New Collection: Bobbi Brown Mauve - Beauty Addict

Thursday, June 26, 2008

New Collection: Bobbi Brown Mauve

Bobbi Brown's latest offering, the Mauve collection, was inspired by Ali MacGraw's iconic look in Love Story. Love means never having to say you're sorry, friends!

These muted, dusty, vintage-inspired shades are perfect for early Fall. They make me think of riding bicycles on an overcast October day with fallen leaves swirling around. I can just hear the Love Story theme playing in the background. Now, on to the collection!

The headliner of the Mauve collection is obviously the palette; it houses three great eyeshadow basics for creating a perfect dusty plum eye. The Vintage and Chocolate Mauve shadows are new and exclusive to this palette. And I LOVE the Mauve blush; it's a dusty pink that's muted and vintage-y without looking dead. The lippies in the palette are standard Bobbi; wearable neutrals with a plummy touch. I prefer the other lip products in this collection, which brings me to...

The lipglosses! Wow, Black Pearl is a weird color. In the tube it looks almost like pearlized slate grey with a bit of lavender. On the lips it's a sheer purple nude, if that makes sense at all. Bizarre color, hard to describe! I'm excited about it, though, because on lips it gives the exact result of mixing both ends of that discontinued Smashbox Lip Illusion I was lamenting last week. Black Pearl is a keeper. Iced Mauve is also gorgeous, and less intimidating. The color name pretty much sums it up; it's a shimmering grey pink/lavender. Mauve is also self-explanatory; a medium plummy mauve with no shimmer.

There are two new lipsticks as well; Pale Mauve and Heather Mauve. Pale Mauve is on the pink side, while Heather Mauve leans more toward toffee. My mother stole it, so that's all I can say about it.

The eyeliner in this collection is HOT. Black Mauve Shimmer Ink Long Wear Gel Eyeliner is like Clinique's Black Honey liner, but less "red." It's near-black (just a bit of plum grey thrown in) with tiny flecks of bronze and gold. This is going to be my staple Fall liner, I know it.

For full details on the collection, pricing, and availability, read more.

Mauve Face Palette ($55)

  • Exclusive Navajo Eye Shadow
  • New, Exclusive Vintage Eye Shadow
  • New, Exclusive Chocolate Mauve Eye Shadow
  • New, Exclusive Mauve Blush
  • New, Exclusive Dusty Mauve Creamy Lip Color
  • New, Exclusive Mauve Lip Sheer
  • New, Exclusive Vintage Mauve Lip Color

Lips (glosses $19, lipsticks $22)
  • New, Limited Edition Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss
  • New, Limited Edition Mauve Lip Gloss
  • New Iced Mauve Shimmer Lip Gloss
  • New Pale Mauve Lip Color
  • New Heather Mauve Lip Color

Eyes ($19)
  • New Black Mauve Shimmer Ink Long Wear Gel Eyeliner

Brushes ($55)
  • New, limited edition Mini Brush Set with Blush, Shadow and Liner brushes in a black zip-around case
The Mauve collection will be available on counter and at July 2008.