June 24, 2014

Bobbi Brown Sand Eyeshadow 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.

Bobbi Brown Sand Palette

The Bobbi Brown Sand Eyeshadow Palette is one of two Surf & Sand Eye Palettes available with the Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Summer 2014 Collection for a limited time.

The Bobbi Brown Sand Eyeshadow Palette includes eight shades of eyeshadow in warmer browns, golds, and soft golden beiges in a mix of both matte, sparkle, and shimmer shades.

Bobbi Brown Sand Eyeshadow Palette1

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The Bobbi Brown Sand Eyeshadow Palette comes housed in a flip burlap covered compact featuring a full size mirror and eight eyeshadows tucked into two color scheme quads. You can of course, mix and match shades any which way you want but the palette is set up into two quads which will create either a lighter sparkling gold look or a more sultry smoky brown look.

Shades include:

  • Blazing Star Sparkle Eye Shadow
  • Bikini Bronze Metallic Eye Shadow (new eyeshadow color)
  • Sand Eye Shadow (new eyeshadow color)
  • Saddle Eye Shadow
  • Pale Cream Eye Shadow
  • Gold Sparkle Eye Shadow
  • Frappe Eye Shadow
  • Golden Copper Metallic Eye Shadow (new eyeshadow color)

Bobbi Brown Sand Eyeshadow Palette

Bobbi Brown Sand Eye Palette

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Bobbi Brown Sand Eyeshadow Palette9

Bobbi Brown Sand Eyeshadow Palette

Bobbi Brown Sand Eye Palette Swatches

Bobbi Brown Sand Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Gold Copper Metallic, Sand, Frappe, Saddle)

Bobbi Brown Sand Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Bobbi Brown Sand Eyeshadow Palette Swatches (Gold Sparke, Pale Cream, Blazing Star, Bikini Bronze)

The Sand Eye Palette’s are inspired by a sandy beach and feature a range of neutral eye shadows come in metallic, shimmer, sparkle, and matte finishes.

I think we can all agree that Bobbi’s latest eyeshadow palettes have been very sheer lately but the Sand Eyeshadow Palette does please with both a mix of pigmented and sheerer shades!

The matte shades do fall into the sheerer shade category and one or two have a dense texture but they apply quite nicely. I was worried they’d be dry and chalky but they blend out quite well. Blazing Star Sparkle is also quite sheer and works best applied on top of some of the matte shades as on its own it’s merely shimmer versus any real color pay off.

I had a little but of fall out with Gold Sparkle and the shade was a bit flaky in texture but it’s really quite stunning if you can forgive its quirks.

The other shades were all wonderful in texture and color pay off. I think Golden Copper Metallic which is a golden brown particularly stands out as a great shade as its smooth, creamy, and has excellent pigmentation.

The palette does feature a mismatch of textures, finishes, and formulas so there isn’t any one way to describe all the colors as they each have their own personality. Together I think they create some rather stunning eye looks!

Overall, if you’re a Bobbi fan I’m positive the Bobbi Brown Sand Eyeshadow Palette is a palette that will likely capture your heart! Just keep in mind this does contain quite a healthy dose of shimmer and the formulas aren’t always consistent but on a whole the palette is what I love about Bobbi Brown makeup so much! This brings back the quality I know from the brand!

Bobbi Brown Sand Eyeshadow Palette fotd

Bobbi Brown Sand Eye Palette Fotd

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The Bobbi Brown Sand Eyeshadow Palette is available now on counters or at Nordstrom.com.

Tried it?

Do share your thoughts on it!

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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  • Ashley

    When will you be showing swatches of the other one? The other BBrown palette with the green and blue and purple and pink, the funner one of the two in my opinion.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’ll try to get to it shortly Ashley hopefully end of week to next week.

  • fancie

    This palette is so pretty! I love the way Gold Copper looks! I need to find a dupe

  • Lydia L.

    Thanx for the swatches, Muse!!! I couldn’t ANY swatched reviews on the internet so thank you for yours…and yes, I’m getting this palette. This takes me back to how good her palettes used to really be!!

  • jamie

    The other palette with the blue and green sparkle colors was terrible compared to this palette. I went to Nordies yesterday and swatched both palettes. This one was good and the other one was so dry and sheer. The blue and green colors I couldn’t even get them to transfer color to my hand. Cheap. I am going to buy this palette though because almost all colors were good quality.

    • Isabella Muse

      I haven’t tried the Surf one yet but that sounds bad πŸ™ sorry to hear it! Le sigh!

  • zinc

    By itself, the palette is like an 8-pan bouquet of sunshine and it is making beautiful color combinations.

    In the context of recent BB palette releases, this is a little redundant.

    Blazing Star was in the 2013 Navy & Nude, Gold was in the 2013 Old Hollywood, Pale Cream was in the 2014 Nectar & Nude, and Bikini Bronze here is very similar to the Candlelight Gold in the Old Hollywood as well. From the permanent collection: Pale Cream looks a lot like Bone, Frappe looks a lot like Beige, and Sand looks a lot like Toast. Saddle isn’t hard to come by anyways. Overall, the Sand palette is slightly pinky-peachier than those shades that have come before it.

    I’m kinda on the fence about returning it since these colors look so much like the BB eyeshadows I already have. Then again, they’re all so freakin’ pretty together.

  • Tima

    Hello my names tima and I’m looking for a cool toned brown but I can decide between nars bali or bb saddle which one is lighter between these two shades if you don’t mind checking please it would help me out lots ps I love your blogs they are one of the best <3

    • Isabella Muse

      I don’t have NARS bali so can’t compare I’m sorry! Thank you! So glad you enjoy Musings!