade, and is a modern take of the 90s brown. If I were younger, I think I’d be able to pull it off. At my erm, ripe age of 38, I think I’ll stick to satins, some non drying mattes, creams and sheers.

 

 

beach nude 1 beach nude 2

 

 

Now the Long Wear Eye Collection Spring 2016. I am most excited for the brow gel (RM83)! There are 8 shades to choose from, and here, I have Grey. I initially had trouble using this. I used my angle brushes and they never seem to be able to place the gel onto my brows properly. The brushes clump up for some reason and Grey just looked too light on me. So, I got Mahogany (I wanted to pay for it, but Bobbi Brown PR just sent it to me, thank you) and I bought the new dual ended brow definer / groomer brush (RM132). Hallelujah it worked like a dream! With this brush, Grey went on my brows with more pigment, and I could shape my brows beautifully, in the most natural way. This brush is stiff so it holds its shape even after being drowned in the brow gel. This is what makes the difference! I friggin LOVE IT! Mahogany is a little darker, but by no means unnatural. I use Grey at the front of my brows and Mahogany to define the ends. Result? Groomed and shapely brows that look so natural. Lasts all day and holds my brow hairs in place too. If there’s one thing you get, it’s the brow gel + brush as a pair. I think they’re like a married couple that can’t be separated. Together, they do amazing things to your brows.

There are also new shades of long wear cream shadow stick (RM103) being added, and the one I have here is Malted Pink. It goes on lighter than my lids, and I just use it as a base, before eye shadow – makes the eye shadow last the whole day without creasing or fading. Then, the long wear gel eye liner (RM93) which is a cult favourite. I can’t live without one of their blacks. Here, I have Wine Ink and Cypress Ink. There are 2 more limited edition shades in Bronze Shimmer Ink and Midnight Sky Ink which I don’t have. Below are the swatches.

 

 

Long Wear eye collection swatch

gel liner

 

 

Here you see the brow gel in action. Grey in front, or at the ‘head’ of the brow and Mahogany at the tail end. Without it, I have bald spots on my brows and of course, it’s not as full or defined. I am not a fan of those Instagram brows where you get straight lines of brows drawn on. I like my brows to be perfectly imperfect because that’s what brows are supposed to be. Heck, that’s who we are supposed to be. Our imperfections are the ones that make us individuals, the little flaws are the things that make us who we are. I know I am straying from the topic, but there have been so many horrible things that happen that we just need to love. So let’s start by loving ourselves. Let’s start by loving our own wonky features, fat round nose, lopsided brows and what have you. Only by loving ourselves will we learn to love others because love radiates from within.

 

 

brow gel

 

 

I digress.

 

And it’s been a very long post! I hope you enjoyed this post, a long review somewhat. And a little ramble at the end but moms tend to do that right? I’m a mom. And I’m an impulsive spender. Shall I get Sunkissed Gold? I LOVE the look of that palette! I’m not going to ask what you think of these 2 collections because I think you’ll tell me anyway, but guys, check out the brow gel + brow brush combo for super gorgeous brows. I love them so much I’m telling everyone!

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

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  • Nobody does wearable colors like Bobbi Brown! That quad shadow is so pretty, although I wish they’d included a medium brown for more easy outer corner blending. The dark shade sounds a little trickier to use for that purpose.

    • Lily

      I used it on the outer corners of my eyes a few times, and it worked just fine! Because this shade clings very well, I have to make sure my lids are powdered first. That will avoid any patchiness or unevenness in blending. I’m still using it every day for a smoked out liner effect though. I’m still wow-ed by how long it lasts 🙂

  • That brow gel look and sounds awesome! I’m going to check it out for sure. And I love your rant about imperfections-I agree SO MUCH.

    • Lily

      Ah, you actually read the entire thing? LOL! I was prepared for everyone to just skip here and there. Hahaha! I’m also working on being more tolerant myself. That brow gel is great!!! My every day go to at the moment 🙂

  • Yep I don’t like those perfect drawn straight brows either. Totally agree, we should all love our imperfeccions as thats what makes us unique.
    That eye palette looks cute. And in your look the colours look nicely pulled together with the lippie too. I had one of those Bobbi Brown sheer lippies once and ended up being allergic to it. So not going anywhere near those again!

    • Lily

      Ah sorry to hear you’re allergic to the sheer lip colors. A relative of mine is allergic to some lipsticks as well. Gives her rashes around her lips so she just sticks to a few brands 🙂

      • I was allergic once also to a YSL one and a Lancome one, so I don’t go anywhere near those just in case!

  • I have the quad and I really like it. It’s just such an easy shade combo. And I also quite like Cypress Ink.

    • Lily

      Definitely an easy shade combo. Perfect for every day 🙂

  • Lily

    Hey Shireen, thanks for mistaking me for being younger! Hahahaha 🙂
    We all have our bad days and I think it’s OK to just let it out, as long as we know how to pick ourselves up again. Also, knowing it’s hormones is already a battle won. You’ll be yourself again in a few days!

  • Lily

    Reviews are definitely tailor made to our own skin and preference, and is to be taken lightly. I always do my research before buying, that is to read multiple reviews, from people with similar skin types and such. Makeup is supposed to be fun! I never believe it is something that’s to be taken seriously. But nowadays you never know. So many people are so bloody sensitive and defensive! I love playing with makeup though, and because of that, I improved in my application 🙂

  • These all look so lovely on you, Lily!! That quad is so pretty!!! And I need to learn how to tightline like you…. Just can’t seem to do it!

    • Lily

      Thanks Linda. Just get a really small brush (and make sure the brush hair is soft and comfortable enough) and get really close to your lashes.

  • Bobbi collections are always nice, but I feel like they are ALWAYS the same, lol! I mean, I guess she knows what works, and really, it probably isn’t noticeable if you’re a normal person and only buy what you need to replace every year or so, lol!

    • Lily

      You’re right about that, Larie. If we buy and use only 1 eye palette a year, then her new launches will look even better! But you know, I’ve been using this palette very regularly, because I love that dark shade to line my eyes. Other black / dark brown eye shadows just don’t work as well. This is the perfect consistency!