Just Landed: The Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Collection

A.K.A… a hefty contender for my favourite collection of the year. There have been a few amazing new releases lately, so I’m not putting all of my brushes in one pot, but it’s a strong contender, carrying a little something for everyone. The second I saw the sheer lipsticks and palettes in this collection I saw what I can only call the beauty equivalent to dollar signs.

The Surf and Sand Palettes* are a travelling beauty addicts dream. Two palettes with eight shadows in each. Sand holds a beautiful variety of matte and shimmering neutral shades, and Surf carries a combination of matte nudes and shimmering pastels. It goes without saying that the Sand palette is my match made in heaven. There isn’t a colour in the palette that I won’t use and they all have just the right amount of warmth to them for my skin tone.

If you’re a colour lover then the Surf palette will be far more up your street. For me the pastel shades will make amazing liners and if my second festival of the year wasn’t a heavy metal one I would totally don this – I’ll save it for some summer parties instead!

And then we have my last two favourites from the collection, the Sheer Lip Colour in Peach Sorbet* – a beautiful sheer peachy pink and the Longwear Eye Pencil in Bronze* – a rich, deep golden bronze. The lipstick lasts as well as any sheer lip colour – but it’s the colour that’s got me hooked. I’m actually having a serious talk with myself about stocking up on it as it won’t be around forever. Decisions…

The Longwear Eye Pencil stays fairly true to it’s long lasting claims – definitely a contender for a holiday beauty bag – and is just the most beautiful colour. It’s fairly easy to smoke out if you grab a flat tipped brush straight after applying too. I have a tiny amount on in the photos above, just lightly smoked out in the outer corner to widen my eyes.

My only gripes? The lip pencil is limited edition *cries* and the shimmery shades in the palettes aren’t quite as finely milled as I would prefer. Not bad at all really. I’m off to London today so you might just see me lingering around a Bobbi Brown counter considering the stock up of Peach Sorbet – the Brightening Blushes look pretty perfect too. Shall I just kiss my money goodbye now?



  1. Samantha Marriott
    14 Jul 2014 / 7:19 am

    One of the few Bobbi Brown collections that I actually am gravitating toward!

    Sam xo

  2. Katie Males
    14 Jul 2014 / 7:30 am

    The sand palette sounds right up my street 🙂 the colours look beautiful! I've never bought anything from Bobbi Brown but I may have to now xx


  3. Mira Devils
    14 Jul 2014 / 7:32 am

    Omg the palette looks amazing!

    xx Mira


  4. Clementine Buttercup
    14 Jul 2014 / 7:36 am

    Makeovers at the Bobbi Brown counter are the inly ones I actually look forward to. Definitely booking an appt soon. This collection looks beautiful. www.clementinebuttercup.blogspot.co.uk

  5. Manouk Maat
    14 Jul 2014 / 7:58 am

    I love the eyeshadows but I hate the packaging.. That can really put me off.. Especially when they're that expensive.

    WOMANOUK (beauty and portrait drawings)

  6. Lauren Parker
    14 Jul 2014 / 8:03 am

    the eyeshadows look beautiful!

    Lauren| thatgirlcalledlauren.blogspot.co.uk

  7. Natalie B
    14 Jul 2014 / 8:05 am

    Such a beautiful collection! xx


  8. Kristine Esta
    14 Jul 2014 / 8:16 am

    They look amazing! I really want to try that out 🙂

  9. Sarah Willoughby
    14 Jul 2014 / 8:19 am

    You have such beautiful skin 🙂
    I am envious:P

    love Sarah

  10. nueyork
    14 Jul 2014 / 8:33 am

    I love both of these palettes so much, the aqua shades are so stunning.


  11. cheyenne
    14 Jul 2014 / 8:42 am

    oh wow! i'm not too big of a make-up girl, but this looks perfect. and i must say, so far i've taken quite a few of recommendations from your blog about make-up, such as a beautiful chanel lipstick everyone keeps complementing me on! so a big thanks for your good advice! and i'm definitely going to check these out.
    xo, cheyenne

  12. It's a blondiie thing!
    14 Jul 2014 / 8:43 am

    How pretty is the packaging, I love how Bobbi Browns products are always packaged. So sleek and professional, although I would prefer the eye palettes to be plastic. Looks like a great collection that I might just have to check out.

