May 30, 2008

Bobbi Brown Bronzed Pink Collection Review

As per my original sneak peek post at Bobbi Brown’s Bronzed Pink Collection today I am bringing you my complete review of the items I snagged from the collection.

The collection consists of a variety of beautiful bronze powders, shadows, and lip colors. I think this collection would be appealing to those of you that enjoy a sun kissed look for the Summer. I’m not particularly a big fan of bronzers myself but I’ve been experimenting a bit which is shocking! I’m brave enough to go out of the house wearing bright pink eyeshadow but when it comes to natural, neutral shades or in this case bronzers I find that I’m not so courageous.

I was lucky enough to get a chance to test out the metallic eyeshadows and tinted lip balm. I’ve been yearning to try out the tinted lip balm for a while now!

The tinted lip balms are a moisture rich lip treatment with a tiny touch of metallic shimmer. Three new colors were released with the Bronzed Pink Collection and I tested out two in the shades Golden Pink and Bronzed Pink.

Golden Pink is a rosy pink color with touches of gold while Bronzed Pink is a chocolate metallic shade. Both shades will look smashing with your Summer tan. I enjoyed the formula of these as they slick on wonderfully and leave beautiful, glossy color on the lips without being heavy, sticky, or tacky.

Although the swatches are bit sheer I am happy to report on my lips they were quite pigmented. If you desire a lighter look simply swipe the balm across your lips once. If you prefer a darker look just layer the color on for a heavier pop of color!

I got so happy and hyper about the Metallic eye shadows that I completely forgot to look closely at them to see if I could pop them out and use them in the Bobbi Brown Custom Palettes. Well duh!


I got two shade selections to review for you. Bronzed Pink which is a dusty nude rose and Penny which is a light chocolate copper shade.

Both shades have a satiny metallic finish. Don’t confuse the look of metallic with shimmer as these have no heavy shimmer or glitter. They blend beautifully and pigmentation is excellent. You can go really heavy with these if you please or do a light color wash. I haven’t tried them wet and it doesn’t mention wetting them but I’m curious how they’d look if I attempted that!

Again my swatches came out very sheer but when you see my FOTD you’ll notice how pigmented these are considering what a heavy hand I used during application.

I decided to contrast the shades when I did my looks. I paired up Penny eye shadow with Golden Pink lip tint and Bronzed Pink eye shadow with Bronzed Pink lip tint. Instead of pairing up the bronze colors together and the pink colors together I mixed it up a bit. I also tried my hand at creating a bronzy look on my cheeks instead of my normal “blushing” pink cheeks I’m known for.

Below I am wearing Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Penny on my eyes and Bobbi Brown Tinted Lip Balm in Bronzed Pink on my lips.

Below I am wearing Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow in Bronzed Pink on my eyes and Bobbi Brown Tinted Lip Balm in Bronzed Pink on my lips!

All in all a very nice collection of goodies from Bobbi this Summer! I’m still dying to get my hands on the Pink Metallic eye shadow palette! I’m sure a review for it is coming soonish from the Muse!

Check out more of the Bobbi Brown Summer Collection including bronzing powders by clicking here!

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Click here to read why I’m wishing, wanting, and drooling over the Bobbi Brown Pink Satin Collection!


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • MizzX


    just love your purchases! Do those eyeshadows go on like butter, as Burnt sugar-palette does? I’m not sure what I want to hear, since I don’t *need* any eyeshadows.. I like Seashell and and.. uh. : )

  • Allysia-May


    This collection is sooooo me and i’m absolutely loving it. I’m glad you’re dipping into the neutrals as i feel this is due to the effect i have on you *grins*

    Having said that, i doubt i’ll be buying it as i have enough of these shades in my makeup bag…

  • Nell

    Dear Muse,
    I follow your blog daily and really enjoy it. Now I just have to comment on how much I love your recent discovery of bronzer. It suits you so well, these past looks when you used it were gorgeous!!!! You look natural and radiant. Iยดm also very fair, but Iยดll try this for sure.
    Induced a lemming in me for UD Baked Bronzer btw, which is impossible for me to obtain here in Austria, grrr!
    All the best,

  • Laurie

    Oh so pretty! I love the bronzed pink the best. It really has a brightening effect. Must have, must have!

  • the Muse

    hi MizzX!

    Thank you very much! They are buttery smooth like the burnt sugar palette, I have that palette too ๐Ÿ™‚

    LOL I understand.

    They are super silky smooth and they blended amazingly well. I was pleasantly surprized!

    Thank you for your comment hope to speak to you again soon!

  • the Muse

    ‘ello Allysia-May!

    What’s up me love?

    I hate bronzers but I must say I’m loving it too ๐Ÿ˜‰

    But of course it is hehe. You’ve converted me ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Oh but you must at the very least get the pink as it would look fab on your skin ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Happy Weekend!

  • the Muse

    hello there Nell!

    Thank you kindly for both visiting my blog and for the lovely comment on my discovery and love of bronzers ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I really appreciate your lovely compliment!

    Oh lord I can’t begin to express my love of the Baked Bronzer! So yum! I’ve been using it madly lately ๐Ÿ™‚

    If I can help you purchase it from here do let me know ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’d be happy to do so!

    Happy Weekend! Hope to hear from you again soon!

  • the Muse

    Hi Laurie!!!!!!!!

    thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ These are so yum! Def worth having a look at ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Happy Weekend!

  • Allysia-May

    Hey Musey,

    Between Bobbi Brown’s shimmer brick in bronze and Urban Decay’s baked bronzer, which do you think i should go for. I have to buy one out of the two as i refuse to buy both ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a lurvely weekend….i’m gonna stuff my face with double chocolate cookies, a can of coke and then some more ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Marty Pauline

    Fabulous collection. I love all the looks on you especially the Penny. I have not bought Bobbi Brown in awhile, this is soo tempting, but I’m saving my cash for the Japanese fall collections.

  • Beauty Addict

    Hi Izzy, have a happy weekend! *Hugs*

    I love bronzed pink on your lids! It looks very refreshing! Penn looks fabulous as well ๐Ÿ™‚ I guess the clothes you are wearing and the lighting makes a real difference or is my eyes playing trick on me ๐Ÿ˜‰

    gracie ๐Ÿ™‚

  • the Muse

    morning Allysia-May!

    Ooo no it’s so hard to decide! Don’t make me choose!!!!! Hehehe ๐Ÿ™‚

    I say head into store and swatch to see which ones looks better on your skin ๐Ÿ˜‰ I really love both but they also perform two very different tasks so you might consider getting both hehehehe!

    Damn I wish I came over for double chocolate cookies! Shoot! I missed that ๐Ÿ˜‰ Weekend was lovely! Hope yours was just as great ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • the Muse

    Morning Marty!

    Happy *groan* Monday!

    Thank ye kindly miss ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m trying to squirrel my money away for the fall collections too ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I imagine this won’t be the only Summer selections you’ll see from BB as they are good for releasing a few mini collections here and there ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • the Muse

    good morning gorgeous gracie.

    Hope your weekend was lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks! I think it’s the colors maybe? Not sure ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s an interesting array of goodies for the Summer that’s for sure!

    Happy Monday!