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

Bobbi Brown recently released her new early fall collection called Tortoise Shell.  There are two double-deck palettes, each with eight shades.   Sand Tortoise Shell Eye Palette is for those of us that are fair skinned with a range of shades in warm tones.   For the darker skinned woman there is the Bronze Tortoise Shell Eye Palette.  These too are in warm with a hint of neutral shades.

Sand Tortoise Shell shades are:

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

Bronze Tortoise Shell shades are:

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

Bobbi shows us how we can re-create the look on the model, too.  I love this look!  It’s a classic through and through.   And what about those glasses.  Someone please tell me the brand of those frames!  I have been desperately looking for a new frames and I love those!   To create this look use:

  • Ivory eye shadow on the base (from the Sand palette)
  • Amber Shimmer Wash on the lower lid (from the Bronze palette)
  • Espresso for the liner (Bronze palette)
  • Black Extreme Party mascara
  • Desert Rose blush
  • Soft Nude Rich Color SPF 12
  • Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss


For many of Bobbi’s collections throughout the years she releases a brush set along with them, but this one really struck me as usable, smart, and gorgeous.   The case is what first drew me in – a very thin, hard case in a leather-looking brown shade with gold trim and clasp.  Open it up and both sides are fabric covered in a golden bronze shade with a gathered fabric pouch to slide the brushes into – or even a credit card.  The case is about the size of a small woman’s hand, so it fits compactly in a clutch or to carry on its own.

Then after being thrilled with the case, the brushes themselves got to me as well.   All full-sized brush set with smaller handles, the handles are tortoise shell looking with golden trim.  There is a blush brush that is very soft, an angle eye shadow, an eye sweep brush, which I have become obsessed about this particular brush.   When did this wonderful brush get added to Bobbi’s brush collection?   That was always one of my complaints about Bobbi’s eye shadow brushes, that there was never a larger eye shadow brush.   I guess I’m late to that party – but happy to join in.   And last, but not least, there is a mini ultra fine eye liner brush that also comes capped.    If you’re looking for a good quality set of travel brushes, this is a wonderful option. 

What do you think of this collection by Bobbi?   Another wonderful, wearable collection for women over 40 is my opinion!