Sunday, January 1, 2012

Bobbi Brown Neon & Nudes Blushes for Spring 2012: Nude Peach and Nude Pink


This spring, Bobbi Brown has a created new twist on her classic nudes with a Neon & Nudes collection. Her spring color palette has a mixture of nudes with shocking brights. I of course was drawn to her nudes: the eye palette and blushes. I found the new Ultra Nude Eyeshadow Palette was very tempting. The colors seem goof-proof, naturally flattering and perfect for everyday wear. I was particularly impressed by the dual-ended brush. One side is angled and very dense and seemed to be of extremely good quality (an improvement in my opinion, the brushes in her palettes are hit or miss). However, given my recent purchases of Urban Decay Naked 2 and Burberry Pale Barley Eyeshadow, I decided to pass for now. I left the counter with her two new blushes in Nude Peach and Nude Pink. (Swatches of the entire collection is featured on Yuki's Lazy Channel.)

Nude Peach and Nude Pink ($24 each) are gorgeous classic neutrals true to Bobbi Brown's style. Nude Peach is a soft peach with a hint of shimmer (although I can't see any shimmer once applied on the skin). Nude Pink is a soft cool matte pale pink. Both colors fill in gaps in her current blush lineup for lighter neutrals. At the counter they swatched on the hand light, but do not let this deter you from trying them on the face. A good blush brush picks up the powder (which is easy to blend) to apply decent pigment to the face with just two swipes. Today I've layered the peach on top of the pink although you can wear both alone for a soft natural cheek. I was very pleased with the pigment and the colors do show up well on the skin.




Since neutral peaches and pinks are basic staples I'm sure there are dupes. I couldn't find any among my MAC, Chanel, Burberry, Armani or Bobbi Brown shades (the blushes I use the most), but I didn't spend a lot of time searching. I pulled a few other shades to compare for you though. Still I find these naturally flattering and light enough that they don't pull brown from darkening as your skin warms up. I adore Bobbi Brown's blushes but I find some of her neutrals with brownish tones like Slopes and Tawny darken on my skin and end up looking harsh when I'm paler.




Overall thoughts: Fresh and brightening and perfect for spring. Nude Peach and Nude Pink are colors that I envision will be very easy to incorporate into any look as they will naturally enhance your complexion to brighten the face and not overpower dramatic eyes or lips.

16 comments:

  1. i really love nude peach! I don't think I've ever tried BB blushes

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  2. Bobbi Brown is my favorite and here she goes amazing me again! I think these blushes are fabulous! The swatches are nice, and I don't think the Mac ones compare!

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  3. Happy New Year Sabrina! I hope it's one filled with many good things :)

    Bobbi Brown nude pink and nude peach are gorgeous! I love light and ethereal colors like this. If Bobbi blushes agreed better with my skin, I'd surely have scooped these up.

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  4. Nude Peach is so beautiful!! I simply have to have it, seems to be a perfect match for almost every look!!
    Do you already have the eye palette? Would be so great if you could review it, cause I haven't seen a single review or swatch about it anywhere.

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  5. Everyone can use a good pink and a good peach blush, and these two look lovely! Happy New Year! :)

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  6. Nude Peach is really pretty! Very tempting...

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  7. I have wanted to start into Bobbi's blushes this year, and theses look like the perfect start! Lovely swatches.

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  8. I LOVEEE Nude Peach! Thanks for the swatches and hope you had a Happy New Year! :)

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  9. I have heard mixed reviews about MAC blushes, but it looks like bobbie brown blushes have a better finish and consistency. they have a nice blend to them. one of My favorite color palettes are peach and pink make up.

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  10. Happy New Year! BB makes some very fresh looking blushes and I'll have to give those a second look next time I'm there.

    I left with the black ink pen and it is nothing short of love.

    Very happy with her spring collection, if it is small.

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  11. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

    I love BB Blushes :) <3
    They are so wonderful!
    Have a nice day :)

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  12. great picks! i love all those colors!

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  13. Oh how beautiful these are! I think I need them in my life. I initially thought of grabbing the eyeshadow palette as I'm always pretty impressed by Bobbi's shadows but I might try those blushes first.

    Thanks for comparison!

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  14. The colours are absolutely gorgeous! :)

    xo

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  15. Hi! Is BB's Nude Pink similar to MAC's Well Dressed? :)

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  16. I love the look of Nude Peach and am debating about purchasing some of the lipsticks too. I really like the concept of Neons and Nudes for Spring.
    x

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