Bobbi Brown Highlighters

Bobbi Brown Extra Glow Collection

January 15, 2018

Bobbi Brown Extra Glow Collection | The Beauty Look Book

For spring getting that glowing beauty look is still very much on trend and Bobbi Brown has an Extra Glow Collection that they call “light reflecting and treatment infused.” I think most of the collection is limited-edition, a few pieces have already sold out at stores near me – you may have to shop around online for all the colors. From what I remember the first time Bobbi Brown launched her Extra Lip Tint it sold out extremely fast as well.

Up first is the Extra Glow Skincare Palette which I think is perfect for carrying around with you and throwing in your purse for on-the-go. I normally don’t think of having skincare in palettes but this is really quite genius. It has her Extra Face Oil, Skin Salve and Extra Soothing Balm which are great for lips and cuticles.

Bobbi Brown Extra Glow Skincare Palette | The Beauty Look Book

It’s been a while since I’ve tried any of her skincare items and I was pleasantly surprised by these. The Extra Face Oil is super hydrating and meant for dry skin. For me I like to put these little travel sizes on my cuticles and the balms on my lips. The Skin Salve and Extra Soothing Balms make for nice lightweight lip treatments.

Also for the face are three Extra Illuminating Moisture Balms that are pearl-infused. They are similar to MAC Strobe Creams but the Bobbi Brown ones are slightly less iridescent in finish once you blend. I received Golden Glow and Bare Glow as press samples but purchased Pink Glow because I wanted to see how different all three were. On my olive/medium skin I find all of them work to give the skin a subtle luminous glow. They disappear into a very subtle glow on the skin. I’m probably on the lighter side now that I’ve lost most of my tan. They have a nice hydrating feel but the hydration is very lightweight so I’d recommend using a moisturizer underneath.

Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balms Spring 2018 | The Beauty Look Book

Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balms Spring 2018 | The Beauty Look Book

Bare Glow is a pearly color, Pink Glow is a soft pink, Golden Glow is a soft warm skin-toned gold. Above you can see once they’re blended there’s no shimmer or frost, just glow. It’s something that is definitely more visible in person rather than a photograph. You can use these alone as a lotion, as a primer or over makeup for a dewy glow. These have a lightly moisturizing feel. There’s no greasy feel and they don’t make you look oily. I felt these were best on me over moisturizer and under a medium-sheer foundation or mixed in with foundation. If you use a full coverage foundation on top it will pretty much cancel out the glow effect.

There’s a new Highlighting Powder called Opal Glow. It’s highly reflective with a really pretty opal pink iridescent finish. It’s very shimmery and sparkly but you can definitely apply with a light hand for a sheer wash. It’s not quite duo-chrome but almost has that kind of quality. I thought for sure it would be too sparkly but I actually love it. There are noticeably larger shimmer particles but it’s not quite glittery.

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Opal Glow | The Beauty Look Book

Swatch comparisons below to Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow (cooler-toned and less iridescent with a smoother finish), Tawny Glow (deeper and more mauve), Tom Ford Lavender Lure (highlighter portion), Laura Mercier Face Illuminator in Devotion (cooler toned) and Dior Nude Air Luminizer in Holo Pink (a lot lighter).

Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder Opal Glow swatch comparisons | The Beauty Look Book

For the lips there are new shades of her Extra Lip Tint. I have three of them in Bare Pink Sparkle, Bare Melon and Bare Popsicle. These have a little bit of color in them – I can’t tell for sure if these are ones that adjust to your natural lip color or simply have a nice tint. On my arms they look like they have a soft tint that seemed to adjust after a minute. On my lips they mimic what you see in the tube even though they’re sheer. Bare Pink Sparkle seems to have sold out many places (I only see it at Macy’s) and I’m not sure if it’s going to restock. Sometimes this turns a deeper pinkish color on my lips (as shown below), other times it’s just clear on my lips with a soft hint of shimmer. My favorite of the three is Bare Popsicle because it gives the lips a soft pink tint. There’s no detectable scent and they last like a regular lip balm. They are very moisturizing without feeling thick. I have a slight preference for the Dior Addict Lip Glows because I find them more moisturizing and the colors shift more on me.

Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tints Bare Pink Sparkle, Bare Melon and Bare Popsicle Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tints Bare Pink Sparkle, Bare Melon and Bare Popsicle swatches | The Beauty Look Book

Bobbi Brown Extra Lip Tints Bare Pink Sparkle, Bare Melon and Bare Popsicle swatches | The Beauty Look Book

I’m experimenting with finding different places to get good light in our new home! Quick look without flash, a light wash of the Opal Glow Highlighting Powder on the cheeks, Bare Melon on the lips, Estee Lauder Doublewear Foundation in 3W1 Tawny mixed with the Illuminating Moisture Balm in Golden Glow, Armani Luminous Silk Powder Foundation #4 to set, Diorshow Browstyler in Universal Brown, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Ginger.

Bobbi Brown Opal Glow and Bare Melon Lip Tint

Overall a lovely collection for that soft glow. I’m really liking the Illuminating Moisture Balms for a very natural radiant finish that isn’t greasy and doesn’t get oily as the day progresses. If I had to pick just one it would be a tough call between Golden Glow or Pink Glow. The Extra Lip Tints are really nice as well – I love the slim white packaging because it has a tiny bit of pearl. Opal Glow is also stunning – it does have more of an iridescent sparkly flash than the beauty look shows because I applied with a super light hand for a wash of shimmer. If you can’t do super sparkly I’d recommend you try before you buy if you can because it’s extra glowy.

