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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Bobbi Brown The Essential Deluxe Eyeshadow & Face Palette Review and Swatches

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Not Sponsored: I purchased Bobbi Brown's The Essential Deluxe Eye Shadow & Face Set during Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale. I thought it was a pretty mix of soft neutrals (beiges, browns) and pinks. The packaging also caught my eye. I took the plunge and purchased it. I've used it for a month, so I'm ready to share my thoughts with you.


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  Bobbi Brown The Essential Deluxe Eyeshadow & Face Palette is  is Bittersweet

Bobbi Brown | Essential Deluxe Eyeshadow & Face Palette (Outer Packaging)
The outer box is really cool. Its an array of shades that you will find in the palette. 
Pinks, beiges and browns always look so pretty together. 


Bobbi Brown | Essential Deluxe Eyeshadow & Face Palette (Sleeve | Travel Case)
Within the box, is the eye shadow & face palette. There's also a sleeve/travel case to put the palette in. Its pink and made of sturdy material. Because its so flat and the palette itself is so chunky, I didn't think it would properly hold the palette. But it does (proved me wrong)! HaHaHa You have just enough room for the palette and space on either side so the palette won't slip. This sleeve could also be used for the many other palettes in your eye shadow collection. I know for me, when I travel, I'm always worried about packing eye shadow palettes. I don't want anything to break and get all over my other things. So something like this prevents a mess (to a degree - it has a snap closure) from happening.


Bobbi Brown | Essential Deluxe Eyeshadow & Face Palette (Palette & Swatches)
You receive 6 eye shadows, 1 bronzer, 1 highlighting powder, 1 illuminating bronzing powder and 1 mascara with this set. There's also a dual-ended brush to apply the eye shadows and line your eyes. The palette has a workable mirror. You have everything you need to add color to your face. I love the swirl design on the cover of the palette. It looks like marble. Everything swatched really well. Everything is pigmented. But when I looked at the swatches on my hand, I had a bad feeling. The makeup was very cool-toned. Which makes my skin look ashy & dull. I gave it a try anyway.


Bronzing Powder In Golden Light
This bronzer did nothing for me :P  Its not going to compliment everyone. In the past, I purchased a wonderful bronzer by Bobbi Brown. It was part of her Sandy Nudes Collection in 2015. Do you see the difference? It was warmer and lifted me up. This brought me down. So, the wrong bronzer can mess you up. I would suggest to the Bobbi Brown team to include at least one cool tone bronzer and one warm tone bronzer in these types of face palettes. But I don't know if that would even help, because everything seems cool-toned. She probably needs to offer two different palettes.


 Eyeshadows
In comparison to the Natasha Denona Biba Palette that I just purchased, I felt  these shadows didn't compliment me as well. You're also very limited in looks you can create with this palette. Despite the shades looking soft, I didn't feel they gave me a soft look. Again, these shades may look better on a lighter skin tone (as shown on the caucasian model below). As you can see, on the african-american model, the shades look very different. I didn't experience joy using this. HaHaHa This did come with a sample of her lipstick. Its called Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color. It feels really good on the lips (very creamy), is pigmented and has a nice shine without being sticky or too glossy. As you can see, I did a video for this, but I'm not going to post it because I wasn't crazy about the result. HaHaHa It was just ok.

Bobbi Brown | Essential Deluxe Eyeshadow & Face Palette (Smokey Eye Mascara) 
This palette contained Bobbi Brown's full size Smoky Eye Mascara (Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Bobbi Brown, Macys, Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sephora, Bergdorf Goodman, Selfridges, Harrods, QVC).  It's really good! Super black. It lengthens and provides volume. I have no qualms about it. It's described as "a kohl-pigmented mascara that delivers high drama by creating extremely black, stretched-out lashes in an instant." It's also paraben-free; sulfate-free; phthalate-free; sulfite-free; gluten-free.


So overall, this set was just ok. There was a lot of hit or miss. Not enough WOW for the price tag! Even if you like cool tones & neutrals, you can find better in a much cheaper palette. I just feel it's overpriced to just get OK & NICE results.

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