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I mentioned the consistency of Bobbi Brown’s matte eyeshadows in my last post about the brand’s best sellers and it reminded me that I wanted to post about this. It took me a long time to buy this shade because I was worried it would be too cool-toned for me, but it turned out to be just warm enough.
This particular shade is a classic matte finish from Bobbi Brown, simply labeled as Eye Shadow**. The brand also has Mettalic Eyeshadow, Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow, and Luxe Eye Shadow.
The formula creases on me almost instantly and then settles into fine lines not too long after that. Even if I can manage to apply concealer and set it with powder before I see any creases, it only takes about 10 minutes before they inevitably show up. According to the Bobbi Brown website, dark peach corrects brown/grey/greenish discoloration. I do think it does a nice job of masking my discoloration and I never had to pile it on to get that result.
This is not a new release from Bobbi Brown, but it is new to me. Although Bobbi Brown left her namesake brand at the end of 2016, I still find it interesting to check out the brand’s new releases. I personally think that they have done a great job maintaining the fresh, natural makeup vibe that made the Bobbi Brown brand famous.
This Essential Multicolor Eye Shadow Palette definitely stays in the lane of the natural makeup. While I do think that the level of pigmentation is nice, if you want depth or impact you’ll have to look elsewhere. My closest shade matches in Bobbi Brown foundation are Golden Honey and Golden, and on my skin tone, the Warm Cranberry palette comes across as soft and natural. If you are lighter than me, you may get a little more intensity from the deepest shade (red rock), but I think it will still be fairly tame. There are 3 other color options in this line of palettes, but based on the website swatches, only one of them goes deeper in tone than Warm Cranberry. The deeper palette is called Bold Burgundy if you want to look into a deeper color story.
Bobbi Brown Essential Multicolor Eye Shadow Palette in Warm Cranberry, $45.00
According to Bobbi Brown, the palette has 3 different finishes: metallic (“rich high-shimmer powder shadow”), shimmer wash (“translucent twinkling lid color”), and Eye Shadow (“silky, soft-matte powder shadow”).
Stone Cold – Eye Shadow (far right swatch, bottom pan of the palette)