For Christmas my mom gifted me this absolutely gorgeous eyes and cheek palette by Bobbi Brown. I had been eying it for a while and I was more than happy to get this from her. That same day I took pictures of it and the next morning I already started using it. Because I have been so busy lately I hadn’t gotten around to talk to you guys about this gorgeous palette, but now that I have managed to create a little space in my schedule for blogging again I’m finally going to talk to you guys about this stunning palette. So, if you’re interested in finding out what I think of this gorgeous Bobbi Brown
The Bobbi Brown On Trend Eyes & Cheek Palette comes in a classic Bobbi Brown packaging. I have to admit that it’s not the most funky packaging of all, but it is very Bobbi Brown and I do like that about it. For those of you who aren’t yet familiar with the Bobbi Brown packagings, most of their packagings are just plain black and have the name of the brand printed in the middle in white letters. I do think it’s a very elegant and chic look and I like how Bobbi Brown always sticks to this same look.
The palette is very well made and you can feel that. It consists of two parts. When you first open it up you’ll find the eyeshadows. There are a total of 12 eyeshadows in this palette. When you lip up the little flap in the middle you’ll find a big mirror as well as 4 face powders. Two of which are blushes, one of which is a bronzer and one of which is a highlighter. Overall I think this packaging is very stylish and practical and I love the huge mirror that comes with it.
Bobbi Brown On Trend Eyes & Cheek Palette – €89
The Bobbi Brown On Trend Eyes & Cheek Palette comes with 12 eyeshadows and 4 face powders. The shadows are all very neutral shades and perfect for creating a earthy look. I am really into the neutral eyeshadow so for me this palette is absolutely perfect. However, if you prefer somewhat more smokey looks you might want to keep on looking for something else.
Because there are twelve different shades of eyeshadow in this palette you can go a lot of ways with it. I do think you get a large variety of shades in this palette that allow you to create a ton of different looks for lots of occasions. There are enough lighter, lid colours in this palette as well as enough darker, crease shades. I also love how there is a more greenish colour in there to spice up the look a little while still keeping it natural, and I absolutely adore the shimmery shades in this palette. They are just absolutely stunning. I love them a lot!
In general I would say that this is more of a day time kind of palette, but actually you can create a few nighttime looks with it as well if you’re using the upper two rows of shadows.
Aside from shadows you also get four face powders, like I’ve mentioned a million times now. I’m sorry for being this repetitive. Anyway, two of them are blushes. I really like both shades. One is a bit more warm and peachy than the other, but both are very wearable and easy-to-use blush shades. My favourite is the warmer shade because I think that’s a little more flattering on my skin tone, but I do think that the other shade is just as stunning as well.
Then we have a bronzing colour. It’s a bit on the dark side of the spectrum for my pale skin tone and to be completely honest with you guys I haven’t used it a ton because of that. I just didn’t feel like potentially messing up my makeup look by applying it.
Lastly we have a highlighting shade. I did have pretty high expectations for that one because generally Bobbi Brown highlighters are stunning, but I have to admit that I have seen prettier highlighting shades. What I do like about it is that it’s the perfect balance between a champagne highlight and a more white highlight shade and it does have a very pretty sheen to it. I can’t deny that.
Having said that, let’s just go ahead and move on to the swatches shall we? To me that’s always the most exciting part of a palette review! Let’s first talk about the face powder swatches. As you can tell all four powders are rather pigmented. I personally do like my blushes to be a little more sheer and subtle so for me these are blushes I have to be light handed with, but that’s not specifically a bad thing. I mean, look at them. They look so incredibly pretty!
My favourite blush out of the two is definitely the second one. I think I’ve already mentioned that before but well, now I’m telling you guys again. What I really like to do as well is mix both blush shades to get a bit of an in between colour. I think that looks absolutely stunning as well.
On the swatch the highlighter does seem pretty opaque but I think it’s also pretty clear that it’s not actually a very impressive highlighter. I really don’t get why this highlighter is so disappointing since Bobbi Brown usually does so great at highlighters and in the pan it looked so incredibly pretty.
Lastly we have the bronzing colour. Bronzing shades in these kinds of palettes are always a little tricky for me since I’m very pale and bronzers are, more often than not, way too dark and orange for me. I have to say that this shade actually does work quite well for me. It’s not too warm at all. It is quite deep so I do have to be light handed with it, but if I am light-handed with it it works perfectly fine for me. It also is quite a pigmented powder and it has an incredibly nice texture. Overall I think it’s a very well made powder.
