Bobbi Brown Christmas 2010 + Bare to Bold Collection

By gum, there is a *lot* in-coming from Bobbi Brown for November and December, and if I don't stop wittering this'll be a very long post indeed, so lets get to it!


November's got a lot of stuff going on, like this pretty trio, below.

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These are Pretty Powerful Eyes palettes, limited edition, and they come in three colourways; Smoky (top), Smouldering (middle) and Sultry (bottom). Each costs €38 (the Sterling cost is £34, making them an excellent purchase) and each features three shadows in varying finishes as well as a Long-Wear Eye Paint - the right-hand shade in each kit. Long-Wear Eye Paints are a new formulation to the range and are high-pigment metallic powder shadow that can be used wet or dry for greater or lesser intensity.

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To go with those babies, we've also got some limited edition Glitter Eyeliners. We've already seen some nice giltter and old-gold liners from Illamasqua and Bourjois and these two look worth a punt as well.  Long-lasting and waterproof, these come in gold and silver for €20.50 each.

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It's Christmas - well, nearly - so we've got some reds. This is a bit of a departure for Ms Brown and this lineup features, if I'm not mistaken, her first red lip liner.  It's €22 and it'll work its magic with Metallic Lip Colour in Jewel Red, left, €22.50. There are also three shades of Lip Colour in-coming. We'll be seeing these in Vixen Red, Vintage Red and Hollywood red for €22.50 a go. Lastly there are two new red gloss shades. Lip Gloss in Red and Scarlet will cost €21.50.

All the lip products will join the permanent collection and they - as well as the Pretty Powerful Eyes palettes and the liners - landed on counter yesterday.

So that's November's makeup launches looked at: what else have we got to ogle?

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Brushes!  To the top is the Mini Brush Set, €60, which contains a mini face blender, eye sweep, angle eye shadow and eyeliner brush. Below it is the Deluxe Mini Brush Set, which, at €80, has all of the above excluding the eyeliner brush but including mini lip, dual ended concealer and blender brushes.


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This piece of kit is the Deluxe Beauty Trunk and hold on to your hats  - it's €400 and no, you don't get anything in it.  Designed to be your ultimate beauty organiser, this has two pull-out drawers and is clad in faux leather. Brown Thomas exclusively is the stockist for this, as far as I know.

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Liking the sleek look of this a lot too: this is the Deluxe Travel Kit, €100. Faux leather again, this has six interior compartments to help you organise your beauty booty as well as a detachable makeup bag to fit your handbag.

All the kits and brushes also landed yesterday. I suggest if you want any of 'em, you act quickly!


November's the big month for the brand but that doesn't mean we're not treated to a few new goodies in December, like a new beauty collection, Bare to Bold.

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This is pretty short and sweet: just three products for a simple face. While I do love the look of that palette, it's the Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks over there on the right that really makes my heart race. What a fabulous shade! Total bubblegum pink, I think I need to own this, though for cheeks only - I don't like these pots on lips, finding them too drying. The colour is Pink Raspberry and it'll come in at €26.

Eyes get the Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner treatment in Bronze Shimmer Ink, €22. This doesn't grab me as it looks very similar to one already in the lineup, Forest Shimmer Ink.

Lets take a closer look at the palette, shall we?

bobbi brownDesigned to work two looks, bare (the first three) and bold (the latter trio), the Bare to Bold palette is €43 and contains a really nice combination of six shadows in varying finishes: Najavjo and Cement are mattes, Champagne Quartz is a metallic, Quarry is a shimmer wash, Mosaic is a sparkle and Caviar is a matte. For use both day and night, this also comes with a double-ended brush in a signature black lacquered case. All Bare to Bold products land on December 1st.


So girlies, this is it from a much beloved to brand until 2011. What do you think? is Bobbi Brown ending 2010 on a high?

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