February 21, 2011

Bobbi Brown + Tibi Peony & Python Collection Neiman Marcus Exclusive Review, Swatches, Photos

Bobbi, Bobbi, Bobbi! I love you for recreating bronzer and making it into something other than a dull, lackluster muddy shade and instead creating something with a pop of gorgeous color!

Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer is one of my very favorite bronzers around the town and I’ve reviewed them in the past (please see my past review here and here) but the new Bobbi Brown Peony & Python Collection Neiman Marcus Exclusive comes with a popping shade of Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer that you simply must have!

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Bobbi Brown Peony & Python Collection is a set available exclusively at Neiman Marcus which celebrates the release of the Peony & Python Collection which is a collaborated collection between Bobbi Brown + Tibi!

This collection was inspired by peonies and the casual chic world of renowned fashion label Tibi. The collection marks the first Spring release from Bobbi Brown this year and is a perfect and most fitting release for the warmer weather ahead!

The collection is exclusive to Neiman Marcus and includes a gorgeous peony inspired makeup bag, full size Bobbi Brown cosmetics, plus a mini face blender brush and ultra fine eyeliner brush.

The set contains:

  • Bobbi Brown Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer
  • Bobbi Brown Pink Lilac Brightening Gloss
  • Bobbi Brown Black Mauve Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner
  • Bobbi Brown Two Mini Brushes

Personally, for me, the star of the collection is the gorgeous shade of Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer. The photos I took don’t do the shade justice as it’s a bright, popping shade of pink peony which comes across a bit purple but applies all pink. The shade has a certain warmth to it but also has a cool, subtly shimmering finish that makes my face glow. The shade is an absolute essential for Spring and I’m hopeful Bobbi might consider releasing it outside the set someday soon (at the moment the shade is exclusive to this set).

Other items in the set are mere gifts as for me the real stunner was the bronzer but the case is also a treat and features an interesting python, peony design. Kinda an unusual design but the purple and gray manage to work with the the different textures they are going for here. It’s a roomy bag with plenty of room for essentials and two separate compartments plus a single pocket for tucking smaller brushes into.

The set also includes mini brushes. I personally love Bobbi’s mini brushes as they forsake nothing in quality due to their smaller size plus they travel super easily.

The other two makeup items you’ll receive are Black Mauve Shimmer Long Wear Gel Eyeliner (see my review for Bobbi Brown Long Wear Gel Eyeliner). The shade is an off darker mauve with a hint of shimmer. In my photo below I wore it on my waterline to add a certain depth to my eyes. You’ll also get Pink Lilac Brightening Lip Gloss which is a iridescent shade of pinkish (heavy on the pink) lilac. The shade comes across as an iridescent lighter shade of opaque pink. I actually skipped the gloss and paired up the look with a darker lippie to add a little mystery rather than the fresher, lighter feel that Pink Lilac would lend the completed look.

The price tag might frighten you at $95 but you’re getting all full size items here plus additional extras such as the bag and makeup brushes!

  • Bobbi Brown fans!
  • Anyone who loves Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer (own a few shades and love ’em? You’ll absolutely HAVE to own Pink Peony it’s gorgeous!).
  • Those wanting a fresh, healthy look for Spring sans the drama of application (brush on some bronzer, slick lips with the gloss, and line your eyes for a fresh, pretty look for Spring!).

  • Those uninterested in higher end cosmetics and the price tag that comes with them ($95 may prove a little high for those on a beauty budget).

I personally loved this and thought the highlight was the Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer which I can’t rave enough! The shade is just so special and pretty for the Spring (hurry Spring, get here fast!). The other items in the set are the icing along with the cake! All the items are full sized so purchased separately you’re looking at $76, why not indulge in the extra amount and get the gorgeous bag and brushes too?


You NEED Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzer!

The set is available exclusively at www.neimanmarcus.com

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  • Kristen

    Is the bronzer glittery at all? I might just be seeing it wrong, but in one of the swatches it looks a little glittery/chunky!

    If my eyes are just deceiving me, then I’d love to try it- IF they ever release it on its own! The price tag all together scares me!!

    • the Muse

      not really glittery a subtle kiss of shimmer of anything kristen but barely noticeable.

  • Melissa

    What is the difference between this bronzer and a blush? I never knew not all bronzers are bronze colored.

  • Nia

    Oh, that Bronzer shade looks amazing on you, very fresh and springy.
    So hope this will be available international.
    There goes my plan to buy less makeup and only shades I do not have. Well, I do not have Pink Peony, but I already have the liner and I do not much care for BB glosses. We’ll see, maybe I am lucky and they release the colour on their own. See, sensible ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Eli

    How come it’s a bronzer when it’s pink?! To me it’s just a blush – a really nice blush?

    • the Muse

      eli good question ;-D the illuminating bronzer range has always come in various “warmer” colors thus why they are called bronzers I suppose. They give a kinda kissed by the sun look that blush doesn’t quite give, it’s a big warmer in my experience using them versus blush. It also emphasizes a tan if you have one. when used on tanned skin, you get a really nice flush of color versus your tanned skin.

  • Musebeliever

    looks really cool but too expensive for me… :'(
    I’m saving money for the feminine pallette ! (If it comes to France… T.T)

  • Carrie

    Love this! I already ordered it in order to qualify for the BB gwp and free beauty tote at Neiman’s. Do the products come packaged inside the Tibi bag?

    • the Muse

      yay carrie ;-D they do indeed. They are wrapped in black tissue paper and housed in the bag and a black box ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mary the Muse Militant

    You look gorgeous !
    Pink and perky !!
    It looks cool toned on you. The Pink Peony I mean.
    I want !!!!
    Not the set though as I can’t keep buying more brushes/eyeliners !! – just the bronzer if they ever release it solo.
    They must do !
    Is the Pink Peony colour like anything you have already?
    Hoping it is cool toned as you mentioned it looks a bit purplely in the pan and the other products in the set are cool colours.

  • Nunuiviet

    Tried the gel eyeliner shimmer it’s great stuff, I ‘d like to try that stuff becoz of the pink bronzer loves anything pink on my cheeks

  • SusanT

    OMG, Muse, that bronzer looks beautiful on you — you go, girl! This little set is definitely in my future — gotta start saving my pennies!

  • Nunuiviet

    Err when I look again at the bronzer in the container it looks quite similar to benefit bell a bamba, can you confirm the muse I’d like to know because I already have bell a bamba and if it’s close to it , I will not buy when it’s released in thailand

  • Alessandra

    You must be bored with my comments is not it?
    Are always the same ..: beautiful, I want, here has .. Wow! I’ll stop!
    But even they are beautiful!

  • Mary the Muse Militant

    I came back to post that this set is available in England too.
    It costs ยฃ68 which is $110.
    But the USA buyers pay only $95?

    Can someone please restrain me !
    Muse, I would never have known what I was missing if it wasn’t for you ! Now I might be living on the breadline !
    Well, a breadline budget is a healthy one ๐Ÿ™‚
    Water and lettuce !

  • Mango

    ๐Ÿ™ the bobbi brown lip glosses are tiny. do you think they are worth it muse?