July 8, 2015

Bobbi Brown Telluride 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 Telluride Eye Palette ($52) is a new, limited edition eyeshadow palette that launched with the Bobbi Brown Telluride Summer 2015 Collection. The Telluride Eye Palette contains soft pinks, warm roses, rich browns, and dusty shades inspired by the shades of the sunset, as the day turns to dusk!

Bobbi Brown Telluride Palette

Let’s take a look!

Bobbi Brown Telluride Eye Palette

The Bobbi Brown Telluride Eye Palette comes with seven shades of matte, metallic, shimmer, and sparkle eyeshadow as well as a double ended eyeshadow and liner brush housed in a chic black case with rosy gold lettering and framing inside the compact.

Shades include:

  • Cream (warm white)
  • Woodrose (brownish pink)
  • Velvet Plum Metallic (black plum shimmer)
  • Blazing Star Sparkle (sheer pink gold sparkle)
  • Heather Rose Shimmer Wash (warm pink shimmer)
  • Antique Rose (rosy brown)
  • Smokey Brown (rich smoky brown)

Bobbi Brown Telluride Eyeshadow Palette

Bobbi Brown Telluride Eye Palette

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Bobbi Brown Telluride Eye Palette swatches

Bobbi Brown Telluride Eye Palette Swatches (Cream, Woodrose, Velvet Plum Metallic, Blazing Star Sparkle)

Bobbi Brown Telluride Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Bobbi Brown Telluride Eye Palette Swatches (Heather Rose Shimmer Wash, Antique Rose,  Smokey Brown

I LOVE the combination of colors in this palette. These are fantastic transitional shades that work well right now in the Summer but will look even better comes Fall. You get a mix of dusky roses and brownish plums and taupes that work so well together. Too many times I run across palettes that have a mismatch of colors that give me pause as I’m unsure how they’ll work together but this palette has many shades that just compliment each other very, very nicely!

Unfortunately, I thought some of the mattes were a little too dense and dry in this palette which gave them a sheerer appearance (as you can see swatched)! I didn’t have issues with the sparkle or shimmer shades as these are all nice and buttery but the mattes were iffy for me and I’ve experienced far nicer, silkier mattes from brands like Tarte.

If you haven’t experienced Bobbi’s Sparkle Eyeshadows they are a lot like Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadows. They don’t have a ton of color and the texture tends to have a chunkier, flakier consistency like MAC Kitchmas BUT they do leave behind a very lovely sparkle! They are actually one of my favorite sparkle formulas but aren’t a texture loved by everyone. The best shades in the palette were the two shimmers! Both of which were buttery with excellent pigment and an easy to apply formula.

The sparkle shadow does have a fair bit of fall out but the matte and shimmer are fine. I didn’t have creasing issues nor fading with any of the shades but I did feel the mattes applied draggy and looked patchy on my lids if I didn’t use a solid primer or base prior to applying.

I’m a Bobbi Brown fan girl so I tend to overlook the poorer consistency of her eyeshadows at times. The Telluride Eye Palette is beyond no means her worst palette but it could be a lot better especially at this price. I wish the mattes were a touch silkier, I wish wish there were less of them as more shimmers or satin would likely result in a better eye look using these beautiful shades.

Bobbi Brown Telluride Eye Palette fotd

Bobbi Brown Telluride palette fotd

The Bobbi Brown Telluride Eye Palette is possibly a no brainer for Bobbi Brown fangirls like me. You’re going to look at and just decide you want it. However, I think the masses will be disappointed with the performance on this one and wonder what exactly it is they spend $52 on. Unfortunately, Bobbi’s formula suffers a little lately and I’m not sure why that is but I have hopes she’ll start producing a better formulated eyeshadow formula in upcoming collections.

The Bobbi Brown Telluride Eye Palette is available now at your favorite counters or bobbibrown.com and Nordstrom.com.

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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  • Elizabeth

    Thanks for the review. It does look so pretty, but every time I get one of her palettes I’m a little disappointed. The swatches look pretty, though. Your swatches always look good.

  • Zovesta

    I must admire, $52 on a palette is outrageous to me, and although this is a nice collection of beautiful colours, I just can’t see the point! Heather Rose Shimmer Wash and Velvet Plum Metallic I would no doubt buy separately, though. =)

  • Diana

    Have you heard anything about either of these BB palettes? I haven’t heard anything about them. They seem like a decent deal (assuming they’re pigmented & easy to work with) http://www.sephora.com/nude-on-nude-palette-P388224?skuId=1646041 OR http://www.sephora.com/shimmering-sands-eye-palette-P396650?skuId=1685007

    And doesn’t BB usually come out with a QVC TSV in the summer? I’m getting nervous Bc I haven’t seen it on the schedule 🙁 it’s cool for 20-somethings to stalk QVC, right, ;P hehe

    • Isabella Muse

      I have the shimmering sands Dianna, reviewing it shortly 🙂 I don’t have the nude on nude sadly thoug! LOL! I stalk QVC, totally normal, don’t worry! I haven’t heard anything yet either I sure hope they do one!

  • Genevieve

    You would think by now that Bobbi Brown would have the neutral palette down pat – after all that is her signature look. To sell a palette for that price when it is imperfect is not fair to her loyal fans. This palette looks like so many others she has put out in the last 4-5 years, I thinks it’s time to do something different…..

  • Kayla

    Muse, I’m curious if you happened to try out the lippies that are part of this collection and if so, thoughts? Tx!!