Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown x L’Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette

Bobbi Brown x L’Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette ($68.00 for TBA oz.) features six eyeshadows, one blush, and one Pot Rouge (which can be used on cheeks/lips). I’ve only seen it available online at Barneys, but it will be releasing in full at other retailers (see official information here) in February. At a glance, it might seem like a bolder offering from Bobbi Brown, and to an extent, there’s some brightness and color that is unexpected, but the textures ensure that they’re sheerer, softer hues–some by design, others the result of more powdery consistencies. Ultra Violet is supposed to be sheer, but one of the issues I had with it is that it doesn’t apply evenly, so it’s not a sheer, even layer of color. I thought the matte shades tended to be quite powdery, though they blended easily on the lid, they also would sheer away and looked faded before the eight-hour mark. If you pat the shades on enough, just lightly blend along the edges, and do major clean-up after application, you can achieve fairly close-to-pan color. You could also use a white eyeshadow base, which would improve the adhesion and vibrancy of the sheerer shades in this palette.

Amnesia Rose is a muted, rosy plum with a matte finish and subtle warm undertones. It seemed like it would have good color payoff, because the texture was incredibly soft and silky, but it was fairly powdery, so while some of it adhered to the skin, it was prone to dusting and sheering away. Urban Decay Nooner (P, $18.00) is darker. LORAC Mauve (P) is slightly cooler-toned. Chanel Hasard (99) (P, $28.50) is a couple of shades darker. Illamasqua Forgiveness (LE) is darker. Guerlain Boulevard du Montparnasse #5 (LE) is purpler. See comparison swatches.

Silver Lilac is a cool-toned, white-lavender with a sparkly finish. It is a Sparkle Eye Shadow, which are sheerer, glittery shades. It looks a lot more lavender in the pan, but when swatched, it’s a lot whiter. I had just a little fall out with this shade, but it’s something that works better on its own as a wash of sparkle or patted over a more opaque eyeshadow as a layering product. Dior Rosee (141) (LE, $30.00) is more lavender. Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $8.25) is more iridescent, less glittery. MAC Angelic (P, $21.00) is whiter. MAC Triple Impact (LE, $19.50) is less glittery, more iridescent. MAC Light Violet (LE, $32.50) is more lavender, darker. See comparison swatches.

Pink Lilac is a cool-toned, pink-tinged white with a silvery sparkle finish. It looks very much like Silver Lilac, which is only a bit more sparkly and less silvery. I had just a bit of fall out when I wore this shade, and these are designed to be less pigmented, but it’s a shame they aren’t at least more true-to-color (to how they look in the pan). Marc Jacobs Beauty Stagelight (302) (LE, $32.00) is more glittery. MAC Winterscape (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Angelic (P, $21.00) is whiter. See comparison swatches.

Sand Pink is a slightly muted, dusty rose with a matte finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was very soft and silky. It blended fairly easily on the skin, though it is not the most effortless blush to apply. The color wore well for eight hours before it started to fade. This shade is part of the permanent range. NARS Oasis (P, $29.00) is shimmery, warmer. NARS Dolce Vita (P, $29.00) is redder, deeper. MAC Mocha (P, $21.00) is brighter, less muted. See comparison swatches.

Desert Rose is a soft, medium rosy pink with a satin finish. It’s lightly creamy, blends nicely on the skin, and is a little tacky on the skin for about forty minutes. It wears well for seven hours before starting to become patchy and fade. As a lip color, it lasts three hours. It’s the only cream product in the palette, and I wish it was a powder, because it collects powdery so easily! Bobbi Brown Summer Pink (LE, $26.00) is warmer. Chanel Rose Initiale (P, $43.00) is powder, pinker. See comparison swatches.

Iron is a medium-dark gray with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had so-so color payoff, and the texture was incredibly soft but powdery, which is why it tended to sheer out when applied. bareMinerals Velvet Charcoal (P, $14.00) is similar. Guerlain Crazy Paris #5 (LE) is slightly darker. MAC Howzat (LE, $15.00) is not quite as matte. See comparison swatches.

