Today I was asked by a male friend, what luxury beauty products are out there that his girlfriend would be sure to love finding underneath the tree, and immediately, the Bobbi Brown 'Ready, Set, Give' Collection came to mind.
With only a week left until Christmas, I thought it was about time that I gave you the low down on what once again, has been an incredibly popular collection.
With the perfect variety of glam, flattering and beautifully put together palettes and sets, whatever it is you're into when it comes to make up, I'm pretty sure there will be something for you.
The standout product for me is probably the Deluxe Lip & Eye Palette (£59.00), it's an absolute dream and is a double decker delight of eight Eye Shadows and eight Creamy Lip Colours. Ivory Eye, Sandy Rose, Metallic, Chiffon Sparkle, Antique Rose, Malted, Bronzed Pink Metallic, Cream Metallic and Black Chocolate are the shades on the eyeshadow front, and come in the perfect variety of finishes.
Pink Sequin, Pale Mauve, Blue Raspberry, Black Cherry, Pale Beige, Coral Pink, Pink Blossom and Rose Garden are the Creamy Lip Colours and I've recently been loving wearing them- surprisingly the darker tones. There's something about applying a lip stick with a brush, and so the two little brushes that come with the Deluxe Lip & Eye Palette are a little bit wonderful.
For those of you that want something similar, but in a smaller quantity, the Mini Lip & Eye Palette (£25.00) is a handbag sized treat. Homing two Lip Colours in Brown and Natural, as well as a High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Bare Sparkle- if you're on the hunt for some natural tones, this could well be for you. It also has three Eye Shadows in the shades Ivory, Cement and Black Chocolate, which in my opinion, together make for the perfect fuss free smokey eye.
If it is smokey eyes that you are into, then you'll be pleased to hear that there are three more eye palettes available, as well as a trio of miniature Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks, which I am completely OBSESSED with.
The two very popular six shadow Eye Shadow Palettes (£37.50 each) are available in two varieties- Cool and Warm.
Cool consists of Ivory, Pink Quartz, Marble Metallic, Stormy Grey, Almond and Smoked, whilst the Warm palette consists of Bone, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Malted, Gold Sparkle, Sable and Espresso. Warm is without a doubt my favourite- you know I'm a sucker for those warm Browns, but I guess it's dependant on skin tone and Cool is equally as pretty.
The Mini Eye Palette (£26.00) (which since taking these photos, I've realised opens up into eight shades- whoops!), consists of eight shadows that again are in a mixture of matte, sparkly and metallic finishes. Bone Shimmer Wash, Cool Ivory, Saddle, Dark Grey Brown, Gold Sparkle, Sugar Plum Metallic, Pink Rose Sparkle and Opal Sparkle are the eight shades that are placed over two levels and I find it the perfect sized palette for popping into your clutch over the party season.
I mentioned that I am obsessed, and really I am- The Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks are one of my favourite Bobbi Brown products ever and this trio excites me a lot. Easy to use, quick to apply and long wearing, these can be used all over the lid, below the lower lash line, smoked out as well as used to define and highlight the eyes and they are all incredible. This mini trio (£29.50) consists of Pink Sparkle, Smokey Topaz and Espresso Bean and with Smokey Topaz being one of my all time favourites, I can't recommend picking this up enough.
Following on from eyes, is the Lip Gloss Trio (£29.00) which was always going to happen. Pink Sunset, Pink Pop and Midnight Violet make up the set and although Midnight Violet isn't a very me shade, I really do love Pink Sunset and Pink Pop.
What would a Bobbi collection be without a Shimmer Brick in some form? This time around is a Shimmer Brick in the shade Copper Diamond (£35.00), which although I sadly haven't had the opportunity to try, it is on my Christmas list and looks like a Golden dream, that I can only imagine would be simply stunning brushed over the cheekbones.
Last and certainly by no means least, is the two brush sets that have been launched in the beautiful faux croc design cases.
The Mini Brush Set (£56.00) is a palm sized set that includes a Face Blender Brush, Concealer Blending Brush, Eye Shadow Brush and a Dual Ended Eye liner and Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush, whilst the Travel Brush Set (£89.00) consists of a Face Blender Brush, Sheer Powder Brush, Dual Ended Concealer Blending/Eye Blender Brush, an Eye Shadow Brush, an Eye Liner Brush, an Ultra Fine Eye Liner and Brow Brush and honestly, if you're in need of some new make up brushes, I can't recommend these highly enough.
Not only do they look great and apply make up beautifully, they will outlive the majority of your other brushes and wash up as new each and every time. Yes, individually the price of these brushes can add up to quite a sum, but these sets are great value and if I opened these up on Christmas day, I would be a very happy girl.
Available online and at Bobbi Brown counters in the likes of Selfridges and Harrods, the remaining products won't be around for long, so if you do want them, I really would recommend that you do sooner rather than later!
What do you think of this Christmas collection? Do you have any of these products on your wish list or will you be treating yourself?
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