Bobbi Brown Bronze Tortoise Shell Eye Palette Review
NOTE: I did not buy this palette but swatched it and chatted with the Bobbi Brown lady for some time - so this is my thoughts on the product:
This palette looks a feel expensive. The editorial is beauty and makes you want to BUY BUY BUY because its soooooo pretty. But how does that translate into the product. Lets see…
You get 8 different eyeshadows in different finishes. At first glance i noticed it need more matte shades - but i always think that! The shadows are obviously smaller than the standard bobbi brown eyeshadows but thats understandable.
The matte eyeshadows swathed very smoothly as normal for bobbi brown. The sparkle eyeshadows went on glittery but VERY sheer which is a NO NO in my book. The metallic eyeshadows were highly pigmented which was nice. Lastly the shimmer eyeshadows went on sheerly - which for the price i wasn't overly impressed with.
For me this product has a killer editorial but lacks something in reality. For the price you pay i expected more pigment. But this is a personal preference - sheer eyeshadows do make for a more mistake proof makeup - so depending on your skill - this might be a good thing.
Overall this isn't a product i would spend my money on but i know a lot of people will love it.
Something of note - in Bobbi Browns first makeup books she talks about her love of everything MATTE. She talks about matte eyeshadows and her not liking shimmer on the cheeks... How times change eh.