When I first saw the picture of the limited edition Bobbi Brown Brights Eye palette, I was taken aback by a sense of deja vu. I knew I’d seen that multi-hued eyeshadow palette before… but where?
So, I thought and thought… And then, my memory returned.
The Bobbi Brights Eye Palette reminds me of any multi-colored eyeshadow palette I have ever seen, from the no brand made in China ones I see on Ebay and at the pasar malam (night market) trying to pass themselves off as MAC, to the Markwins eyeshadow palettes at the pharmacies and drugstores, to the Coastal Scents 88 color eyeshadow palette. It even looks similar.
The Bobbi Brights eyeshadow palette has 35 matte colours and has a dimension of 6.3″ L x 4.25″ W open. Half that when closed and what you have is a relatively small compact palette with really tiny eyeshadow in it. I’m not fussed about the quantity, but the fact that they thought to fit 35 matte eyeshadows into one tiny palette is just mind boggling… unless it is premade that way of course ;)
The other thing that bugs me about the Brights Eye Palette is the fact that it is so brightly colored. Bobbi Brown is known for her neutral tones and even her colored shadows are toned down. It is something the brand is known for. To suddenly throw one brightly colored spanner into the works is puzzling. Change is good, but there is a reason why people go to Bobbi Brown and I don’t think this is really it.
I’m sorry Bobbi Brown fans, but I feel that the Bobbi Brights eye palette is a total miss. It looks like Bobbi Brown just popped into one of the generic cosmetics factories and picked up a generic color palette, slapped on the Bobbi Brown name and US$70 price tag on it and then sat back to watch it sell based on name alone. It almost feels like an experiment – “Lets see how far the Bobbi Brown name can take this generic looking palette” seems to be the project.
I’ll wait to see if it comes to Malaysia and when it does, I’ll try to check it out to see if my initial view is going to stand up after viewing the real thing. I do try to be fair, so if its a good looking palette I’ll say so then but not now.
What are your first thoughts about the Bobbi Brights Eye Palette?