Bobbi Brown Retouching Wand | Review, Photos & Swatches

At a recent Bobbi Brown preview I spotted two new additions to their base product line up. The soon to be released Retouching Wand & the Retouching Face Pencil which will be marketed under their Retouching Franchise Fall 2016.

A few weeks ago I posted complete swatches of both new products on my Instagram and today i’ll be sharing a comprehensive review on the Retouching Wand which I’ve been testing out since.

Bobbi Brown fall 2016

 “invisible & weightless – like a magic wand for your skin”. – Bobbi Brown

The product is a hybrid between a concealer and foundation. Instantly erasing imperfections such as redness, and dark circles with a quick touch of the sponge. It’s said to feature a patented pigment technology that makes possible a formula light and virtually undetectable on the skin. Which I believe to an extent is true.

A quick look at packaging!

Bobbi Brown Retouching Wand

The product comes in a clickable pen.

Basically twisting the base pushes up the product, dispersing it via a sponge tip applicator. Although built in applicators aren’t my favoured form of packaging, i’m willing to get around it by regularly sanitising the tip with alcohol just so my germaphobic self won’t loose sleep.

The pen disperses product evenly without gloops and all you need is a quick pat with fingers to smooth everything into place.

Retouching wand


It’s a lightweight texture with sheer to medium coverage that blends onto skin easily. Unfortunately this is not very buildable and run the risk of sliding around if too much is applied. The naturally radiant finish however keeps the ‘retouched’ areas fairly unnoticeable. Although I do notice it creasing around the nose and emphasising any texture.

So far i’ve discovered they are great (paired with a BB cream) for day to day just to cover up redness around the nose and under eyes without looking makeup-y, and a good no-makeup makeup product for anyone who’s looking for that natural finish.

*I’ve been using the shade Medium (i’m a NC35 in MAC shades) and could also wear Light if I require a more brightened effect.


The only downside I see is the liquidy texture gets into fine lines so easily and require powdering the second this goes on. If you already have a decent share of expression lines, I foresee this being a difficult formula to work with.

Bottom Line

It’s a great product for on-the-go use. Touchups are easy and a no-mess product if you tend to do your makeup in the car.

I brought this along on a beach vacay and have been using it to coverup dark circles and redness. The product does in fact look very natural and covers enough to look presentable in a rush. I’ve been faking great skin without having to layer on tonnes of foundation. Yay!

If a natural makeup look is what you require, these are a good investment. They blend well over clean skin or foundation to perfect the complexion without it looking crape-y or fake.

Other Info

Bobbi Brown fall 2016 Retouching wand review

The retouching wand comes in 9 shades ranging from Porcelain to Rich, all with yellow to neutral undertones as expected from Bobbi!

Bobbi Brown retouching wand swatches

Available at counters from Sept 2016. Retailing at SGD64.

*Includes samples sent for review consideration.

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2015 Preview : Collection Photos & Swatches

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2015 Preview : Collection Photos & Swatches

Bobbi is back with her annual holiday collection and it’s a cool edit of delicious neutrals studded with shimmering jewel tones. Inspired by her recent trip to South Africa, this years collection is perfectly curated for any occasion the season throws at you. Be it a softly smoked eye or a bright pout. Bobbi’s got you covered!

There are two major lines within the holiday collection. Firstly the Sterling Nights colour collection which includes her seasonal mix of products and the gifting collection consisting of palettes and value kits which are excellent for.. well, gift giving.

I’ll take you through both, with a bunch of swatches and also a list of products I believed were the best of the bunch! So sit tight, take notes, and most of all, enjoy the delicious photos!

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2015

Starting off with the iconic Bobbi Shimmer Brick. This season we have a gorgeous pink version up for grabs!

Bobbi brown shimmer brick pink

It’s a mix of pink and rose gold strips (oh so perfectly on trend!) to deliver that shimmering rosy glow! This swatches very smooth and imparts a healthy dose of pigment. Not for the faint hearted. The formula wasn’t glittery though or chunky, and I liked that it was quite fine. The glow can be controlled depending on the brush you use. You won’t be left with massive glittery bits I promise!

