Thursday, November 15, 2012

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Shadow Palette - Review

From the moment I saw this palette I knew it had to be mine,
an array of super pretty neutrals all housed in an uber chic case...sign me up instantly.
I really should step away from neutral toned eye products but today is not that day!

Bobbi Brown packaging forever impresses me, it is always classy and modern with a lady like ring to it.
You would never guess to look at the Desert Twilight Palette that it is completely constructed from plastic
and the bonus of it being made in such way is that it is both sturdy and light weight,
not to mention the mirror inside is a great size and the duo ended brush is wonderful...not something
I thought i'd say about a freebie brush but it is the truth!

Inside the swanky pewter toned palette which is fairly dinky - it can fit into my palm with ease,
you will find 8 sizeable eyeshadows in various neutral, every day shades varying in finish.
Rather than ramble on aimlessly about formula I have listed the shade below and included what
formula each shade is and how said said preformed.

Navajo - Matte, off white - really poor in colour pay off, the weakest shade in the palette and one you really have to dig at to make it work.

Twilight - Metallic, slightly red tinged bronze - a great well pigmented shade that applies like a dream.

Pink Dusk - Metallic, slightly brown tinged mauve - preforms entirely the same as the Twilight shade above.

Water Color Pink - Sparkle (glitter), light cool pink with silver glitter - this is essentially a highlight shade,
very beautiful and subtle but not one for those who like great colour pay off.

Twilight Pink - Metallic, cool light pink - this applies smoothly and has great pigmentation.

Cement - Matte, light cool toned biscuit brown - creamy, soft and amazingly pigmented.
This is how all matte eyeshadows should be.

Dusk - Sparkle (glitter), mid toned pink/purple with silver glitter - very similar to Water Colour Pink
but goes on slightly deeper in tone, again a highlight shade.

Chocolate Mauve - I'm not sure how to describe the formula, essentially it is a matte purple tinged chocolate brown with lilac glitter - again this is beautifully pigmented and such an unusual shade with a soft butter texture, this makes a great alternative to black eyeshadow.

I am rather taken by this palette but must stress that some of the shades are fairly sheer and have been formulated to be this way, so some may be left disappointed in that aspect.
However if like myself neutrals are all you reach for then this is a great palette to add to your collection,
the shades with Navajo being the exception apply and blend well and wear when primed close to 9 hours.

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette  £48/9.2g vvia Bobby Brown - link

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  1. My my that water colour pink comes off stunning in the pics, so pretty.

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  2. I LOVE THIS and i really really need it in my collection :) Fingers crossed that i will get this as a christmas present or something. I love eyeshadow palettes like this~ The colours are really neutral and i know that i can get quite alot of use out of. However, i think that i have too many palettes like this including the Naked palette and also a MAC palette that i purchased a couple of years ago. Its quite surprising how the brush is really good quality though since most of the brushes in palettes tend to be rubbish. Thanks for sharing and reviewing, so jealous of you right now! xxx

  3. Im in love with this, I, like yourself, knew I had to have this as soon as I saw it and your blog post just confirms that!! Which at the moment isn't good as I cant afford it haha, but I WILL have it!! :D

    The Beauty Satchel xxx

  4. This palette looks lovely! Love the Christmassy photos too :) xx

  5. Neutral tones are the chicest! This looks super gorgeous :)

    Rachel from x

  6. That palette is beautiful! I seem attracted to every single neutral palette I come across these days, surely you can never have too many though..?! x

  7. that is so beautiful! This has to be mine for christmas!:)

  8. This is a beautiful palette. I love neutral shades.

  9. Very pretty palette. Love her stuff.

  10. Love it! Love my neutral palettes. This is gorgeous - the packaging is sleek, sophisticated and pretty. I want for xmas!

  11. I've been lusting after this palette like crazy but I don't wear shadow often enough to justify buying another palette. Maybe one for the xmas list.

  12. I do like sheers as well as very opaque colors. They both have their place so I would probably love this. Water Color Pink is simply beautiful!

  13. Love the shades, the finish, and how small the package is :D

  14. Wow - this looks amazing x x love bb products x x

  15. I agree with you, some BB eye shadows are FORMULATED to go on sheer, sometimes I wonder how does she do that? It's like she is stopping you from over doing it. lol I want to try applying them damp, I heard some people find they go on stronger that way. Sometimes the sheer ness can be frustrating.

  16. I'm pretty sure I NEED this palette in my life! Love neutral eyeshadows and these ones look amazing!! Lovely write up xox

  17. I agree with you some shades are too sheer, that puts me off as this palette was too expensive! xo

  18. beautiful shades, just not enough matte shades for me! looks lovely though :) x
    i'm currently having a blog sale including mac, mac LE, urban decay etc! x


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