As the temperatures go up, our skin is faced with a whole new set of challenges that must be faced as effectively as possible. Making a few changes in our makeup kit becomes almost imperative, not only in order to stock up on effective summer appropriate products, but also to keep up with the latest makeup trends of the season. The natural, barely there makeup style remains as popular as always this season and the Bobbi Brown brand has created a fabulous new collection to help you master this look to perfection.

The motto of the collection: “You – Only Better” illustrates more than clearly the mission of the brand: helping women highlight their best features through a minimalist makeup that will put them on the spotlight and that will make their self confidence soar. As far as the inspiration for the new collection is concerned, the well known makeup artist confesses that the beach remains one the best sources: “From bronzers to the light shimmery glosses, the Almost Bare collection creates the gorgeous sun kissed look you get after a day at the beach, one of my favorite sources of inspiration.”

Bronzing Powder For the perfect sun-kissed look, a premium bronzing powder is definitely a must have staple. Designed to mimic the natural tan hue while creating a product that is extremely easy to wear, being comfortable on the skin thanks to the mica free formula, the brand offers two mesmerizing limited edition hues (priced $33 each) that will undoubtedly compliment darker skin tones:

Deep Chocolate

Rich Cocoa

High Shimmer Lipglosses A symbol of seduction and femininity, luscious, kissable lips are one of the most attractive features a woman can emphasize. If tinted lip glosses are your go-to products when trying to achieve a fabulous look, the three limited edition shimmery lip glosses ($22 each) with a doe-foot applicator for an easier application and a better coverage will surely spark your interest. The hues you’ll be able to choose from are:

Pink Tulle



Almost Bare Fragrance Because no makeup collection would be complete without an alluring perfume that captures its essence, Bobbi Brown reintroduces a classic scent that is perfectly suited for hot summer days. The Almost Bare fragrance ($60) blends jasmine, amber, Italian Bergamot and Violet notes for a unique, alluring scent that will leave a subtle, yet powerful impression.

The collection is available starting with May 2011.

Photo courtesy of Bobbi Brown