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Hauling: Bobbi Brights Eye Palette

By bailaoragaditana · March 5, 2009 · 0 Comments ·

As I was browsing my usual makeup blogs on Christmas Eve, I wandered over to the Bobbi Brown site to drool all over the Artist Palette for Lips (again), which is a makeup junkie's dream but which I so cannot justify buying... (yet!)... and while I was there, I stumbled - completely accidentally - upon the Bobbi Brights eye palette, which is maybe even more lust-inducing!

First things first: The palette is little. Like 3.5 x 5 inches. A little bigger than an index card. Each shadow is a little more than 1cm in diameter - smaller than a dime.

Now, down to the nitty-gritty:

Overall: very pigmented, very soft, rich colors. All of them are very true - they definitely show up the same as they look. That said, I don't think that it's great for people who'll do brights a lot - it's better for experimentation. Or travel, which is what I'm going to use it for - so I can take loads of colors with me in very little space. If you're looking to go crazy with bold looks, the Coastal Scents palettes are probably a better deal - you get more colors and more shadow for less money.

Anyway, I'm off to lunch/dinner with a friend - Thai food! - and then a sleepover (a friend is having some issues), but I will update with looks/opinions later in the weekend. Hope this has been somewhat helpful, and thanks for reading!

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wow- it is so tiny! Thanks for posting so quickly. Can't wait to see what you will create with these colors :)

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Thanks for featuring. I was considering buying this, but was afraid the colors would be too bright for me. Now I just have to find a new eyeshadow kit to buy. :)

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I just love BB stuff! Thanks for sharing...

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Thanks, Baila! I haven't used any BB shadows, so am very interested to see the looks you create with this!

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I can't believe how tiny that is. The color payoff looks completely amazing though.

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WOwwwwww i REALLY REALLY like the color pay off
i might have to invest
i was going to get the coastal scents matte pallette- bc i have the shimmery one already and i wanted matte ones...so are they fairly matte?

<333 u!

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My jaanu - they are as matte as matte can be. Like, reallyyyy matte. But not chalky. And very blendable, which is yay. But it's tiny, and I know you'll be going crazy over the price. So you get the CS matte palette, and I'll play with that, and you can play with this one, and everyone wins because we have many more makeups! :-D

(Yes, people, we actually talk like this in real life. No, in many ways our friendship has not progressed beyond kindergarten. Back then we just played with Petite Miss palettes, though.)


i like the blues and purples!

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So fun! Looks like a great palette.

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Wow!!!! Lots of colors, and nearly endless combinations!

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Bobbi Brown

- BBU and Artist Lip palettes (anyone?)


- Rouge G L'Extrait gloss in Avarice & Luxure

Urban Decay

- Naked Foundation in 0.5

- Lip Junkie gloss in Naked2 and Strip

- Urban Lashes in Hot Number, Black Velvet, and Sly

- Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush

- Eyeshadows in Vanilla, Suspect, Kush, Busted, Cobra, Blackout, and Secret Service


- Larger Than Life eye pencils in Rue de Rivoli and Via Appia



Bobbi Brown foundations - Alabaster

Bobbi Brown concealer - Porcelain

MAC - NW15/NC15/Light depending on product

MUFE Hi-Def Foundation - 110 Pink Porcelain

MUFE Velvet Mat+ Foundation - No. 15 Alabaster

Hourglass Immaculate - Porcelain

Chanel Mat Lumière - Rose Clair


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