January 21, 2014

Bobbi Brown Bronze Eye Palette Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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The Bobbi Brown Bronze Eye Palette is one of three new eyeshadow palettes released with the Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Spring 2014 Collection and my second favorite palette of 2014 (Tarte Be MATTEnificent Amazonian Colored Clay Matte Eye & Cheek Palette being the first!).

At $50 it is a little pricey but believe me it is a palette you’ll likely reach for daily for essential eyeshadow looks!

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The Bobbi Brown Bronze Eye Palette comes in a small mirrored compact (yes, it is a magnetic for fingerprints) that contains .21 oz of eyeshadow. Although small the inside of the compact features a generously sized mirror and the wells of each shadow are equally large.


  • Gold Sparkle Shadow
  • Amber Shimmer Shadow
  • Toast Eye Shadow
  • Rich Bronze Metallic Shadow

Bobbi Brown Bronze Eye Palette

Bobbi Brown Bronze Eye Palette swatches

Rich Bronze, Gold, Amber, Toast

This is one of those no brainer quads because all of the shades actually work together. And even though it is only four shades you can create a slew of different looks pairing them up or wearing them all their own. Each shade packs fairly great pigment, even the Sparkle Shadow as typically Bobbi Brown’s Sparkle Eyeshadow is a bit sheerer.

You can a wide range of finishes to play with here and formulas vary from shade to shade. The Gold Sparkle shade has a more chunkier consistency that reminds me of a flakier MAC pigment. Where as Amber Shimmer Shadow has a lovely hint of shimmer but a smoother, softer, almost creamy-like texture. Toast is a satiny easy to blend shadow with an almost semi-matte finish and Rich Bronze has a velvety smooth texture with an easy to blend formula. Needless to say I love all the formulations here and it is an excellent way to be introduced to a variety of Bobbi’s eyeshadows in a single palette that isn’t overwhelming with too many color choices. I can’t even pick a single favorite shade here as I adore them all. Toast reminds me of my all time favorite Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Sand Dune.

I love big massive eyeshadow palettes but they can be overwhelming so I admit I fell in love with this. Four shades, easy eye looks, endless possibilities. Amber and Gold create a beautiful sunset eye, Amber on my eye and a Rich Bronze on my outer lid create (as seen below) create a pretty smoky look, Amber, Gold, and Bronze together create a beautiful Summery eye look, Toast on its own creates a very lovely nude eye look….the colors just work well together! There isn’t any shade that stands out as something that doesn’t go or doesn’t belong! Looking at this color palette and I can actually visualize the colors together in a variety of looks. Too many times I get eyeshadow palettes that have shades that leave me scratching my head. Not the case with the Bobbi Brown Bronze Eye Palette!

Needless to say I love this one and I’m stamping it with a Muse Approval. I know it’s a bit expensive but it is well worth its price tag.

Love this one!

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Available now at Sephora.com, Nordstrom.com, bobbibrown.com, and of course, in stores, at Bobbi Brown counters.

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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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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  • Sara

    My first makeup purchase of this year was the Sleek Makeup Garden of Eden palette. It’s on its way now, I can’t wait to get it! This palette looks like a lovely combination of wearable colors. I can see why it’s Approved!

    • Isabella Muse

      oooo haven’t tried garden of eden yet but very much looking forward to!

  • Sarah

    This quad looks gorgeous but it reminds me so much of Sonia Kashuk’s Bronzed Beauty quad. I adore SKs eyeshadows and it’s 1/3 cost or so. I think I like SKs shades a touch better too. I’ve never tried anything Bobbi Brown tho so one of these times I must venture out. I hear she has a nice stick foundation. Have you ever tried it? Thanks for your review!

    • Isabella Muse

      mmm I have that one and yes it does look like that one 😀 Bobbi makes some very nice stuff. Yup, she does have a stick foundation it’s quite good 😀 I believe I reviewed a bit ago. Haha..I know what you mean mirror and nars packaging my two packaging pet peeves!

  • Ashley

    I love these no nonsense color palettes, especially neutrals, you don’t even have to think about messing these up, its natural plus its great for every day and any occasion. Love!

  • Nina

    Darling! You look so beautiful. Please tell what is on your cheeks and lips, as well.

    • Isabella Muse

      Thank you Nina! I WISH I could remember lol! I sometimes forget what I am using 😀 if I remember I’ll post back!