Such is the juxtaposisition of the beauty and fashion world that I’m writing about a Fall Collection when it’s 82 degrees outside. The new Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Collection is Bobbi’s take eye makeup that complements, rather than competes, with bold glasses. Read on for more…

The Tortoise Shell Collection is Bobbi’s modern take on a classic look.  Stunning shadows in shades ranging from bronze to gold to espresso are housed in gorgeous tortoise shell compacts with gold detailing.  Of all the Bobbi Brown palettes that have been released, although I’m really partial to Peony and Python, I have to say these palettes are definitely ones for your collection.

There are two palettes in the Collection, each with 8 eye shadow shades. Sand, which is for lighter skin and Bronze, which is for darker complexions.  Personally, I love them both and think they’re easily worn by all.  Also, if you’ve got blue eyes, you definitely want to pick up one of these palettes, as blue eyes really pop when you use shades in the taupe and brown family.  The shimmers in this collection give extra dimension.  And to make sure eyes can be seen behind those glasses, eyeliner is a must.

The Sand Tortoise Shell Eye Palette includes the following shades of eye shadow: Ivory Shadow, Gold Bar Sparkle Eye Shadow, New Desert Sand Metallic Eye Shadow, New Terracotta Eye Shadow, New Antique Rose Eye Shadow, Hot Stone Eye Shadow, New Sandy Rose Metallic Eye Shadow and Black Chocolate Eye Shadow.

The Bronze Tortoise Shell Eye Palette includes: Banana Eye Shadow, New Gold Nugget Sparkle Eye Shadow, Copper Cocoa Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, New Tiger Eye Metallic Eye Shadow, New Bronze Metallic Eye Shadow, New Olive Sparkle Eye Shadow and Espresso Eye Shadow.



In addition to the palettes, the Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Collection includes Limited-Edition High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Bare Sparkle ($22) and Rich Lip Color SPF 12 in Soft Nude ($22) and The Tortoise Shell Mini Brush Set ($55), pictured above.

The Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Collection will be available in July at all Bobbi Brown Counters (it’s up on Nordstrom.comnow!) and at

What do you think?  Is this a collection that you’ll be be picking up?  Let me know in the comments!




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