Look what came in my cousin's care package from the States!! The Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Eye Palette from their Fall 2012 collection!! This is definitely the most beautiful palette i own and i'm so in love with it. I've been using it everyday since receiving it 2 weeks ago.
As you can see, inside the palette you'll find a full sized mirror, 8 eyeshadows and a dual ended brush. The dusty mauve-rose toned colors in the palette work beautifully and seamlessly together. The combination makes it quite foolproof because you can create an elegant and feminine eye look with minimal effort. There are 3 finishes - Eyeshadow (Matte), Metallic, Sparkle (sheer wash of glitter).
Navajo - a matte cream-colored highlighter shade
Twilight - a copper pink
Pink Dusk - a pale metallic mauve
Water Color Pink - a silvery pale pink glitter sparkle
Twilight Pink - A shimmery peach
Cement - a matte greige/taupe
Dusk - a mauve glitter sparkle
Chocolate Mauve - a matte chocolate plum with mauve sparkle
Here they are swatched on my arm in order:
The shades vary in quality and pigmentation. I found that the matte shades (Navajo, Cement and Chocolate Mauve) were incredibly smooth and velvety. I don't really care for Navajo though because the color really doesn't do anything for me, it barely shows up on my skin. The Metallic colors were very pigmented but not quite as buttery to the touch. I find that the Sparkle eyeshadows are quite sheer and best used on top of other eyeshadow colors to add a hint of glitter. The eyeshadows were buildable, easy to work with and blend out.
Overall, i am a huge fan of this gorgeous palette. The shadows are so wearable, pretty and long lasting and I can honestly say that i've used and loved every single color. I do think that one sparkle eyeshadow would have sufficed. I wish that instead of Dusk (the worse out of the two sparkle shades in terms of pigmentation and quality), there was one more matte shade.
This retails in the US for $60 and in Australia $130 - the difference in price is actually outrageous.Here are 2 FOTDs where i used the palette:
Although this palette was released for Fall in the northern hemisphere, i think the colors will still be really wearable for spring in the land down under.
The pinks and glitters really bring a soft and muted look c: