Friday, 7 March 2014

Bobbi Brown Bronze Eye Palette

This palette came out in Australia along with two other palettes around beginning of February. I remember receiving an email featuring these palettes as valentine's gift ideas. I didn't think much of it as it just looked like any other ol' neutral palette. And let's be honest here, I'm really not in need of anymore eyeshadows. So have a guess what I did when I walked past a Bobbi Brown counter (still not interested at this point) and gave the shadows a little swatch. Yup, that's right. Told the SA to shut up and take my money. Well...I didn't tell her to shut up because that would just be rude but I did drop my credit card on the counter and uttered the shopaholic's default speech setting "I'll take it".

If you are familiar with Bobbi Brown, you'd either have heard of or know from experience the amazing spot-on quality of her products. He eyeshadow palettes don't differ from her permanent range in any way if not be even better. The packaging is a new metal magnetic enclosure which I love and believe is more sleek than the original black plastic packaging secured by a clip. It is highly reflective and looks a million bucks. Or 80. 

palette on the right is the illuminating powder
This palette contains four colours. Gold - sparkle eyeshadow, Amber - shimmer wash, Toast - matte and Rich Bronze - metallic. I like that she included a shade from each of her "finishes" range. Amber jumps out at you as a gorgeous champagne rose gold with soft shimmer peeking through the pigmentation. Toast is a beige crease colour which has the slightest tint of terra-cotta coming through which set's it apart from the single eyeshadow neutrals. The palette colours are definitely more vibrant I'd say.

With these colours, I prep my eyelid with MAC's Groundwork Paint Pot. This makes it easier for the colours to come through rather than packing on the eyeshadow. For about one week I used this eyeshadow quad every day. I just couldn't get enough of Amber. I still can't get enough of it. If anyone reading this blog entry have any power over Bobbi Brown company or Estee Lauder, please include Amber into the permanent single eyeshadows. 

The eyeshadows are very long wearing and with a proper primer, it doesn't crease at all. For the neutral eyeshadow lover, this is definitely a splurge that is well worth the money.

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