Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette
Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette

Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette ($45.00 for 0.12 oz.) contains four shades of Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Eye Paints. They’re designed to not only wear for hours but are “densely pigmented” and “can be applied wet or dry” with a “lustrous, highly-reflective finish.”

It includes these shades: Tinsel (light silver), Silver (blue silver), Lava (black with silver pearl), and Blue Onyx (deep indigo blue)

  • Tinsel is a bright silver with silvery-white glitter and a metallic finish. It’s sheer both dry and wet, and it doesn’t come together smoothly even when applied wet–I had a lot of fall out with this shade. It’s a bit lighter than MAC Filament.
  • Silver is a dark silver-shimmered gray with subtle brow undertones and a bluish sheen. It has decent color payoff when applied dry but becomes opaque, deep, and smooth when applied damp. It reminded me of theBalm Muppetational, which is a bit lighter. MAC Tundra is also similar in both color and finish.
  • Lava is a matte black with silver sparkle and teal shimmer layered on top. It’s a better version of Bobbi Brown Onyx. It’s in the same vein as shades like MAC Black Tied and Lancome The New Black (which is the best of this type). When applied dry, the sparkle is less noticeable, and it appears as more of a black-brown with a dry, almost chalky look. When applied damp, it’s much more intense, more like a black, and the sparkle comes out more. I did experience some fall out with this shade.
  • Blue Onyx is a blackened blue with an indigo blue shimmer and sheen. It’s more of a satiny finish than metallic as described. This shade was very, very sheer when applied dry, and it doesn’t look all that blue either. When I dampened the product, it came out more vibrant and the blue came to the forefront. It reminded me of MAC Blue Storm. Givenchy Lune Mordoree is also similar but a touch purpler.

If you’re a fan of MAC’s Mineralize Eyeshadows, you’ll probably like Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Eye Paints, because they’re really similar. They have the feel, look, and wear of baked eyeshadows. If you use them dry, expect sheerer color payoff, while dampening the shade will greatly intensify the pigmentation and smooth out the texture. The colors are prone to fading during wear if you use them damp/wet during application; of course, they will always dry a little more muted than when they are initially applied wet since it does not stay perpetually wet, but it fades even more.

Tinsel had a ton of fall out; it was difficult to apply from the get-go because of the amount of excess that littered my under eye area, but I had continual fall out throughout the day because it just doesn’t bind together. You’d really need a sticky base to get it to adhere to minimize the fall out. I had similar issues with Lava but to a lesser degree; I didn’t have too much fall out during application, but I did find the silver sparkles transferred to parts unknown as the day wore on.

Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

D+
6.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6
Longevity
3
Application
69%
Total
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Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette
Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette

Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette
Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette

Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette
Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette

Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette
Bobbi Brown Tinsel Long-Wear Eye Paint

Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette
Bobbi Brown Tinsel Long-Wear Eye Paint

Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette
Bobbi Brown Silver Long-Wear Eye Paint

Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette
Bobbi Brown Silver Long-Wear Eye Paint

Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette
Bobbi Brown Lava Long-Wear Eye Paint

Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette
Bobbi Brown Lava Long-Wear Eye Paint

Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette
Bobbi Brown Blue Onyx Long-Wear Eye Paint

Bobbi Brown Onyx & Silver Eye Paint Palette
Bobbi Brown Blue Onyx Long-Wear Eye Paint

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About the Reviewer

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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oh god that blue one is horrid.

I honestly don’t buy products that I have to apply wet to get pigmentation. it’s great if a product looks good both ways, if only slightly more pigmented wet, but if it’s a total fail dry I won’t buy.

oh rhymes~

I have yet to find even one Bobbi Brown eyeshadow which impressed me. I like the shimmer gel liners and some lip gloss. But, it makes no sense to me to spend a decent amount of money and get very limited payoff (actually, that goes for any makeup, not just shadows).

I completely agree with you. I don’t know what it is with Bobbi Brown eye shadows, but whenever I try them out, I barely get any color payoff, no matter how much product I put on.

thanks for this review, christine! really, you just saved me $45, because the palette looks AWESOME! (I don’t have a BB counter near me, so I’d probably order it online).. 🙂

Hmm, I am not sure how. I have a mono eyelid, which is little and it’s kinda disappointing when I use eye shadow. I’m still trying to learn how to make’em eyes look good with eye shadows. lol Any suggestions? BTW my eyes are little too.

I could tell just from the photo that this wasn’t going to be great. I’m pretty sure I have eyeshadows similar to all these shades that perform much better so I could just put together a MAC/ Urban Decay quad if I wanted to get the look 🙂

The colour combination in this palette reminds me of one of the mac dazzlespheres pigment sets that just came out; which I happen to prefer way more. I expected better from bobbi brown. I’m quite disappointed. 🙁

I really don’t understand how some of these companies can be OK with charging that price and putting forth sub-par products…for 45 dollars I really feel like these should perform better :/

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