Eye Makeup Highlighters

Bobbi Brown Peace, Love and Beach Highlighting Powders and Eyeshadow Trio

August 2, 2017

Bobbi Brown Peace, Love and Beach Collection Highlighting Powder and Love Eye Shadow Trio | The Beauty Look Book

For summer Bobbi Brown launched a few mini collections and my favorite one is the Peace, Love and Beach. In this collection are three new Highlighting Powders ($48 each for 0.28 oz/8g), three Eyeshadow Trios ($40 each for 0.25 oz/7.2 g) and two Nail Colors ($16 each). I picked up all of the highlighters in Sunrise Glow, Sunkissed Glow and Tawny Glow and the Love Eye Shadow Trio. At the time I bought these there was a little Beach GWP going on at the counter so I stocked up on a couple glosses as well and was able to try a couple of the Beach body items from the gift.

Up first is the Love Eye Shadow Trio which is the neutral taupe option. At first glance this reminded me of the Tom Ford She Wolf Trio launched a few years ago. Once I compared them at home I found the Bobbi Brown version to be warmer or more on the neutral side. You get a shimmering dark bronze, a glitter silvery taupe and a lovely beige taupe tan shimmer. It’s literally my taupe palette dream come true. I’ve also swatched it next to the Tom Ford Young Adonis Cream Powder Duo for reference (review here).

Texture is smooth for all three. The middle glitter color does have some chunky texture to it because it’s a glitter but it’s very smooth and adheres well to the lids. I had minimal fallout when applying and the shadows stayed put all day long.

Bobbi Brown Love Eyeshadow Bobbi Brown Love Eyeshadow vs Tom Ford She Wolf and Young Adonis swatched

 

Next are the three new Highlighting Powders. I had last year’s versions but never got around to reviewing them. They are really lovely highlighters that have the perfect in between shimmer of subtle and high frost. You can layer for more intensity but applied with a soft hand alone or over blush gives one of the prettiest glows I’ve ever seen. This year’s colors have a similar vibe to last year’s. I’ve swatched them side by side in case you already own them. As a quick note you can find Afternoon Glow in this Nordstrom Set. You can find Telluride and Afternoon Glow individually at Neiman Marcus. These were limited-edition so I don’t think those will be around for long.

New shades are limited-edition as well. This year’s shades are Sunrise Glow a soft warm pink, Sunkissed Glow the perfect subtle bronze shimmer and Tawny Glow a cool-toned mauve shimmer. Each one is just perfect – texture is ultra smooth and they have an almost creamy texture but are definitely powders. Lasting power is impressive and they stayed put for hours. I like to use these on the eyes as well.

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Swatches

Two looks with the Love Eye Shadow Trio. For the cheeks, on the left is Sunkissed Glow, on the right is Sunrise Glow. I applied them with a light hand alone (just over my foundation/base).

Bobbi Brown Love Peace Beach Look Highlighting Powders

Last but not least a couple thoughts on the Beach items. Bobbi Brown’s Beach scent is one of the best beachy scents I’ve ever smelled. It is fairly strong so I’ve never splurged on the perfume. It has a blend of jasmine, white florals, mandarin and sea spray. The Body Lotion is quite amazing – it’s smooth and soft and transports me to vacation mode (full size here). The Shower Gel is also lovely, but right now it appears you can only find it in the Beach Collection Set. I would have bought the shower gel separately if I could find it but the set seems to be a good deal and I’m seriously considering it especially for the last few weeks of summer. This was part of the GWP I got below:

Bobbi Brown Beach GWP

Bobbi Brown Peace, Love and Beach Collection | The Beauty Look Book

Bottom line not really a full color collection, but it has some great options. I’m 100% in love with everything I purchased. When I was at the counter there was a makeover event going on – the highlighters were being applied on women of various ages, 30’s, 40s and 50’s (by my guess) and they looked pretty wearable and naturally glowy on all of them. If you don’t mind glitters the trio is really pretty. I’m almost tempted to get a backup. There’s a pretty beige neutral nail polish I was tempted by, but I swatched it on the counter and it was a bit too warm for my current skintone shade.

