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Bobbi Brown Blushed Pink Collection Review featuring Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow Swatches and Review

One of my absolute favorite collections this Spring is undoubtedly the Bobbi Brown Blushed Pink Collection. The simplicity of sweetly blushing cheeks paired with a soft sparkled eye look really made Spring come alive for me. Of course, I was particularly thrilled with the Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadows as these are truly a gem and I hope that the collection inspires more colors in this particular shadow format!

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Jump ahead for the review on Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadows and a few other items from the Spring Collection, Blushed Pink.

Many of you asked me to review all four shades from the new Sparkle Eye Shadows so indeed I have all four shades for review. I personally couldn’t resist any of these shades as I’m all about the sparkle and shimmer. You’ll read many reviews that state how subtle the shimmer on these new shadows are and how wearable it is especially for those who really don’t like a shimmer finish. All this is true but the product also has the ability to build up color as well into a truly sparkly look if you desire.

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Only four of these shadows were released and the Muse longs for more as truly they are special. Mica, Sunlight, Ballet, and Silver Moon are the shade selections. The colors are completely suitable for Spring as they have a certain lightness about them for a fresh, flirty look. Ballet is a true pink and one of my favorites, Sunlight is a fav for me as I simply adore shimmering golds, Mica is a pewter gray which goes well with smoky eye looks, and Silver Moon is creamy light silver. Each shadow is housed in the new standard black eyeshadow case the only difference being the clear flip top secondary lid that covers each shadow and prevents fall out and a mess.

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Don’t expect a whole lot of pigmentation from the shadows as these are merely a hint of sparkle which makes them ideal for topping on top a completed shadow look. With a bit of work I did find I could get decent color pay off but that takes a bit of layering to work well. I think the idea of the shadow is to create a light, bright look that freshens the eye area up and doesn’t overpower it with a load of shimmer and glitter. The end result is a shimmery shadow that can work on a girl of 20 or a woman of 45.

I was somewhat surprised to read a few rants that state the shadows as having major fall out. That’s so not the case for me. If you’re wearing these on their own I find it best to use a sponge applicator to layer color. If you’re using these as a finish on a complete shadow look I find a nice bushy brush such as the MAC 224 works great at picking up some of the color and placing it lightly all over the lid.

I think the shadows work fabulously on their own for a simple understated look. Don’t let the words “simple” and “understated” fool you though as the shadows have a knack for bringing out a fresh, glowing face. These would be particularly great for using with a bolder lip look if you’re wanting to not take away from lips with a vibrant shadow.

All in all I definitely Muse Approve them for purchase as they are truly something special. If you’re a huge fan of a shimmery finish you’ll love these.

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Also released with the collection were two new shades of shadow, several creamy lip colors, and a few glitter lip glosses. I have one of each shade in the categories to review for you.

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The first is Bobbi Brown Matte Eye Shadow in birch. Birch is soft nude brown which I’m not a particularly big fan of simply because of the finish. I do believe these new shades were added into the collection to use as liners as you’ll notice in one of my FOTD’s above (Ballet FOTD) that the shade pairs up rather well with the Sparkle Eye Shadows to create a good liner shade. I find that most of the matte finishes in Bobbi’s shadow catalog work great as liners but I’m not a big fan of using them as an all over shadow.

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Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color in Blush Pink is a great true pink shade. This particular color paired up well with all of the shadows in the collection but worked the best with Ballet and Sunlight. The fresh pink and gold brought out the innocent pink of this shade and added a nice fresh look to lips.

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And finally Bobbi Brown Glitter Lip Gloss in Baby is a peachy pink shade heavy on the golden sparkle. This too worked well with all the shadows but particularly good with Sunlight, Ballet, and Silver Moon. Contrasting Ballet with a peachy shade of glittery gloss creates a fresh Spring look.

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Overall, the Bobbi Brown Blushed Pink Collection was definitely a favorite this season and I’m positive I’ll get plenty of use out of the sparkle eye shadows. I do think the star of the show was the sparkle eye shadows! I was very pleased with all the items released but I would have loved either a cream blush or a powder blush to compliment the other items in the collection, this is probably the only thing I’d change about the release.

