Bobbi Brown’s summer collection is always inspired by the beach. This year, in the Sandy Nude Collection, it’s the shades and textures of sand from beaches around the world (note to self: volunteer to “research” next year!). The colors and textures speak to everything I love about Bobbi Brown makeup…they’re fresh, pretty and relaxed. Exactly what my summer beauty routine calls for.
The Bobbi Brown Sandy Nudes Collection includes:
Limited-Edition Shimmering Sands Eye Palette, which features 12 beautiful shadows in a variety of finishes that represent white to black sand beaches, $70.
Limited-Edition Face & Body Bronzing Duos; one side of the generously sized palette is an illuminating shade (which means a hint of shimmer); the other side is a flattering bronze counterpart. In two choices: Telluride Illuminating Bronzing Powder/Elvis Duran Bronzing Powder (top) and Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder/Golden Light Bronzing Powder, $48.
The Face Mist is new and is an instant skin refresher. Scented with lavender and geranium, this soothing mist with a blend of Green Tea, Chamomile and Cucumber revives and hydrates skin, $32.
Lip Color in Pink Gold Shimmer, Beige Shimmer and Brown Shimmer (repromotes), $26
No matter how many seasonal collections cross my desk, Bobbi Brown Summer is always one that I look forward to seeing. This summer’s Sandy Nude Collection is no exception. I tried several products from the collection including the Antigua Illuminating Bronzing Powder/Golden Light Bronzing Powder, the nail shades and Face Mist.
If I had to pick a hall of fame bronzer, “Antigua” would be one of my top picks. The shade is perfection, as is the sheer formula, excellent silky feel of the powder and the natural glow it imparts. Paired with Golden Light Body Powder, you get the versatility of using the deeper shade to contour, or use it on your neck/chin area for a slimming effect (trust). I named this Face & Body Bronzing Duo one of my Best Bronzers for Summer!
The nail shades are admittedly a little tame for me. But even I can appreciate the versatility and low-maintenance aspect of a neutral, nude mani in the summer. There isn’t anything more classic. Of the two shades, Naked, which is the seashell-pink shade is my favorite.
Finally, the Face Mist. While some might not consider this a must-have, I’m recommending it for several reasons. I love keeping a face mist in the refrigerator during the summer as an instant cooler. Second, having a bad day? A few quick spritzes of this Face Mist, with it’s calming lavender notes, allow you to take a breath and regroup. Last but not least is the hydrating quality; with vitamins and botanical extracts, skin is hydrated and conditioned. Perfect for travel!
The Bobbi Brown Sandy Nudes Collection for Summer is available now in department stores including Nordstrom and online at www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com. While you’re at it, although technically not part of this collection, if you haven’t tried Beach Eau de Parfum yet, it’s one of my summer essentials. Pick one up and transport yourself to the beach!