Bobbi Brown City Collection
Bobbi Brown City Collection

It’s Bobbi Brown’s 25th Anniversary year, so I suppose we should have expected something rather special to be coming along. The Bobbi Brown City Collection palettes couldn’t be more up my street if they tried!

Bobbi Brown City Collection
Bobbi Brown City Collection

 

First up, New York. Bobbi has collaborated with the illustrator, Richard Haines, to create these fashion sketches, brought to life with gold detailing. Inside New York, you’ll find Cream Eyeshadow, Champagne Quartz Metallic Eye Shadow, Birch Eye Shadow and Espresso Eye Shadow, completed with blush in Tawny.

Bobbi Brown City Collection: New York
Bobbi Brown City Collection: New York

Next up is Paris.

Bobbi Brown City Collection
Bobbi Brown City Collection: New York

Paris contains Ivory Eye Shadow, Stormy Grey Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Brushed Granite Metallic Eye Shadow, Eclipse Eye Shadow and French Pink Blush.

Bobbi Brown City Collection
Bobbi Brown City Collection

Much as I hate to be unpatriotic, Paris is MY palette! I love those greys and the classic Bobbi ‘pop’ of pink blush.

Bobbi Brown City Collection: London
Bobbi Brown City Collection: London

Inside the London palette, you’ll find Pale Cream Eye Shadow, Nude Peach Eye Shadow, Nude Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Rich Navy Eye Shadow and Nectar blush.

Bobbi Brown City Collection: London
Bobbi Brown City Collection: London

As you’d expect, in swatching, the shadows came out creamy and smooth (use a primer) with the darker shades beautifully and generously pigmented. I can’t find anything wrong with these in terms of presentation and swatches and I like palette shells for keepsakes as well, long after the shadows and blush are gone. They’re £45 each which isn’t too steep for BB these days, and launch on 1st September exclusively at Harrods.

Bobbi Brown City Collection
Bobbi Brown City Collection

There are also some long wear gels in limited edition shades and three lipsticks so I’ll cover those in a separate post.

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