You know it’s a little sad when you can just tell an eyeshadow palette is going to be bad just from promo images alone. I got up at this morning, hopped on the treadmill, and starting quickly browsing through Sephora and I saw the new Bobbi Brown Night Drama Eyeshadow Palette and literally cringed in horror. I could be wrong, terribly, terribly wrong! Actually, I hope I’m wrong but I fear I’m not.
This one looks bad.
Since Bobbi Brown left the brand at the end of 2016 and since that time I’ve noticed quite a few changes. One would be the endless assortment of clearance items and sales. This is highly abnormal for an upscale brand like Bobbi Brown. I mean, Bobbi had a friends and family sale but that was once a year and done. It was pretty rare to see anything on sale from the brand unless you happened upon it at the Cosmetic Company Outlet Store.
Nowadays, Bobbi Brown Cosmetics are on clearance at Nordstrom, the Rack, Hautelook, Macy’s, and others.
Another thing that has changed is the lack of color stories. I don’t really see seasonal color collections from the brand anymore and when and if they do them they are typically very small collections. It’s sort of sad as I was hoping for a pretty peach collection this year for Summer but so far there has been nothing in the works for Summer 2018 from the brand.
However, they do have this new Night Drama Eyeshadow Palette which looks more like something that would be best slated for a Winter or Fall launch. It contains 12 shades in matte, shimmer, and metallic finishes.
Shades: Cream (matte warm cream), Constellation (metallic iridescent pink gold), Purple Dusk (metallic rich plum), Chocolate (rich chocolate brown shimmer), Dawn Haze (matte yellow beige), Torched (metallic bronze copper), Oyster (warm silver sparkle with glitter), Indigo Night (rich blue metallic), Molten (matte mid-tone brown), Woodrose (soft nude matte), Smoldering (rich silver purple metallic), Galactic (sparkling black metallic)
You REALLY can’t judge makeup on promo images alone but this palette looks dry as hell. I actually want to buy it just to satisfy my curiosity if I’m right about it being as bad as it looks.
Do you judge makeup by promotional images alone? Or do you give them a shot?
If you do judge them by images are you right about the formula when you do try it?