Bobbi Brown Black Cocoa Metallic Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

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

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

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Hey Rachel,

I think I put it in the FAQ, but the only dupe I could think of was NARS Mekong, which isn’t quite a dupe, since it’s darker.

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!

I looked through all my NARS swatches, and Mekong was the only one I felt was remotely similar, so I wouldn’t say Cordura is a dupe.

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

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.

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?

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. >_<

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