Review & Swatches: Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette

Availability: Nordstrom, Sephora, Nordstrom
Price: $60.00

Company’s Description

The essence of late summer in eight sultry shades (for that tawny skin-glow that happens just before dusk). Featuring a mix-and-play palette of neutral shadows to transition you effortlessly from summer to fall: a light base shade, six medium lid shades and a dark liner shade. Includes a dual-ended Eye Shadow and Eye Liner brush – all in a sleek mirrored compact – so you can apply everything like a pro.

This review is for Bobbi Brown’s Desert Twilight Eye Palette, which released with the Desert Twilight collection. This palette includes the following eight (8) eye shadow colors:

  • Navajo: Creamy pinkish white
  • Twilight: Pink bronze (Metallic)
  • Pink Dusk: Pink bronze mauve (Metallic)
  • Water Color Pink: Silver baby pink (Sparkle)
  • Twilight Pink: Pale nude pink (Metallic)
  • Cement: grey beige
  • Dusk: Silver heather pink (Sparkle)
  • Chocolate Mauve: Black chocolate plum


Packaging: 9/10

This palette comes in a rectangular compact that has a flip-up lid and a full-sized mirror inside. The outer packaging is a muted gold instead of the traditional black. The palette is light-weight.

Quality: 7/10

This palette has a mix of good and quite disappointing shades. I’ll start with the good. The second shade from the left on the top row (Twilight), Cement, and Chocolate Mauve have good pigmentation, apply smoothly, and blend nicely.

The shades with decent pigmentation are Pink Dust and Twilight Pink. These don’t have as strong of color, but still apply pretty smoothly.

The shades with very weak pigmentation are Navajo, Water Color Pink, and Dusk. Navajo is virtually imperceptible. It literally looks like nothing on the skin, as you can see in the photos, below. Water Color Pink and Twilight Pink are basically just shimmer particles with no underlying shade. On top of that, the formula is so stiff in the pan. The powder transfers very, very poorly.

I wore these shades in various combinations, with the better pigmented shades in the crease and the stiff, shimmer shades on the lid. The shadows have good wear time: I didn’t see creasing until after seven (7) hours of wear over primer.

Ease of Use: 7/10

The handful of creamy-formula, more pigmented shades glide across the skin evenly. The stiff, shimmery shades almost need to be scraped out of the pan in order to get them to show up on the skin.

Price: 9.5/10

For $60.00 you get eight (8) shades for a total of 0.32 ounces of product. Single Bobbi Brown shadows are $21.00 and contain 0.08 ounces. This is a much more affordable way to get eight (8) Bobbi Brown eye shadow shades.

Final Grade

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette Box Packaging

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette Packaging

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette Swatches: Row 1

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette: Navajo Swatch

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette: Twilight Swatch

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette: Pink Dusk Swatch

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette: Water Color Pink Swatch

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette Swatches: Row 2

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette: Twilight Pink Swatch

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette: Cement Swatch

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette: Dusk Swatch

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette: Chocolate Mauve Swatch
Disclosure

This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.


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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette

  1. Susan says:

    I never buy BB powder eye shadows. For a company that does so much right, her eye shadows are worse than the lowest drug store value. Natural eye look should still be pigmented and smooth.

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