… and I’m not impressed.
This was the Bobbi Brown Pink Satin collection that caught my attention. The eyeshadows looked promising and even the lip palette looked useful although I don’t usually go for lip products in a palette.
I tested the eyeshadow palette at the Bobbi Brown counter and immediately knew I wouldn’t like it. Firstly the texture of the eyeshadows felt hard. The Navajo Metallic Eye Shadow (light white shade) took some digging into before it showed up on my hand as sheer white shimmer.
Pink Ice Metallic Eye Shadow was not much better. It shows up a sheer shimmer with a hint of pink. The best color of the lot was Hot Stone Metallic Eye Shadow. Its a lovely shimmery medium toned grey and nothing as pale as what you see in the picture. If it was sold as a single, I’d seriously consider getting it.
The lip colors were quite messy looking so I didn’t want to try them. The colours are darker than what you see in the picture above but I’m told by a friend that they go on very nice and smooth. I’d take her word for it!
The set of brushes are mini sized but have a full sized head. That makes it good for travelling and having short handles makes it easy to handle. However, if you already own a set of Bobbi’s brushes it wouldn’t be much point to get another right? The case is quite thick because it fits the brushes and 2 palettes into it but as its quite compact, I have no comments on that.
The whole set is retailing for RM450 and they are not sold separately. Jojoba did a review on this collection too and she was offered an “under the counter” purchase of one item if she paid cash. The girls at the BB counter I went to (Midvalley Megamall) did not make me that offer. And I was assured (three times) that the price was RM450 but the price quoted to Jojoba was RM425. Strange!
If you already have a makeup collection, I’d say skip this one because its really nothing very special. If you are new to makeup, then yes, its worth checking out to see if you like it because for RM450 for a whole set eyes and lip colors and brushes its a pretty good deal!
For me, its money saved. Bring on the next collection!