You have to ask yourself how much make up do you really need? Particularly when you’re as big a beauty junkie as I am. But hey, we all have our vices, I just have too many haha (makeup, manga, comic books, games, books…eep!).
The thing is when I originally saw the Bobbi Brown Instant Pretty Collection on QVC I had to ask myself if I really needed it but after I got it I was happy I decided to purchase it as it contains such classical pieces of makeup that are truly practical and pretty for simple, natural looks.
Take a look!
The set was originally introduced as a QVC Today’s Special Value for $69.98 but it’s still available for $76.98 if you’d like to indulge.
- Bobbi Brown Sheer Pink Color Cheek Tint (glowing pink, exclusive shade to QVC)
- Bobbi Brown Pretty In Pink Lip Gloss (sheer pink, exclusive shade to QVC)
- Bobbi Brown Pink Lemonade Shimmer Lip Gloss (soft pink with pearlescent shimmer, exclusive to QVC)
- Bobbi Brown Pink Bellini Long-Wear Cream Shadow (shimmery neutral, exclusive to QVC)
- Bobbi Brown Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara in Black
- Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream
- Bobbi Brown Face Palette
Many of these products I’ve reviewed on Musings before so I won’t go into great detail on each. But I did want to babble a little about a few things.
First off the Face Palette is fabulous. I originally thought this was Bobbi’s concealer palette which I own, love, and can’t live without. However, this differs in the fact that it includes Bobbi’s concealer and corrector as well as setting powder for each but also her stick foundation. I took note that the concealers in this palette are considerably more dense and less creamy than Bobbi’s original concealer formula. Did anyone notice this? I didn’t mind in the least though. The drier, less creamy formula actually blends fairly easily and conceals issues without a hiccup. I also enjoyed the foundation stick with you can swipe a brush in, apply, blend, and go.
Bobbi Brown Face Palette in Sand
The palette is just a gem because it manages to create, fresher more flawless skin in a snap. It’s lightweight coverage that eases dullness and perfects skin. Think of it as your skin but oh so much better. As I mentioned I already own the concealer palette but this is nice since it covers all aspects of your face not just your eyes. I’ll be on holiday soon and this is the perfect travel companion particularly since I’ll be in San Diego and the weather just makes you feel like your face is melting off so this is ideal for a natural look without over doing things. On that note, let’s face it, the entire kit is minimal makeup at its best.
Another item that actually captured my interest was the generously sized eye cream. This is the only product that isn’t full size however, there’s enough to last you a good long time. I never tried Bobbi Brown Eye Cream before so this was a delightful surprise. It’s so creamy, almost gel-like in consistency and blends so easily. It’s the perfect prep for concealer. I’ll be purchasing a large jar of this shortly. Absolutely adore it.
Overall, I think Instant Pretty should appeal to Bobbi fans in a major way but I strongly recommend it for those who never tried Bobbi Brown before. It’s a nice kit for younger women who are just now experimenting with makeup as it keeps things simple and pretty plus it’s such a snap to apply. This isn’t a rocket scientist type of makeup experience, it’s just a swipe, blend, go! More mature women will also love the simplicity of it all. I loved it!
Pink Lemonade and Pretty in Pink
Peach Bellini Eyeshadow and Sheer Pink Cheek Tint
Bobbi Brown Instant Pretty Collection is just a fabulous little kit overall!
I must Muse Approve this for purchase.
Simplicity in makeup is sometimes so refreshing!
Available now at QVC.com