Bobbi Brown’s Summer Collection

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Malibu Nudes Collection

Bobbi Brown SS2016
The Bobbi Brown Malibu Nudes collection is all about carefree and easy beauty of California’s south coast.
Old readers would know how fond I’ve become of Bobbi Brown – both the owner and her range of makeup. At first, I didn’t really find the brand exciting – but the more I dipped my hands into Bobbi’s products, the more I proved myself wrong. Her collections are always wearable with the right gauge of twist that doesn’t veer away from her philosophy. Her formulations are solid, dependable. I’ve had a few misses with the brand but it’s made up for by the great ones I’ve come across and continuously use and swear by. This time, for their Summer collection – it is all about Cali’s south coast cool and casual vibe which they aptly named as Malibu Nudes (let’s hope pervs~ who’ve googled those two terms and expect non-makeup stuff to come up don’t get led here!).
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Skin Foundation Cushion Compact

The bold, black compact was designed to resemble a coffee capsule (as it does contain caffeine in its ingredients!). Also, the liquid foundation is completely separate from the cushion sponge until first press, so there is no fear of bacterial growth, if you’re iffy like that. The cushion feels luxuriously plush, I actually love the smooth feeling of it all over my face during application. As for the formulation, I prayed, hoped, wished that it would be the same as my beloved BB foundation – the original Skin Foundation Liquid. And I found that it is actually quite similar!
Okay so let me share my technology mishap. During my first few uses, I found the formula to be sheer – with almost no coverage! I didn’t understand. I thought it was a foundation – not a tinted moisturizer! Turns out, I was applying it the wrong way. Since I love the smoothness of the puff, I kept on sliding and wiping it all over my face. Turns out, it’s best (or maybe it’s the only correct method) to pat it on using the cushion. However, you may forego the cushion if you have beauty blenders and brushes you’re more comfortable using. The cushion is mainly for when you’re on-the-go, out of the house – just so you can touch up with it.
Applied properly, this foundation has light to buildable medium coverage. It’s quite dewy at first, but once it sets gives off a nice satiny glow. Not quite demi-matte, so this is best for those with dry-normal skin. Oily skinned ladies may find it too hydrating. If you give this a couple of minutes to set, it dries to a nice, velvety finish. No tackiness, no shine coming off (unless you used moisturizer or sunblock beneath that is a bit greasy).
For those of us here in Manila hell temperatures, powder goes on beautifully over this foundation. No caking or balling up! Longevity – on its own – last around 6 hours before fading. It stays put longer with powder and primer on (naturally).
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Blush Duo

The blush shades in this duo are from the permanent range but the duo shade offering of Sand Pink and Pale Pink together is new. I actually love Bobbi Brown blushes – find my review on one of my favorite shades called Blushed here. I find that their range of blushes are silky, creamy to touch made of the finest powder. Incredibly long-lasting – these last the whole day even without touch-up.
Pale Pink looks intensely bright and intimidating in pan or in photo but it actually lights up the skin nicely and quite naturally despite the shade. It goes on as a soft, luminous cool-toned pink color that you can leave as sheer or build for a more pronounced pop of color. I don’t usually like cool-toned pinks (NARS Gaiety was a miss for my skin tone) but I’ve learned to like using this. It’s also one of Bobbi’s iconic blush shades. Get this, it’s supposedly the blush that Kate Middleton wore on her wedding day. Doesn’t get any more iconic than that!
Sand Pink, on the other hand, is a plum-tinged pink shade that I have tended to gravitate towards more when it comes to blush shades. I’ve tried MAC Blushbaby and while that was a bit too ruddy for my skintone, Sand Pink hit the spot on how I wanted Blushbaby to register on me. This is quite pigmented so I use a really light touch or tap off excess, just to be sure. I’m wearing it on the FOTD below.
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Art Stick in Bare

