The two Bobbi Brown products I had tried before this set were both skincare – and both incredible. So you can imagine the pure joy and excitement that I felt when I received the Bobbi Brown Instant Glam Set in the mail a couple of weeks ago – I had actually put this set on my Christmas wishlist and felt incredibly blessed!
The Bobbi Brown Instant Glam Set retails for $160 and contains two full sized and two deluxe sized cosmetic products. The two full-sized Shimmer Brick in Sunset Pink (limited edition shade) and Ink Liner in Blackest Black, and the two deluxed size products are their Eye Opening Mascara and Luxe Lip Color in Neutral Rose.
I want to first talk the packaging – these products came beautifully wrapped in a holiday themed box – no additional wrapping needed which is a lazy girl’s dream! Bobbi Brown packaging has a luxurious feel, with the black and white packaging exuding class and the gorgeous gold of the lipstick standing out from the rest. The packaging isn’t overly obnoxious or excessive and really adds to the Bobbi Brown experience.
I just had to share a close-up shot of the Shimmer Brick – I understand now why they are one of their biggest sellers! You can pick and choose the shades you use or mix them all together to give an absolutely beautiful glow.
Swatched Bottom – Top : Shimmer Brick in Sunset Pink (all shades mixed), Luxe Lip Colour in Neutral Rose, Ink Liner in Blackest Black.
Shimmer Brick in Sunset Pink – this entire package was a case of opening, immediately taking photos of and then putting onto my face as is – I was too excited. I put the Shimmer Brick onto bare skin and it gave the most beautiful natural glow that really complimented my skin – I can easily see myself wearing this on real no-makeup days just to give my skin a little bit of a glow. I think for when I’m pale this will be absolutely the perfect blush, but for right now it’s the most beautiful highlight – definitely perfect for most skin tones!
Ink Liner in Blackest Black – we all know I’m not the best with eyeliner – I tend to only wear it once in a blue moon, but I’m determined to get better at it! Whilst I still can’t master a wing, I’ve used this a few times and I have to say it is quite easy to use – I’ve used it mainly along my top lash line and the formula is very black and easy to work with.
Eye Opening Mascara– I didn’t expect to like this mascara! I hadn’t heard anything about it – heck I didn’t know it existed before this kit! It is a very ‘wet’ formula which I know won’t suit some – but I absolutely love it. It lengthens and adds the perfect amount of volume to my lashes – I wore this to my eye test and it was a nightmare my lashes were so long! I really absolutely love this mascara and am so so happy to own it ! I haven’t used any other mascara since this came into my life.
Luxe Lip Color in Neutral Rose – another item I put on immediately – I had quite dry lips and this didn’t accentuate that at all. The formula of this lipstick is incredibly creamy, but not at all slippery – once applied to the lips it stays. It isn’t a long-wearing shade -it slowly came off through eating and drinking, but it didn’t wear off messily or unevenly – a slight stain lasted on my lips. I am super impressed by this formula, it is so comfortable on my lips and it’s a product I want to try more shades of!
Overall, in case you can’t tell – I absolutely LOVE this Instant Glam Set from Bobbi Brown and highly recommend giving it (or purchasing for yourself) this Christmas! It was already on my Christmas list and for good reason too I’ve since found!