November 13, 2009

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow Review and Swatches

Oh baby how I’m loving the new Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow! It’s like dressing my eyes up in liquid metal. So gorg! Available now in three gorgeous shades after this review I guarantee you’ll want to haul.

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 1

Check ’em after the jump!

Bobbi has metallics and sparkles but now she has chrome baby! These are really super nice and quite different from anything Bobbi Brown currently offers. Now you may think, “oh well chrome is probably the same as the metallics already offered…” I thought the same thing, big differences, promise.

Here’s the deal, intensity wise, these are probably the most pigmented of Bobbi’s shadows that I’ve tried to date. They are mega pigmented and have this interesting liquid metal look about them. The shadows are buttery smooth and blend like a dream. As you apply the shadow almost glides on as if it’s wet or a cream…like you’re painting the shadow on your lid.

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 10

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 8

These couldn’t come out at a better time as the shades are all super festive. Shade wise I’m a little disappointed as they kept it to a three shade selection, I’d so love if they did a few more shades like maybe a purple or a pink…that would be killer. The shades they did release are all festive for Holiday parties and evenings out particularly New Year’s Eve.

The shades are Silver, Gold, and Pewter. Gold is my favorite of the bunch as it makes for a great warmer look. Silver would be stunning paired up with black for a smoky look.

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 6

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 11

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 10112

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 10126

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 10124

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 10122

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 5

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 2

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 1018

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 1015

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 7

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 3

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 10115

Bobbi Brown Chrome Eye Shadow 10117

Overall, I think all three are worthy of a haul if you like intense, dramatic shadows. These bring it for sure and are particularly beautiful for the holidays!


Anyone haul?

Do share!

Disclosure: Two of these eye shadows were purchased by the Muse at the Bobbi Brown counter and one of them was given to her by a PR firm for review purposes. For further information please see my FTC Guidelines or my Disclosure/Disclaimer posts.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • robyn

    i really want pewter and im tempted by gold as it looks great on you i have similar silver though
    if they make a purple or a pink im going to be so skint

    • the Muse

      robyn gold is def one you should haul! Loves it! It’s the best of the three and the most worthy of a haul!

      oh god I’ll die if they do!

  • kimberly

    Okay – so now I have to have these. Had to tempt us didn’t you? They look amazing!

  • Helena S

    absolutely love love the colours. what a great look! i think these will be big hits this winter season. the pewter colour will look fabulous with a white coat!

  • Chelsea

    Ahhhh! I should have red this post before inviting the BF to do some holiday shopping with me after work. I can’t even think about popping by the BB counter with the Makeup Grinch in tow.

    • the Muse

      LOL the makeup Grinch eh Chelsea? 😀 I always thank god for a gay best friend 😀 he loves being dragged around counter to counter haha!

      • Chelsea

        I do have a gay best friend. But guess where he was this weekend? At the Chargers game with my boyfriend! My friend is making it up to me by hosting the season finale of ANTM, though. 🙂

        • the Muse

          LOL well that sucks Chelsea, the irony of it all! LOL I don’t think Jai would be caught dead at a game of any kind, he’s very much a fem 😀 haha thank gawd!

          he’s forgiven for America’s Top Model though 😀 haha I wish I could say the same but I’m hosting the December 18th Doctor Who premiere of Water of Mars, my geek comes before my fashion conscious!

  • ginnygordon

    Hi Muse!

    I bought the pewter about 2 weeks ago and I have worn it almost every day since (even though I have loads of other shadows) – I *love* it! I am a big fan of taupes, although I am not sure if pewter counts as a taupe or not? It shows up slightly greenish on my pale skin. Either way, it’s great and I agree: these are all perfect for the holidays (although I’d also like more colors)!

    • the Muse

      fab ginny! 😀 it really is nice isn’t it? mmmmm I’d call it a brassy kinda gold…or at least to my eyes it is 😀 They really are a lovely festive shadow 🙂

      go haul the rest!


  • Nadine

    If you love metallic finishes, you should check out Aromaleigh’s Elemental Lustre and Opulent Lustre collections, which contain metallic purples and pinks!

  • hiromix

    oh woow 🙂 i love them!!!! thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and looks with us! ah, i wish i could haul! gotta wait a bit, for my next trip to duty free heaven 🙂 i hope it’s still available then… 🙁
    my favourite is pewter but only cos it’s a bit undefinable as a colour, you know neither bronze, gold nor silver 😉 but i think gold would look the most flattering on me, as well. it looks fab on you!!! i agree, the silver could complement a festive smoky eye 🙂
    wish it was a palette palette, though… palettes are my weakness hehehe

    • the Muse

      my pleasure hiromix!!!! 😀 I’m sure it will be lovie 😀 I agree pewter is quite a unique shade and not like anything I have in my stash already :D!

      Aw thanks I’m loving the gold as well 😀

      Palette yes agreed it would make a fine palette!

  • lexi

    hey i was wondering if you could show me something simple with bright colors. i have blonde hair and blue eyes so certain colors dont look well on me like fall colors such as brown yellow red and orange.

    • the Muse

      hi lexi? in regards to bobbi brown????? You can check out my “Face of the Day” category and this will show many looks I’ve done 🙂