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3 Feb 2014

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow

I really should have written this post in December. I am not sure why there has been a delay because I loved this product on first in-store application and it was limited edition so although not impossible to locate it's a little harder for those of us that want to stock up. So here we are....better late than never?

The product in question is Bobbi Brown's Nude Glow. When I went into the BB store last year I had no clear intention to buy this. Sure, it looks nice and yes, I have a highlight addiction but it wasn't on my "must have" list. And then the Sales Assistant applied it on my face.

Perhaps I was looking a little ropier than usual that day but the effect was transformative. This is one of those magical products that does it all - sculpts, warms and highlights. One sweep along your cheekbones and you're done. I don't think I have anything else that has ever really done that before. If I cast my mind back I would say the ELF Studio Bronzer (a mere $3) comes pretty close and would stack up as a decent dupe. Actually come to think of it that was a great product...

As with anything loaded with sheen, it can emphasise pores if applied with a heavy hand. You really only need one light swipe with a brush to get a delicate finish.

I mentioned that it was limited edition. It is but you can still find it at places like Debenhams and Harrods as well as Saks and Neiman's in the US.

Other makeup worn:

  • Bobbi Brown tinted moisturiser - how can something so thick end up looking so sheer? 
  • MUFE Full Cover concealer - no other concealer comes close to this. I wear colour number 6 and if you have never tried it you must order it right away :) 
  • NARS eye primer - Meh. Okay. Does the job. 
  • MAC Mythology over the lid, MAC Girlie in the crease and a touch of MAC Copper Sparkle pigment in the centre of the lid and along the lower lashline. Blend for smudgey finish.
  • Charlotte Tilbury eyeliner (brown).
  • Lancome Hypnose Star macara 

On my lips I am wearing my beloved Tom Ford Spanish Pink. The photos do not do it justice. It looks so boring and neutral here but in person there is actually a nice degree of warmth to add a bit of colour to the face. It's not your standard nude. I have tried all of Tom's (first name terms) other light pink/nude lipsticks and I am not a fan at all - the tones are not right. Spanish Pink however is "the one". Every time I wear it someone throws a compliment. It's wearable, foolproof but also flattering - something that isn't always achievable with a neutral shade. I 100% recommend it.

Until tomorrow :) 


  1. beautiful!! thanks for including the ELF dupe, think i will get both now

  2. Lovely color!
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  3. love it ! It looks wonderful on you
    XX Luba

    Minimalist look perfect for formal meetings, today on

  4. It looks so beautiful! I've never tried the elf version but if it gives a similar look then it's on my list! I love the lipstick as well, it looks like the perfect pinky nude.

    Ivy xx
    Style Life Lovely

  5. laura u look stunning plz plz more OOTD....i lov ur suggestion i bought my firts current/ elliot on ur sugestion n its fab

    1. Of course! I am waiting on a big ASOS order that should arrive on Wednesday so hopefully plenty of those coming up :)

  6. Oh how beautiful! I love warm coloured highlighters which do a lovely job. I have been lusting over the Tom Ford lipstick for so long xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

  7. these are ‘Shut up and take my monies!!’ kinda products. Beautiful!


  8. Beautiful shots! MU looks flawless... and you got the *schmize* down to a T :) xxxx

  9. I've been looking at online swatches of Spanish Pink longingly for the past 5 months. There's no counter near me unfortunately. Do you think it would look good on fair skin (not palest of the pale)? I'm 4.5 in Luminous Silk if that is helpful.

  10. You look stunning! I love your eye makeup. Will look into that concealer right away :) x

  11. Laura you look amazing, your skin looks luminous, does the bobbi brown tinted moisturiser really give such good coverage??

    Please let me know I'm in a foundation picking meltdown at the moment!! xx

  12. So by the looks of things I need that Tom Ford lipstick in my life... Duty free purchase on my way home from my holiday? I think so! xx

    Jasmine Cara

  13. That looks so lovely on you!

    Charli xx


  14. This looks gorgeous on you, Laura! And that lip colour too... so pretty.

    xo, alison*elle

  15. Your skin looks so happy in these pics xx

  16. I like that it gives a natural glow

  17. your skin looks absolutely amazing!! Think this lipstick is definitely a must have too!
    Alana x

  18. such great colors and a great look all together :)

  19. Everything looks flawless. Love the minimal look.

    Maggie A

  20. I love Tom Ford lipsticks so must try this one out, thanks for the tip off!
    Hugs xoxo

  21. That lipstick looks lovely! I am still trying to decide which Tom Ford lipstick to buy first.

    Laura | Breton & Blush

  22. Sculpts, warms and highlights? Wow that's not very easy to find. Thanks for the tip!

  23. your look gorgeous


  24. Such a gorgeous look! I need to give some of the products a try!

  25. Oh crap. Ya just threw me under the bus Laura! I don't ever just buy something on a whim without seeing it on person... But nude glow is on it's way to me!

  26. Very beautiful!


  27. Wow! You look absolutely gorgeous! x

  28. Um OK. Totally buying. Thanks.

  29. One of the prettiest products, Bobbi Brown has ever made <3