There we have a nice long title to start the post with! Regular readers will know how I feel about Bobbi Brown, it’s one of those brands that so rarely gets it wrong; yes it’s luxuriously priced, but it’s also a perfect example of “you get what you pay for”. They’ve been spot on with their new releases lately, and in time for autumn we have the Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate collection, another total stunner that most if not all beauty addicts will love.
Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate is actually quite a hefty collection, containing 2 new blush shades (Berry and Pink Coral), 2 new lipstick shades (Baby Pink and Berry, which coordinate beautifully with the new blush shades), 2 new lip gloss shades (Tea Berry and Pale Pink), 1 new sheer lipgloss shade (Chocolate Raspberry) and 1 new palette (Rich Chocolate).
I was very lucky to be sent both of the new lipstick shades and the blush in Pink Coral. As everyone has come to expect from Bobbi Brown, these are extremely wearable shades that I can’t see appearing too unflattering on anyone, and generally adding a wash of feminine prettiness to most complexions.
The blush in Pink Coral is a peachy, pinky shade that works especially well against my pale skin, although for those with darker skintones I’d say the Berry shade is probably a better bet. Pink Coral is buildable, easy to wear and very, very flattering.
The Baby Pink shade of lipstick is the perfect pink nude shade for those who don’t really know how to do nudes well…like me! I find nudes wash me out if I’m not very careful, but this pink shade is just warm enough to stay on the right side of complimentary. I wouldn’t personally describe Baby Pink as a true pink, rather a more beige-leaning pink that creates a wash of colour giving lips a bit of a lift.
The Berry shade of the lipstick is a whole different ballgame, as this packs serious pigment and is very much a statement colour. Berry is a good name for it, as the shade evokes images of how lips stain after sucking on berries. For a statement evening look, I would keep eyes very neutral with maybe just a line of glossy black liner and 1 coat of mascara, and pair the Berry Lipstick and blush together. I just think that would look so brilliantly ‘statement’ without trying too hard!
I really do find Bobbi Brown as a brand fascinating, as they’re entire ethos is built on creating wearable neutrals that flatter, but surely there’s only so many spins you can take on the wearable neutral, and yet every season they release an entire new collection that gets everyone excited! It’s pretty impressive, don’t you think? Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate is limited edition and available now, priced from £18 for the lipglosses and lipsticks, £19 for the Sheer Lip Gloss and blushes and £39.50 for the palette. Head to a Bobbi Brown counter or Bobbi Brown online for more info.