    Kristy | http://itsablondiiething.blogspot.co.uk

  13. Holl JC
    14 Jul 2014 / 8:59 am

    That palette is just divine x


  14. Lauren S
    14 Jul 2014 / 9:19 am

    the sand palette looks like my kind of heaven, perfect shades for natural smoke and colour !
    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  15. Stephanie
    14 Jul 2014 / 9:24 am

    I'm obsessed with this collection, it's so beautiful!


  16. Sara Chergui
    14 Jul 2014 / 9:28 am

    gorgeous eyeshadows !


  17. Amy Liddell
    14 Jul 2014 / 9:33 am

    Wow this looks gorgeous!

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

  18. A Girl and a Beauty Blog
    14 Jul 2014 / 9:37 am

    Oh hello more reasons to add even more neutral shades into my collection 😉 xx

  19. Julie Hoang
    14 Jul 2014 / 9:39 am

    Lovely palettes! Your brows look extra good here btw!

  20. Claire
    14 Jul 2014 / 10:06 am

    You love stunning Suzie, I wish I had the eyeliner gene 🙂
    xxx Claire

  21. Megan Lillie
    14 Jul 2014 / 10:12 am

    Oh wow, mega swoon-age at that Sand palette please?!

    Megan xo
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

  22. darlingdee
    14 Jul 2014 / 11:31 am

    This is stunning! I'm totally wanting this.

    You look beautiful Suzie


  23. Soffie Hicks
    14 Jul 2014 / 11:33 am

    My good god this palette looks like it's made of everything good in the world! I need to get my hands on it.

    Little Babe

  24. Laura
    14 Jul 2014 / 11:35 am

    The collection looks beautiful, it's a shame that Bobbi Brown is ridiculously overpriced in Australia!

    Laura | Breton & Blush

  25. Holly McLoughlin
    14 Jul 2014 / 11:56 am

    The palette looks amazing! x


  26. daisy walters
    14 Jul 2014 / 12:07 pm

    The more neutral colours are so so lovely!! <3

    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  27. B Ruhamania
    14 Jul 2014 / 12:13 pm

    beautiful make up*-*♥xx

  28. Daniella C
    14 Jul 2014 / 12:18 pm


  29. Glam O'Clock
    14 Jul 2014 / 12:49 pm

    Lovely review Suzie. I eye those each time I am at the department store. I swatch all of them on my hand but found some of the lightest eyeshadows very very sheer. The lipstick looks amazing! Lovely makeup look you created. Xo, Alexandra
    Glam O’Clock | Beauty Blog

  30. Sybil Mae
    14 Jul 2014 / 1:14 pm

    That looks like a stunning eye palette! 🙂


  31. Sara Fleming
    14 Jul 2014 / 1:37 pm

    Ohhh my, that palette!


  32. Ramsh' Ashford
    14 Jul 2014 / 2:00 pm

    Love the surf shades!

  33. Erin and Katherine
    14 Jul 2014 / 2:13 pm

    Love the packaging it looks so summery!!
    Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  34. Kate Wilson
    14 Jul 2014 / 2:23 pm

    I've read mixed reviews on this but I really want to try it! x

  35. Patricia B in France
    14 Jul 2014 / 2:36 pm

    I need that bronze eye color. This is such a gorgeous collection!

  36. Victoria
    14 Jul 2014 / 2:41 pm

    I love your eyebrows! The collection is so pretty, I love how Bobbi Brown always brings collections with neutral colours that are still quite unique 🙂


  37. Pippi
    14 Jul 2014 / 2:58 pm

    absolutely love this collection! both palettes and the eyeliner are beautiful!

    pippibee.blogspot.co.uk xx

  38. Laura Rose
    14 Jul 2014 / 3:08 pm

    that sand palette is perfect… oh how I wish I could afford it though!

    Rose and Weston x

  39. Cindy's Musings
    14 Jul 2014 / 3:19 pm

    The packaging is perfect!


  40. Dorothy SheGoesWear
    14 Jul 2014 / 3:32 pm

    I've been eyeing up this palette in HOF for a while now! I love Bobbi Brown make up.

