I’ve been dying to get my hands on this: Bobbi Brown is an enduring favourite of mine for being instantly wearable. However, the Navy & Nude collection is a bit of a mixed bag. The palette itself is stunning, with a marbled effect on the outside. The shades are: Ivory, Cement, Blazing Star Sparkle, Beige Shimmer Wash, Twilight Metallic Pink, Slate, Rich Navy.Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette Exterior
The marbling just gives the palette a special edge. The colours inside are all as you’d expect from Bobbi. Easy, wearable and flattering.Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette Swatch
You can see they are really gentle…it’s only when you put the navy into the mix that it really comes alive.
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The new shade Long Wear Cream Shadow in Suede is absolutely perfect with the navy.Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Swatch Navy and Suede Long Wear Cream Shadow
I’m wearing this combination today. However, the downside is that the navy shade is more of a midnight and doesn’t really let enough blue shine through. It’s also quite shimmery with a lot of glitter drop. It was literally all over my face.Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Palette
Also, after swatching the palette, one of the shades )Blazing Star Sparkle) got a dark cast over it – you can see above – where the shadow becomes hard to lift up on a brush. I don’t know if there is a technical word for this, but I really wasn’t expecting that.Bobbi Brown Navy and Nude Brightening Brick
Navy is the shade that brings this whole look together; the polish is gorgeous – deep but still blue and if there is one pick from this collection, I’d opt for Suede Long Wear Shadow and use any of your existing dark blues – they are made to be together! Th e Brightening Brick is very sweet and adds a pink-ish sheen but I’m never quite sure about shimmer palettes for cheekbones… I can’t think how you’d ever actually finish one.
There are also some really pretty glosses – a very transluscent pink (Sailor), a dark toffee shade (Honey) and a creamy nude (Nougat).
The Navy & Nude Palette is £48, the Brightening Brick is £40, Long Wear Shadow is £18, Glosses are £18 and the Nail Polish is £11. I am pretty sure that BB has had a bit of a price hike recently – I don’t remember them being quite so pricy. Anyway, we’ve got til July to think about it because that’s when the collection launches.
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