Moving on to the eyeshadows in the palette. Like I told you this palette comes with twelve different shades of eyeshadow. All shades are very natural and wearable for an everyday look and that’s what I like so much about the shade range in this palette.
But that’s not the only thing I like about these eyeshadows. The thing I like most about them is the quality and their texture. This is the first Bobbi Brown eye palette I have ever tried and I have to admit that I was pretty impressed by the quality of these shadows the fist time I tried them.
The texture of the powders is just so silky and soft. You can feel that these are luxurious eyeshadows. The shadows feel rich and creamy, but also silky and soft. They are very smooth and apply very evenly on the lids. The colour pay-off is very impressive as well. There’s no need at all to build anything up. Just a layer of shadow is enough to get that nice opaque look on your eyelid.
Another great point regarding these shadows is that they blend incredibly easily as well. Thanks to the smooth texture of the shadows just a couple of seconds of blending is enough to get rid of the harsh lines and create nicely faded edges. It’s all just so quick and effortless!
Having said that, let’s go through the swatches!
Ivory – The first shade in the palette is Ivory. This is a very well-pigmented white/ivory eyeshadow great for highlighting the brow bone. It’s matte and therefore perfect to combine with shimmery looks.
Shell – Next up is Shell. This is a more pinky toned matte highlighting shade. It’s also very opaque and great for highlighting the brow bone.
White Chocolate – Then we have White Chocolate. This already has a bit more brown to it than the previous two shades. It also has a slight wash of shimmer to it.
Moonlight Silver – Next up is my favourite shade out of the entire palette, Moonlight Silver. This is a shadow with very chunky glitters in it and therefore one you do need to be careful with -because of possible fall-out- but is definitely worth the effort. I love wearing it all over the lid.
Chocolate – Then we have chocolate which is my favourite crease colour. It’s a very pretty warm brown shade with a bit of a reddish tone to it. It’s shimmery but not too shimmery and it is nicely pigmented.
Birch – The last swatch from the first two rows is Birch. This is a more unique colour. It’s a bit of a greenish brown shade. I like using this in the crease as well.
Dove Grey – Moving on to the second two rows. First up is Dove Grey. This is, like the name already suggests, a greyish colour. It also has a hint of purple to it which I think looks really pretty. It’s also very pigmented and could act as a gorgeous crease colour as well as, as a transition shade.
Pink Chandelier – Pink Chandelier is another shimmery shade. It’s a bit of a pinky champagne colour and I think it’s really pretty to create more natural looks with.
Smokey Gold – Smokey Gold is another one of my favourites. It’s a very pretty, well, smokey gold colour. I like how it’s very pigmented and colour-wise I really appreciate the fact that it’s not an incredibly yellow gold. I think it looks stunning.
Sahara Grey – Then we have Sahara Grey which is a more blue-toned grey colour. This, again, is a very pigmented colour. It’s not one I use very often, but it does look really pretty on the eyes.
Stone – Next up is Stone. This is one of the most popular Bobbi Brown shades if I remember that correctly. It’s a medium to dark matte brown shade and acts as the perfect transition shade, but if you’re making a more natural eye look it could also be used as a shade to define your crease with.
Expresso – The last shade in this palette is Expresso which is a nice and deep dark, dark, brown almost black shade. I like using this to darken up my lash line and make my lashes look thicker. It works great for that!
Overall I think that all of the shadows in this palette are just very high-quality products. They are very well pigmented and they swatch extremely nicely. I think they are easy to work with and the colours work great together as well. I’m a big fan.
In general I think that the Bobbi Brown On Trend Eyes & Cheek Palette is a gorgeous palette. It’s a great palette for travelling, that for sure, because you get both eyeshadows and face powders. I think that quality-wise this palette is a big hit and I also think it’s definitely worth the money. It’s a great way to get to know the Bobbi Brown shadows and face powders and therefore I’d highly recommend getting this palette if you’re interested in trying out some of these products from Bobbi Brown!
Thank you so much for reading today’s post and be sure to let me know what you think of this gorgeous Bobbi Brown On Trend Eyes & Cheek Palette and if you have any experience with the Bobbi Brown eyeshadows and blushes, let me know what you think of them!