Bobbi Brown's Fall Eye Palette Collection
are out and available for purchase this week.
I believe that I had sworn myself off Bobbi Brown for the rest of this lifetime and my next one after my fiasco with the Sand and Surf Palette
(go on click it you'll see the drama I mean)!
But it seems that I'm a glutton for punishment because I decided that I'd just have a tiny sneaky peek at these new palettes when I was breezing through Nordies
, I do that occasionally, breeze through department stores, I'm that fabulous!
Where was I?
Oh ya, Bobbi Brown!
Yours truly wasn't happy enough sneaking a tiny peek! The Muse got a bad case of Limited Edition anxiety and ended up purchasing 3 of the 4 palettes (she wants the fourth by the way).
So the sales girl sold me some gimmick that these are tripled pigmented. I've never heard of anything being tripled pigmented but ok it sounds good to me that must mean I need these right? Obviously that was the case because I walked out out of the store swinging a $150 bag of palettes! Somebody stop me please!
All in all I have to say that these are pretty brilliant. I think this is Bobbi Brown's apology to me for the crummy Sand and Surf
. I've come to the conclusion she may have just realized how it truly sucked and decided she must redeem herself in the Muse's eyes thus she created the Metallics Collection.
Ok first of all these may very well be tripled pigmented. These have some heavy duty color going on here. Color so bright, vibrant and eye popping that one swipe of my brush is all I need, no going back for second swipes!
Secondly, if you're insane for shimmer, these are the palettes for you! Highly, intensely shimmer packed! I'm talking fall out all over your cheeks and face! The SA I spoke to said apply the shadow prior to my foundation because I'd need some serious clean up time with these! And she is indeed right! These have to be applied super carefully to avoid a ton of chunky shadow falling all over your face! These are really an interesting texture. Very thick for a shadow but also loose. It's almost as if the shadow was a loose pigment and pressed into the palette. As soon as you swipe a brush across a color it comes away with a ton of loose powder!
I haven't really used these yet on my eyes just swatched them on my hand and all in all I have to say these are a big thumbs up for me! If you're currently looking for the perfect Fall palette I'd totally nab one or two of these.
The good news is the Muse approves and gives them a big fat recommendation for purchase. The bad news is these are costly as hell at $45 per palette!
I personally recommend all four if you have the spare change hanging around but if you don't I recommend going with either Forest Metallics or Burnt Sugar Metallics.
Burnt Sugar is probably the most versatile. It has a really good solid gold in it that can be used with just about anything you currently have. Of course the entire point is to use the palette's three colors but you can easily take any of the three colors and use them with single shadows you may have. This palette is quite interesting to pair up with browns, golds, and even oranges or peaches!
The other two I got were the Forest Metallics and Midnight Metallics. Now the Velvet Plum palette is a mystery to me as it looked almost identical to the Burnt Sugar except darker. I didn't notice any plum in it just brown, brown, and more brown! I'm still tempted to purchase it as that weird Pokemon feeling comes across me with cosmetics. You know the feeling right? Have to collect them all!
Well..I leave you with some pictures and a first impression! I'll get around to doing a deeper review when I used them on a full eye look plus do some FOTD's
Burnt Sugar Metallics
Labels: Bobbi Brown, Fall Collections 2007, First Impressions