Ahhh I hold in my hand a little beauty of a palette, the Bobbi Brown Denim and Rose Palette.
A palette for face, lips, and eyes themed around everyone’s fav fabric, denim.
I thought the Bobbi Brown Denim and Rose Palette packed a whole lot into a little space. The variety plus the introduction of many new shades, makes it a rather ideal pick for those who haven’t tried Bobbi Brown Cosmetics and of course, wonderful for those familiar with the brand as you won’t run across to many reruns.
It contains a total of 5 shadows, 4 lip products, and one blush. You can create a variety of looks with the palette and still have ideas left over for later plus it’s packed into a very small space making it ideal for travel.
The palette is a hard shell covered in denim. Don’t think that the denim design makes it flimsy because it has a decent weight to it and should travel well since the contents are packaged tight.
You’ll get a single rerun in the palette, Navajo Eyeshadow. Now Navajo could prove disappointing for some since it’s one of Bobbi’s favorite shades that she includes in almost every palette she releases. However, the rest of the shades are all brand new so I felt things evened out in the end and I wasn’t too rant-y about Navajo’s reappearance.
Along with Navajo you’ll get Gray Denim Eye Shadow (matte gray), Pink Granite Sparkle Eye Shadow (grayish pink), Dark Rinse Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow (full on navy denim blue), Iced Lilac Glitter Lip Gloss (sugary shade of white lilac), Hot Rose Lip Gloss (wearable fuchsia pink), Cool Rose Creamy Lip Color (dusty rose), Indie Rose Creamy LIp Color (brownish dusty rose), and Pink Rose Blush (dusty sheer pink).
The contrast of textures is interesting and a little intimating at first glance due to the mattes featured in the palette. I’m curious how Bobbi would use the mattes as I’m still struggling with them.
For my look below I lined with Dark Rinse (Dark Rinse is kinda Denim’s older sister) and applied Pink Granite all over my crease and lid.
Needless to say the shades are all very pigmented, blend easily (aside from the mattes), and have a smooth formula.
I struggled a fair bit with the mattes because I always find matte formula’s difficult to work with. I also felt there were slightly out of place in this palette. Navajo is workable but I’m unsure how Gray Denim fits in.
I wasn’t keen on Iced Lilac as it’s a bit too mod for my tastes but this is more about preference of color rather than anything bad.
Sadly, as gorgeous as the palette is, it does suffer from a fair bit of kick up causing shadow and blush to mix with the cream lip colors and gloss. This can become fairly messy (and gross) quickly if you aren’t careful during application.
- Anyone looking for a palette that covers lips, eyes, and cheeks!
- Anyone interested in taking on the blue trend that’s upcoming for Fall 2010.
- Anyone who enjoys Bobbi Brown Palettes!
- Anyone who doesn’t have the patience to deal delicately with a palette (rushed application will make for a messy palette that kicks up powder shadows and blush into the lip products).
- Anyone who doesn’t like mattes mixed with sparkles (some may struggle with the matte side of this palette as I did).
- Women who aren’t keen on sparkly, shimmer bits (This contains a fair bit of shimmer).
Although I had a few downfalls with the palette, I still enjoyed much of what was in it. I like how handy it’ll prove during travel (covers all the essentials) plus the denim design is cute. Bobbi Brown fans will see the potential of the palette and want it right away or at least being a Bobbi fan I think they will. It’s probably one of the more compact palettes I own from the line as it’s smaller than the normal face palettes that they put out. The overall look achieved should be rather flattering on brown eyes as I always find blue really adds some extra mystery to my eyes.
The Bobbi Brown Denim and Rose Collection will be available in July or get it now online at Nordstrom.
(Eyes: Dark Rinse, Upper Lash Line Pink Granite Lid and Crease Cheeks: Pink Rose Lips: Indie Rose with a dab of Iced Lilac on top!)
Anyone hauling the Denim and Rose Palette?