Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful to Go Collection Review, Swatches, Photos

QVC recently had a great deal on the Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful to Go Collection with an auto delivery option that was a little hard to refuse.

This was $89 but QVC still has it available for a few bucks more at the moment and it’s well worth the haul as it’s a six piece collection that contains full size products and a whole heck of Bobbi goodies for the haul.

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The collection comes with the following items:

  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Patina Ink (deep golden brown)
  • Bobbi Brown Eye Shadow Palette with shades Navajo, a light tan; Taupe, a medium brown; Pebble Metallic, a neutral with sheen; and Chocolate Caviar, a deep espresso
  • Bobbi Brown Lip Palette with shades Raspberry Pink Lip Shine, a bright berry; Tulle Lip Color, a soft pink; Posey Glitter Lip Gloss, a medium pink; and Pastel Pink Lip Gloss, a sheer pink
  • Bobbi Brown Cheek Palette with shades Pale Pink and Desert Pink, both natural pinks
  • Bobbi Brown Travel Size Ultra Fine Eyeliner Brush
  • Bobbi Brown Travel-Size Face Blender Brush
  • Bobbi Brown Travel-Size Lip Brush
  • Bobbi Brown Travel-size Dual-Ended Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush
  • Makeup clutch

First off, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics are not exactly cheap. Breaking all of this down you’re looking at a very good deal. The blushes are full size, the gel liner is as well, plus you’re getting a brushes, a clutch, a lipgloss palette, blush palette, and an eye one.

If you never tried Bobbi Brown and you prefer more polished, sophisticated shades this set is the way to go.

On that note I will say for fans of the brand it’s an ickle disappointing. I ordered it right away without a second thought however if I thought it over I’d remember that I have hundreds of Navajo and Chocolate Caviar Eyeshadow already in other palettes. Head Desk! I admit the palette was a tad disappointing for me and I thought it was a little hard to work with.

You get:

  • Navajo (creamy white)
  • Taupe (medium brown)
  • Pebble Metallic (nude taupe shimmer)
  • Chocolate Caviar (deep espresso)

Normally they include a how to with these kits but this didn’t have one so I struggled with the palette a little. I ended up with Navajo as a color wash, Taupe in my crease, Pebble on my lid, and Chocolate Caviar over my gel liner.

It came out messy in my opinion as I really have a hard time with true nude shades like this. How Bobbi makes them look so easy to apply is beyond me.

Aside from that I liked everything else and I’m happy to have the items in my collection.

I like having the two blush pans in such a small, easy to travel with compact. The two shades are Pale Pink (bright pink) and Desert Rose (Dusky Pink).

The lip palette is very nice as well even though I’m normally not a fan of lip palettes.

Patina Ink is a very pretty brown with golden sparkle. I’m a big fan of Bobbi’s Eyeliner Gel so this was a plus to add to my stash

The brushes are also quite nice as I always think Bobbi makes some rather great mini sizes that work just as great as their full size sisters.

The clutch was a tad uneventful as it’s a thin material and you can’t stuff alot into it but it’s nice for holding spare change or smaller makeup items.

The set had a few ups and downs but overall I can’t deny the deal here as you’re getting alot of makeup. I will say that I understand where Bobbi was going with the look for this collection…fresh, natural, healthy…but I thought the pink lips and pink cheeks didn’t quite pair up so well with the nude eye look for me. I’d probably go a bit warmer on lips and cheeks with these shades but that’s just a personal preference.

If you never tried Bobbi Brown Cosmetics I highly suggest getting this as a introduction to the brand. If you are a Bobbi fan, well, just think a few moments prior to committing as many of the shades you MAY already own.

There is an auto shipment on this as well which allows you to order this set and get another set with new shades in October.

Without a doubt this is a deal!

You can get the set using item number A211846 for a one time purchase or item number A219063 to get a second shipment in October.

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This product was purchased by the Muse for review purposes.
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  • 6/9/11 20:38 Mary the Muse Militant:

    Wow, fab eyes ! Your eyelashes look amazing and the eyeliner makes your eyes look bright and defined.
    This is a great look on you.


  • 6/9/11 21:13 Nikki:

    That’s a lovely set! I own the pretty poweful palette and i wonder why we don’t have the same “set” as you do there 😀 Gorgeous blush shades!


  • 6/9/11 21:45 Risu:

    Thanks for the swatches, Muse!
    How are the quality and consistency of the eyeshadows? I understand sometimes mattes are hard to work with…


  • 6/9/11 22:34 terry:

    it looks awesome, at least to a makeup newbie like me… too bad bobbie brown is so ridiculously priced here in HK. ._. thanks for the great post!=D


  • 6/10/11 9:39 2sillybugs:

    May I ask what, if anything, you use as a undereye concealer?

    I like that lip color on you. I have nothing Bobbi Brown and currently have similar colors already in my collection, that’s why I didn’t pick this up when I saw it on the Q.

    I enjoy coming to your blog during the day, it give very honest reviews, it’s my escape, LOL!


    • 6/10/11 9:46 the Muse:

      oh gosh yes I use concealer 2sillybugs ;-D hahaha if I went without it that would be scary. I’m constantly rotating concealers but my fav is Kevin Beautymaker’s Aqua Concealer. aw shucks thanks hun ;-D I appreciate that greatly xoxoxo!

      I have a ton of concealer reviews if you need them:


  • 6/10/11 11:18 colette:

    slightly off topic but…..Muse did you get the BB shadow options palette by chance? I’m loving mine!


    • 6/10/11 11:19 the Muse:

      I have no and I’m liking the looks of it colette ;-D def have to check that one out!


  • 6/10/11 11:52 Sarah S.:

    Wow, BB usually bores me but I’m digging their tortoiseshell palettes coming out and that gel liner is G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!


  • 6/10/11 14:22 JoElla:

    I passed on this TSV, I have most of the colors, and will troll ebay forthe eyeliner.


  • 6/10/11 23:08 Soo:

    the Dusty Pink blush and that brown eyeliner look fab


  • 6/11/11 12:34 Musebeliever:

    Bobby Brown products look so nice but they are waaaaaaay too prece-y for me. *sigh*


  • 6/27/11 14:58 Jenn:

    Do you have color names for kit #2 for this fall????? PLEASE?


    • 6/27/11 15:06 the Muse:

      I don’t know Jen, sorry.


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