Ahh the Bobbi Brown Sparkle Glamour Quad, one of Bobbi’s more unique and different offerings this Holiday wouldn’t you agree? If you’ve played with it already, chances are you’re thinking that it’s very different for Bobbi and you might even be scratching your head and wondering exactly what to say about the quad. The texture and formula of the eyeshadows included are far different from anything I’ve personally tried from Bobbi Brown before and are interesting, to say the least.
Let’s have a look!
The Sparkle Glamour Quad includes a highlighter shade plus three smoldering, smoky eyeshadows, each infused with fine, light-catching glitter.
These are dubbed as three smoky shades and one highlighter but for the life of me I couldn’t firgure out which was the highlighter shade. Is it the top right or the bottom left as each of these are softer, gentler shades. Either way you splice it, all are very gorgeous, different eye shadows particularly due to their formula.
The shades include Pink Glitter Sparkle Eye Shadow, Smoky Sparkle Eye Shadow, Moonlight Sparkle Eye Shadow and Sandy Sparkle Eye Shadow. One of the interesting things about the palette is you’re looking at a single powder that connects each shade. They appear to have a base of dirty gold and each is nestled into that base. The shadows almost appear as single pressed powder. It’s an interesting design to say the least.
Texture wise they run a little gritty, not alot but a little since they have some serious, hardcore silver glitter infused into the mix. Lucky enough this glitter (no, this isn’t shimmer, it’s glitter, damn straight!) is very fine so you aren’t left with chunky bits flying all around. The shades are a tad weak in the pigment department and have more glitter to them than actually color pay off but none the less with a little help from a sponge applicator you can rock and roll really nicely and build color up for a bit of pop.
They do prove difficult to work with. I heard woes of the shadows falling off in large chunks as soon as a brush hit them however I haven’t personally experienced that however fall out is a major problem. I really had a problem getting them into place without ending up with ALOT of silver glitter below my eyes and on my cheeks. This glitter proved really difficult to clean up afterward.
- Those who want something a little bit different and a little bit unique from Bobbi (I haven’t quite seen anything like this from her before).
- Those who want a subtle smoked eye with a bit of sparkle.
- Aging eyes who like the idea of sparkle in an easy to use shadow (Fall out does present a problem but with a lighter hand these do a great color wash with a hint of nice sparkle for aging eyes).
- Anyone wanting a good over shadow for eyeshadow (use a more pigmented shade of color on your eyes and top with these for a bit of sparkle)
- Anyone who can’t stand glitter, shimmer, or sparkle (this quad is laced with it).
- Those who can’t deal with fall out or just hate the problem of fall out (the quad proves irritating to work with when it comes to cleaning up fall out).
- Anyone who’s a bit on the clumsy side and drops things, etc…(the shadows are pretty delicate, one drop and it will likely shatter the shadows into a million pieces, so be ware).
Although it has a few bad reviews floating around I generally liked the Bobbi Brown Sparkle Glamour Quad. I thought it was unique and different from any other Bobbi Brown palettes I own. I definitely find the fall out very annoying and do feel the glitter can be overly done if I’m not careful but regardless I think it makes a rather simple, sophisticated eye look. A sponge tip applicator is the key to success as well since this builds up color really well since in some cases the glitter can over power any pigmentation the shadows actually have. Note: My FOTD below def has some major fall out, I had a hard time cleaning it up!
It has a bit of bad to it but I liked it regardless.
I know some of you own it so please do share your thoughts on it!
P.S. That’s Smashbox O-Gloss Gold on my lips! They better bring it back full time, love this stuff!