Infused with hints of purple, grey and brown, Bobbi Brown’s Fall 2008 Mauve collection is inspired by vintage and definitely one of the prettiest fall collections out there.
Mauve Face Palette ($55.00)
This new, limited edition palette is packed with cool, neutral shades for the eyes, lips and cheeks and is universally flattering for all skin tones. There are three eyeshadows (Navajo, Vintage and Chocolate Mauve), one blush (Mauve), one creamy lip color (Dusty Mauve), one lip sheer (Mauve) and one lip color (Vintage Mauve) – all the colors you need to look polished without too over the top for fall. According to the ma, this will be Bobbi’s last palette that comes with colors for the eyes, lips and cheeks – all future palettes will come empty so you can customize your own colors.
All the eyeshadows are very soft and silky in terms of texture and go really well with each other. The pigmentation is rather weak compared to MAC eyeshadows but you can definitely layer for more intensity. The blush is a gorgeous soft mauve color that is great for fall and again, tends to be on the sheer side. The lip colors are perfect for the palette but slightly too muted and dark for my taste.
Mini Brush Set ($55.00)
This new mini brush set comes with a soft black nylon case and is made with professional-quality brush heads and convenient mini handles. It features a blush brush, shadow brush and liner brush that would be perfect for the Mauve Face Palette.
Lip Color in Pale Mauve and Heather Mauve ($22.00)
These are both new colors. Pale Mauve is a really pretty cool-toned pink that I got and *love* while Heather Mauve is a more sophisticated toffee color.
Shimmer Lip Gloss in Black Pearl, Lip Gloss in Mauve and Shimmer Lip Gloss in Iced Mauve ($19.00)
These are all beautiful, muted colors. My favorite is the Mauve Lip Gloss.
Black Mauve Shimmer Ink Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner ($19.00)
Described as a “black mauve infused with bronze and gold pearl”, this is a new, limited edition color. It is a very pretty dark taupe with micro-shimmer and a great substitute to the regular black and brown eyeliners. I ended up getting this as well.