    She Goes Wear – Lifestyle Blog
    She Goes Wear on YouTube


  41. Aerie Berrie
    14 Jul 2014 / 3:33 pm

    Love the lip colour xx

    BerrieBlogs {beauty and lifestyle blog}

  42. cardiffbeautyblogger
    14 Jul 2014 / 5:00 pm

    I love your makeup! That palette looks truly gorgeous! xx


  43. Fernanda
    14 Jul 2014 / 5:33 pm

    These lipsticks are looking a little too similar to the Revlon Lip Butters to me to justify the price tag. The Sand palette, however… That's got me drooling all over it, it looks incredibly gorgeous! I'm a neutrals/bronzey gal myself so this looks right up my street! xx

    Ferdie @ ferdies-place.blogspot.com

  44. Maddy
    14 Jul 2014 / 6:09 pm

    I especially love the look of the palette, but this collection is all so stunning! x
    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  45. TanjaWhatsername
    14 Jul 2014 / 6:15 pm

    This collection seriously looks so gorgeous! Both of the palettes are to die for.. :O

  46. Millie Fran
    14 Jul 2014 / 6:28 pm

    Those palettes are so beautiful! I don't usually go for high end makeup but those shimmers are just gorgeous x

  47. Anne-Dorthe
    14 Jul 2014 / 7:21 pm

    I need those eyeshadows!


  48. Rano Salman
    14 Jul 2014 / 7:33 pm

    Oh Lord what an amazing eyeshadow palette <3 so excited to try it out
    thanks for sharing it with us


  49. Kirsty Williams
    14 Jul 2014 / 10:56 pm

    I'd not seen the Surf palette before – the shades look so pretty xx


  50. Magee
    15 Jul 2014 / 1:21 am

    Yikes, this looks so good. I really don't need it, but now I kind of want it….
    love your blog! its one of my faves!

    Magee / Mageeski.blogspot.com

  51. trés beans
    15 Jul 2014 / 2:31 am

    so pretty!

  52. SophiaCharles
    15 Jul 2014 / 4:56 am

    oh my, that sheer lipstick is to die for! Love it!


  53. Maria
    15 Jul 2014 / 6:15 am

    Such pretty shades and lovely packaging! 🙂

  54. Selene Schirinzi
    15 Jul 2014 / 10:36 am

    beautiful beuatiful collection!

  55. Candy
    15 Jul 2014 / 11:10 pm

    Good lord! I'm not really a surfy, sandy, beachy kinda gal at ALL but dat gold tho…! I'm such a Bobbi addict, I may have to have to physically restrain myself…

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

  56. Humphries Frosino
    16 Jul 2014 / 5:16 am

    Nice,I love it!

    There it is a low price for celine bag online store

  57. Tori Russell
    16 Jul 2014 / 9:27 am

    The shimmery gold shade looks amazing! This looks like the perfect summer palette for a bronzed look.


  58. Plearn Nataricha
    16 Jul 2014 / 12:00 pm

    Amazing palette <3 Also I love you makeup in this post 🙂

    Kiss me Sunday // Bloglovin

  59. BeautybyKatie-x
    16 Jul 2014 / 4:59 pm

    I need these in my life, they all look so beautiful!
    I have to have these products. They're perfect and beautiful.


    Katie. x

  60. Lola and Lina
    16 Jul 2014 / 10:07 pm

    Love the palette! You look so pretty x

    L&L from sisterblend

  61. Michaela Fudges
    17 Jul 2014 / 5:02 pm

    Looks amazing, I wish a was rich so I could buy everything 😀


  62. Charlotte Jane
    18 Jul 2014 / 9:37 am

    These palettes are so gorgeous, I love the packaging too!

    Charlotte ♡

  63. Cristy
    19 Jul 2014 / 10:49 pm

    this collection looks sooo nice xx


  64. EveryElla
    20 Jul 2014 / 6:00 pm

    The Sand palette is perfection <3


  65. purfect diary
    21 Jul 2014 / 6:44 pm

    I love this post so much, I just tried out the new Surf and Sand palette.
    check out my blog?

  66. Jane
    25 Jul 2014 / 12:59 am

    Love the review, but you didn't touch on the best part of the collection– the fragrance!


  67. Molly Walsh
    03 Aug 2014 / 1:30 am

    I am a sucker for nude eyeshadow! Also LOVE Bobbi Brown, one of my faves!


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