I’ve slapped on and swatched my fair share of summer beauty launches this year and as always the steady stream of bronze, gold and peach has been keeping me happy. In the warmer months I revert back to my makeup comfort zone of sheeny textures in earthy tones – easy peasy – so it’s fair to say that the new releases that make an appearance on counter at this time of year are right up my street. But there’s one drop in particular that stands out from the rest, even just the name – swoon. It’s Bobbi Brown’s Surf & Sand collection. 

Sure there’s the usual colour palettes of shimmering metallics and naturally enhancing hues, but it’s the little touches that push it over the line into a release of pure fabulousness: the hessian detailing on the eyeshadow palette, the fact that the new lip formula has just a smidge of glitter that makes things look fuller, an eyeliner that actually took days to eventually rub off my hand etc etc. It’s everything you could want in a summer collection.

Personal highlights for me include the Brightening Blush in Bronze; a bronzer/blush/trio that has a nice dash of red to it that really fakes that post-holiday glow. I’m feeling the Sheer Lip Colours too, particularly Peach Sorbet which does that whole ‘my lips but peachier’ thing. But of course it was going to be the Sand Eye Palette that really floated my boat. I mean – just look at it. Eight shades, some shimmer, some matte that have all possible holiday eye looks covered. There’s no fall-out, no dusty-ness and if you’re looking for an update in the neutral palette category (aren’t we always?) then this is your guy. 

It’s on counter now ready to swatch or you can ‘surf’ for it here. Sorry Dad joke. I just had to.

  • daniellecaliforniaa

    Peach Sorbet is sooooo pretty. Of course Bobbi Brown got it just right with this collection!

  • Bella

    It’s a typical Bobbi brown release: pretty in the pan, no payoff on the brush. It’s a bit misleading that you praise the eyeshadow palette to high heaven, say absolutelu nothing about the quality, texture and pigmentation of the shades and include a link to Selfridges in lieu of actual swatches: many bloggers have swatched this and come to the conclusion that it’s not worth the money. I would urge people to try before they waste any cash.

  • Josie

    They look like such lovely shades – seem to be mixed reviews so i’ll definitely be testing first!

    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  • Eloise

    The sand eye palette looks incredible, shame I’ve had all my holidays this year! xx

  • Ashley

    Looks so pretty! <3

    Ashley |

  • Anna Blush

    This collection is absolutely stunning. Took a look at it on my local Bobbi Brown counter today and my boyfriend had to practically pull me away. So very tempted by the eye shadow palette x

  • Stephanie

    I cannot cope with how amazing this collection is, I need everything!!!!



  • [email protected]

    This looks so, so pretty Anna! I might have to swatch it next time I stop by a Bobbi Brown counter! x

  • Charlotte Copeland
  • Style & Paper

    This collection is so pretty!!


    Style and Paper


  • Claudia

    how many matte colours are in the palette? :)

  • Natalie B

    Those products are gorgeous and you look absolutely stunning! :) xx

  • Emma Be Beauty

    This collection is gorgeous.

    Emma Be Beauty</A

  • Ella

    I want everything! Peach Sorbet especially.

    ellabooxo • beauty & lifestyle

  • Simoneg

    I’m so excited to get my hands on this!

  • Multitasking Damsel

    i love the lipstick shade on you it looks gorgeous! x

  • Sophie

    It looks so pretty! Those eyeshadow palettes look amazing! x


  • Sybil Mae

    I have seen so many people talk about this eye palette, it looks so pretty! 😀

  • Rachel Polansky

    i’m on the fence about the eyeshadow palette because i heard they aren’t super pigmented but peach sorbet looks so nice!

  • Savannah Giersthove

    This make-up looks so gorgeous on you x

  • Pam Biggin
  • Manouk

    I really like the shades in the eyeshadow palette I just don’t like the packaging.. I’m really not buying it since it’s that expensive. I’d expect a bit more from Bobbi Brown, although I do understand they did it on purpose.

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait

  • Anne-Dorthe Andersen

    I so have to buy that eye palette now! Oh Anna, every single time you make me want to buy more beauty and I already have more than enough haha 😀

  • nueyork

    I’ve loved seeing all the reviews on this palette, but it’s made me want it so badly! It’s the perfect balance of mattes and shimmers, but I own way to many neutral palettes as it is.

