When it comes to makeup brands, Bobbi Brown always has been and always will be one of my absolute favourites. From her longwear gel eyeliners, to her stick foundations, to her beautiful blushers – I am always in love (and have far too many a product of hers in my makeup collection to count). Whenever Bobbi Brown brings out a new collection I am always intrigued and excited to see what is in store. The minute I saw the Bobbi Brown Havana Brights Collection featured items in my favourite Summer colours of Peach/Coral I was like a kid in a candy shop.
The Bobbi Brown Havana Brights Collection has me instantly dreaming of long hot days, sandy beaches, watching the sunkissed sunsets, dancing our cares away mojitos in hand, and well, just generally dreaming of all things Summer. I picked up a few items from her newest collection so lets see them in close up.
Havana Brights Cosmetic Bag
Can we just stop for a moment and lust after this Cosmetics bag?! I am seriously in love with everything about it. Firstly the bright neon-Coral colour has me wanting to pack this in a flight bag with some flip-flops and head for the sunshine in an instant. The bag itself is soft, squishy and a really versatile size – not too big, not too small, yet incredibly roomy inside. And inside is where the bag gets even better. One large main zipper unzips to reveal pockets aplenty! Such a fantastic idea for a makeup bag like this. Inside there are 3 main large pockets and inbetween those a further (almost secret) 2 pockets. Adorned on the 3 large pocket linings are the words ‘ Be Bold, ‘Be Confident’, ‘Be Who You Are’. This Cosmetics Bag is so practical for separating and organising your makeup, makeup brushes, hair accessories, well anything really. Its probably the most practical and fun makeup bag I own (and I have rather a few), if you love pockets/pouches and you love bright colours, this is a must have.
Peach Illuminating Cheek Palette
Bronze, Peaches and Corals are always my go-to colours for Summer and this 3-in-1 Cheek Palette I already know is going to be one of the products I reach for daily this year. Again in the bright neon coral with black packaging (Bobbi Brown is really funking up the colour with this collection and I love it). Inside on the lid you have a decent sized sturdy mirror and then 3 products in the pan – a bronzer, a blusher and a highlighter. The Havana Brights Illuminating Cheek Palette comes in 2 shade types –
Guava palette which features a deeper bronzer shade, a mid-toned pink-orange blush and a deeper peach highlighter,
and the Peach palette which is what I picked up and includes the following shades:
Havana Illuminating Bronzing Powder – a slightly shimmery bronzer that is perfect for a lighter to medium skintone. This has a beautiful texture and I love how it makes my skin look all sun-kissed and glowy. As mentioned it is slightly shimmery which is something I normally stay away from with a bronzer, but this is shimmery in a radiant way that is really flattering, so don’t worry you won’t look like a glitter ball.
Pink Coral Blush – A beautiful peach-coral, this is definitely my kind of blusher. I adore Bobbi Brown blushers anyway, I always find them to be long-lasting, soft in texture, and they blend like a dream and this blush is all of those things. This is such a pretty shade and it adds a lovely flush of colour to the Sun-kissed cheek.
Peach Highlight – a light soft peach that is the perfect peach highlight to compliment the look and tie the palette together. Not too in-your-face, just a lovely wearable highlighter that gives you a beautiful glow when the sun hits your cheek.
Art Stick Liquid Lip
I have been lusting over the new Art Stick Liquid Lips since their recent launch but was struggling to decide which shade to choose. These are a liquid lip version of the popular Bobbi Brown Art Stick Lip Pencils and I love the way they look. I was delighted when I saw Bobbi released an extra 3 (limited edition) colours for the Havana Brights Collection – Havana Coral, Papaya & Pink Punch.
I picked the colour Havana Coral which is a pink coral shade. I wear coral on my lips pretty much everyday the weather appears to be ‘Summer like’ so this is absolutely perfect for me. The Art Sticks Liquid Lips are a squeezable pencil looking, highly pigmented liquid lipstick, that offer full coverage but appear semi-matte on the lips. They also have a creamy, lightweight finish.
The application takes a little bit of getting used to, the best way I have found is to dispense a bit of the product by squeezing the tube lightly so the product is at the tip, then apply over the lips and I used my fingers to blend in and neaten a little. I was a little concerned this might be abit too drying but I really like the feel on my lips, it still feels moisturising and so far I have found it to be pretty long-lasting. I will definitely be trying other shades in the Art Stick Liquid Lip now.
I have to say that I think this Havana-Inspired Collection is one of my all time favourite Bobbi Brown Collections, I love the bright, vibrant, Summer-fresh Coral colours. In true Bobbi style all the products are completely wearable but these have abit more of a fun element to them which I am absolutely loving. I adore the cosmetic bag for so many reasons, the palette is beautiful, compact and ideal for holiday travel, the Art Stick Liquid Lipstick is a great Holiday shade, so infact I adore it all! Roll on Summer I feel totally ready for you, thanks Bobbi Brown.