Friday, June 24, 2016

Introducing Bobbi Brown Beach Nudes & Long-Wear Eye Collection

Visuals above courtesy of Bobbi Brown Malaysia
Visuals above courtesy of Bobbi Brown Malaysia

Bobbi Brown always manages to make women look great in summer, and this year, we believe the tradition continues with her Beach Nudes Collection. For us here in this part of the world, it feels like summer all year round, as we have sunny weathers punctuate with occasional rain. Looking sexy, relaxed and bronzy have never been easier with the new shades or gorgeous-looking shimmery eye palette, lovely lip colours and bronzing powders. Before summer arrived, not too long ago, Bobbi also find new ways to redefine our eyebrows and eyes with her Long-Wear Eye Collection. So, let us have some fun in the sun, shall we, and see how some of these makeup items we received fare?

We don't have the Sunkissed Eye Palette (MYR186) but what we do have instead from the Beach Nudes Collection are the Sheer Lip Color and a mini travel size Instant Detox Mask (previously reviewed here and some sneak peeks of that beautiful eye palettes spotted during our breakfast with the brand previously).

Sheer Lip Color - Shade Extension (MYR93)
The two new shades introduced in the Beach Nudes Collection are Boho Bronze and Peach Sorbet (here for shades). We have the Boho Bronze shade. Packed with Shea Butter, Murmur Butter and Apricot Kernel Oils, this lip color glides on effortlessly on our lips, like butter on your morning piece of bread, leaving it with a glossy finish. It is lightweight, with sheer coverage but that is all good for us. Due to its nourishing properties, it makes our lips soft and supple, comfortable indeed. We also love that brown earthy tone to it and we feel this is pretty wearable. Here for more on the Beach Nudes Collection.

Long-Wear Eye Collection Spring16
Bobbi Brown introduces new Long-Wear Eye Collection that she believes will not smudge, smear or fade, but rather stay put and last for those humid hot summer weather, which has just arrived. This collection include the brand new Long-Wear Brow Gel with 24-hour wear, new shades of Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick and Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner. Well, it is a mix for us with this collection. We shall explain further.

Bobbi Brown NEW Long-Wear Brow Gel (MYR83)
This pigmented gel-wax formula brow product, according to Bobbi Brown fills in and defines brow, while holding it in place for up to 24 hours. Super cool, right? It is due to its film formers and emollients that create a water-resistant film that stands up to sweat and humidity. The soft gel-wax texture also feels nice on the brow.

When we first tested this out, it did all the above. We were indoor though that day, it actually lasted that long, the ENTIRE day, till we took it off at night. Boy, we were truly impressed. The brow gel comes in 8 different shades to pick from. Here for more. The shade that we received was Mahogany, a mid tone ash brown shade suggested for brunette, dark brown or black hair, which suited us perfectly! Kudos to team Bobbi Brown Malaysia for the perfect pick *_^

That weekend, we had an outdoor shoot scheduled, so we thought, let's put this brow gel for another test. So, we did the same in the morning, brow all prim and proper, arrived on location at UKM fields (as we were shooting a bunch of young boys competing in a football competition!). One can imagine the hot sun glaring right down at us (it was a really hot hot day!). We were out on the field, doing interviews and overseeing the shoot with our camera crew. The intense heat, sweat and humidity took the better of our brow gel.

Unfortunately, it faded around noon. It didn't perform as well as we had expected, under extreme hot and humid weather like Malaysia. Sorry, Bobbi. We wanted it to work so much. Having said that, it will still be a brow product that we would reach out for, as it does its function well in keeping our rather haywire brow hair in place *_^

The package came with its partner-in-crime for the new Brow-Gel, the NEW Dual-Ended Brow Definer/Groomer Brush (MYR132). Like the name suggest, it is an angled brush end with stiff bristles to apply the gel with, and a spoolie brush end to comb through your brow hair. The rather stiff angled brush makes it super easy to fill in or even outline the perimeter of the brow.

Bobbi Brown NEW SHADES Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick (MYR103)
This is our very first time using a Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, and the shade we have is Stone, one of the 4 new shades introduced this spring (Truffle, Nude Beach and Malted Pink). Stone is described as a medium grey brown shade. It looks more towards brown in the swivel-up stick, but once applied on our eye lids, it looks more greyish and ashy, which we personally don't quite enjoy. So, we limit it to more for the outer corner of our eyes, rather than a whole lid colour.

The creamy texture glides on nicely, just swipe onto the lid and blend away. We also love the fact that Bobbi Brown includes skincare benefits into these portable versions of her original Long-Wear Cream Shadows, like Antioxidant Vitamins C and E to protect our delicate eye areas. We are also surprised that it didn't crease on us. Perhaps lighter shades in the collection would tickle our fancy more. The complete shade selection here.

Bobbi Brown New and Limited Edition Shades Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner (MYR93)
We have heard rave reviews about the brand's gel eyeliner and have blogger friends who swear by it. This new limited edition jewel-toned shades of Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner has 4 choices to choose from (Bronze Shimmer Ink, Cypress Ink, Wine Ink and Midnight Sky Ink) and the one we have is called Bronze Shimmer Ink, a metallic cool-toned brown shimmer. Here for the selection. It looks lovely in the small round glass bottle, signature of Bobbi Brown. This is our first time using one from the brand, though we have tried other brands' gel eyeliner.

Upon dipping into the bottle with an eyeliner brush, it looks a tad dry, when applied onto the lid, it kind of drag our eyelid a little. Not really that smooth of an application, we feel and it dries down very quickly. So we needed to work pretty fast with this one. The colour intensity is not as rich as we had expected. Not so much of a favourite for us.

So, there are some favourite ones and misses from these two collections, but nonetheless, they look super gorgeous and the shades are most definitely summer ready. Here for more about the Bobbi Brown brand. Thanks team Bobbi Brown Malaysia for the love, and YES! We are absolutely in love with the new Nourishing Lip Color in Island Pink that was sent over previously... so so in love with that one.

We hope you will have a lovely weekend ahead, lovelies *_^

With love, 
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