Sunday, December 26th, 2010

Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

Quick Review: Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

Bobbi Brown Sultry Eye Palette ($45.00 for 0.15 oz.) includes three eyeshadows and one long-wear eye paint. It features: Bone (off white), Antique Gold (deep gold sparkle), Caviar (black brown), and Brandy (rich golden bronze). The packaging is sleek and compact, and I love that they have an actual brush applicator included, rather than sponge-tipped ones!

The Long-Wear Eye Paints are new and featured in the three palettes from Bobbi Brown’s Smoky, Sultry, Smoldering Collection. According to Bobbi Brown, they are “high-pigment metallic eyeshadow that can be worn wet or dry.” She recommends “[applying] them with a damp Cream Shadow Brush for a strong, luminous and long-lasting pop of shimmering color that won’t crease.”

  • Bone is a soft, paled whitish beige. It’s very light, but it is usable as a highlighter on light to medium skin tones. Very smooth and buttery for a matte. This is a matte eyeshadow.
  • Antique Gold is a coppered bronze with a gold shimmered sheen. This is nicely pigmented, though it could be a little more intense. This is a metallic eyeshadow.
  • Caviar is a medium-dark blue-based black. This is a matte eyeshadow.
  • Brandy is a warm bronze with subtle shimmer-glitter. This is a long-wear eye paint. This works decently even when used dry, but for full potential, use it wet.

Each of the eyeshadows is 0.04 oz. (full-sized are 0.08 oz. for $20.00; 0.10 oz. for $20.00 for metallic eyeshadow), while the Long-Wear Eye Paint is 0.03 oz. (not currently available on its lonesome; but for valuation purposes, we’ll assume 0.08 oz. for $20.00). In this palette, you receive $20.00 worth of regular Eyeshadow, $8 worth of Metallic Eyeshadow, and $7.50 worth of Long-Wear Eye Paint. This totals to $35.50 worth of product. You do also receive a double-ended brush in the palette, which is usable (and one of the better brushes included in palettes)– we’ll say it’s $7 worth–bringing us to $42.50. It’s not a value-packed palette, but I don’t think you’re losing out.

You can check out my full review of the Smoldering Palette, too! :)

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

FINAL THOUGHTS: Quality wise, I’d say this is the best of the three palettes from this Bobbi Brown Collection–these shades are the most pigmented, smoothest, and easiest to work with.  It is interesting to see such a cool-toned black paired with the warmer metallic shades, though.  If you’re looking for a palette for a go-to brown smoky eye, this would definitely work.

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Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette

Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Bone, Antique Gold, Caviar, Brandy (dry/wet)

Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Bone, Antique Gold, Caviar

Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette
Caviar, Brandy (dry/wet)

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase the Sultry palette? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?


Any dupes?

It is peachier and darker than Chanel Django. It is also rather similar to MAC's Seasonal Peach, actually--just the finish is different and it is less pink.

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6 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Sultry Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Heather

    Can you show us a look with one of these palettes? Are you supposed to use the long wear eye paint as the crease color or the liner color? It seems like Caviar would work best as the liner.

  2. Brandy looks beautiful, but incredibly dupable.

  3. Karin

    i REALLY love this palette. but im not sure if i should get it as i already have similar colors [of course] but not from bobbi brown. and i love bobbi brown. hmm. thanks for the review!

  4. Amanda Enn

    This seems like a great palette, i just don’t know if I would want to spend $45. on four eyeshadows when I could spend the same price for 12 eyeshadows in the Naked Palette. Not that I’ve been able to get my hands on it though…

  5. Marian

    WOW! I really like this palette. I think I’m going to get it!

  6. anupam

    its really cool!! Too bad we dont get Bobbi Brown in India.!!I simply keep drooling over all the stuff…thats all..!!its an amazing palette really!u lucky.