I was really excited to see this new collection from Bobbi Brown, the combination of Navy & Nude is really appealing. There’s something classy and sophisticated about it. Of course once in my paws it ceases to be classy and sophisticated, but I’m a fan despite initial doubts!
The whole collection is lovely and I could have gone mad, I’d love to have got the Brightening Brick, and the Nail Polish in Navy, I find the formula of Bobbi Brown nail varnishes to be really lovely and I realised that I don’t actually own a navy polish. I was quite surprised when I checked. The thing I’ll definitely go back and get at some point is the Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Steel Ink. I’m a new convert to Bobbi’s much acclaimed Gel liners and I think the palette could do with a navy liner. Another thing I realised I don’t actually have!
Anyway, the Navy & Nude Eye Palette had to be mine. I received Spring’s Lilac Rose version as a PR sample and I really love it, it’s a daily staple so I wanted this one too. Although it’s similar and you probably don’t need both. The colours are all different and I don’t own a navy shadow so I was sold.
I love the case, it’s a classic Bobbi case, but this time the black is marbled with navy.
And the contents…sorry, I used it before I took pictures. Not like me, but I couldn’t wait.
Here are the swatches.
Just in case you have the Lilac Rose Eye Palette and you are wondering how similar they are, here’s the swatches for that one. too
Lets just say you probably don’t need both unless you’re a bit mad like me….
When I first used this Navy & Nude palette I was a bit underwhelmed. The navy (which I think is the selling point of the collection) wasn’t all that impressive. Add a base or a primer though it it performs really well. Now I strongly believe that an eyeshadow should work without a base, I don’t want to have to add an extra step to my routine in order to get a product to perform how it’s supposed to and I still think that now. But shallow Bobbi Brown fangirl that I am, I’m prepared to let it slide on this occasion because I love the combination of colours and the looks you can achieve with it, even if you do need a base or primer!’
And here’s how I’ve been wearing it!
It’s a really expensive £48 but the quality of all the shadows is really good, except the navy, which just needs a little TLC.
*Product purchased myself, but post does contain an affiliate link*