Saturday, January 5, 2013

AMW Reviews: Bobbi Brown Rich Caviar Eye Palette

I am on my way for a trial makeup gig today so I'm leaving you with a review on my favorite palette to use on my "Bridal Clients".  My recently acquired Bobbi Brown Rich Caviar Eye Palette!  

The Rich Caviar palette is part of the Bobbi Brown Holiday 2012 Collection and the said collection comes with 2 palettes.  The warm based Rich Caviar palette (to be reviewed today) and the cool based Black Pearl Palette.



The palette is housed in a black, rectangular plastic case with a huge mirror and a mini dual-ended shadow/liner brush.
 



Bobbi Brown says ---
With six mix-and-match shades this eye palette truly strikes it rich. Featuring everything you need to take eyes from day to night including Bobbi’s beloved base shadow in Bone and the palette’s namesake shade in Rich Caviar. Complimentary colors include metallic and sparkle textures, perfect for building intensity. A Mini Dual Ended Shadow/Liner brush completes the set-all it needs now is a bow.

Shades:  Bone, Candlelight, Wheat, Olive, Black Topaz, Rich Caviar

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Sleek packaging, easy to tote along for personal and professional use.
  • The combination of neutral and green-based shade works well on most skin tones especially Asian skin!
  • The palette has variation of textures, making it easy to create various looks.
  • The shades works well on both daytime and nighttime makeup.
  • Pigmentation is mostly good.
  • Staying power is good.  Half a day without primer and whole day with primer for people with not so oily lids.
  • The double ended brush may not be enough to create looks but the brush is made of good quality!  I enjoy using the synthetic version to apply my cream shadows as base.
  • Worth the price as you get to own 6 eyeshadow shades!  Each shade boils down to approximately Php500.00+ each.
Cons
  • The palette is limited edition.  So better grab this NOW or purchase each shade individually.
  • The thing with palettes, is the probability of owning the same shades you already have!  (Ex. as for me I already have the shade Bone.)
Overall
Since I'm a neutral makeup kind of girl and would go for some ooomph on special days, I love this palette and this is turning out to be my favorite palette to date!  The shades work so well on my skin! 

Tips
  • As it goes with all eye shadows, it will fade without primer underneath so make sure to use your preferred primer for your shadow to stay longer and crease free.
  • Explore and try on various combinations to create various looks!
  • The shade BONE can be used on men to create a "clean", oil-free look.  (This tip is for MUAs.)
  • Shadows can always be applied wet or dry, but keep in mind to wet a small area and keep the dry area dry to prevent eye shadows from spoiling.
  • Black Topaz and Rich Caviar can double up as an eyeliner, make sure to blend it well and set with a powder or sealant to prevent smudging.
Will I repurchase?
Not this exact palette but other Bobbi Brown palettes!  For me, palettes saves more money and space!

To whom do I recommend this to?
The shades work well on all ages!  Even this palette is consists of warm toned shades, this also works well for people with cool skin tone!  This palette is super versatile so it's good for all!  *whispers* Even men!  I use Bone to create a clean, oil-free lids on my groom!

Where to purchase and how much?
As for the moment, the only Bobbi Brown counter that has this palette is at SM Mall of Asia Branch!  If you plan to purchase this, HURRY!  Priced at Php3,200.00 (approx $80.00)LIKE them on Facebook to get updates on their collections.

Photos

Good quality, dual ended brush that needs cleaning upon purchase.
The palette contains 3 matte eye shadows, 2 metallic shimmers and one sparkle glitter shadow.  Which, in my opinion is a perfect combination to create various looks from day til night.


 Top (L-R) Bone, Candle Light & Wheat
 Bottom (L-R) Olive Tree, Black Topaz & Rich Caviar

  1. Bone - off white
  2. Candle Light - mid-tone shimmering beige gold
  3. Wheat - medium ash beige
  4. Olive Tree - golden green
  5. Black Topaz - deep green with gold pearl
  6. Rich Topaz - rich black brown

Please visit my "This is How I do it: Eye Makeup for Hooded Lids" post wherein I used the Bobbi Brown Rich Caviar Eye Palette in this tutorial.

Do you own any Bobbi Brown eye shadows?
If yes, which shade and do you use it a lot like I do?


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6 comments:

  1. The colors are super nice! Great for every day uses palette.

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    1. I agree, it is indeed very wearable and I love using this palette for my bridal clients :D

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  2. Happy New Year to you too! ^_^ and yes, i do hope i reach my new years resolution this year. that would be a miracle! haha

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  3. Happy New Year! Thank you for the help on the products!:)

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