Fall 2011: Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Makeup Collection…

That’s right, FALL.  It’s the first day of summer here…humid, rainy summer, and here is the first of the fall collections to hit my desk.  Bobbi Brown’s latest, Tortoise Shell Collection is inspired in part by her own signature tortoise shell frames that she wears daily.  She has great tips for our sisters who wear frames….you don’t have to skip makeup!!  Leave to Bobbi to show you how.  This works with or without glasses!  But the shades are softer…more refined.  Bobbi’s fall shades always get me thinking about cozy sweaters and boots in the middle of July!!!

Bold glasses are as much a fashion staple as they are a personal statement. Now revered as a stylish accessory, a great pair of frames is a must have (and a great go-to on bad beauty days). Bobbi chooses between her iconic black frames and a pair of tortoise shell frames – ones which served as the inspiration behind her new Tortoise Shell Collection for fall. The Tortoise Shell Collection is Bobbi’s modern take on a classic look. Stunning shadows in shades ranging from bronze to gold to espresso are housed in gorgeous tortoise shell compacts with gold detailing; one is for lighter skin and the other for darker complexions. To balance the warmer tones on the eyes, cheeks and lips are dressed up in soft nudes.  And the good news is that if you do wear glasses, Bobbi designed the collection to complement—rather than compete with—your frames

Like a great pair of glasses, the Tortoise Shell collection is all about standout eyes. – Bobbi Brown

The Rundown:

Tortoise Shell Bronze Eye Palette (Limited Edition – $60)

A flattering collection of warm neutral makeup for medium to darker skin tones.

  • Banana Eyeshadow
  • Gold Nugget Sparkle Eyeshadow
  • Amber Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow
  • Copper Cocoa Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow
  • Tiger’s Eye Metallic Eyeshadow
  • Bronze Metallic Eyeshadow
  • Olive Sparkle Eyeshadow
  • Espresso Eyeshadow

Tortoise Shell Sand Eye Palette (Limited Edition – $60)

A flattering collection of warm neutral makeup for lighter skin tones.

  • Ivory Eyeshadow
  • Gold Bar Sparkle Eyeshadow
  • Desert Sand Metallic Eyeshadow
  • Terracotta Eyeshadow
  • Antique Rose Eyeshadow
  • Hot Stone Eyeshadow
  • Sandy Rose Metallic Eyeshadow
  • Black Chocolate Eyeshadow

Rich Lip Color SPF 12 ($22)

  • Soft Nude
  • Twig

High Shimmer Lip Gloss ($22)

  • Bare Sparkle
  • Beach
  • Citrus

Tortoise Shell Mini Brush Set ($55)

Available: July 2011 at all Bobbi Brown Counters and on bobbibrown.com


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Lianne Farbes is the Publisher and Editor In Chief of TheMakeupGirl. She is a Beauty Expert with over 20 years of experience working with makeup and skincare and has held every retail beauty position from sales girl to counter manager. She has made a living as a professional makeup artist and continues to spread her beauty knowledge through seminars and speaking engagements throughout the US. You can follow Lianne on twitter at @LianneFarbes or beauty related tweets at @TheMakeupgirl Follow us on Instagram at @MakeupGirlBlog for swatches and other cool pics too! You can also visit me on Google+