Bobbi Brown palettes are often too beautiful to use, but hey, someone's gotta do it! How else would I be able to review them for you? Haha. Seriously though, the new Bobbi Brown Luxe Eye Palette (P3,200) is a sight to behold. It comes in a chic silver case that has a mirror-like surface, housing six silky eyeshadows and two small brushes.
The layout of the palette is different from the usual, as is the size (it's bigger). I wouldn't be using the brushes since I find them too small and unwieldy. And the eyeshadows? Well, they have good pigmentation, this gorgeous sheen and ultra-smooth texture - quality typical of all Bobbi eye colors. The six eyeshadows also come in different finishes, from matte, metallic, shimmer, and sparkle!
The first three colors on the left side of the palette look similar, but they aren't. Cream (top left) is a yellow-white matte shade for brow highlighting, Pink Opal (mid-left) is a shimmery, slightly pink silver shade, while Oyster Grey (bottom left) is a light silvery taupe ideal for crease contouring.
Cream, Pink Opal, Oyster Grey, Pink Pearl, Pink Lilac, Espresso
Yup, the palette is definitely heavy on the silver. On the right side we have Pink Pearl (top right), a pearlescent pink-lilac for the lids, Pink Lilac (mid-right) twinkly pink and silver meant as a topper, and Espresso (bottom right) a matte charcoal.
The Bobbi Brown Luxe Eye Palette makes for a nice day look! I'm also wearing the Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color in Raspberry. It's a new release, and as you can see, it's not sheer at all! Very lovely.
The colors are all pretty and pigmented in a couple of layers, however, they are cool-toned. If you have beige, pinkish fair skin then these will be nothing short of flattering. If you have yellow, warm skin then it is better to invest in warmer Bobbi Brown palettes with a lot of gold and red bases in it. If you're a bridal makeup artist, I think this is a great addition to your kit!
As for me, I find the palette to be a nice collection of lid washes (not counting Espresso). I would mix it with warmer colors on the crease and outer-v, to give more definition and contrast to the heavy silver. :)
How about you, is this a palette you would love to have in your collection?