Here’s a swatch.

Bobbi brown holiday 2015

As you can see, all the colours swirled together creates an almost lilac toned pink halo. Sooo GORGEOUS!

Next up, another favourite. The newish Art Sticks.

Bobbi brown holiday 2015

For gifting there’s a perfectly curated set of three. With Brown Berry being the new shade.

Personally I love these jumbo lip pencils. They are HIGHLY pigmented and the colours always appear true to colour on the lips.

Bobbi brown holiday 2015

Also swatching these three glosses one go. Available as a set of three.

bobbi brown holiday 2015

Next up! Brush sets!

Bobbi brown holiday 2015 brushes

There are two on offer. The Mini Brush Set perfect for your makeup bag and the Travel Brush Set which contains full sized brushes to take with you on vacation. Both come packaged in a silver leather case and a metal clasp opening. Very well made and such a luxurious gift to own.

Moving on to palettes, there’s quite a number to choose from ranging from SGD 64 – SGD 126. So you have something for every budget. Unfortunately I didn’t swatch them all. But I did get swatches of the largest one, the Deluxe Cheek & Eye Palette.

Bobbi brown holiday 2015

I must admit, most eyeshadows in this particular palette lacked good pigmentation. Only the blushes in my opinion were truly up to par with the regular range. I can’t comment as to how they would apply with a brush, but here’s a look at how they performed swatched.

Bobbi brown holiday 2015

The shimmer shadows did apply better than the matte shadows which I thought looked rather dry. However an eye primer should help loads with this palette.

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2015

Bobbi brown holiday 2015

And a closer look at these super cute mini sets.

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2015

Now moving onto the colour collection consisting of many exciting new products!

Bobbi brown sterling nights 2015

I have swatches of almost everything minus the palette seen here. (Do drop by here, for some gorgeous swatches of the eyeshadow palette!)

First up, my favourite. The brand new liquid Face Highlighters.

Bobbi brown sterling nights holiday 2015

I’m loving the feel of the packaging. It’s glass and very compact! (probably not ideal for lugging around in your makeup bag though) Plus the clean black with the simple Bobbi Brown logo looks so exquisite.

Here’re swatches.

Bobbi brown holiday 2015

According to the press release these are meant to be applied directly onto the face (after foundation) or mixed with a moisturiser/foundation for ‘buildable radiance’. The light reflective pearls impart a natural fresh sheen for that dewy, healthy, fresh look.

Bobbi brown holiday 2015

Also new to the Bobbi Brown portfolio are these baked Sequin eyeshadows. The celestial themed names seem fitting for these magnificent marbled beauties.

bobbi brown holiday 2015

They swatched with good pigmentation though seemed slightly dry to the touch. Overall I believe they’ll look even better over a primer and give it better lasting power.

Saving the the best of the colour collection for last. The lipsticks!

Bobbi brown holiday 2015

I found it soo hard to pick favourites as EVERYTHING swatched with great pay off and was silky smooth.

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2015

The unexpected pop of orange came as a sweet surprise and Nude a perfect shade nude with a hint of rose for Fall. You can’t possibly go wrong picking up any one of these to be honest.  I highly recommend!

Lastly, before leaving you with the price list for everything seen above, I hope you enjoyed this post and found it a worthwhile read! Do let me know which products caught your eye.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead,



Sterling nights collection

Sterling nights eye palette – $125

Sequin eyeshadow – $51

Face Highlighter – $63 (Exclusive to Ion and Tampines BB counters)

Lip Colour – $50

Holiday gifting collection

Deluxe Cheek & Eye Palette – $126

Mini Lip & Eye Palette – $64

Lip Gloss trio – $70

Art Stick trio – $86

Eye Shadow palettes (5 shadows) – $89

Shimmer brick – $74

Mini Brush Set – $168

Travel Brush Set – $288

Availability – At counters today! (1st Nov)