This Raspberry Pink face palette by Bobbi Brown for Spring 2008 has been the subject of lust for a while. I wrote about its launch a while ago and have been waiting for it to launch here, so I can see it for myself.
Today, I finally got my chance when I popped by the Bobbi Brown counter. This limited edition palette is the same size as all other Bobbi Brown face palettes. However, the contents have been reduced from 3 eye and lip colours to only 2 now. The blush palette in the middle remains the same – a large pan.
First off, I’d say I found the whole Raspberry Pink palette underwhelming. The 2 eyeshadow colours – Navajo and Fog look pretty much like any cream and dark grey color shadow in the Bobbi Brown collection. They are also matte and felt hard to the touch. In fact, I could hardly raise any colour from Navajo when I swiped the tester palette, even though it was a brand new tester! Very disappointing.
However, I was quite disappointed when I swiped the blush. It is a straight pink on my skin and was too cool for my skintone. I have a neutral skin tone but this blush just sat on the top of my skin looking pink and flushed. I actually rather hated it!
I did not try the lip colours but they look darker in real life than they do in the picture.
I am glad I saw the palette in real life before I purchased it online. It retails for RM190 at Bobbi Brown counters and is a limited edition item. If you tend towards being cool toned, its a pretty decent purchase but I’d advise that you check it out in person before buying.
Bobbi Brown Pink Raspberry palette [rating:3/5]Â
The upside to visiting the Bobbi Brown counter is that I have fallen in love with BB’s Coral blush! Its a lovely coral peach with shimmer and I’m dying to get it. I’ll be sure to review when I do!