Bobbi Brown Antigua Face Palette Review and Swatches
I dare do say that Bobbi Brown excels at the natural look doesn’t she?
Well, that’s what the Bobbi Brown Antigua Face Palette is all about!
What Is It?
A Caribbean inspired palette to give you that well-rested, seaside glow.
So you like really natural makeup looks? The Bobbi Brown Antigua Face Palette is for you! Don’t expect drama, don’t expect hooray…this is a very basic palette for creating a super natural look for the Summer. It’s kinda one of those palettes I’d see myself taking on a cruise or packing away for a holiday getaway as it contains the essentials, nothing more, nothing less.
The palette’s made up of three lip colors, three shadows, and one illuminating bronzer.
Now Bobbi’s version of a bronzer is very different from any other bronzer around. Many of her illuminating bronzers come in incredibly wearable shades of dusky pink and rose. Needless to say the star of this palette is the Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzer in Antigua which is a gorgeous shade of pinky peach that is very subtle yet manages to evoke a sun kissed splash of color that works beautifully on many skin tones.
Also included are three basic shadow shades which are the typical array of shades that Bobbi includes in many of her palettes. You get Navajo (matte white), Oat Eyeshadow (soft mocha beige matte), and Caviar Eyeshadow (black matte). I find the best way to use these would be to apply Navajo as an all over color wash, a bit of Oat in the crease, and a tiny bit (don’t over do it) of Caviar along the upper lash line used as a liner to open eyes up!
And finally you also get three Bobbi Brown Lip Colors in Kitten (Nude Pink), Pink Ballet (True Pink), and Azalea (Berry).
The overall look with the palette is simplicity at it’s best as it gives just the right amount of glow to your cheeks and just the right amount of elegance lent to your eyes. The palette works best at creating a minimal makeup look that says yes, I have makeup on but no, I did not over do my look. It’s casual chic that can work as a fun day look or an elegant evening look!
Bobbi tends to use Navajo and Caviar Eyeshadow in ALOT of her palettes so this could make the Antigua Face Palette an uneventful pick if you already own these shades.
Who Might Like It?
- Natural makeup lovers will adore it!
- Anyone who wants a travel friendly palette for simple yet elegant makeup!
- Bobbi Brown lovers!
- Anyone who hasn’t tried Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzers (I LOVE these and think they are absolutely essential if you’re a bronzer hater. They just WORK!).
Who Might Not Like It?
- Anyone wanting the drama (this leans more towards simplicity at its best).
- Anyone who already owns alot of Bobbi’s matte shadows.
- Anyone who already owns Antigua.
(Cheeks: Antigua Illuminating Bronzer Eyes: Navajo: All Over the Eye, Oat: In the Crease Caviar: Used as a liner, upper lash line Lips: Azalea)
The palette is an elegant piece and I can’t rightfully say there is a single thing wrong with it aside from the rehash of shades that Bobbi tends to favor in many of her face palettes. It’s a good starter palette for anyone just getting into Bobbi Brown, beginners to makeup, or mature women in favor of a more natural look. The palette is ideal for travel so that’s one reason I absolutely adore it as it packs a whole lot of pretty into one place.
Available exclusively online at www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com
What do you think?
Note: Apologies for the crummy swatch photos. My camera was being bishy!
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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