Sunday, 16 November 2014

Bobbi Brown Scotch on the Rocks

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I’ve swooned, experimented and swooned some more over Bobbi Brown Scotch on the Rocks and am ready to share my thoughts. If they aren’t already obvious. Inspired by the legendary Lauren Bacall, this collection is all about creating smouldering party looks. Red / gold / bronze /metallic tones wrapped in packaging that wouldn’t look out of place in Lauren’s hand, it’s traditional with a modern edge and totally Screen Siren.

RED

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I’ll start with my Top Two: Limited Edition Lip Color and Nail Polish duo in Bordeaux. Rich, classy and very flattering on pale skin, I can see me wearing these throughout the party season and Winter. The lipstick is rich and creamy with a satin finish and applies best on well prepped, moisturised lips. It works straight from the bullet, though I like to use a lip brush for an evening look.

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The nail polish is precisely the colour of a glass of Bordeaux wine. I’ve used two coats here - it looks deeper and more vampy with three, but I’m kinda transfixed by the slightly translucent effect of two - like when a glass of red wine catches the light. The texture is very fine, which I think it looks more sophisticated than thick plasticky layers. I’ve used Seche Vite top coat and had good wear time - no more nor less than a standard polish - but there is something very glam about this and at £11 it’s not outrageous for a high end treat.

GOLD

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The quilted effect Highlight Powder comes in Bronze Glow and Pink Glow; this one is Bronze and very warm toned. Like the Beige Gold Shimmer Lipstick, I think this would look best on deeper skin tones and would recommend the cooler Pink Glow for pale faces like mine. The Warm Glow Eye Palette includes a mix of buttery soft golds, nudes and Scotch-inspired browns. While the shades may not stand apart from other Bobbi palettes, I think many will be powerless to resist the decadent mock-croc, gold-trimmed packaging.

SWATCHES

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From left, Bronze Glow Highlight Powder, Beige Gold Shimmer Lip Color, Gold Glitter Lip Gloss, Bordeaux Lip Color. You can see me wearing the lipstick and nail polish on my Instagram today (I’ve been wearing both non stop).

Bobbi Brown Scotch on the Rocks, from £11.

 

 

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