Dreaming about a sunny Carribean beach getaway? Consider taking with you the Bobbi Brown Sand Eyeshadow Palette. This limited edition eyeshadow palette is part of Bobbi Brown 2014 Summer Collection, called Surf and Sand. The collection features 2 eyeshadow palettes, the bold Surf Eyeshadow palette (includes blue, green, pink, yellow colors) and the subtle Sand Eyeshadow Palette (neutral shades of brown, beige, and gold). I cannot say that one palette is better than another, because each of the two palettes is beautiful in its own unique way. I got the Sand Eyeshadow Palette and am very impressed by it.
The beach-inspired canvas covered packaging is very unique and different from Bobbi Brown signature sleek packaging accomplished in black plastic. The 8 neutral eye shadow colors are very well pigmented and beautifully blend. The color selection resembles the shimmering sands of sunny beaches. The palette includes a wide range of shades from soft nude to deep, rich browns, which makes it perfect for both day and night wear. The universal, classy quality of the shades makes this palette suitable for all seasons and occasions. You can create so many different sultry nude looks using this palette, but the colors especially compliment the sun-kissed skin.
The nude neutral shades of the palette will work with every skin tone. I like the silky powder formulas that are easy to blend and build upon. The mirror included in the palette compact is of a very decent size, adding to the convenience of use. When applying colors from this palette, you can layer the eye shadows by starting with a classic Bobbi eye light allover shadow. Then follow with the medium lid shadow, add drama with the dark liner and finish your look with the touch-ups of Sparkle Eye Shadow on top.
Here’s a list of shades included in the palette:
- Pale Cream Eye Shadow – a pale warm porcelain;
- Blazing Star Sparkle Eye Shadow – a peach opal;
- Bikini Bronze Metallic Eye Shadow – a warm copper sparkle;
- Gold Sparkle Eye Shadow – a soft pale gold;
- Sand Eye Shadow – a warm porcelain;
- Frappe Eye Shadow – a medium ash beige;
- Golden Copper Metallic Eye Shadow – a golden bronze;
- Saddle Eye Shadow – a dark grey brown.