Bobbi Brown’s hot new Tortoise Shell collection

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

This month Bobbi Brown’s new Tortoise Shell collection hits the shelves.

bobbi brown tortoise shell collection
Only Bobbi could make geek chic so ridiculously desirable…

The understated yet interesting nude look was inspired by Bobbi’s favourite pair of tortoise shell eye glasses. The colours range from practical nudes to pretty metallics. Also, if you do wear glasses, you’ll be glad to know that Bobbi designed this subtle-looking collection to compliment yours specs as opposed to compete with them.

Take a look at the gorgeous limited edition eye shadow palette:

bobbi brown tortoise shell palette
The Tortoise Shell palette in Sand.

It’s available in Sand (a range of shades to flatter paler complexions) and Bronze (a slightly darker colour collection for those with a warmer skin tone). Being a pale skinned peep, I was lucky enough to be given the Sand palette. It retails for R650, but you get a whopping EIGHT shadows for your moolah. Look:

bobbi brown tortoise shell swatch
From left to right: Ivory, Hot Stone, Terracotta and Desert Sand Metallic.
bobbi brown tortoise shell swatch
As above with flash.
bobbi brown tortoise shell swatch
From left to right: Antique Rose, Black Chocolate, Sandy Rose Shimmer and Gold Bar Sparkle.
bobbi brown tortoise shell swatch
As above with flash.

The collection also includes two limited edition Rich Lip Colours, R260, in Soft Nude and Twig as well as three High Shimmer lip glosses, R235; Bare Sparkle, Beach and Citrus.

Rich Lip Colour in Soft Nude on left and High Shimmer lip gloss in Bare Sparkle on right.
As above with flash.

Gorgeous, right?

To play with the new collection for yourself, pop round to your local Bobbi Brown counter. Just make sure you go around pay day because its going to be hard to leave empty handed…

To locate your nearest Bobbi Brown counter, pop on over here

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Leigh van den Berg is a freelance beauty writer and avid blogger ( She's addicted to all things glossy and glam and currently has eight MAC lipglosses rolling around in her handbag.

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  1. Charne

    I am definitely heading out to buy this. I use a lot of these colours and now its all in one palet! YAY!

    7 years ago •

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