One of my top Bobbi products has got to be this – their Art Stick. I am in love with their Creamy Matte lipsticks as well, but I have this inclination to their liner-lipstick hybrids as well (review here). The shade in this collection called Bare has got to be one of my favorite ‘my lips but rosier’ neutral shade that I can wear daily. Great color pay-off and has a moisturizing yet long-wearing formula that glides effortlessly on the lips. Finish is a delicious creamy matte. Bare has slightly a less matte feel than the others I’ve tried.
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Angled Face Brush

It’s my first time to own a Bobbi Brown brush and wow, I’ve to say – it is the softest. Its designed to combine the full-face coverage of their Face Blender Brush with the precision of their smaller Blush Brush. The Angled Brush has soft yet firm bristles that are cut on an angle to create a broad, flat edge for all-over application and tapered edge for more precise application. I find this perfect for highlighting and sculpting/contouring. I use this for the Bobbi Shimmer Bricks – it is perfect! I also use it for my other highlighters.
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Face of the Day

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On my face: Skin Foundation Cushion Compact in Medium, Blush in Sand Pink, Art Stick in Bare, Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Serum Corrector and Concealer (not part of collection)
What do you think? Let me know your thoughts below! Also, I’ve excluded the Bobbi Brown Brow Gel and Face Masks which I’ll save for their own entries / separate reviews.
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  1. March 31, 2016 / 6:21 pm

    Ooh, this collection is absolutely gorgeous! That blush duo is so pretty and even though I’m not really into pink blushes, I can image those being amazing on! I’ve been loving angled brushes for blush too, I’ve heard amazing things about the BB brushes!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. March 31, 2016 / 7:24 pm

    The Art Stick caught my eye right away! It’s a perfect nude, not that I need any more! xx

    Advaita | Blush Canvas

  3. April 1, 2016 / 4:13 pm

    This is such a stunning collection! Bobbi Brown is one of those brands I haven’t dived into yet, but every product looks as lovely as the next. x

  4. April 10, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    I’m still on the fence about cushion makeup, because friends keep telling to just stick to the liquid foundations. (There’s the general consensus that cushions run out faster, so you get more bang for your buck with sticking to the bottled stuff.) The blush duo… that’s another story. I’ve always wanted the pale pink powder blush, but the pot rouge version isn’t nearly as good as just opting for the powder formula. Maybe the duo will be a value buy for the price? *fingers crossed*

  5. Rhea Carla Lubi
    April 25, 2016 / 12:21 pm

    I love lipstick in different shades, I usually experiment and wear colors depending on occasions,now I wanted to try the the Bobbi brown art stick in bare

  6. Monica Ferrer
    April 25, 2016 / 12:27 pm

    Looked like a natural beauty tho. I love the lippie by the way.

  7. Cherry Lou Almarez Felicitas
    April 27, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    Bobbi Brown is one of the expensive brands in the market, which I haven’t come across with, until last year I think (cant remember the exact date), Ms. Phoebe Ann Ramos, saw my IG account (@tseree), there she found out that I am a policewoman full of kakikayan, she was amazed to see that a police woman has this kind of enthusiasm when it comes to makeups (hehe thats me), what she did was she sent me a bunch of products, a box full of skincare and makeups to include Bobbi Brown lipstick, eyeliner and eye cream. I was so lucky, because it was my first time to experience using Bobbi Brown proucts, which i only see on magazines and on social media advertisements, my goodness hehe. I must say that their products are worth for a penny, I tried using their eyeliner, which didn’t come off till I used a makeup remover, tipid sa eyeliner, and their lipticks, kahit kumain na ako at uminom andun pa din siya, bongga talaga, (hayz buti nalang merong isang Phoebe Ann Ramos). By the way, I love your eye make up and your eyebrows too. thank you for this very informative review of Bobbi Browns.

  8. Sandrah Araja
    April 27, 2016 / 2:51 pm

    Never tried their products nor holding them. :)) But upon reading reviews about their products, I must say that they’re really worth it. 🙂

  9. dr
    May 2, 2016 / 1:45 pm

    Super ganda ng result love it 😀

  10. carla
    August 21, 2016 / 5:45 am

    The contour cheek makeup of your picture has been made by the brush? :c I dont know if my english is right, sorry uwu

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