Friday, June 28, 2013

Product Review: Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Sea Pearls Shimmer Brick Eye Palette (and swatches).

Hi lovelies,

Happy Friday!!! Gosh, it's been a busy week with birthday dinners, farewell dinners and finally, going to watch Superman today! It's a pretty good movie, it started off very well but did get a wee bit draggy in the end. Overall though, I really enjoyed it!

Getting back to beauty blogging; I've got a gorgeous product to show you today, and that's the lovely new shimmer brick eye palette from the latest, limited edition (there are those dreaded words again) Sea Pearls collection from Bobbi Brown. As you know from my last review, I absolutely love my shimmer bricks (I've found my bronze shimmer brick and am really getting a kick out of giving my skin a bronzy glow during the cool winter months)...but I was especially excited to receive a shimmer brick meant for eyes!

The Sea Pearls shimmer brick eye palette is seriously stunning. Handmade in Italy, the sleek, mirrored black packaging is compact and tidy, fitting neatly in the palm of your hand (which means that it's very travel friendly). You get ten iridescent and sheer pastel shadows in the compact, all of which were inspired by under sea hues.

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Sea Pearls Shimmer Brick Eye Palette

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Sea Pearls Shimmer Brick Eye Palette

The shades range from neutrals to soft yellow, green, blue and pink pastels. All the shades in the rainbow, really!

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Sea Pearls Shimmer Brick Eye Palette

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Sea Pearls Shimmer Brick Eye Palette

My personal favourites have to be (going left to right), the 1st, 5th, and last three shades.

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Sea Pearls Shimmer Brick Eye Palette

All ten shades appear quite pearlescent when applied on skin. As the shadows are quite narrow, you'd be best to use your finger (or a very skinny eyeshadow brush) to apply individual shades to your lids.

You can also sweep your finger over several shades to create your own unique look. I also like to swirl a large fluffy brush over the entire palette to highlight my cheekbones.

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Sea Pearls Shimmer Brick Eye Palette

The shades are quite sheer, but buildable. I applied two swipes for the swatches below. You can also use a wet brush to apply these for added impact, or choose to wear them over a cream shadow as a base. Just quickly, pressing them over a cream shadow really makes the shadows pop!

Bobbi Brown Sea Pearls Shimmer Brick Eye Palette Swatches.
(in artificial lighting)

Bobbi Brown Sea Pearls Shimmer Brick Eye Palette Swatches.
(in natural daylight)

Pros:
Elegant, slimline design, making it very travel friendly.
Sheer, pastel shades, perfect for those who are afraid to dabble in strong shades.
Ten shadow shades mean an endless variety of looks.

Cons:
Limited edition (sigh).
A little expensive at $99 RRP (although you do get ten shades, which adds value for money).
Not ideal for those who love pigmented shadows.
The shadows are a little narrow, which are not idea for those who love using makeup brushes.

The eye shimmer brick retails at $99 on the Bobbi Brown website, or you can purchase it from Bobbi Brown counters in David Jones and Myer. 

Last but not least, I leave you with a view of the entire Sea Pearl collection, which you can also view here. Aren't the glosses and blush gorgeous? Stay tuned for an upcoming post where I show you the limited edition Sea Pearl polish, Pink Pearl!

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Sea Pearl Collection.
(image taken from the Bobbi Brown website)

What do you think of this collection, lovelies? Do you like the look of this eye palette? Does anything else take your fancy?

Much love,
MM.
x


Note: This product was kindly provided for my consideration. This has not affected my opinion in any way. I was not obliged to blog about it in any way but am choosing to do so at my own discretion. For more information, please refer to my Disclosure Policy.

14 comments:

  1. Nooooooo why must it be limited edition! If it wasn't limited edition, I would be like: "yeah, sure, I'll buy it.... someday!" but once those words are attached it's more like "better go to Myer tomorrow..." haha!
    It's so gorgeous! I agree with your favourite colours, they are so pretty! xx

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    1. I know, I have the same problem! I may as well just redirect my salary LOL!

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  2. You lucky thing:) I've been eyeing off the palette because it's so gorgeous! Then again, I have lots of eyeshadows and I'm still using my Bobbi Brown Ultra Nude palette every day so I might hold off.

    Looking forward to see what looks you'll create with it gorgeous x

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    1. I was very lucky indeed! Oh, the Ultra Nude is gorgeous! So hard making decisions sometimes!

      xx

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  3. The shades are so pretty! It's an amazing palette but it's a shame it's limited edition :o

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  4. Gorgeous! Once again Bobbi Brown has brought out an amazing palette. I never knew there were shimmer bricks for eyes, I always heard about the face shimmer brick. And have wanted one for soooo long hehe

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    1. It's pretty new! The face shimmer brick is so pretty. :)

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  5. Oh soooo pretty!! I love it! A bit expensive for me but I can still enjoy some eye candy right :)

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  6. All 10 shades are so beautiful and shimmery! My favourite shades would be the 1st and 4th!

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    1. It's hard to pick favourites, that's true!

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  7. Wow all ten of those shades are gorgeous, and totally wearable. I love shimmery eye shadows like that. Very pretty palette!

    The Lilly Mint Blog



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    1. I agree, very pretty and very handy too, since it's so compact. :)

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