Bobbi Brown Luxe Eye Palette For Your Wedding Day

Bobbi Brown just launched its Bridal Collection, and I was sent the Luxe Eye Palette (RM240). Before I opened the palette, I was already guessing what the colours are. I thought it would be a palette of soft neutral colours, less shimmer, and some taupes. Well, I wasn’t all wrong… but some shades did surprise me.





Bobbi Brown Luxe Eye Palette comes in a reflective metal case that looks really good – untouched. We all know about reflective metal cases, don’t we? Hello fingerprints! The palette fits nicely on my hand. Not too big that it slips, yet not too small that might arouse questions of whether it’s worth the price. There are 6 eye shadows in the palette, and each one is named at the back of the case.


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On the left, we have the light neutrals. Cream is a matte off white / light beige, Pink Opal is a shimmery light beige with a hint of pink. The pink does not show very well against my skin tone though. Oyster Grey is a very light taupe, so light that it could pass as just another light beige with a hint of grey. On the right, we have Pink Pearl which is a pinky purple colour. This shade is rather cool, but due to its lightness, it should be OK to wear across all skin tones. Some might pull the pink out and some might pull more purple. Pink Lilac is a sparkle eye shadow, and it’s like very fine glitter. This shade is very sheer, but the glitters are rather pronounced. Lastly, there’s Espresso which is a matte black with a slight hint of brown.


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I took the swatches in both daylight and flash for you to see, because if it’s for a wedding, the bride will definitely be photographed – A LOT in different lighting conditions. I expected more matte or satin colours but we get more shimmery ones. Also, do you notice that the palette is just full of light shades? It would be hard to get some definition on the eyes, especially for those without a natural pronounced crease (i.e. ME). I guess the lighter colours could be mixed with Espresso but it’s just not the same. I would have liked Oyster Grey to be MORE grey, a little darker would be nice, and perhaps an ashy brown for versatility.

The textures of the eye shadows are great, don’t get me wrong, and it’s a pretty palette to look at. Bobbi Brown eye shadows last the whole day on my lids (on top of primer) and the formula is great to work with. However, if I were to use this palette exclusivelyย for a look, it would be more difficult. I find I have to use other colours to complement these and that shade in particular is the brown I mentioned earlier.

I will be creating a look with this palette, scheduled to be up on Saturday, the Femme Boulevard post, so keep an eye out for that ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you been to Bobbi Brown lately? There are also some brushes and face products launched together with this Bridal Collection. They are very pretty, so go check it out.


xoxo Lily


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  • I agree, this looks like a palette full of highlight colours. I felt the same way about the Naked Basics palette, but even that has one more shading colour than this palette. The left-most matte shade looks suuuper buttery and gorgeous though!

    • All the colours are gorgeous, actually… and they apply beautifully. Just probably not all in a single palette. HAHA!

  • I’m not a fan of Bobbi Brown makeup at all. The only thing I have is one of the concealers. I kind of hate the texture of her eyeshadows to be honest, and I’d rather put that money toward something better. ๐Ÿ™‚
    With that said, I do want to see what look you create with it! If anybody can make a rock chick look outta this palette it’s you Lily! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Yikes! Bobbi Brown was my first love! The post is due tomorrow evening, and I haven’t done anything yet. Will have to do something in the morning. LOL! And thanks for your kind words. I feel all gooey now. Haha!

  • I haven’t tried a lot of Bobbi Brown things – I just have one of the correctors, too. This doesn’t really look like my kind of palette at all, to be honest. Too many of the same!

    • Yup yup, same here same here… Too many light colours in one palette.

  • Liyana

    At least one more darker shade, then it might be worth the price.

    • Guess we’re all feeling the same. I think just one mid tone shade will change everything ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Wow Pink Pearl really transforms with flash lighting–pretty! Seems like a nice palette but I definitely would have liked to see a few mid-tone shades

    • Pink Pearl looks meh initially, but it’s totally different when worn on the eyes too! And yeah, I think the palette lacks that mid tone shade

  • Hmm this is not something I’d personally use, on my big day or otherwise! The light colors are too light, and the dark one is too dark. I use something in between more often! Also, some shades seem to sparkle a little too much for flash photography! Sorry Bobbi, I’m not in love this time!

