I frequently lust after those beautifully edited eyeshadow palettes; you know the ones with classy packaging and the perfect coordinating neutrals? However, in my palette-hoarding haste I have often overlooked the fact that many brands I currently love offer the opportunity to create your own unique blend of shadows to suit your very refined and specific taste.
Enter Bobbi Brown, I brand I have been exploring more the past few months.
I opted for neutral, wearable shades (of course) when putting together this versatile quad. Each of the shades work together in the expected ways however I try to get creative with it as well.
Each shade is full size (.08 oz/2.5g) and retail for $22/each. Steep, however I picked mine up from a local Cosmetic Company Outlet Store for around $12-$15. The four pan well was just a few dollars at CCO, and it retails for $10 on the Bobbi Brown site. You can find it here. The shadows pop out of their normal packaging with minimal fuss and pop into the custom palette with ease. I kept the singles packaging in case I decide to swap out the colors or take just one of them with me when I travel. You can also see the palette comes with a full size mirror. Perfect for touch-ups throughout the day/night.
I have 4 shades in 3 finishes. Clockwise from top left: Taupe, Stone, Velvet Plum, Rich Brown. Each shade is pigmented, smooth and easy to blend/apply. I don’t experience fall out with them either, a huge bonus considering two of the shades are shimmery.
Swatches L-R: Taupe, Rich Brown, Stone, Velvet Plum
How gorgeous! I’ve wanted Stone for a long time so I’m glad I remembered to include it in the palette when I was choosing my shades.
As much as I enjoy a good palette that a brand designs itself, there’s something quite powerful about being in control- the master of my own destiny. Okay, maybe I’m being dramatic but I still enjoy picking out the colors I will actually use and not get stuck with shades that don’t suit my skin tone or my shade preference.
What do you think? Have you made a custom shadow palette outside of MAC?