Bobbi Brown’s spring coral collection is now at counters everywhere (though the palette you see in this display is exclusive to Neiman Marcus). The collection reintroduces Nectar Shimmer Brick ($38) —Â now at full size, compared to the holiday mini. (Nectar also happens to be this week’s giveaway prize.)
Shimmer Bricks are definitely shimmery, so it’s probably unfair of me to swatch them so heavily —Â you would use a much lighter hand to apply. Nectar is a bit of a mystery to me. I can see it being a good highlighter on darker skintones — and I love the color, but is it too sparkly to be a blush for me?
As with all Shimmerbricks, these are multipurpose, and can be used as eyeshadow as well as highlighter (or blush).
Pink Quartz also makes a comeback, and it’s worth recalling what the original Pink Quartz promotional photo looked like, because (yes it’s photoshopped, but) it was gorgeous. But strange things happen to Pink Quartz when you swatch it heavily.
There are three new Metallic Lip Colors: Coral Reef, Calypso Glaze, and Coral Glaze (names that I am doomed to confuse for one another). There are also three “regular” lip colors: Guava and Cabo Coral are new (and permanent, according to my sales associate). Carnation is a repromote from the permanent line — these shades look incredibly similar to me.Â All Bobbi lipsticks are $22.
There are also three lipglosses ($20): Sunset Beach, Golden Nectar, and Coral Sand. These have the infamous “Bobbi brush;” a short lipgloss brush which is “designed” to splay out. It drives me crazy, and I can’t buy Bobbi’s lipgloss as a result. The neck of the tube is also too narrow to permit any other implement.
Finally, there are two Pot Rouges ($22): pinker Calypso Coral and more corally Cabo Coral. These are suitable for lip or cheek.
Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals: Nectar, Pink Quartz, Cabo Coral, Calypso Coral, Sunset Beach, Golden Nectar, Coral Sand, Coral Reef, Calypso Glaze, Coral Glaze, Guava, Carnation