Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Bobbi Brown Black Cocoa Metallic Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Black Cocoa Metallic Eyeshadow

Try a Little Warm Cocoa for Fall

Bobbi Brown Black Cocoa Metallic Eyeshadow ($20.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a rich, chocolate brown with flecks of pale gold, gold, and copper shimmer. It has such a smooth texture with incredible color pay off that really just looks luxurious when worn. This shade would work well for a brown smoky eye as well as smudged on the lower lash line to add warmth to the eyes. I love this on warmer beauties, though it has that blackened cocoa laced with the warmer brown, so it could also be worn by those on the cooler side, too.

I also love that $20 will get you 0.10 oz. of eyeshadow–double the amount of most single shadows! This particular shade launched with Bobbi Brown’s Black Velvet Collection, but it is permanent to the line.

What are your favorite Bobbi Brown eyeshadows?

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: If you’re a fan of warmer, chocolate browns and enjoy yours with shimmer, Black Cocoa makes an excellent choice!

AVAILABILITY: Bobbi Brown

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Bobbi Brown Black Cocoa Metallic Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Black Cocoa Metallic Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Black Cocoa Metallic Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Black Cocoa Metallic Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Black Cocoa Metallic Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Black Cocoa Metallic Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Black Cocoa Metallic Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Black Cocoa Metallic Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Black Cocoa Metallic Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Black Cocoa Metallic Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

How much is it? Where can I buy it?

$20 and it is available through Bobbi Brown.

Is it permanent?

Yes!

Are there any dupes for it?

I couldn't find anything exactly like it. It's a warmer, lighter version of NARS Mekong.

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25 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Black Cocoa Metallic Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Ginnia

    How would you compare it to NARS Galapagos (if you have that)?

    Looks pretty!

  2. Rachel

    This is SUCH a gorgeous color, but I just can’t justify spending $20 on a single pan :( Is there a slightly cheaper dupe out there? MAC?

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dini Dini

    I adore this color! I have NARS Mekong, but it doesn’t get used all the time because it is so dramatic. I could use this Bobbi Brown one more regularly. Thanks for the swatches and post FAQ. Very helpful!

  4. This is a very pretty shade. Christine, do you think it’s similar to the dark side of Nars Cordura at all? To me it looks like a dupe of that

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Evelyn Evelyn

    I think I need to revisit these. When I had gone to the BB counter and tried them out the only way I could get the color to show was on top of her kohl liners and I didn’t feel like covering my lid in eyeliner just to get some color. lol

    • Whoa! That is weird. This was SO rich and pigmented! I hope you have better luck!

    • Were you swatching from a tester? I’ve started taking a tissue or cotton round, whatever they have on hand and wiping off the top layer of shadow where I want to swatch since sometimes it’s gotten hard or it’s got alcohol on it from being sanitized after a makeover, etc.

  6. Maria

    This is really lovely! Bobbi Brown products don’t usually do much for me, but it’s such a luxurious, unusual shade.

  7. K

    Ooh, thanks! This colour is right up my alley. Will definitely check it out.

  8. Eileen

    Oh this is such a rich and beautiful colour. I just love browns & plums anyway but this one is especially nice!

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ceri Ceriene

    My name is all over this gorgeous shade. Thanks for the review, Christine!

  10. Suzanne

    What a fantastic brown! But I’ve also been looking for a good beige, but everything I swatch seems to show up bronze or a dusty maroon. Dior’s old Beige Sunshine seemed to be the best beige I’d seen. Christine, would you please help me find a close dupe in MAC?

  11. Chiara

    Gorgeous, really!

  12. candy

    Is this shade complementary for dark skin tones, AA?

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Alison Alison

    Hi Christine,

    I know this isn’t entirely relevant, but I was wondering if you could help me out! My Mother is looking for some really good quality dark brown/brown/dark chocolate eye shadows to try, and I was wondering if you could give me examples of the best ones you’ve come across in your experience to give us an idea! She’d prefer something that’s not too glittery/sparkly/frosted. I’d really appreciate the help – I missed the last Ask Temptalia so I couldn’t ask you then. >_<