December 14, 2011

Bobbi Brown Party to Go Review, Swatches, Photos

Still searching for a tiny little gift for a friend, family member, or secret Santa?

Might I suggest the Bobbi Brown Party to Go Palette? Indeed, being as small as a lighter this is a party of makeup to go! Quick look, easy to carry, super small, portable as hell…

I think I loves it.

I have to warn you the colors in this palette are a little dark and dramatic so if you love a smoky look with vampy lips it’s for you! However, if you’re older, have tired eyes, bags, or finer lines you might want to switch it up and try Classic to Go Palette. Same cute style, lighter, friendlier shades.

I think the packaging is what thrills me about this little palette. It’s about the size of a lighter and features three eyeshadows, one lipgloss, and two lip colors. How cute is that? If Bobbi squeezed a blush inside I’d say it was the Swiss Army Knife of my palette life!

This flicks open to reveal a small mirror and the first tier of the palette that includes two Metallic Lip Colors in Pretty Pink(rich berry pink) and Plum (dark, vampy berry plum) plus a mini High Shimmer Lipgloss in Midnight Violet (vampy shade of rich, dark maroon purple).

The second layer contains Rockstar Metallic Eyeshadow (silver), Eggplant Shimmer Wash (royal purple), and Charcoal Eyeshadow (deep black).

The look is a little difficult to pull off as the silver is kinda misplaced here and I had a difficult time figuring out how I wanted to use the shadows but after some thoughts I thought Eggplant worked well on the outer v with a bit of Rockstar on the inner part of my eye and a sweep of Charcoal to line with. In theory they look pretty when paired together in the palette but during application I struggled a little bit. I wish Bobbi would do a few “Get the Look” guides for some of her palettes as I always have a “WWBD” (What would Bobbi do?) moment when I’m struggling over one of her palettes. How would she apply it? How would she work it on a model?

The formulas on the shadow is a tad difficult to blend as well. They aren’t mattes (outside of Charcoal) but they had the texture of one for some reason so again I struggled with application. The lip colors are a tad dry as well so do pair up with the Shimmer Gloss for a bit of moisture.

Overall, the Party to Go Palette is a cute little gift or stocking stuffer but it does have a few issues with application and formula for me. Given the chance I’d buy several of them if Bobbi released various shades as I think the actual packaging is darling and so travel friendly however next time around I’d like to see lighter shades and a better formula.

Love ya Bobbi but this one needed a little extra work from me to get into place correctly. Any tips for a poor Muse?

Did anyone purchase any of these little Holiday palettes?

What did you think?

Available now on counters.

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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  • Michelle

    I would sooooo buy that lipgloss by itself. That dark vampy color looks fantastic!

  • Carolyn

    I indulged in all of the party palettes this season, and agree that the shadows in Party to Go are challenging to blend. I haven’t used them much as a result, which is a shame because I love the colors.

    I wasn’t a fan of the shimmery gloss at all (it comes out almost blue on m lips and makes me look hypothermic) but the other glosses are gorgeous and among my favorite finds of the season. I’d gripe about how often they need to be re-applied, but I like the packaging so much (and it’s so easy to throw in my purse) that I don’t mind pulling it out every 2-3 hours.

    I hope Bobbi puts more of these together for Spring and Summer!

    • the Muse

      adore the shades carolyn but yup, same issues here! I’d love some spring colors, I think a coral selection would ROCK!!!!!!!!! It’s just Party To Go was a real challenge for me to pull, shades are a bit too dark!

  • Jen

    Do you know which dept store’s counters I can find this at? (other than purchasing online)

    • the Muse

      wherever Bobbi Brown has a counter Jen. Nordstrom, Lord and Taylor, Saks, etc..!

      • Jen

        Oh, I’m just asking bc I’ve looked on these stores websites for it but they didn’t list it. Perhaps the actual counter sells it/or still has it in stock.

        • the Muse

          I’ve seen it in store on counters at all those locations and online, looked now though on the sites and don’t see it, perhaps they sold out online?

  • kiwikiwidragon

    I bought both palettes a few weeks ago as my first foray into the Bobbi Brown world. I liked them both but haven’t played too much with them overall. When 3 eye shadows are included in anything, I prefer a light, mid, and dark shade but I know that the creators have different ideas. This is truly a heavy look or must be applied sparingly. I found that you cannot lighten or sheer out these shades, they apply patchy if you try, especially with primer. I am looking forward to playing with these again. Maybe for this friday night, DH’s work party I will freshen my face with this kit…..hmmm… the gears are turning.

  • Mary the Muse Militant

    Gorgeous palette and at $25 that is a good deal.
    Here in England it is £32 which is $50.
    So not fair.

  • Tiffany

    is the High Shimmer Lipgloss in Midnight Violet only for this palette? i would love to purchase it alone