There are three fall-friendly eyeshadow shades, each $20 and sold in a “one-pan palette.” (Bobbi’s eyeshadows and blushes are all on a system that allows you to construct your own 3- or 6-pan palettes.) Dark, sparkly green Bash Metallic Eyeshadow was previously released with the Party Collection last October; it’s back for a second, limited edition run. There’s also permanent-line repromote Ivy (a matte, somewhat chalky dark green). And finally, the beautiful, new, limited edition Golden Leaf Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow.
I was so excited when I swatched Golden Leaf on my arm: it’s a beautiful, complex, shimmery green-brown-gold that reminded me of Rock & Republic’s Snakeskin. When I got home and downloaded my pictures, I thought, “really?”
If you get the chance to see/swatch this one in person, I would really recommend it. I think it’s more special than its picture. If you know you want it and don’t live near a counter, call my pal Robert at 214-231-3900 (Nordstrom) — he’ll get it to you with free shipping. Just tell him you’re a TNBTTGSY reader.
Ivy League also brings Bobbi’s Lip Crayons back (as additions to the permanent line), and they may be the nicest lip products I’ve ever swatched from Bobbi. The chubby lip pencils are extremely creamy — and just as the sales associate was telling me how well they stay on, a passerby spontaneously confirmed, “they really do stay on!” Alright then! Lip Crayons are $22 each, and come with a custom sharpener. Because the pencils are so very creamy, my sales associate recommended turning the sharpener (rather than turning the pencil), when you need to sharpen.
Eyeliners are definitely “in” this fall, and this collection includes 9 shades of Bobbi’s Creamy Eye Pencil (reformulated and re-released back into the wild; $20). The Creamy Eye Pencil has a sponge smudger on the back end, and each pencil comes with a sharpener in the box. It’s not the creamiest eye pencil I’ve swatched, but they do come in a nice range of colors. Jet is black. Charcoal is grey. Caviar is really dark brown-black. Mahogany (which I would have named Mink) is brown-grey taupe. Walnut is brown. Dusk is soft purple; Hunter is dark ivy green; Midnight is navy; and Brown Plum is a soft, slightly purpled, cool taupey brown.
Ivy League also introduces a new Long-Wear Gel Shimmer Ink ($21) to the line. Forest Shimmer is really dark, sparkly, greeny-brown, and the color is permanent.
Finally, there’s a new brush (not photographed here), the angled eyeshadow brush ($28). The angle of its “angle” is extremely gentle.