2006 was the year that Bobbi Brown released her famous Chocolates Palette.
I never owned it, but judging from the online photos and hype it was quite possible in my opinion one of the most perfect palettes ever created. *Shaking fist*
Had it ever been re promoted I am pretty sure I would have flown to the store to purchase two, but alas this never happened.
Every year I have been waiting and waiting -along with many other Chocolate palette lovers for the re release of something as great.
Year after year Bobbi released several palettes but none seemed to have that magical perfect truffle addicting combination, then the promotion images of the Fall 2013 collection came out, and my eyes grew with excitement @.@
Bobbi Brown's Rich Chocolate Eye Palette
Beautiful is it not?
Seven decadent shades of chocolate, a neutrals lover eye candy.
I had been waiting for this, waiting so many years a perfect palette. Perfect size, perfect shades, mini brush.
Though Bobbi is quite a palette producer those of her recent collections had not really caught my eyes.
But this one was a purchase!
Seven shades mostly matte, one shimmer, and one sparkle.
Admit tingly I have never been a fan of her Sparkle formula, quite chunky for me, but for New Years Eve I can see this added to the middle of the eyes for a bit of dazzle.
The matte shades all have a beautiful pigment. Smooth and rich. From her classic Bone to her most decadent Rich Chocolate shade. I have to say, this seemed to be one of her better offerings in quite some time!
I have played with this palette a bit and was very smitten with the shimmer almost there shade of Champagne Truffle. One of the two shades not very high in pigment but I loved the barely there sheen.
The mattes are beautiful and smooth. Bobbi's shadows always seem to have the slightest bit of chalkiness to them, but nothing to break the deal about.
Now you may be wondering where are the swatches?
Let me re iterate by saying this is a very fine palette. Outside the one sparkle shade, I did like all the shades, the pigment, the packaging, even the brush was alright for a free bee.
But, I returned it.
Again, nothing wrong with this beauty! But for me, the shades were just a smidgen too dark for me. I have small eyes, and I do everything I can to make them look bigger. These shades, were a bit too dark for my shadow taste and I was not loving the way it looked on my eye shape.
This again is complete personal preference.
I've come to the point in my collection where if I do not see a product being a complete love affair, I no longer keep it. The shades had they been just a smidgen lighter might have been my go to for years, ack!! it killed me, but I knew it just was not for me -shade wise!
Overall Thoughts: Beautiful and handy packaging. Notable pigmentation on matte shades ( not everyone can do this people) one lovely shimmer shade, and a brush that can do the job on the go.
Would highly recommend for a neutral lover who is obsessed with everyday browns and yummy chocolate shades as the next.
Thumbs up Bobbi.
Pssst! (I'm still waiting for that 2006 re promote though!)