Bobbi Brown Chrome Palette

Bobbi Brown Chrome Palette ($75.00) is the stunning eye and lip palette include with Bobbi Brown’s Chrome Collection, and it is also limited edition (of course!). The palette includes ten shades of eyeshadow and four shades of lip glosses.

You know me — I don’t like lip palettes. I don’t like them alone, and I don’t like them when attached to eyeshadow palettes, either. They’re just a no-go for me. I will say that the gloss in these are more pigmented than in Bobbi Brown’s Earth Metal Eye & Lip Palette, which is a plus.  I’m not going to drop points on this product because of that personal bias, so I’m judging on the product included itself, which is better than a lot of lip palettes I’ve tried.

In the palette, you get 10 eyeshadows, each weighing 0.02 oz. (total weight of 0.20 oz.), and you also get four lipglosses, each weighing 0.03 oz. (total weight of 0.12 oz.). A single Bobbi Brown eyeshadow retails for $22 for 0.10 oz. and a single lip gloss retails for $20 for 0.14 oz. The reason for all these conversions is to see exactly how much you’re paying for what and whether it’s worth buying a palette if you like a few shades or if you should look towards Bobbi Brown’s permanent line-up instead. The eyeshadows (by weight) would yield about $44 in value, while the lip glosses yield about $17 — which gives you a total “value” of $61. The palette is priced at $75, so I do think it’s a bit steep, even when you consider the fact that you’re getting a variety of shades all housed in a pretty chrome palette.

I also don’t think there’s quite enough variety between the ten shades of eyeshadows — a few are quite similar (like Cyber Grey and Foil). This is definitely a cool smoky eye palette with a little purple kick. I like that they included three different matte shades in the palette, because I think mattes are often missed in palettes. I do wish they had included a highlighter shade, as I think the White eyeshadow will be too garish on bolder skin tones to work well as a highlighter. In a palette of this size, I’d expect a really obvious highlighter shade.

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Halloween Makeup: “Chola”

Halloween Makeup: “Chola”

Gucci dressed up as a “chola,” which she described as, “a old school Mexican chola/gangster.” The application of the makeup looks flawless!

Eyes

  • NYX White Pencil
  • NYX White Eyeshadow
  • MAC Carbon Eyeshadow
  • Urban Decay Zero Eyeliner
  • Benefit Black Babecake Liner

Lips

  • Jordan Dark Brown Eye Pencil
  • Revlon Red Lipstick
  • NYX Cherry Lipstick

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Halloween Makeup: Devil

Halloween Makeup: Devil

Chiara got into the Halloween mood by creating a very Devilish look! Such a fantastic interpretation!

Eyes

  • MAC Bare Study Paint Pot
  • MAC Bright Future Eyeshadow
  • MAC Cherry Lip Pencil
  • MAC Mi’Lady Mineralize Eyeshadow
  • NYX Geisha Eyeshadow
  • MAC Blacktrack Fluidline
  • Bourjois Black Eyeliner
  • MAC Carbon Eyeshadow
  • Maybelline Mascara
  • Peggy Sage False Eyelashes

Face

  • MAC Foundation
  • MAC Pressed Powder

Lips

  • L’Oreal Dark Red Lip Pencil
  • MAC Liza Red Lipstick
  • MAC Clear Lipglass

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