14 April 2012

Bobbi Brown Pastel Eyeshadow Palette with Swatches

Hello,
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The other day I posted showing the lovely new Eye Palette that I picked up from Bobbi Brown so today I wanted to tell you a little more about it and what makes it so very lovely :)
I went into The Cosmetics Company Store looking for a nude shade to fill the void that had been left after my Chili Pepper nude had run out and when I saw this set I knew straight away it was everything I wanted and more. The shade I needed was "baby pink" which is the second shadow along. This is the perfect colour to apply as a base all over the eyelid. I also use "ivory" every day to highlight the brow bone which is the first colour in the palette.
This palette contains seven shades in total; three matte shades and four shimmer shades. Depending which brush you use to apply the colour, the shimmer shades can look very sparkly or a light shimmery colour which is useful for people like me who don't always want to look particularly glittery. It also makes it very easy to carry the colours in the palette from day to night with little effort.
sorry for the light swatches, the camera had a job to pick the subtle colouring up.
The Colours:
From left to right we have Ivory, Baby Pink, Champagne, Quartz, Platinum, Iced Blue, Rockstar and Mahogany

Ivory, baby pink and mahogany are the matte shades in the set and all apply very pigmented even with a small amount. Mahogany is probably the only colour in the set that will receive little use because I find dark browns too much on my fair skin, even with a smokey eyed look.
Champagne is a soft golden shade which us beautiful for highlighting the brown bone and for applying as the base for a smokey eye.
I think my favourite of the metallic shades however is rockstar which is a fairly light silver gray shade that is packed with glitter. This colour is great for using in the crease of the eyelid to add depth to a look and if applied with a small brush, also looks very pretty on the bottom lash line as a subtle liner to widen up a dark rimmed eye

The Brush:
Included in the palette is a double ended eye brush. There is a soft, fluffy brush which can be used to apply a base colour all over the lid and to smudge in darker shades, and there is a small, stiffer brush which can be used to apply with more precision along the base of the lashes, on the bottom lash line and in the crease of the eyelid. Together these brushes allow you to create some lovely effects using the colours in the palette so this is a great addition that I am grateful for. This also makes the palette that little bit easier to use on the go as you don't have to lug brushes around with you getting them dirty in the bottom of your handbag. There is also a mirror inside the lid covering the whole surface area of the palette which is big enough for you to use properly without only being able to see a tiny part of your face.

The Verdict:
I honestly adore this palette. The colours are gorgeous, the brush is useful (and not made of sponge!!!) and the longevity of the colour is great. You can comfortably wear every single shadow in this set knowing that the colour will stay put all day with no creasing and still look as pretty at the end of the day as when you apply it. I would thoroughly recommend this kit to everyone and also believe that it is a great example of getting the value that you pay for. The perfect pastel palette.

Annie x

3 comments:

  1. These look like such gorgeous colours :)

    Laura xoxo

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  2. lovely palette the colors look so pretty.

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