  • Amy Cole

    These all look amazing. I cant wait to get my hands on that eye shadow pallet.

    It all looks lovely! xx

  • Laura

    The Sand eye palette looks beautiful! It is a shame that Bobbi Brown is so overpriced in Australia.

    Laura | Breton & Blush

  • Cassie

    Everything about this is gorgeous! I love the lip color.

  • Alice Young

    I want to try the peach sorbet lip colour – I’m all for the ‘my lips but peachier’ thing!

    The Velvet Black // UK
    Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • Grace

    Cute post title! Makes me want to try out this collection even more 😉

  • ElisabethRilatt

    Saw this collection on the weekend in House of Fraser….I. want. it. all.!!! :)

  • Michelle Glassow

    Every Bobby Brown collection goes directly to my wish list! :)

  • Ann Baghdasaryan

    That eye palette looks gorgeous! Loved this post!

  • Laurel Loves

    Eye colours look really lovely, and you have put me in the mood for a peach lip colour, I always go for strong pinks or coral. Thanks!

  • PeonyandPeach

    The eyeshadow palette doesn’t jump out to me as the shades are a bit light for my skin tone. The Brightening blush looks stunning though!

  • Emily Shea

    You are forever making me want to buy things! That eyeshadow palette looks amazing.

  • Laura Markle

    They’re all so pretty! Such a summery collection!

    She Likes to Shop

  • Sabrinna Baglio

    oh my gosh i have the eye palette and it is the most stunning thing ever! xx

  • J

    The eyeshadow palette looks gorgeous! Your make up is so summery, it looks great!

    The Internationalist

  • Holly McLoughlin

    I love the look, and the eye shadow palette looks so pretty! x

  • Sophia Charles

    ooooh, so tempting! I love the look of the bronzer and lip colours!


  • Victoria

    That bronzer looks tempting. I have so many though and rarely do I get excited about Bobbi Brown collections. Might have to take a gander next time i’m in Sephora…

  • Bonjour Liloo

    I am so excited about the Sand Eye Palette! I need it!

  • Megan Lillie

    That sand palette is just too god dang beautiful. I’m lusting already!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  • Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    Such a gorgeous palette, I love the look of this collection! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • Lauren S

    Definite eyeshadow palette to invest in, I need some Bobbi in my life !

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • Rebecca @ Hello Creative Blog

    Beautiful palette! I love that.

  • Kate Wilson

    I want everything in this collection! x


  • Chantal

    The palette looks incredible. I want it now! haha x

  • Eyeshadow Addict

    I’ve already pre-ordered my palette from my local Holt Renfrew! Very naughty.

  • Roberta

    Hi, Anna! I am really curious wether or not you’re enjoying this bobbi brown palette, because I’ve been reading A LOT of bad reviews… They say bad pigmentation, highly over priced (I share this thought… $65.00!!!!)…. so… do you recommend it?

  • Carolyn Wolfram

    The palette looks so nice but I just picked up the Lorac Pro Palette plus I have the Naked 1 & 3 palettes. SO MANY NEUTRAL PALETTES!!!

  • Daniella



  • Christine

    Anna. Girl you have a way of describing things to where I convince myself that I need to buy it. That bronzer and blush palette looks stunniinnggg and I am in much need of a faux post-holiday glow!!

  • Freese Ruth

    Beatutiful!!I like it!!

    There it is a low price for celine

  • Tori Russell

    I love the look of the bronzer, especially with the red tones in it!

  • Kate

    That palette is a stunner!

    Kate xo //

  • Thebeautyspot

    Awesome review! Totally in love with this collection just by lookingg at it!:)

  • Millie H

    I’m not usually wowed by anything Bobbi Brown, but this collection is so gorgeous, especially the palettes! x

  • CassandraMyee

    Seeing this everywhere is making me want it even more – good job BB!!

    CassandraMyee | NZ Beauty Blog

  • Kirsty

    I need to get my hands on the Sand palette – it looks gorgeous xx

  • minispraydryer

    Love your posts! I’m slowly moving in that direction and would like to add this to what I

    make yearly. Thank you!- See more at minispraydryer