If you follow my blog you know I did a quick little "first look" at the Bobbi Brown
Nude On Nude Palette last week. Click here for swatches and more pictures. I didn't want to give a detailed review of it until I had made it past the new beauty product fog that we all find ourselves in when we get something new and shiny but I did want to get a little peak out there since this is Limited Edition incase you had an eye on it and wanted to act quickly and at least have some input. This was my first go with Bobbi Brown eye shadows, but as Bobbi is makeup royalty I had high hopes!
Packaging: The sleak black packaging has just about the same product as any of the Naked palettes from Urban Decay while taking up a fraction of the space. It is easily wiped clean of finger prints and has a good sized, nice mirror.
Functionality: This palette it ideal for so many looks. I know a lot of people would say "It's just another neutral palette." and yes, it is, but it is so smartly balanced with 5 matte shades, 4 shimmery shades and 3 sparkly shades. You can tell this was assembled by a makeup artist, picking what you need the most of and what you don't need much of. Mattes are so important to creating beautiful looks, for blending and adding depth, while shimmers are wearble and add contrast, sparkles are for pop. This palette is filled with looks for a bride to a night out and also day to day.
Formula: The pigmentation on the mattes are intense, the texture is buttery (Expresso is not as creamy but still smooth). The shimmers look on the skin as they do in the pan and are like velvet. The sparkles remind me of the new smoother reformulation of Urban Decay glitters, cutting down on fall out (not iliminating) while still giving a lot of glittery pay off. Though I would recomend a eye primer for glitter for maximum results on areas you want the glitter to be. I am impressed with the Bobbi Brown eye shadows and I doubt this will be my last purchase from the line. All of the shades also blend very easily.
All Around: I think this is a palette is well worth the $65 and is not priced far outside it's fellow neutral palettes. I will say that the pictures on Sephora made it look much more honey/gold/bronze warm toned than it is, I'm okay with that but if you are hoping for the colors depicted there, you may want to look at some other palettes. The colors I can't seem to get enough of are Chiffon, Naked, Smokey Topaz, Nude Beach and Birch.
Since getting the palette I have worn this look about 3 times which is a lot for me in about a week and a half. I used all my above listed favorite shades to creast this look and I think this palette is not only going to be a winter favorite for it's anglic glow to smoked out eye for parties, I think it will be a holiday favorite as well. I know I may be jumping the gun when it comes to talking about Christmas, but if you are a planner, this may be a great gift option for not just yourself, but for anyone from a makeup lover to a makeup beginner.
I hope this has helped you in your ever searching quest for the best and smartist makeup
purchases you can find. What do you think after reading this post, would you pick this palette up for yourself? Let me know in the comments. Thank you for reading and please follow my blog if you would like more post like this one. You can do that through Google+ or on Bloglovin'. I am also on Twitter, Instagram & Tumblr. Have a happy day!