Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bobbi Brown Shimmering Nudes Palette

Finally my review of the BB Shimmering Nudes Palette, took me long enough eh?
I got this as part of a swap with Cuttibebe and I was very excited because it's my first BB item. Can you see that it's broken? I pulled it out of my makeup case too quickly, good thing the shadows stayed in one piece =p
This palette is very pretty in terms of neutrals/nudes. I can't seem to get enough neutral colors especially because I teach. Some people might think this palette is rather blah because the colors don't pop out.
The palette comes with 6 shadows and a liner shadow. The shadows are (from left-right), Nude Beach, Nude Mist, Naked, Nude Glow, Mica, Nude Spice and Espresso. The Naked and Espresso shades are matte while the rest have some sort of shimmer in it. The Nude Mist is supposed to be the Shimmer Wash shadow but it appears more matte.

I don't think this palette is shimmery at all, it looks kinda matte to me. You see how there are shades that seem to have the same tones to them? I use those 2 together. There are shades with pink, purple and brown tones. Unless I have serious eye problems, that's what I see. Even though there are hints of pinks and purples, the shades still remain mostly on the brown side.


I love how the colors apply so smoothly and evenly. The shadows are super soft and if I'm not careful, I might get it everywhere. The brush is great for the palette as it picks up the perfect amount of shadow in 1-2 swipes.
Although the colors are perfect for those neutral OL looks, I'm not particularly fond of this palette. I apply the shadows at 7am and come lunch time, the shadows have turned into a muddy brown shade. Is this oxidizing?? I've tried touching up when this happened, but in the end, it didn't work out...Tim even asked why my eyes looked like they were bruised!

I wish the shadows didn't do that because I really love the colors. Maybe I'll try again with a different primer, but for now, the current neutral palette I reach for would be the NYX shadows and the Lunasol palette from the Anniversary Set.

27 comments:

mszcheysser said...

Lol. You were excited to see the pallete huh? But it doesn't look obvious that it's broken. :) Looks good! Ack. I can't afford Bobbi Brown.

my_makeup_mania said...

WOW! All colors looks great! Absolutely wearable shades!

ning * star said...

hmm, i think the colors get dulls after sometimes, but when it is still fresh, it looks nice

Yumeko said...

i dont have this palette but i have some palettes from bobbi brown
i havent noticed them changing colorsbut i havent worn it in a while
ok i will try it and let u know

donnarence said...

very wearable.. :D

aichaku-愛着 said...

i think i have this palette or sth similar. i don't like bobbi brown's palettes, they don't do anything for me at all. like u said, they don't pop nor do they shimmer, and on me it looks like i didn't put anything on.

oh btw, google reader doesn't allow me to comment;D i just have to click to go to the blog itself to comment. :D

eclecticsatire said...

OMGosh, I want the BB Palette. You are such an enabler MiuMiu! :P Thanks for the great review!

xoxo

dreamer0703 said...

lol..your eyes look bruised,tim is humorous.I also bought my first BB product-foundation, good quality though.Let me go back to your previous posts to chech which NYX shadows you own..hehe

Old Cow said...

ooooh sexy shades!! I have never used any BB products. I think I need to try!

I want a nude skirt!! Just telling you something random!

charlene-ann said...

pretty! i like =)

miss wiggle said...

Hmm yes that happens to me too! Like, if I put on a purple shadow in the morning, by afternoon, it turns yellow/brownish! Ahh the oxidation powers of my eyelids!! -___- I need to get an eyelid primer.

innerchild said...

I want to be a sexy OL too... v_v haha Thanks for the review, MiuMiu. Aw, sorry to hear the palette didn't work out for you, the BB palette could've been a good staple since the colors are neutral and everyday-types. Maybe it's the formula. I haven't tried much of their products. I have their Pink Raspberry palette from last year's Spring collection, it's nice, but I don't reach for it much. I suppose the blush is too bright for my tastes. Anyway, everyone's talking about Lunasol! But I can't/shouldn't spend anymore money on makeup. Sigh

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

the colours look so nice i cant believe they oxidize!! its a shame really...!!

Makeup World said...

Love the colors in the palette. You should create a look with them on. I would love to see how it look on eye lids. BTW...thanks for the compliment. Love ya!

Katie said...

I was actually wondering if I should get this palette a few days ago and right now I am glad that I passed on it. Thanks for the review :)

AbcGrrrL said...

I love shimmer palettes! Like you, I seem to never get enough of it! It's funny how all the names of the colors are "naked" or "nude" hehehe

fuzkittie said...

It's because they're not for Asian lids! I swear that's what it is, it happens to me every time I use non-Japanese cosmetics, LOL!! They may have soft shimmers but they can make Asian lids look puffy because they're not formulated for puffy Asian lids, hahaha. Isn't it so weird, but it's so true! Sigh...

Sofie said...

Thanks for the review! I have actually been interested in this BB palette beacuse I love nudes but... Now it gives me second thoughts.. XD I look for something else

Thank you <3

♥sormui♥ said...

the colors look beautiful! too bad they oxidize?? does it help if u put a primer undeR?? or do they turn all bruised even after primer?? ><

Beauty Snap said...

The BB palette colors are really nice but too bad they oxidize (or w.e they do) on you! I only have one BB item, a blush which has been nice so far~ I really want to try Lunasol, glad that I have a chance to go to Japan this July so I can get some :)
Gotta check if you have any past NYX posts hehe

M said...

the neutral bobbi brown palette i have doesn't do that, i do like the colors in yours

izumi said...

that palette looks SUPER pretty! too bad they turn brown--one of my palettes does that on me :< if you find a solution, pleeease let me know!

Jess said...

Thanks for the swatches, MiuMiu! ;)
The BB palette seems to be a really neutral palette for everyday.

Blair said...

Thanks for the swatches!

It's so sad when something you like doesn't work well on you...

I just realized that we own two of the same Japanese palettes hahaha

Thanks for your suggestion! I'm definitely leaning towards Power for now. NYX lippies are so cheap, I should just get the both of them but I don't use lippies and this would be a great time for me to try em out. If I end up disliking it, I can always chuck it away lol

Hana aka acutelife said...

aww..lovin your new profile pic ;) the BB palette looks nice, too bad it changes colour after a while. you know hat, i just realized when you mentioned matte e/s, I dun have any matte e/s lolz >.< all is either shimmery or glittery :P

-Yu- said...

ach oh no. it oxidize? hmm, i guess it would be useful if you are looking for a bruised/beat up prostitute. :D
but man, the palette look so nice though.

Iyah said...

I never owned any BB make up. :) Nice palette :D