Summer is here with Bobbi Brown’s Surf and Sand Collection

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Inspired by Bobbi’s favourite vacation destination, the new Surf & Sand Collection includes the ultimate summer beauty essentials for creating an effortlessly chic beach look. Featuring sheer washes of colour – from sandy neutrals to surfy blues to sunset pinks – this collection is as simple and sexy as it gets.

I’ve been lucky enough to get my hands on the range, and it truly is beautiful. Bring on the summer days with that no makeup look, and the summer evenings with a glow that can’t be beaten. Bobbi Brown’s Surf & Sand Collection is dreamy, classic and golden.

Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Eye Palette – RRP $150NZD

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Sure to be an essential, featuring eight subtle yet stunning eye shadows in a wide range of sheer tones and formulas for endless standout eye looks, both poolside and cocktail appropriate. The Surf Eye Palette is perfect for experimenting with pastel shades – from shimmering pink to sparkly soft blue to soft aqua. The Sand Eye Palette’s range of neutral eye shadows – from metallic bronze to sparkling gold – is ideal for layering. Both palettes are wrapped in a sand-like fabric, reminiscent of crisp linen tunics, a summer time favourite. 

The Sand Eye Palette is my choice, as it’s a classic that is great for everyday wear with that little sparkle to take you to the evening. Featuring five classic colours and three new Bobbi Brown eye colour shades, this palette is a limited edition that should be locked in your collection for years to come. The colours really are easy to layer and blend, adding more for a darker look.

Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colour – RRP $54NZD

Summer makeup should be quick and easy – and Sheer Lip Colour is exactly that. Now available in four new breezy shades that are sheer enough for summer but still deliver a pretty and polished look. 

This limited edition range comes in four shades, Sunlit Pink, Summer Nude, Peach Sorbet, and Pink Taffy. All four colours are so easy to wear, but I’ve opted for Summer Nude, a sheer peachy nude (Kylie Jenner dupe?). These colours are super hydrating and buildable. Want a little? Go for it, but after more colour and just swipe a bit more on.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Pencil – RRP $58NZD

Pigment-rich formula applies easily and precisely and wears for 12 hours – it’s waterproof, smudge-and transfer-resistant. These chocolate and bronze shades offer subtle yet impactful definition that goes from sunrise to sunset. 

I’ve had a play with Bronze, and love it as an alternative to your classic black liner. It’s subtle far away, creating a nice highlight to your eyes, but go closer and get the metallic finish of a goddess. Easy to use on both the lash line and waterline.

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Bobbi Brown Brightening Blush – RRP $110NZD

This lightly pearlised blush instantly creates a fresh, radiant look that will have friends guessing where you’ve been summering. Simply swirl the three shades in the compact together using a Blush Brush and apply on the apples of the cheeks. 

The pink shade is perfect for fairer skin tones, but if you want a bronzer and blush in one, the limited edition Bobbi Brown Brightening Blush in bronze is your newest best friend. Swipe over your cheeks for awash of colour that livens up your face in the space of seconds. This would also work well for contouring and really embraces that dewy, fresh faced look with the pearlised finish.

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See the products in action…

1. Prime your face and do your brows, girl.
2. Start with Pale Cream Eye Shadow from the limited edition Bobbi Brown Sand Palette around the whole lid and up to the brow.
3. Add Blazing Star Sparkle Eye Shadow to the inner crease of the eye.
4. Highlight the inner corner of the eye with Golden Copper Metallic Eye Shadow, and sweep it under the bottom lid.
5. Saddle Eye Shadow is then added to the bottom lid, and swept up to the outer corner and crease. Blend in, and build where needed.
6. Add Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Bronze to the bottom waterline. Bring up and create a tiny winged line, getting bigger at the outer eye for definition.
7. Add mascara to finish the eyes.
8. Top off the look by swiping Bobbi Brown’s Brightening Blush in Bronze over the cheeks, and pout with a little Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colour in Nude Summer.

The Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Collection is available at all Bobbi Brown stores. While stocks last. 

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Note: These products have been gifted by Bobbi Brown. The views expressed above by the author(s) are 100% honest and to the best of their knowledge at the time of publication.

Christine Stucki