What a divine palette. There is no look, season or occasion that this would not be perfect for, it truly is Just Gorgeous.
I received this as a gift and I am absolutely over the moon with it, so that may have tinted my view but I think these 12 shades are so incredible I would have been just as happy if I’d gotten this as a treat for myself.
Firstly the packaging, all black and sleek with a firm closing lid is right up my street. It is sturdy enough for a busy life and still looks luxurious on a vanity or muji drawer.
There are cool and warm shades and a good mixture of matt and shimmery shadows. I don’t wear glitters on my eyes often and have been leaning towards all matt palettes lately, but because these are so buttery and soft they add a sheen or a slight sparkle without looking too chunky.
‘Ivory’, the top left shade is a perfect base shade or highlight. ‘Espresso’, bottom right is fantastic in the lash line for a softer liner option and I love ‘Naked’, 2nd row 2nd column, for my crease colour / transitional shade. I take ‘Truffle’ the shade under ‘Naked’ on a pencil brush under my lower lash line to add depth to the eye and make them look bigger and ‘Birch’, the shade above ‘Espresso’ in the outer v of my eye and slightly blend it out to elongate the eye.
I could not get Ivory to swatch at all, but as soon as I dip my brush in, the colour picks up beautifully, it is a matt off white eye shadow. The shades from right to left are Chiffon a sparkle, Golden Pink a metallic and Graphite also a sparkle.
The Second row is Gold, sparkle, Naked, matte, Nude Beach, metallic and Birch, matt. As you can see the glitters shadows are not super pigmented and give more of a wash of colour so they are great to layer over the matt shades, while the metallics make the shadows underneath them look almost wet. The third row has Smokey Topaz, metallic, Truffle a matt, Golden Bronze, metallic and Espresso also matt.
I have the feeling this was a limited edition palette however all the colours can be purchased as separates or you can custom make your own Bobbi Brown palette, with your favourite shades. I have just seen the ‘Greige’ palette while I was finding links, oh my goodness that’s going on my list to swatch, it looks incredible. If you’ve managed to bag that please leave a link to your website below.
Thanks for reading gorgeous people,
Till next time, Nicola x