Bobbi Brown True Violet Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow Review, Swatches, Photos

Ah I know some of you were curious about the new True Violet Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow that Bobbi released with the Nudes & Neons Collection.

Take a peek let me know whatcha think!

Bobbi’s known for her tame shades of color so True Violet definitely lends a little edge to her eyeshadow collection!

This one is a shimmer wash so it does have subtle shimmer highlights but nothing over the top. Texture is a little drier so it does have the feel of a matte shadow and the finish of one and yes, the application of one. Meaning it can go patchy if you aren’t careful so a sponge applicator is always a great tool for building color slowly for a smoother finish.

The color itself is a bit daring for Bobbi Brown considering her track record with softer shades of color plus hey Bobbi is all about nude. That in itself makes True Violet a pretty unique find.

The color is a true violet with just the right amount of purple in the mix to create a vibrant eye look. I find it pairs up very well with it all over the lid, blended into the crease, and and a bit of black liner on the waterline for a bit of a bold finish.

True Violet deserves a swatch if you’re a Bobbi fan as the shade proves unique to her catalog and in general as there isn’t a ton of violets out there in my opinion, purple yes, lilac sure, but not a variety of violets.

If she’s calling your name she’s available now at Bobbi Brown counters or online at


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  • 1/10/12 23:10 Nancy:

    I love it so Much I got both of the new bright single shadow and the Nude Palette. LOVE IT!!!!!!


  • 1/11/12 8:45 JenJ:

    Dooooooh! I was just on her site last night looking at stuff! *hides*


  • 1/11/12 15:00 Majick:

    Thankfully I have this color in a few other brands/formats. I have a T. Tarantino palette and one of the shades is very similar.
    I have an old Stila compact and one of the shades is similar.
    ALso, BE has a few colors like this as well.
    PHEW! I had to type that to really talk myself down. LOL This is a really beautiful color.


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