You can find the Bobbi Brown Peace, Love and Beach Collection at counters now. All the items are limited-edition. I bought mine at Nordstrom. Also available at Bobbi Brown, Neiman Marcus, and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Have you checked these out yet? What’s been your favorite summer beauty collection to date?

 

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  • Tarryn B

    That rich brown in the Bobbi Brown palette is something else!

  • The Bobbi Brown eye palette is so pretty, I love the look of the middle shade. The highlighters look so pretty as well. I’ve never bought one of their highlighters but I always find myself swatching them when I see them.

    • Jennifer Jones

      I have her opal highlighter. It’s stunning!

    • The middle shade is indeed a nice one!

  • Jennifer Jones

    I’ve been waiting for your review of the shadows. I’m a sucker for taupe. I might have to buy it, especially since it’s limited edition! Thanks, Sabrina.

  • Daria Ed

    Beautiful blog. Keep it up x

    Great job!

    -Daria

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/daria-edu-19010657

    http://dariaed.com/

  • The pigment on all of these looks so good! x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • Lets Talk Beauty

    Such a cute Summer collection. The shimmer cheek products are so pretty and I am always a sucker for a neutral eyeshadow so this trio is right up my street
    https://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk

  • I am loving the shimmer bricks!! The highlight is just so pretty. I have just added a few of these to my collection and am loving playing around with them each day.
    The looks are beautiful on you!
    x Jenelle
    http://www.inspiringwit.com

    • Thanks Jenelle! These have a slightly different formula than the Shimmer Bricks but they come in the same size compact!

  • TraceyEB

    Love Bobbi highlighters. I have the 2 of the 3 higlighters from last year, so feel covered on that front. (Sabrina, I bet you can find this collection in the CCO in due time for a backup.) I passed on the eyeshadow palette as they contain shadow formulas that I am not fond of in Bobbi’s line.

    My favorite summer collection is Tom Ford’s Soleil collection. So much to love!!

    • Yes – if you already have last year’s you are covered πŸ™‚

  • Carolina Pereira

    The little eyeshadow palette is so cute and pretty!

    carolinasmakeuplife.blogspot.pt

  • You look beautiful, Sabrina (and I love seeing overall looks more often lately ^-^). I’m still considering the eye shadow trio myself but it’s true the packaging isn’t really my thing.

    • Thank you so much Lena – you’re too sweet. I agree the packaging could have been better for the trio but the inside is what sold me πŸ™‚

  • Rebecca ZH

    I should block your page. I got Tawny Glow yesterday after seeing how close it was to Telluride, another fave. I’m addicted to mauvey, sparkly cheeks. HELP!

  • Anna

    Great thorough review as always! Btw I recently splurged on the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipstick because you have good things to say about the brand. I’ve never spent that much on a lipstick before so I was nervous, but I absolutely love it! Thanks for your great recommendations! πŸ™‚

    • Swingtime

      LOL! I just splurged on CT’s Love Glow Blush because of Sabrina’s review and I love it! Thank you, Sabrina, for the always outstanding and accurate reviews and swatches. My wallet may be empty, but I look fabulous!

      • So glad you love Love Glow! It has the prettiest natural glow.

    • So glad you love Pillow Talk, I think it’s her best one πŸ™‚

  • Suzanna

    I want that eyeshadow trio! I have too many (way too many) highlighters, or I’d be tracking these down. They look lovely on you!

    Years ago, Bobbi Brown Beach had a soap called a Sandbar, with exfoliating grit on one side and soap on the other. It was an exquisite product, now discontinued, and I preferred the Beach fragrance in that form over the perfume. I wish they’d bring it back.

    • Oooh I remember that Sandbar! She had some of the best products in previous years – and the best ones were always LE πŸ™

      • Suzanna

        The Sandbar melted too quickly. I stocked up on them years ago and finally ran out. I’d buy it again :–)

  • Charli Griffith

    Your review is making me feel I need, not want, them all πŸ˜‚ They are all so beautiful and very beautiful on you. I have Tom Ford’s She Wolf so I’m going to try to convince myself that I don’t need the Bobbi Brown palette. That said I don’t know how successful I’ll be.

    • If you can try before you buy you might be able to talk yourself out of it!