Bobbi Brown Holiday: Choose Your Glam

Bobbi Brown, holiday, Choose Your Glam, displayI found the second part of Bobbi’s holiday collection: a freestanding display (three eyeshadow palettes and a bunch of red lip stuff) called “Choose Your Glam” — plus the “extra” items (brush sets, train cases). Go back to see the palettes and sets in part 1.

Let’s start with the swatchable goods. Choose Your Glam includes three eyeshadow quads, each containing two “regular” eyeshadows, a metallic eyeshadow, and a baked mineral shadow called a “Long Wear Eye Paint.”  The LWEPs can be used wet or dry, so I swatched them both ways. Each of these palettes is $45.

First up: the warm and cool palettes (officially named “Sultry” and “Smokey”). Sultry’s Long Wear Eye Paint, Brandy, performed almost the same dry and wet. It’s quite pigmented. Onyx, by contrast, is much inkier and more sparkly when wet.
Bobbi Brown, holiday, 2010, Choose Your Glam, swatches, Sultry Eye Palette, Smokey Eye Palette, Bone, Antique Gold, Caviar, Brandy, White, Tin, Storm, Onyx, Long Wear Eye Paint, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
The third palette is Smoldering (a.k.a. purple). Port was quite satisfactory dry, but I think it’s just a little more purple when wet (wasn’t that a Bon Jovi song?).
Bobbi Brown, holiday, 2010, Choose Your Glam, swatches, Smoldering Eye Palette, Ivory, Heather Lilac, Charcoal, Port, Long Wear Eye Paint, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
There are also two Glitter Liquid Eyeliners ($20). Packaging-wise, these are identical to the Superslick Liquid Liners of MAC’s Feline collection: the top unscrews to let you pull out a wand with a super-fine conical sponge applicator. The formula is more sparkly than MAC’s gold Pure Show (click for swatches) or silver Nocturnal (click for swatches). These are really glitter liners. They’re festive, and they don’t wash off that easily.

Then the lips! I felt funny with seven nearly identical red stripes on my arm. Apparently red lips are THE holiday look! In the “lip colors” (lipsticks), Hollywood Red is cool; Vintage Red (my favorite) is warm. Vixen Red is also cool, but it’s deeper.  Jewel Red is a Metallic Lip Color, meaning it contains red sparkles.

In the glosses, Hollywood Red is the brighter shade.  It’s also a warmer red than its lipstick counterpart. Scarlet is a deeper cherry.

The lip liner and glosses are $20; the lipsticks are $22.
Bobbi Brown, holiday, 2010, Choose Your Glam, swatches, Red, Vixen Red, Vintage Red, Hollywood Red, Jewel Red, Scarlet, KarlaSugar, Karla Sugar
As for the brush sets, the Deluxe Mini Brush Set ($125) includes the Face Blender, Eye Sweep, Angled Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, dual-ended Concealer/Blender, and Lip brush — all minis/short-handled. (unrelated: I am wearing Zoya Burke on my nails.)
Bobbi Brown, holiday, 2010, deluxe mini brush set
Bobbi Brown, holiday, 2010, deluxe mini brush set
There’s a second brush set, the Essential Brush Collection. This one costs $250, and the brushes have full-size handles. It may not be available at all retailers though; I spotted it at Neiman Marcus. The Essential Brush Collection includes: the Eye Blender, Blush brush, Bronzer brush, Eye Definer, Angled Eyeshadow, Ultra Fine eyeliner, Eye Sweep brush, and Cream Shadow brush.
Bobbi Brown, holiday, 2010, Essential Brush Set
Bobbi Brown, holiday, 2010, Essential Brush Set
There are also two traincases. The first is a soft case, and it’s $115. The top unzips to reveal a pocket for brushes and a detachable bag.
Bobbi Brown, holiday, 2010, traincase
Bobbi Brown, holiday, 2010, traincase
Under that bag is a zippered mesh compartment.
Bobbi Brown, holiday, 2010, traincase
Bobbi Brown, holiday, 2010, traincase
There’s a second traincase, available only at Neiman Marcus. This one is a hard case, and it’s $350.
Bobbi Brown, holiday, 2010, traincase, Neiman Marcus
Bobbi Brown, holiday, 2010, traincase, Neiman Marcus
Bobbi Brown, holiday, 2010, traincase, Neiman Marcus

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11 Responses to “Bobbi Brown Holiday: Choose Your Glam”

  • Everything is so beautiful! I feel like the eyeshadows, while pretty, are nothing extra special.

  • resham says:

    Love the sultry eye palette, but as Leticia commented…pretty but nothing extra special…

  • reene says:

    Love both the Sultry and Smoldering palettes, but I think if I could only get one I’d get Sultry.. and maybe a brush set! Thanks for sharing!

  • Sarah says:

    Your nails look fierce on that shot with the bag! Love it!!!!

  • Anitacska says:

    The Bon Jovi album (not song actually) was Slippery When Wet. :)

  • saku says:

    I like that nail polish you have on. I saw nothing great, but will maybe splurge on her Eye and Lip kit.

  • Susan says:

    Karla, do you think this “Choose” collection will be at all BB retailers?

  • Ruth says:

    I know the 2 new glosses will be permanent. Right now I can’t fit them in my Christmas budget, so after the Holidays, they’re mine !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bre says:

    Thank you so much for these swatches! I was really trying to decide if I needed these but I think the MAC/UD colors I have are enough to get the same effect these would give. Now the Sparkle Glamour kit is another story :)

  • Ms Laurence says:

    Hi from France !
    Please, What would you recommend (smokey, sultry or smoldering palette) for blue eyes (mine turn a little bit grey in winter, are are blue/green in summer)?
    Thanks in advance.
    Congratulations for your reviews, they are great !

  • Camille says:

    I’m swooning after that last Bobbi Brown train case. I NEED it. Too bad it’s probably not available anywhere…

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