Over the weekend I went on a bit of a beauty bender and made quite the haul (#buyersremorse). I picked up a few products that I’ve always admired but never tried, some Christmas gifts for family and friends and a couple of spontaneous purchases. I’ll be reviewing each product individually so keep an eye out for those!
First up is The Mixed Metals Collection by Bobbi Brown, which contains four essential products inside, making it perfect for nighttime glamour, travel or on the go beauty.
The standout product is the famous Shimmer Brick Eye Palette, which Bobbi Brown is most known for. The palette comes in the shade Mixed Metals and contains ten shimmery eye shades, which can be mixed and matched, or worn on their own. Also included is the Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink, Smokey Eye Mascara in Black and Dual Ended Eye Shadow/Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush.
The products come housed in a beautiful black clutch bag, which I’ll admit was what sealed the deal for me. It will make the perfect evening clutch, and is roomy enough for the bare essentials. Plus, it looks super elegant.
The Shimmer Brick eye shadows have incredible pigment. One swipe is all that’s needed to make the colour show up on the eyelid. Although the shadows are all shimmery, they also come across as quite neutral and are perfect for everyday wear and for recreating that perfect smoky eye look. The shop assistant commented at the time that Bobbi Brown make great neutral products, perfect for a natural, ‘no makeup’ makeup look. I think this was her way of reassuring me after witnessing my mini heart attack once the final price was read out…
I am yet to try out the gel eyeliner, mascara and brush and cannot wait to create a smoky eye. With the holiday season coming up, as well as lots of work/leisure parties, it’s the perfect time to experiment with lots of glamorous and sleek looks.
Have you tried any of these products? What did you like/dislike?