At first glance, the Bobbi Brown Sandy Nudes collection looked like a bit of a ‘what’s the point?’ collection, but once I’d swatched I could see these very innocent looking shades spring to life on the skin. I could probably host an exhibition with the number of Bobbi glosses I own, and I’d thought that these two – Almost Nude and Bare Sparkle – probably wouldn’t make it into the keep drawer. But, no. They’re in! I know, it’s an addiction.
Almost Nude is a milky wash – if it’s too pale to use on it’s own, it’s great to tone down or overwash almost any other shade. Bare Sparkle (which I think exists already in the general gloss collection – there are so many it’s hard to keep track) is a warmer, peach-led shimmer, again, good it’s own but equally good over something else to bring it to life.
As you might guess from the name of the collection, the beach is the inspiration for Bobbi Brown Sandy Nudes, and all the permutations of sandy colours. Beige Gold Shimmer (pale) and Brown Shimmer do exactly what you’d expect – add a heap of shimmer to your lips. They’re not really for me – I just don’t get shimmery lips but if you like the look, Brown Shimmer is an all-tone shade.
I love nude polish so Nude (deeper) and Naked are right up my street. However, Naked is better for pinker toned skin I think – Nude has a shot of warmth that Naked doesn’t have. On me Naked would do that ‘plastic’ nail thing.
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