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.

Bobbi Brown Custom Palette

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.

Bobbi Brown Custom Palette Swatches

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?

8 responses to “Exploring Bobbi Brown Eyeshadows”

  1. Beth says:

    I have all but the plum color. Stone is soooo pretty. Hit pan awhile ago! BB eye colors are soooooo pretty!

  2. Kyllie says:

    Sobre todo me gustan las sombras mate, tienen una textura muy sedosa.

  3. Latoya says:

    I haven’t done so yet but I have every intention of making my own palette with some core Bobbi shades. You picked some great ones Danielle!

  4. Sunny says:

    I have some singles from Bobbi Brown and a couple of palettes. I love some of her matte shades for my outer third/crease area! The singles are so big that I will most probably never ever hit pan!

  5. Alina says:

    These are all such great eyeshadow picks! I have been wanting to explore more of Bobbi’s products, myself. Her foundations and lipsticks look amazing!

  6. Jo says:

    I much prefer Bobbi Brown eye shadows over MAC (which to be honest I think are overrated – don’t hate me!). The better thing about MAC is the wider colour choice but I’m a neutrals girl anyway.

    You’ve chosen some lovely shades, Stone is beautiful! I’m going to get another palette at Christmas I like, then I’ll have one for day and one for night when travelling.

    Jo xx (@essentiallyJo)

  7. Nat says:

    Stone is a real standout shade! It caught my eye right away. Lovely picks.

  8. Julie says:

    Wow!!! this is so pretty. I super like the shades for they will def create a beautiful smokey eye look. Gotta grab one of this and i am so excited to try it out.

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