Ultra Violet is a brightened, fuchsia purple with a faint pink sparkle. It’s part of the “Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow” family, which is described as a “sheer, lightly pearlized shadow.” True to form, it’s semi-sheer with slight sparkle, and the texture, while soft, was powdery. Too Faced Ooh la Orchid (LE) is darker. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Tease #6 (P) is purpler. NARS Fashion Rebel #2 (LE, $24.00) is purpler. bareMinerals Statement (LE) is brighter. See comparison swatches.

Mulberry is a cool-toned, dusty, medium-dark purple with a matte finish. In one sense, it’s very pigmented, and in another, it’s just so-so. The texture is so soft but very powdery–just purple powder everywhere–and some of it sticks, some of it dusts away. NARS Demon Lover #2 (P, $24.00) is much darker. Inglot #386 (P, $6.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches.

The Glossover

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Amnesia Rose

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Product

8.5/10

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Longevity

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Silver Lilac

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Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown x L’Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown x L’Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown x L’Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown x L’Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Rose Amnesia Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Rose Amnesia Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Silver Lilac Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Silver Lilac Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Pink Lilac Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Pink Lilac Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Sand Pink Blush

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Sand Pink Blush

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Sand Pink Blush

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Desert Rose Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Desert Rose Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Desert Rose Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Iron Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Iron Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Mulberry Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Mulberry Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown Eyeshadows: Silver Lilac (inner lid), Ultra Violet (middle of lid),
Mulberry (outer lid), Amnesia Rose (crease), Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner (lower lash line)

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62 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown x L’Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Virginia Virginia

    Disappointed that the shadows are sheer; they looked so nice in the promo photos. What is on your lips? It’s such a unique but pretty color!

  2. I love the look of this palette and the colour range is totally my kinda thing.. Sand pink blush is an all time favourite Bobbi product which I owned years and years ago when Bobbi Brown had consistently excellent quality products. I still own and will occasionally buy Bobbi Brown, but I feel the label has gone a similar path to MAC: inconsistent quality with LE editions tending to be of much poorer quality.

  3. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Ah, shame about the shadows. I was really hyped for this palette because of how cool-toned it was. For $70, a palette needs to be a A+, though. Bobbi Brown needs to get her game together.

  4. I’m not too crazy about the product itself, but I love the packaging.
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  5. I love the design and colors in this palette, especially Mulberry and Ultraviolet…the shimmery shades never show up on my skin though..can’t even pick it up on my fingers to swatch! Though, probably they are supposed to be used as a pat-on shadow I guess…

    • The texture was REALLY soft (but powdery), so getting the powder onto the brush/skin wasn’t an issue (though it has been in the past with some of BB’s palettes!), but getting it to stay… well ;)

  6. I think I’ll pass on this palette, but your overall look here is fabulous!

  7. I must admit that sometimes, after viewing the swatches, I’m utterly amazed that you can put together such a pretty look on. You look amazing here …the swatches are so underwhelming. Ever consider doing a tutorial on how to make a disappointing purchase more wearable (primer, the right brushes…?). Don’t know how you did it!
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  8. If Amnesia Rose and Mulberry were available as singles I would so buy them…Gorgeous!
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  9. Avatar of Malia Malia

    No… Not impressed with it.

  10. What a shame that the eyeshadow doesn’t perform better. I do love the eye look that you created, and the blush looks super pretty on you.

  11. hdob

    I really appreciate the work you do, especially your attention to detail and thorough documentation. I have a small piece of feedback with respect to palettes like this one, with more than one type of product (i.e. eyeshadow and blush): it may be helpful to specify the product in the first sentence of each review. As it is now, I have to scroll back and forth to figure out which review goes with which product. Again, your blog is like no other for completeness, this is really just a small thing.

    • Hi!

      Each shade is identified by name in the review as well as in the specific photo. I will go back and check, but I believe I referred to both blushes as blushes and called out a lot of the different eyeshadow textures within the reviews, so I’ll make sure that this is clear if it isn’t. Thanks for your feedback!

