Oh Hey, Sailor! Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude Collection Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi Brown Navy and Nude Collection 1

I can’t get enough of Bobbi Brown’s Navy & Nude Collection for Summer 2013. I love wearing the classic colour palette of neutrals and navy blue, and Bobbi Brown has captured a nautical summer perfectly in this small collection.

Bobbi Brown Navy and Nude Eye Palette LE closed

The star of the collection is the limited edition Navy & Nude Eye Palette ($70 at Bobbi Brown; Sephora). The super chic blue tortoiseshell compact opens up to reveal two tiers of eyeshadows. The shades included are:

  • Ivory – a creamy white (matte, permanent shade)
  • Cement – a grey beige (matte, permanent shade)
  • Blazing Star – a pale beige (sparkle, exclusive shade)
  • Beige – a light beige (shimmer, permanent shade)
  • Twilight Pink – a light golden pink (metallic, exclusive shade)
  • Naked – a warm nude (matte, exclusive shade)
  • Slate – a medium grey (matte, permanent shade)
  • Rich Navy – a deep royal blue (matte, permanent shade)

Bobbi Brown Navy and Nude Eye Palette open

I admit I was stumped when I got this palette, asking “how the heck am I supposed to access the bottom tier with this packaging?” The answer is: it’s a pull out shelf, with a groove underneath the palette. Derp. πŸ™‚

Bobbi Brown Navy and Nude Eye Palette top tier
Top: Ivory / Cement; Bottom: Blazing Star / Beige

Bobbi Brown Navy and Nude Eye Palette bottom tier
Top: Twilight Pink / Naked; Bottom: Slate / Rich Navy

In terms of texture, all except the sparkle eyeshadow feel silky smooth to the touch and swatches smoothly. They are definitely sheer, and build up to a medium intensity. The sparkle eyeshadow is meant to be patted on to add a sparkly touch to the eyeshadows. These nude shades are meant to be sheer so they seamlessly and easily blend with one another, and this is probably not for everyone.

Having said all that, I think it’s a well-executed palette that’ll be perfect for sleepy weekday mornings when I can’t be bothered to take the time to blend my eyeshadows. I’d smudge the navy along my top lash line to complete a navy & nude look. Rich Navy, by the way, swatches drier than the rest, so I will do a look and give an update on its performance then.

Bobbi Brown Navy and Nude Eye Palette top tier swatches
Ivory / Cement / Blazing Star / Beige

Bobbi Brown Navy and Nude Eye Palette bottom tier swatches
Twilight Pink / Naked / Slate / Rich Navy

Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner Steel Ink

Long-wear Gel Eyeliner in Steel Ink ($27 at Bobbi Brown; Sephora) looks like a soft black with silver sparkles in the pot, but is kinda magical when swatched. On closer inspection, it is actually a blackened navy with silver specks. Pretty, huh? This gel formula is drier than MAC Fluidline. As for wear time? Solid as a rock. If you love the colour, you can’t go wrong with this. This is part of the permanent collection.

Bobbi Brown Longwear Gel Eyeliner Steel Ink swatches

Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Sailor LE

And here’s limited edition Sheer Color Lip Gloss in Sailor ($28), a sheer pink. This is a sheer creamy lip gloss with no shimmer. It’s a workhorse shade that works by itself for a casual summer lip colour, or it can be layered over nude, pink or pretty much any lipstick for added oomph. The slightly tacky formula makes this lip gloss last longer than others, but it’s not as painfully sticky as a MAC Lipglass. Ugh, Lipglass. Worst lipgloss formula in the world. But I digress. Sailor‘s kinda cute, no? Hey, Sailor!

Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss in Sailor swatch

Other items in the collection that you might fall in love with…

Bobbi Brown Navy & Nude collage

  • Brightening Brick in Pink ($52, LE)
  • Nail Polish in Navy ($21, LE) – WANT.
  • Long-wear Cream Shadow in Suede ($29)
  • Lip Gloss in Honey ($28, LE) — WAAAAAANT.

What do you think of Bobbi Brown’s Navy & Nude collection? Are you like me and is navy part of your summer uniform?

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  • THAT LINER!!!!! Ooohhh, is that pretty! I love the shades in the palette but will keep using my LM Artist’s Palette instead (yes, you enabled that one…thank you!). But Steel Ink…I don’t know that I’ve seen anything like it before. I do hope you’re planning to do a look with it πŸ™‚

    • It is!!! πŸ™‚ I will do a look for sure. Stay tuned!!

  • OOO the liner!!! I have the palette and I kinda wish Rich Navy would look more navy on me, and maybe Blazing Star would actually show up at all! I do like all the mattes in there though. They’re great for contouring!

    • Yeah… Rich Navy just looks black on me. Is that how it looks on you too, Sunny? The mattes really do create depth beautifully on the eyes!

  • I have cement and really like this greyish shade as my crease colour. The palette seems to be a nice choice for neutral lovers, the deep navy makes a great liner xxx

    • Oh yes Cement is a great crease colour! πŸ™‚

  • I love that liner. I’m a big fan of the BB gel liners and I looove that sparkle! The palette seems like it has a lot of the same shade, they’re all gorgeous but I feel like it could use a bit more diversity. I’m sure you rocked this xo

    • I love the colour range of Bobbi’s gel liners. She makes workhorse shades very well. πŸ™‚

  • I think the shadow palette is really pretty, but I’m on neutral shadow lockdown! If I buy one more, I think the floor may cave in beneath my vanity table, lol! I TOTES agree about Lipglass! Loathe! But I do lurve me some Cremesheen Glass!

  • Jenny W

    The liner looks spectacular, and I love the performance of the Bobbi Brown Gel liners in general so will have to check this out on person.

    The palette has too many similar looking nudes on me- and given that they are on the sheerer side I think this wouldn’t be for me.