Women over 40 beauty, Skincare, Fashion, Fitness and Lifestyle

From the dusty tones to the sandy textures,
fall is about rich color made wearable.   Bobbi Brown



The latest beauty fall collection by Bobbi Brown is the Marrakesh Chic Collection.  Bobbi was inspired to create this collection after a week-long bike tour to Morocco, and a stop along the way at the markets of Marrakesh.  While there she found vibrant hues of pigments, fabrics, rich spices and antique kilim rugs that inspired her senses.


The collection includes these eight new eye shadows along with some new shades of lipsticks, but it’s these beautiful eye shadows that is my focus.  I don’t think there is a shade in the collection that I don’t love.  The shades are rich and gorgeous and what I think of when I think true fall colors.   Not only are these shades new to Bobbi Brown, the texture is something new as well.

The pigments are encapsulated in a natural wax which makes it a creamy powder that is buildable and long wearing.   However, there is a special way in which these need to be applied.   There cannot be any primer on the lid, they must be applied to bare skin.  Also, they don’t work well to apply with a finger – best to use a brush with a pressing motion.   Once you use those simple methods the look is gorgeous and long wearing.

The shades from L-R on the top row are:  Sand Dune, Pink Silk, Rich Kashmir, and Wine.  Bottom row L-R are:  Desert Lily, Rich Slate, Royale and Coffee Bean.  The model on top is wearing Desert Lily on her eyes with Eggplant Shimmer Wash, Violet Ink Longwear Gel, Royale on the lower lashes and Desert Rose lipstick on her lips and Pink Sheer Color Cheek Tint on her cheeks..

With this collection I like the fact that the eye shadows range in light to deep tones so you can go from an every day look to a deep dark smoky eye and in between.  There is definitely a shade or shades for any woman over 40 that can go from day to night.

I’m also giving away the Desert Lily eye shadow shade to one lucky reader.   Here’s how you enter:
  1. Put your name in the comments
  2. Tell me which of  these shades you like best
  3. Open to US or Canada residents only
  4. Contest ends Thursday, Sept. 8th at 5:00 pm CST.

Good luck!