Bobbi Brown teamed up with L’Wren Scott for a collaboration which is the Amnesia Rose Collection. Inspired by the amnesia rose grown by L’Wren at her Loire Valley chateau, the limited edition Amnesia Rose Collection was unveiled at L’Wren’s Spring 2014 Fashion Show during London Fashion Week. Now, it is available to us. I have with me the Amnesia Rose palette, and I love the packaging.
The palette consists of 6 eye shadows, 1 powder blush and 1 pot rouge. I do not like mixing powders and creams, and this is my main complaint when it comes to this palette. We all know that Bobbi Brown’s eye shadows are softer and sheerer in texture, and this palette is no different. The blush is very pigmented, so a light hand is needed for application. As for the pot rouge, it is best applied using fingers. If you try to pick up the product using a brush, you might end up with some glitters from neighboring eye shadows on your face. Sand Pink blush is a warm toned plummy pink on my skin while Desert Rose is the cream version.
Amnesia Rose is a taupe with the slightest hint of rose while the 2 glitters just look pale pink to me. I can’t tell the difference when swatched on my arm, honestly. All these 3 shades are very sheer. Before swatching, I thought Amnesia Rose would pack on more punch, but it’s just a soft touch on the eyes.
The colours on the right are bolder by Bobbi Brown standards, and I was anticipating Ultra Violet to be a shocking pinky purple. I was disappointed to find that it is the softest colour among the 3. Iron is a steel grey, Ultra Violet is a soft purple while Mulberry, the most pigmented of the lot, is a dark purple with a tinge of grey. All 3 swatched smoothly with no dryness.
Here, I created a day time look using the left side of the palette. Amnesia Rose is on my lids and lower lash lines. The shimmers are applied lower than I normally would, on the inner half of my lower lash line. Using Amnesia Rose, I faked an eye bag, a technique that’s quite popular in Korea right now. It’s called Ulzzang makeup, and I followed it (very loosely) based on Pony’s Beauty Diary video here. This would be great if I didn’t have fine lines under my eyes (shimmers emphasize lines), which is a huge sign to say that this is a look meant for those in their late teens or early twenties. The cute aegyo look is not for those in their mid 30s >_< I paired this with Sand Pink blush, and a nude lip (Dior Incognito). The eye liner I used is Bobbi Brown Gunmetal Shimmer Ink.
I wanted to do another look using the bolder colours, but haven’t found the time. I hope I can do it on time for the next post. The Amnesia Rose Palette retails for RM265 and it should be available at Bobbi Brown counters near you. Thoughts on the palette or the look? Or Ulzzang makeup in general?