      • hdob

        The info is definitely all there, my suggestion is only to make it part of the opening sentence, and only for these multi-palettes, for example:

        Amnesia Rose (eyeshadow) is a muted, rosy plum with a matte finish and subtle warm undertones.

        You are the hardest working lady in beauty blogging, so I understand if you decline the idea.

  12. Aww… I wanted this palette to be perfect, because it has purples in it! (How’s that for reasoning?)

    The Pot Rouge looks like a really pretty, versatile/everyday kind of colour, though!
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  13. I really wanted this to match the quality of BB’s typical singles because I was so excited to see much bolder colors than usual from her. I usually don’t buy palettes that have lip products in them, though, I think they can get too messy, so I guess it’s just as well.

  14. Alia

    I have to say i really like this palette. I love her creme blushes and those colors are great in this palette along with some purple shadows that i have already so I can’t say i would buy it but maybe for travel as it is nice to have it all in one place. Although i hate the packaging! I bought the Bobbi and Katie in similar packaging and am not really a fan of the cardboard…

    • I really like cardboard palettes these days, only because they’re slimmer and if you drop them, no worries!

      • Alia

        That is true…i guess i didn’t think of that Christine! I just don’t know if they hold up as well in the long run…

        • I think if you travel a LOT then you might see dings, dents, and scratches. As long as it stays close, it should be fine (since the insides are the *most* important part). Plastic compacts can get scratched, but they may not show any other signs of wear, so visually that might be more pleasing for some. I feel like you really have to beat up a cardboard palette to make it disintegrate on you before you finish the palette!

  15. I love the overall look of this palette, but I know for me to actually buy it there would need to be more neutral shadows.

  16. I don’t like that the shadows take so much work. Otherwise this would have been such a lovely palette! I really liked the colors
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  17. AudreyNZ

    Despite lacking in quality, you sure made the palette look good, Christine:)

  18. pretty but i have a life supply of these shades in mac so will pass. i do like it tho, if i wasnt a makeup hoarder would consider it.

  19. The colors in this palette look beautiful, especially all the different purples!

  20. OMG the Bobbi Brown blushes awesome shades I loved it on you <3 :D

  21. Avatar of Celine Celine

    Again, you have put together a beautiful look. I MUST have this! Love how the shades are vibrant and bright. It’s a nice change from neutral ones companies keep coming out with. Its too bad the plums look quite patchy, but not terrible as it could be. I think the blush is a really nice color too.

  22. Bonnie

    I had high hopes for this palette, I’m so sad the color payoff on the eye shadows isn’t better. As much as I love BB cosmetics, I have to say I’ve been underwhelmed with my past 2 shadow palette purchases.
    That said, the eye makeup look you put together for this review looks gorgeous!!

  23. Safyre

    Wow Christine you look absolutely stunning!

  24. I wish this performed better because I just love the look you created! I will have to look at the dupes list!

  25. Lana

    I was looking for an eye look for this spring, just like the one you made from this palette! I’m thinking of buying this palette. It’s beautiful, too bad the quality wasn’t better though. You look beautiful!

  26. I love the look you created!!! So pretty.

  27. Avatar of Brenda Brenda

    Christine, this palette looks incredible on you!! You look great in everything ( pastel blue lip colour anyone? lol) but these really give you a sultry sexiness :)

  28. Avatar of Tarah Tarah

    In love with this palette . I don’t own anything Bobbi brown . Would like this but I can’t imagine I will get access to purchasing this unless it can be purchased online with shipping to canada . Wish you were wearing a pink or fushia tinted gloss because the pale one for the look you created washes you out :( !!

  29. Gwen

    It’s available now and I asked the online Bobbi Brown chat person if they had any photos of models wearing this palette, and they said ‘sadly, no.’

  30. Avatar of Sulee Sue

    Saddened to hear of L’wren Scott’s suicide today.