Being a neutral shades lover I always pay attention to Bobbi Brown’s new releases. Their latest Tortoise Shell Collection has really captured my heart. It is a collection consisting of only neutral shades that would look flattering on any skin tone. There are two limited edition eyeshadow palettes – the SAND and the BRONZE from the collection. I opted for the Bronze Tortoise Shell Eye Palette after I swatched both at the counter as I prefer the color payoff and the texture more than the other.
This palette comes in a tortoise shell case and has a unique two tier compact design. Perfect size to carry it around in the purse or travelling.
This Bronze palette contains 8 warm neutral shades in 3 different finishes, with 5 of them being the new shades:
Banana – matte
Gold Nugget – New, sparkles eyeshadow
Olive - New, sparkles eyeshadow
Bronze: – New, metallic eyeshadow
Tiger’s Eye: New, metallic eyeshadow
Copper Cocoa: shimmer wash
Amber: New, shimmer wash
According to Bobbi Brown’s website, the Bronze Tortoise Shell Eye Palette is designed for medium to darker skintones. Although I am nowhere near that I find all of these shade are easy to work with and look flattering against my skintone after playing with it for a few different looks.
There are millions of looks you can create with this versatile palette. I went for a simple look today wearing the new shades.
Olive as a wash over the eye socket. Then applied Tiger’s Eye at the outer corner and defined the outer v with Copper Cocoa.
Along the lower lashline, I had Tiger’s Eye applied then layered with Gold Nugget at the tear duct area and Copper Cocoa towards the outer corner.
Bottom Line: I really like it. These shades don’t pull too warm on me and it is a palette that I can use all year round. Having all of these wearable shades in an elegantly designed compact is a bonus for women (like me) who like to travel light.
FYI the eye palette retails for $130 in Australia.