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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette Review

Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette


Much like the sweet treat this palette is named after I couldn't resist indulging in the Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette despite the fact I have many neutral palettes collecting dust in my vanity.
What can I say I am a sucker for pretty things.

Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette
Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette

A quick note on the design of the palette - I'm not truly impressed when I pay £38 for one item of make-up I do expect a certain higher end feel. Yes the palette is very sturdy but constructed entirely of plastic, I don't know about you but this does not scream high end and luxurious to me?
Redeeming features are the great quality duo ended brush and that features a clear, well sized mirror inside which is handy for on the go applications and to the credit of Bobbi Brown all my palettes to date have worn well so perhaps the plastic coating has a purpose?

Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette
Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette
Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette

Inside the small black shiny casing you will find seven well sized eyeshadows, rather than compiling a broad
sweeping statement of the formula below I have given a colour run down of each shade and also how
it performs in terms of texture and pigmentation. In terms of wear I do find that the Bobbi Brown
formula's work best with a good primer (I tend to use Urban Decay's Primer Potion)
and don't really have a tendency to crease but some of the glittery shades can be tricky to blend out.
Generally speaking I get around 8 hours of wear from the matte formulations and closer to seven with the glitter textures.

Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette
Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette

Bone (matte) - An off white almost cream in shade eyeshadow, soft to the touch but not all that pigmented
and does have to be layered on for full colour pay off.

Stone (matte) - A deep, rich yet warm chocolate shade with a soft texture and moderate colour pay off, can double up as brow powder for most brunettes.

Frappe (matte) - A light golden toned matte burnt gold come brown shade (sienna?) that works rather well with blue eyes due to the warm undertone and could maybe be used as a brow powder for blondes or redheads. This shares the same formula as Stone above.

Caramel (sparkle) - A purple tinged taupe that gas tiny flecks of silver glitter dancing throughout, this is a fairly sheer formula and offers little colour pay off rather it adds a shimmering glitter effect to the eyes or other eyeshadows when layered on top. Despite being glitter based it has a soft non-gritty texture.

Champagne Truffle (shimmer wash) - A light golden tinged neutral that features a shimmer finish, soft to the touch with good colour pay off.

Cocoa (matte) - This is the lighter, cooler toned variation of stone and again can be used as a brow shade.

Rich Chocolate (matte) - A deep, almost black brown that is rich, intense and the most pigmented shade of the palette - those with black or almost black hair may find this a good brow powder option.

Excuse the pun but the Bobbi Brown Rich Chocolate Eye Palette has sold out like hot cakes and the only place I can currently list as a stockist is John Lewis where it is on offer for £35.55 - link

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26 comments:

  1. Lovely shades and I love that it's a good mix of shimmery and matte! Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. These shades look really nice (:

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  3. I was waiting for you to review this, considering everyone else has! I've said it and I'll say it again, it just looks like a brilliant palette!

    http://www.blogthiswithhannah.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. This is the most perfect eyeshadow ever! I'm in love! xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

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  5. Wow that's a really good price for such a gorgeous palette, I'm a sucker for nude palettes so this is right up my street. Perfect!
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  6. I'm seeing reviews of this palette on lots of blogs lately, and everytime I see a photo I want it even more! The colours are beautiful and right up my street :)

    overdosedemaquillage.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh god now I really want a chocolate eclair!! The colours in this palette are beautiful but for the price would like them to be a bit more unique! xx

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  8. This looks so good (the palette and the cakes too for that matter ;) ) I will get my hands on this!

    http://subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. aww isn't this palette goooorgeous! i keep reading reviews and thinking that i really want one *_*

    Ila x

    http://cleanserblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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  10. This looks beautiful ..but I really don't need another neutral palette lol.

    prettymadeup.blogspot.co.uk

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  11. Gorgeous rich shades and very wearable. Looks like a great palette.

    Liz xx

    www.theotherdress.co.uk

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  12. O bobbi Brown, you really do know the way to a natural makeup girl's heart!
    XOXO,
    KT
    Sequins,Mint&Makeup

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  13. ooo i loooove this palette. i need it in my life

    yukluistyle

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  14. Nice palette, but not sure if I could part with £38 for it lol xx

    michelles-beauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  15. ooh i don't think i've ever really seen/looked at a bobbi brown palette, but this one is gorgeous! i love the middle color
    xx
    Natalie | Salt & Sail

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  16. I want this SO bad, but I don't know if I can justify it with my 1984898784 other neutral palettes! The swatches are beautiful xx

    Gem │ ♥ │ Miss Makeup Magpie

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  17. Oh wow, that looks gorgeous! The shades remind me of the NARS & God Created Woman palette!

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  18. I have so many neutral palettes I dont need anymore but this is lovely!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  19. This is so nice, quick question - did you manage to resist eating your props?
    catrinteleri.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. This palette is so gorgeous, it makes me want to ditch my urban decay naked palette haha x.

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  21. This look like a must have palette! Love all the colours thanks for the post! :)

    Amy
    x

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  22. Oh my goodness.... this really does look good enough to eat!! I love all the shades, thanks for sharing!xx

    http://stylewithgracehairdesign.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. Whoa!! I love shades of brown such a lovely swatches. I want this one!!
    http://marrymemakeup.com/makeup-artist/

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  24. I don't normally bother with brown shades as I think sometimes they make me look tired. But this looks like a nice range :) Clare Elise

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