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!
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Thanks for the review! I was rather suspicious of the eyeshadows too-didn’t look special at all. Do they sell the blush colour separately?
Paris Beaverbanks says
Monstro: You’re welcome and no, the blush is not available separately at this time. There might be a dupe though but I did not have time to test it.
Navajo came in the BB stonewashed nudes eyeshadow palette. You’re right in the sense that hardly any colour shows up.I use it as an all-over base for the eye area before slapping on any colour. Having said that, I’ve been told that if you REALLY load on the shadow, you might start seeing the colour. Not worth the trouble, I think.
i dropped by the BB store at MV last week to check out the new collection, and tried on Pink Raspberry on one cheek, Pale Pink on the other. At first my friend told me the Pale Pink was, well, paler, and the Raspberry was brighter, but after an hour, they both looked pretty much the same. In the pan they’re both pretty scary looking (TOTALLY unlike the pic on the website) but the Raspberry is slightly brighter with a blue-ish undertone. Still, I don’t know if that makes a big diff on your cheeks because it didn’t on mine.
Paris Beaverbanks says
Geekchic: I fully agree with you. Anything that doesn’t work off the bat isn’t worth the hassle for me.
Jooj: I didn’t test on my cheeks because the SA wasn’t friendly. However, I knew Raspberry wasn’t for me because it made my skin look sallow. From what you say I guess Pale Pink might make a good dupe! Thanks for the update.