I’d been watching out for the Pretty Powerful palettes from Bobbi Brown ever since I’d heard about them. The principle behind these face palettes are 1 palette to rule them all! Mwahahhaah….!!
Actually no. What they are are simple palettes that allow you to transform your look in just 5 minutes from beautiful to “Pretty Powerful” and the story behind it is that we everyday women are beautiful, and we are powerful, if we just have that bit of confidence. And if a touch of makeup can help you, there you go 🙂
Being from Bobbi Brown, the palettes are rather… neutral. For want of a better word. I personally think they look like every other Bobbi Brown palette out there. So if you already have a ton and a half of neutral palettes, you’d likely pass.
If you don’t, and we can’t all judge others by what we ourselves own, and you’d like a palette that’s an all in one to tote around, you could do worse than give these Pretty Powerful palettes a second look 🙂
There are 2 palettes available to suit warm and cool skintones.
Pretty Palette – Cool toned set of 4 eyeshadows, 1 blush and 3 lipsticks
Powerful Palette – Warm toned set of 4 eyeshadows, 1 blush and 3 lipsticks
The colours, as you can see are pretty neutral. The sort of colours you see in most Bobbi Brown palettes. Which is an interesting thing for me to say because I just realized I do not own a Bobbi Brown palette! *gasp*
That said, I did not pick these up because well, I do own a ton and a half of neutral eyeshadows and such 🙂 But if you are new to using makeup, give these a go. They are easy to use and are really quite pretty. What I ended up with instead is a Shimmer Blush in Pink Coral. I wanted the Maui Bronzing powder but they were out of stock. So… maybe next time 🙂
Have you taken a look at the Pretty Powerful palettes yet? Do you have any thoughts on them? The pictures were taken of the palettes in store hence the used up look. Not mine, of course 😉
Bobbi Brown Pretty and Powerful palettes retail at RM230 each at Bobbi Brown stores. There’s a contest to win a trip to New York which you can check out at the website.
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LOL I own a ton and a half of Bobbi Brown’s palettes already. This time I give it a pass because I ain’t a “loyal” customer 😛
Haha if you own a ton and a half of Bobbi Brown palettes you probably have all the colours already so you’re Pretty Powerful yes? 😉
LOLL Yes, yes indeed dearie 😀 you~
The palette was pretty, but I was not attracted to it. =.=
I did go for the makeover contest thingy tho… Hehehe
Ooh good luck for the contest! 🙂
me no like lippies in the palletes, messy!
i was attracted to their mini eyeshadow pallette thou…..
Hehe… I don’t like lipsticks in palettes either! 😀 Except for that Dior one 😉 Did you mean the little eyeshadow palette with many colours? I thought it a bit of a rip off actually. Its sooo tiny 😛
yeah, 20 tiny eyeshadows for RM250 is a bit of a rip off….but hey, easily hit the pan in no time….;-D
If you look at it that way… 😉 It is cute, I gotta admit – it looks like skittles 😛
I have 1 BB limited edition rasberry pallette that i bought 3 years ago but still haven’t finished yet! Hehe.
Do we ever finish ? haha… well maybe lipsticks in the palette right? 😉 The Raspberry palette is a pretty one – I remember being taken by the blush.
ya, nothing impressive unless it is your first natural palette.
Yup but there are lots of people who like neutrals 😉
I haven’t seen these in Taiwan yet for some reason, though even if I did, I’d give it a pass. >.> Too much pink.
LOL!! Really? The blushes are the only pink items in the palette though. Other than a lipstick or two.
but me is loving the Vichy Pore minimising Essnce u recommended! i dont know what i’d do without u Paris!!! there’s just too much crap to try out there, i love that i can just read your raves and get the ones i need!
Oh yay! I’m glad that Vichy Pore Essence is working for you! See… your skin likes silicone 😛
Connie De Alwis says
I generally don’t like palettes with the lip products on the same pan… So I’ve never really been keen on Bobbi’s face palettes. I’m now very much a fan of their cream eyeshadows though!
Bobbi should take a leaf out of Dior and have a little flap to cover the lipsticks in the palette. Then maybe I’d buy it 😛
I agree that these are only worth getting if you don’t already have that many neutral shades. I have never been into Bobbi Brown palettes as they look all the same to me and I really dislike it when they contains both cream and powder products. It gets so messy!
Sadly, that’s true about the mess. I usually steer clear of such mixed palettes too not only because of the mess but because the cream products spoil faster than powder 🙁
I hear the Maui bronzing powder is one of their top-sellers.
It should be coz it was sold out. Boo! I might pick it up next time though. It looks so pretty!
i read reviews about Maui bronzing powder in BB websites.i don’t know if i should get one..