At last! I have swatched all of Bobbi Brown’s Peony & Python Collection (a collaboration with designer label Tibi). I’m quite excited about a number of pieces in this collection, so let’s get right to it.
The Peony & Python palette is $50 and includes six shadows (and two little brushes). Opal is a very sheer, silvery grey-white. Lavender (Metallic) is a shimmery lavender. Cool Ivory is a very sheer smoke-grey-with-a-touch-of-purple. Cobra (Shimmerwash) is a shimmery grey silver. Plum Orchid is a matte, blackened blue-violet (somewhat chalky). Eclipse is matte black (also somewhat chalky). The case zips closed, and is covered in the peony-print fabric designed by Amy Smilovic (of Tibi).
Other limited edition P&P items include Pale Peony Rich Color Gloss and Lilac Rich Lip Color (each $22). Though Lilac is a bit mauvey/blue for my tastes, I’m crazy about the new Rich Lip Color formula. I’ll have the 12 permanent shades swatched for you very soon.
And then! Bobbi has a new mascara formula out. Its full name is Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara, and it’s $24. The black formula is joining the permanent line, but there’s a limited edition Peony & Python shade in Plum. Given how red-purple Plum looked on my arm, I was surprised and impressed by how natural the color looked on my lashes.
I was also surprised to be so keen on a lengthening mascara. All this time, I thought I was a volume girl.
But wait, there’s more: Neiman Marcus’s exclusive Peony & Python set.
For $95 you get the Peony & Python makeup bag (also sold individually for $40), Pink Peony Illuminating Bronzing Powder (totally a blush, but sold in that big round compact), Black Mauve Shimmer Ink, Pink Lilac Brightening Lipgloss, a short-handled Face Blender brush and an Ultra Fine Eyeliner brush.
The Pink Peony bronzing powder does have gold sparkles.