Bobbi Brown Tortoiseshell Collection For July 2011

By | June 7 2011 | 35 Comments

We haven’t seen a palette from the queen of ‘em for a while and Bobbi Brown bops back on the beauty scene with two next month. The Tortoiseshell 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 tortoiseshell compacts with gold detailing; one is for lighter skin and the other is best suited to darker complexions. To balance the look of the warmer tones on the eyes, cheeks and lips are dressed up in soft nudes.”

There you are now. Lets get a look at that palette, shall we?

tortishell palette

This is the darker iteration, Bronze. At €57.50, you get eight shadow shades in Banana Eye Shadow, Gold Nugget Sparkle Eye Shadow (new), Amber Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow (new), Copper Cocoa Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, Tiger Eye Metallic Eye Shadow, (new), Bronze Metallic Eye Shadow (new),  Olive Sparkle Eye Shadow (new) and Espresso Eye Shadow. Lots of new colours there to tempt a long-standing brand fan, eh?


The paler one – and the one most likely to suit you if you’re of a wan complexion – is the Sand palette. Shades in that baby are Ivory Eye Shadow, Gold Bar Sparkle Eye Shadow (new),  Desert Sand Metallic Eye Shadow (new), Terracotta Eye Shadow (new), Antique Rose Eye Shadow (new),  Hot Stone Eye Shadow, Sandy Rose Metallic Eye Shadow  (new) and Black Chocolate Eye Shadow. Both are limited, so if you want ‘em, you know the drill.

So, what’ve we got to go with the pair of eye treats?

lip treats

There are two limited edition Rich Lip Color SPF12 lipsticks to match. Soft Nude and Twig (above) are the shades and they’re €22.50 each. New to the lineup are three High Shimmer Lip Glosses in Bare Sparkle, Beach and Citrus for €22.50 a pop.


Lastly, and a bit of a surprise for a summer launch, there’s a brush kit. I’m sure the logic is it’ll be a great travel companion and yum, I’d travel with it happily!  The Tortoiseshell Mini Brush Set, €60, is limited and contains four wee tools in a vintage-inspired slim-line clutch. You get a Mini Angle eye Shadow, Mini eye Sweep, Mini Blush and Mini ultra Fine eye Liner.

So, liking the look of anything from the Tortoiseshell Collection? Lets have a chat in the comments!

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35 Replies to "Bobbi Brown Tortoiseshell Collection For July 2011"

  • lainey316 says:

    I am wanting both the eyes plz :) Wan complexion bedamned! Wonder what the £ price is.

  • Lisa says:

    Ooh. I am wanting the brush kit, pls. My ancient Stila travel brush kit may finally have given up the ghost.

  • Glamazon says:

    These look FAB!!! Wants. But not sure if my damn crepey eyes will like the metalics and shimmers.

  • Aine says:

    AAARGH, the wagon. Just as Id sworn off buying palettes!

  • Aisling says:

    Nothing to say but… WANT!

  • Oh I am in The Love with those palettes, think I’ll get one as a summer treat to myself. I don’t own any BB stuff but this is enough to make me splash out, gorgeous.

  • TheMakeupGal says:

    Oh yum – I want!! The sand collection colours look soooo beautiful, but that aside I’m totally digging the tortoise shell packaging – very retro. When I saw this I couldn’t help but think of images I’d seen of D&G animalier bronzer and that whole leopard/animal print thing that’s back doing the rounds. That said i think BB does it with more style and class than D&G :-)

  • daiseeboo says:

    Ah crap. I made sure not to click the link to this when I saw it over on twitter but then I thought sure while I’m here I might aswell have a little look. Now I want the eyeshadows. Sigh. I really don’t need them but I reckon they might cause me a sleepless night or three.

  • Emz says:

    Have banned myself from anymore eye shadows but really do like the look of these, darn it!

  • ams says:

    Hmmm she practically has my glasses so I NEED some of this collection…. Unfortunatly my impending bankruptcy might prevent me!

  • Isabelle says:

    Wow, these are beautiful. I was planning on treating myself to a new eyeshadow palette when I go through Dublin Airport next week, but I might wait until these hit the shelves now.

    I would usually go for the coral and gold colour featured in the first palette but I am extremely fair so maybe I should do what Bobbi Brown tells me and buy the second palette instead!

  • Sarah says:

    Oh my goodness the eyes are only gargeous! Wants wants wants!

  • shanna says:

    I want the shadows, and I kinda want her glasses too

  • niamh says:

    the lipstick looks really nice, i’ve been meaning to try out bobbi brown for a while, i’m usually an ysl girl so i don’t know.isabelle i think coral and gold go really really well with fair skin

  • ArtDonatella says:

    Oh, that Bronze palette, oh my!!! Boy-oh-boy-oh-boy, you’re *so* going on my birthday wish list! And hopefully you won’t stay there for long :D!!!

  • LuLuBabe says:

    Severe restraint will be required on my part to avoid investing in the Sand one. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!

  • Renee says:

    Happy to see a sponge applicator on the lip gloss (as promised for about 5 yrs now). I’m never buying BB lip gloss again if it comes with a brush, always splits down the middle. Meanwhile I love love LOVE the collection so will have to save €€ for both eye palette and brush set :)

  • Aisling says:

    I want those glasses in black.. Anyone know where to find a pair? Dunno would specsavers do them.

  • Amelie says:

    Aisling, Specsavers do dark grey version of these glasses. Gorgeous!!

  • Isabelle says:

    That’s what I think too Niamh, I wear lots of coral.

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