Available now at Bobbi Brown counters, also online at Bobbi Brown, Barneys New York, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sephora, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. Most of the collection appears to be limited-edition.

Have you tried the Bobbi Brown Lip Tints before? Or anything else from the spring line? What did you think?

Extra Glow Collection provided courtesy of Bobbi Brown for review. Pink Glow purchased by me.



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  • Candice Petersen January 15, 2018 at 11:45 am

    OMG these look absolutely amazing! These look really luxurious

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • Kelly | Kiki & Co. January 15, 2018 at 11:56 am

    I’ve had my eye on those lip tints…definitely need to snag one or two asap!

  • Shelleyeatz January 15, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Opal Glow looks gorgeous on your cheeks!

  • Yolennie January 15, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Bare melon looks so good on you!!

  • TraceyEB January 15, 2018 at 1:28 pm

    I purchased Opal Glow in a 2016 Holiday set that made it’s way to the CCO. It is by far my favourite Bobbi Brown highlighter. It’s similar to Sunset Glow though Opal Glow is more sparkly and less opaque in comparison. I also have the Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm, now named Bare. It’s very versatile. In a pinch, I can tap a little balm on the high points of my cheek over my foundation for additional glow OR I can tap some over my moisturizer where I care to have a little more glow. I have also the Lip Tint in Bare Pink, which brings no discernable colour to my lips. I prefer Bobbi’s Lip Balm in the tin, though not as convenient to carry around. All in all, a solid collection from Bobbi Brown.

    • BeautyLookBook January 17, 2018 at 5:27 pm

      Ahhh, it’s been so long since I’ve kept up with Bobbi Brown I did not know Opal was launched before!

  • Lori Jenkins January 15, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    Sabrina have you used Laura Mercier radiance primer? Curious how it compares to the BB moisture balms. I received a sample in a GWP and fell in love, but wish it was a bit more moisturizing.

  • makeupsessions January 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm

    I ordered the Golden Glow the other day from Nordstrom because I’m curious how the formula compares to the Estee Lauder Morning Aura. I have that one and love it but it is LE. It seems like Bare Glow would be the closest shade to Morning Aura.

  • Jennifer Jones January 15, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    I have her Opal Glow and Lip Tint in Bare Pink and Popsicle. They have moisturized my winter lips like no other balm. Bare Pink really has no color on me, but Popsicle is a gorgeous wash of red. Opal glow is stunning and I love it for fancy date nights with my husband.

    • BeautyLookBook January 17, 2018 at 5:27 pm

      About the same, I find the Dior more longer lasting in terms of hydration though.

  • Swingtime January 15, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    I’d love to try the Skincare Palette (which really is brilliant) and the Illuminating Balms, but I can’t get past the smell of the products in the Extra line. My skin is very dry so I’m sure I’d like them, but there are so many essential oils (especially lavender) that I can’t tolerate. I’ve been requesting that they make unscented versions for years (before I had issues), but they’re not budging on that. I understand, in a way, but what works for Bobbi doesn’t work for everyone. That palette is really clever, darn it!

    • BeautyLookBook January 17, 2018 at 5:26 pm

      Ahh … I totally get that if you can’t get past the smell of the oils. That’s pretty much why I like Kiehl’s and Sisley the best because they’re fragrance free.

  • talker blogger January 15, 2018 at 8:40 pm

    As always .. love reading your thoughts about the new collection. I am really impressed by the Moisture Balms. I have a few highlighters, but in all honesty; I don’t wear them except special occasions. These seem subtle and yet add a great glow minus the disco ball effect. I will be sure to check them out !

  • Shilpa Shetty January 15, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    I want Pink Glow,.. Its awesome,..

  • Jenelle Witty January 16, 2018 at 1:39 am

    All of these look so so good!! I love the Bobbi Brown products I have. Every piece is just a winner. The Shimmer Bricks are my number one!
    xx Jenelle

  • Mariya January 16, 2018 at 6:05 am

    Bare Pink Sparkle is amazing!

    x Mariya

    • BeautyLookBook January 17, 2018 at 5:28 pm

      It’s such a pretty one 🙂

  • Laura @laurantaina January 16, 2018 at 7:11 am

    The lipsticks look lovely, but I’m not needing any more sheer colors. The highlighter is also a pass, but wow those illuminating balms look amazing! I love the Bare and Pink one the most, I think I will definitely give these a swatch once they land at my local counter. Thank you for the fantastic post as always! Love the images, S.

    xx Laura / Laurantaina Beauty Blog

  • Kay Nguyen January 16, 2018 at 10:20 am

    This collection looks amazing! Bobbi Brown can do no wrong, thanks for sharing <3

  • Aditi January 16, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Hey Sabrina, this is unrelated but I was wondering if you were planning to do a review of the new shades of the armani lip magnets?

    • BeautyLookBook January 17, 2018 at 5:25 pm

      I only bought 1 shade, I might include it in a roundup!

      • Aditi January 17, 2018 at 6:39 pm

        That would be great, thank you!

  • Huong Vo January 23, 2018 at 3:44 pm

    The only thing I have of Bobbi Brown is their Full Coverage Face & Touch-up Dual Brush, but their Moisture Balm and the Extra Glow Skin Care Palette intrigues me. I love the idea of a salve to-go for cuticles! Mine get so dry! Thanks for the review, Sabrina! x

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