Bobbi Brown Crystal Eye Palette ($45.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a newly released, limited edition holiday palette featuring four shades of eyeshadow: Amethyst (deep violet), Diamond (light purple silver), Star (white silver), and Peacock (aqua green).
When it comes to value, it’s a wash–you get almost what you would expect based on a price/ounce comparison against full-sized, individual shades, but you do get to have four different shades for the price of about two individual shades. Bobbi Brown’s Metallic Eyeshadows go for $20.00 for 0.10 oz., Sparkle Eyeshadows for $24.00 for 0.13 oz., and Shimmer Wash Eyeshadows for $20.00 for 0.08 oz. This palette contains 0.20 oz. in total, but it’s not broken down per shade, so we’ll just assume it’s 0.05 oz. each. You’re getting $20.00 worth of Metallic Eyeshadows, $9.23 worth of Sparkle Eyeshadow, and $12.50 worth of Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow, for a total of $41.73–plus a miniaturized bristle-based brush.
I’m much more impressed by this palette than I was the Beauty Rules Palette. The consistency of these eyeshadows is soft, smooth, and almost buttery with good pigmentation in nearly all four. I also think these work together to create wintry cool-toned looks. I would also like to give props to Bobbi Brown for including a real eyeshadow brush that’s usable!
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