Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Uber Basics Collection
Limited Edition Sparkle Eye Shadow in Cement* (£20) and Rich Lip Colour in Uber Suede* (£18)
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Inspired by Bobbi's seventh literacy delight, Pretty Powerful, Bobbi Brown introduces the Uber Basics Collection which will give any woman - irrespective of their skin tone - the essentials she needs to go from pretty to pretty powerful, day to night. This AW12 release is packed full of nice natural shades and finishes, including a earthy selection of matte and sparkly eye shadows, blushers, rich lip colours and high shimmer lip glosses. You can expect plenty of mid tone golds, greys, beiges, rosy browns and soft pinks. It is the perfect ensemble if you like to keep you makeup simple and neutral, but still with an element of playfulness with the adventurous shimmer and sparkle of the eye and lip colours.
This lipstick has an exquisite texture and finish, gliding on like a dream and lasting for hours. Bobbi Brown are launching four new lipsticks with this collection, all adopting a similar safe tone and consistency. Brown lipsticks have never really been my cup of tea with their slightly dated stigma, but with this shade in Uber Suede, I feel there is just enough red and plum tones to make it contemporary and a really appealing shade to wear. The glossy finish also makes this lipstick ideal for taking your makeup from day to night.
The Uber Basics Collection sees the introduction of eight new eye shadows to the Bobbi Brown range, with the sparkly additions only here for a limited time only. Cement is described as a grey beige sparkle and is a colour that will instantly illuminate your eyes. It has a featherlight consistency and is smooth and easy to apply. Due to the heavily-packed shimmer and translucent base, it is definitely advisable to prime the eye first to make sure half the product isn't lost down your face! The combination of shimmering pearls and glitter give these sparkly eye shadows a unique sheer formula and finish and it is a great product for those after a soft illuminating sparkle without wanting to commit to a powerful, overbearing colour on the eyes, ie: someone like me!
What are your thoughts on this new Bobbi Brown collection?