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Hauled It: Bobbi Brown Diamond Dust Eye Shadow Review and Swatches

Few months ago I hauled a trio of Bobbi Brown Diamond Dust Eye Shadows from QVC for $50 bucks. The Muse loves a good deal and she got these with free shipping she felt like it was a total makeup score. I’ve never seen these from Bobbi before however a friend had mentioned they were released prior to this.


Moral of the story is they are still available in a three pack for $50 from QVC if you’re lemming ‘em after my review!

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At around $16 bucks and some change each of these are a rather great little deal. They come packaged together in a single box but each have their own box when removed from the package. Pretty cool as if you don’t like a shade or want to split up the trio with friends it ends up a pretty easy way of doing so due to the cool packaging.


You’ll get three shades in the set which are Pink Metal (Shimmering Baby Pink), Snowflake (Shimmering White), and Gilded (Shimmering Gold). The shadow quite remind me of Vincent Longo Wet/Dry Sparkle Shadows or Milani Runway Eyes Wet/Dry Sparkle Eye Shadows. Appearance wise they do seem similiar to these shadows I mentioned but the formula is considerably different. Unlike the smooth application of Milani and Vincent Longo these have a bit of a gritty texture and not as much pigmentation as a normal Bobbi shadow. Although I love the finish and I don’t mind the sheer colors I admit I’m not fond of the gritty texture which makes application a little bit of a chore. The finish results of the shadow are a very nice sparkly look, if you hate shimmer and sparkle you won’t like them but if you like a shimmer finish you’ll enjoy these.

Bobbi Brown Diamond Dust (left) versus Vincent Longo Wet/Dry Sparkle Eye Shadow (right)


Putting aside the gritty texture I do think they are a rather great steal although I prefer Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow for a finer, easy to apply sparkle shadow.

Overall, I can’t deny I loved the price and with a little work they apply very nicely. Worthy of a pick up if you’re wanting to add to your Bobbi Brown collection!

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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for Body Review and Swatches

Large, giant, super size Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks should be illegal. I’ll happily roll around in the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for Body, so luscious!


Sure it’s a little expensive, try $75 bucks, but this super size Shimmer Brick is about twice the size of Bobbi’s normal facial Shimmer Bricks and incredibly pretty (15g in size versus 10.3g). Loves it!


Created for head-to-toe use, Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for Body is a silky, lightweight formula made up of three shimmering shades of color to give a touch of a glamorous glow to arms, legs, décolleté, or if you’re being nuts use it on your face or as an eyeshadow, might as well get the buckage worth right?

My sister loves this thing and has tip toed into the Muse’s makeup room on many occasion to swipe it away. Cheeky older sisters that steal my Bobbi Brown makeup are so not cool, off with her head. I ended up letting her keep it and indulging in my own hehe!


The strips of color in this brick are dark bronze, champagne beige, and shimmering pink. The colors together cast a subtle glow of color onto your body. It’s quite an interesting effect as it doesn’t quite perform the way a normal Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick would. It makes arms and legs, especially tanned ones, glow with a pretty bronze sparkly finish.


Bobbi has a body kabuki brush to go along with this but I used my trusted Urban Decay Body Kabuki from last Summer’s Collection for brushing this on. I do suggest getting a good body brush for application as a tiny kabuki or any other facial brush won’t cut it. A larger size body brush sweeps color on evenly and smoothing for a perfect finish.

If you’re a sun goddess and you’re skin is tanned you’ll want to indulge in the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for Body as I think it compliments tanned skin beautifully, I should know my sister is crispy as burnt toast at the moment and we tested it out on her toasty mocha skin. As for me? I’ve been using it as an eyeshadow palette and casually dusting my décolleté with it when I’m wearing a low cut shirt, that draws attention!

Expensive yes? Beautiful, for sures. A Summer indulgence you may have to lean towards this season (just grab it quick it’s LE!).

Anyone haul it?

Wanting to?

Tell the Muse!

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This or That: Cheap Alternatives

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Check out a few ways to save a buck with some cheaper cosmetic alternatives!

Your wallet will thank you.

Check ‘em after the jump!

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You could indulge in a gorgeous tube of Urban Decay Midnight Cowboy Body Shimmer Lotion for $28 bucks.

Or you can cheap it up a bit by buying an inexpensive large body lotion at your local drugstore and mixing it with a little bit of Ben Nye Lumiere Luxe Loose Powder. Total cost, around $14 bucks or less.

You could indulge in the new Bobbi Brown Face Touch Up Stick for $22

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Or you can cheap it up a bit and get a $6 buck Avon Ideal Shade Concealer Stick!

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$24 bucks gets you a 5oz bottle of Shu Depsea Water Facial Mist….

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$12 bucks snags you a 6.3oz bottle of C.O. Bigelow Vitamin Boost Mist….you do the math!

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By Terry Baume de Rose is so luscious but $60 could prove too much to indulge for some!

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Try Smith’s Rosebud Salve for $6 bucks and save yourself $54 bucks!

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WANT IT: Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection Pastel Eye Palette

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We’ve already gotten our fair share of the Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection this year but that hasn’t stopped me from loving all over the Bobbi Brown Nautical Collection Pastel Eye Palette.

Released in both Asia and Europe this gorgeous little palette shouts summer fun with shimmering baby blues, grays, buttery yellow, and a fair share of pink. At one time I considered myself a big fan of pastels but lately I feel like they look washed up on me however my mind can be changed when presented with a pretty little palette such as this.

No news of when or if it might release state side but we can all drool away happily and hope!

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Bobbi Brown Fall Collection 2009: Bobbi Brown Fall Nudes Collection

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I’ve never been much for nude makeup until I got on board with many of Bobbi Brown’s palettes. Last year with the release of the Bobbi Brown Shimmering Nudes Palette the Muse experienced neutral, nude shades like she’s never done before and loved it too!

Fall comes early this year when Bobbi introduces her new Fall Nudes Collection in July.

Check it out below!

This July, Bobbi Brown Fall Nudes Collection launches with a new limited edition eye palette that features eye shadow duos in a sophisticated and flattering selection of shades and finishes. The shadow duos come in customizable three pan palettes which can be filled with your choice of color options and items.

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Also introduced is a brand new shade of Bobbi’s popular Shimmer Brick in Nude Shimmer which features pink, gold, bronze, beige, and caramel.

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The collection also includes gel liner and creamy lip color to compliment the Bobbi Brown Nude Palette and Bobbi Brown Nude Shimmer Brick.

All the items will be available from Bobbi’s site and at counters starting in July.

As I mentioned I’m not one for nudes but Bobbi has a knack for making nudes exciting and different. I look forward to seeing the shimmer brick and eye palette in person.

Anyone excited about this release?

Wanting to haul it?

Tell the Muse!

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