Thursday, August 11, 2011

An Eyeshadow Palette for All Seasons: Bobbi Brown Sand Tortoise Shell Eye Palette

In a previous post, I hinted that I broke my "no buy" eye shadow palette rule. I'm a sucker for these items, and I vowed to stop purchasing palettes because they were too often under used. However, I caved for Bobbi Brown's new Sand Tortoise Shell Eye Palette, and I couldn't be more pleased.

Bobbi Brown is the queen of neutral shadow palettes. She releases several limited-edition ones each year, and most colors are universally flattering. For this early Fall 2011 release, she introduced two palettes. Sand Tortoise Shell is designed for light skin tones; Bronze Tortoise Shell is for medium to dark complexions. I purchased the Sand version since I fall into the first category. (For reference, I wear "Sand" shade in most of her foundations, which is near the MAC NC15-20 range. I do lean more neutral than warm.)

Sand Tortoise Shell includes eight soft, warm neutrals that can be worn individually or layered depending on your desired look or occasion. Because she includes a variety of matte, metallic, and sparkle formulas, this palette will carry you from the office to a night on the town. And it is completely seasonless, as a good neutral palette should be.

Shades include:
  • Ivory Eyeshadow
  • Gold Bar Sparkle Eyeshadow
  • Desert Sand Metallic Eyeshadow — NEW shade
  • Terracotta Eyeshadow — NEW shade
  • Antique Rose Eyeshadow — NEW shade
  • Hot Stone Eyeshadow
  • Sandy Rose Metallic Eyeshadow — NEW shade
  • Black Chocolate Eyeshadow (ideal for using as a shadow-based liner)
If you are a collector of Bobbi's palettes and/or have many of her individual shades, you'll want to note that four of these eights shades are available individually. I always like to know this in advance in order to prevent purchasing duplicate shades. 

Purchase info: Bobbi Brown Sand Tortoise Shell Eye Palette is available at your local Bobbi counter, as well as online. It is limited edition and retails for $60.00.

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