Although I am not a big fan of eye shadow palettes, refillable palettes are another story! Apart from my MAC palette which you may have seen here, I have a couple of Z-palettes and my beloved Bobbi Brown 6 pan palette. Coincidently, the number of eye shadows + Blushes from Bobbi Brown are 6 *wink* and they fit perfectly with no room to spare!
There was a time when I was completely in love with and almost obsessed with everything Bobbi Brown! From skincare to makeup to brushes everything was and still is one of my favorites! I got this palette from Incheon Airport in 2012 and it has served me nicely since. It was for $10 when I bought it and the price hasn’t changed still.
The palette has a sleek and glossy black exterior, very similar to every other Bobbi Brown packaging. Its a bit hefty and very very prone to breaking, hence definitely not for traveling!
It houses a large mirror on one side, and 6 pan slots on the other. The slots are hollow, so when you pop your eye shadow pans in it you can turn it around and see the names and description of each.
I have 5 eye shadows and 1 blush in the palette. The eye shadows are:
1. Matte : Taupe – a cool toned medium brown, and Mahogany – a cool toned black-brown
2. Shimmer : Burnt Sugar (DC) a shimmer golden bronze, Velvet Plum – a cool plummy-purple-brown, Rose Gold – a rose gold with golden shimmer
I have one blush, Tawny which is a warm rose color with hints of brown and matte texture. Bobbi Brown eye shadows and blushes are very pigmented and buttery soft and the best that I have used. They are very expensive, but I find them to be very very good quality for the price.
I have gotten most use out of Taupe and Mahogany. Taupe is the most versatile shade and my most used eye shadow. Its the perfect cool toned medium brown crease color and when used on its own it defines my eyes like no other. I also like to use it sometimes for contouring, just a little bit under the cheek bones and it does the job.
Mahogany is very similar to MAC’s Brun eye shadow and I use it for the brows sometimes and also to smudge a black liner on the eyes.
I have not used Velvet Plum and Rose Gold much, as they are shimmery much and not something I’d wear everyday. Needless to say I have not been very mindful of wearing them otherwise either, but they are gorgeous nevertheless. You can swatches of the colors below.
I only wish the palette was as sturdy as some of Bobbi Brown’s palettes from limited edition collections, but for the 10$ price, there is only so much you’ll get! I really like to have this palette around at home with all the shadows and blushes that I’ll need and a big mirror! I wish there were slots for brushes too, well we are expecting too much!
Do you have the Bobbi Brown palette? Do you like it? Or is it something you’d buy? Let me know! 🙂
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