If you’re looking for a fresh, Spring look with light touches of pink, gold, gray, and silver, the Bobbi Brown Blushed Pink Collection has it all. As Spring draws nearer a fresher, lighter makeup is ideal and this collection offers that.

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Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Platinum Pink Shimmer Brick

Nothing gets me in the mood like seeing fellow geek Ely Kim get his groove on!


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The Muse was dancing like this when she noticed that Neiman Marcus has updated it’s website with the new Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick!

Jump ahead to hear (but not see her dance) about the Muse’s excitement!

It’s ok to get excited about things like this:

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One part pretty, two parts pink, a touch of shimmer, and a whole lot of beautiful…mix it all together and come out with the new Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Platinum Pink Shimmer Brick!

Is this love or what?

The perfect cool pink shimmer for Spring sure to brighten your face up and make it glow and glisten. Highlights with touches of pink and platinum gives your face a modern edge…or a robotic one which ever tickles your fancy!

The Muse needs it that much she knows but she’s left wondering…is this new collection exclusive to Neiman Marcus or will it be launching everywhere?

Whatever the case may be she feels her wallet screaming in protest…and delight…

Dance, baby, dance!

Can’t wait?

Grab it at Neiman’s now!

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Bobbi Brown Exclusive Runway Kit

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Oh you pretty, pretty little thing!

Bobbi how you tempt me! How you lure me! The new Bobbi Brown Exclusive Runway Kit at Neiman Marcus is making me salivate all over my keyboard. Have you seen this gorgeous little kit?

Inspired by Bobbi’s work on the runways at New York Fashion Week this kit includes a Bobbi Brown Runway Shimmer Brick Eye Palette (GASP! Loves it!)…a silver compact featuring ten sheer pearl eye shadows….oh jebus please the Muse wants this for her very own!

Also included is a Bobbi Brown Pink Crystal Glitter Lipbalm, a Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow Brush, and a Bobbi Brown Lip Brush all packaged up, for a limited time, in a silver clutch.

$75 USD…..I really shouldn’t indulge…economy, recession, depression…..oh go on now you know my greedy little diseased self is SO getting this! Now…question is…head in store or order online hmmmm!

Available now from our friends at Neiman Marcus

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Pieces of Life: You’re Never Too Old for Sparkle

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Ok, enquiring minds want to know. Who tried the new Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadows?

I just got these on Monday and can I say I lurve them with a deep passion. I don’t want to give too much away about them less I ruin my full review but boy am I in love.

All the shimmer, sparkle, and glitter haters should take note and rejoice as these are pure perfection for a very subtle, sophisticated shimmer. And as for those who think they might be a little too old for sparkle? Think again! These create a tiny touch of sparkle that instantly lights up the eyes and casts a beautiful glow onto your lids.

Gorgeous!

The Muse is smitten at the moment with Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadows.

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Bobbi Brown Summer Collection 2009 Sneak Peek

Not even Spring yet and already into Summer peeps!

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Jump ahead for some cool images of the upcoming Bobbi Brown Summer Collections 2009….

I located this on MUA from user Lina. Looks like they are images from the Nieman’s flyer that I tossed onto the top of my rather large mail pile (really need to take a look at that! How did I miss it?!) a few days ago!

As per my original post about the Bobbi Brown Platinum Collection release in Japan it appears we are indeed getting it within the US as well! Yay!


Bobbi Brown Sheer Cheek Tint and Bobbi Brown Sheer Gloss, likey! I absolutely adore cheek stains so this is right up my alley and those glosses look amazing!


Also some cream stick blushes are releasing!


Looks like a new Sand and Surf palette as well!


And finally a new bronzing powder and kabuki brish!



I’m quite excited about the lot of it in all honesty as I’ve been on the Bobbi Brown fan girl wagon for a while now. Even though I wasn’t a big lover of my last Bobbi Brown Sand and Surf palette I’m actually quite looking forward to that new palette pictured!

Overall, very nice offerings for the upcoming Spring and Summer months from Bobbi Brown.

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