Bobbi Brown Marrakesh Chic

Bobbi Brown, Marrakesh Chic, displayBobbi has a new collection on counters right now: Marrakesh Chic (inspired by the earthy colors Bobbi saw on a trip to Morocco. You’ll have to tell me whether you get an exotic vibe from it).

The collection includes a few repromotes, and several new items. Most importantly, I think, are the new Rich Color Eyeshadow (the name may remind you of the Rich Lip Color lipsticks, but there’s not much the two products have in common).

The Rich Color Eyeshadows look quite pigmented in my swatch photo, but I applied them heavily, with sponge-tipped applicators. Bobbi calls them “powder-to-cream” hybrid eyeshadows. Applied on the eyes (with a brush), they’re meant to give more of a sheer wash of color. They’re all satin-finish, and they’re $24 each.

The display indicates that these shadows are limited edition, but I was very surprised that Bobbi would create a new eyeshadow formula and then make it limited. I think that (at least some of these) will be made permanent later.

Sand Dune is a silvery-sand moonlight taupe. Rich Kashmir is cool brown. Coffee Bean felt slightly dry (an abused tester?). It’s an earthy, warm, red-brown, and almost matte. Rich Slate also felt slightly dry, it’s a steely greyed blue. Pink Silk is opalescent pink. Wine is a little more sheer than the others. It’s a dusty, muted red-plum. Desert Lily is opalescent lavender. Royale is grape/royal purple/amethyst.
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There are a number of new lipsticks in this collection (and one repromote, which may vary by counter). Desert Plum is a regular Lip Color lipstick. It’s a plummy rose. I really thought Violet Glaze (sheer orchid/purple-pink, with tiny blue and pink sparkles) would be limited edition, but the display says it’s not. This is doubly surprising since several of the Metallic Lip Color formula shades have been discontinued. (Violet Glaze brings the number of colors up to 10.) Desert Rose is a new Rich Lip Color, a mauvey, dusty rose.

Pale Plum and Pink Blossom are both Creamy Lip Colors. I liked warm rose-pink Pale Plum best. Pink Blossom is a bright blue-pink (cool). My counter also had Blue Raspberry Creamy Lip Color in the display. This is a permanent shade, a sheer, muted mauve rose. All of Bobbi’s lipstick formulas are $23.
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There are also four Sheer Color Cheek Tints on the display, but I didn’t reswatch them.

If you decide to order online, use code BUFF11 to get a free full-size Glitter Lipgloss in Buff. Or code GLOSS11 to get a free deluxe Crystal (clear) lipgloss. The website offers free shipping at $65.

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5 Responses to “Bobbi Brown Marrakesh Chic”

  • Claudia S. says:

    I’m loving all these colors. I will have to try Blue Rasberry and Coffee Bean. Thanks for posting these colors. Love your site.

  • katrina says:

    I don´t really get a Morrocan feeling from this collection. When I think Marrakesh, I envision warmth and vibrant colours. This doesn´t have that for me.

  • Jane W. says:

    I might have to cave and pick up the wine. I wore a Trish shade like this years ago, and it’s surprisingly versatile.

  • PJ says:

    I purchased the desert lilly shadow. The royale just looked too grapey in person and lilly didnt look as pale as online. . They are marketing it have great blending ability– duh– its very sheer.I like it though. At my BB counter, I swatched the new lipcolors, but chose the repromote, italian rose creamy lipcolor included in my stores new display and l o v e it!

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