    • I know right? I’ll be trying it with flash tomorrow, and if it bounces like crazy, I’d have to change the makeup. Fingers crossed it will be ok. OR, I’ll just go with daylight… The Femme Boulevard post is due too soon for comfort. I’ve been lazy. HAHA!

  • These are some lovely light shades but the palette is definitely missing something. I very much look forward to seeing the look you created ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thanks Taylor. It’ll be up in exactly 7 hours. Just finished taking the photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’m not too convinced about the pink shade, but it might work better on lighter skin tones? I actually do like a bit of sparkle on the big day, but yes, the shades are all very light, where is that definition? ^^

    • Maybe they expected Espresso to multi task as a liner and also to define? I used that just now (last minute shoot for tonight’s Femme post), and it’s not too bad ๐Ÿ˜›

  • Kiss & Make-up

    I am not completely convinced here. The palette itself looks gorgeous, but the shades aren’t all that great.

    • Everyone seems to have the same feeling… I do wish the colours didn’t look so similar…

  • The palette does look pretty, but they didn’t swatch how they look in the palette. I agree, the greyish color would have looked SO much nicer had it been a tad darker or… well… actually GREY lol. I think a nice lavender shade would have been better than the pink, too.

    • Oh, I love the idea of a lavender instead of pink! I used it for my recent Femme Boulevard post, and the Oyster Grey works really well with Espresso ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I love Bobbi Brown make up, but I think that lately most of their palettes have had very light colours that most of them look the same on me and drain me out. This one seems the same ๐Ÿ™

    • I guess many have similar thoughts on this palette. However, after trying it for a few more times, I’m starting to appreciate the Oyster Grey as a wash all over lid and Espresso to line my eyes. Quick and simple ๐Ÿ™‚

      • The expresso looks like it goes fantastically well to line and define all the rest I think.

        • I know right? It still works, but a mid tone shade will minimise the time needed to blend out Espresso ๐Ÿ˜›

  • I don’t own any Bobbi Brown palettes.. But now I know to be sure to check out swatches, or swatch myself, beforehand! The colors look pretty, but all very light indeed. However perhaps that is what we want to achieve on our wedding day?

    • Hi Isabelle, thanks for dropping by. I guess Bobbi’s interpretation on a bridal look is to look glowy and also to look herself. I mean, that IS Bobbi Brown’s motto and her makeup always works around that theme. The palette would’ve been more versatile with a mid tone shade though ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Liz

    I love Bobbi Brown even though for long stages I think they’re quite boring, lol. The elegance of the brand carries them through, I suppose. They are great for weddings!

    • You said it! Still, I love their pot rouges ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Agree with everyone else’s sentiments on this one – looks like a fiesta of light colors without a lot of options to add depth. And on someone’s wedding day, the eyes need a lot of contouring to pop in photographs, and I agree with you about the shimmers being a surprise. Mattes and satins would have been a better option for such a heavily photographed occasion! I’m getting hitched next April so I flagged your post to read when I got back from vacation to see if it was a wedding option. I’m thinking it’s too light and shimmery for me. Going to check out your look now!

    • Oh, congratulations on your planning wedding! You’re gonna be a beautiful bride ๐Ÿ™‚
      This palette is quite beautiful, and on their own, the eye shadows create a beautiful wash of colour on the lids. I just don’t need 5 of the same ones. LOL!

      • LOL – so true! And thank you so much for what you said! That is so sweet of you! I’m trying to drop some lbs before the wedding for not only that day but for, ya know, a healthier life, and it’s been hard. Your comment really made my day, Lily! So thank you again so much! Intercontinental hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Aww Kristen, I understand. Nearly everyone I know wants to shed off some inches before their wedding – me included! In the end though, the most important is that you’re happy, your man is happy, and you are yourself with that bright beautiful smile of yours ๐Ÿ™‚ Trust me. You’ll remember the happy moments, not what size you are. HAHA!

          • Lily, thank you so much. This was one of the most thoughtful and kind comments I’ve ever read and I’ve been meaning to come back here to tell you so ever since I read it! Nothing but love for you, girl! ๐Ÿ™‚

            • Aww, love you too…

  • PS: Meant to say how beautiful your photos were, btw!

    • Thank you Kristen!