Putting on eyeshadow that’s not a shade of brown isn’t commonplace for me. Especially lilac. So when Bobbi Brown introduced me to what’s in store for Spring 2013 and their Lilac Rose Collection, I wasn’t convinced that a pastel shade of purple pink could be so inviting. I was wrong. The Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Collection is beautiful and despite what seems like cool tones, they still work on warmer tones like me. The Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Collection was inspired by sweet candy and jellies that Bobbi Brown saw in a jar and it reminded her that lilac could be a universal color for all skin tones. But enough talk, here are some of the stars of the show!
Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Palette – (SGD$99)
The Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Palette is the main attraction of this season’s collection. It features eight shadows in a really smart convertible two-level palette. Simply draw out the little drawer on the bottom to reveal two more shadows of the second level. That being said, the palette consists of flattering dusty pinks, heather greys and lily shades. I love this palette because it caters to both day and night looks and has both matte and shimmery shades. There’s even a matte black that can turn any day look into a look ready for some dancin’. You do have to keep in mind that these shades are not your Sugarpill pigmented kind of colors. I think the reason why is because they want the color to be buildable and for everyday wear – for enhancing the eyes.
Here’s a tutorial of the look I did with this palette. As you can see, the shadows are made to be build-able but I wanted a very light day look so I went light with the colors. In the level closest to the mirror, I used the sparkly lilac shade all over the lid. Then, I used the brown in the top right corner of the first level in my crease. I used the gunmetal brown shade in my inner corner and defined a little bit with the matte black brown. Then finished off with eyeliner just on my lid line.
Sparkly Eye – Shadow – Limited Edition Lilac Shade – ( SGD$45 )
I love this eye-shadow, it is amazingly beautiful and pigmented. It’s a great way for women to wear glitter for both day and night especially in the lilac shade.
I mean look at the swatch! It’s so beautiful! It has a featherweight formula that instantly lights up the eyes and uses a unique combination of glitter and shimmer pearls in a translucent base. It’s not chalky at all and produces great color. This ought to be my favourite item out of the whole collection.
Brightening Lip Gloss – Lilac Rose – (SGD$36)
This lip gloss has color with a hint of pearlized shimmer to enhance the lips. The lilac rose collection will come out with three new shades – Lilac Rose as featured below, New Pink Lily and Pink Lilac. The lip gloss is smooth and not sticky and even though the lilac rose shade look quite cool, the lip gloss again has build-able lip color and provides just a hint of color. It’s not overwhelming and gives a nice shade to the entire look.
Here’s the day look I did with the collection! The colors of the collection really do compliment each other!
Nail Polish – Roza – (SGD$29)
The last item is the nail polish in a limited edition Roza. It was inspired by Bobbi’s editorial manicurist who is known for fashion-forward nail trends and Roza is that shade of heather pink that Bobbi Brown wanted to feature in the collection. It’s a sheer color that’s buildable and a great nude shade!
So there we have it, your own introduction to Bobbi Brown’s new Spring 2013 Lilac Rose Collection :) It will be in stores in Singapore from March 2013 next month!
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