Most intriguing: the “plates” in the palette pop out, and the eyeshadow and pot rouge plates are actually the same size. So if you were to buy two, say the Aquamarine Palette and the Bonfire Palette, you could actually mix-n-match to create an all-Pot-Rouge palette.
In an ideal world, Bobbi would start selling plates for these compacts, to make them completely customizable.
These palettes are $60 each.
Orchid and Aquamarine offer the same three Pot Rouges (swatched here in “lipstick” mode). I thought some of the shade names sounded familiar from holiday’s Chrome Palette, but I was mistaken. With the exception of White, the shades do not overlap. Caviar is also not black, but really really blackened brown. And Pale Pink and Powder Pink Pot Rouges are available for individual sale.
Bonfire was my favorite of the three palettes, and its shadows are the most impressive in terms of pigmentation. I am mesmerized by Cafe Cream Sparkle Eyeshadow. It’s a warm (yellow) brown with a ton of silver sparkle. I can’t recall seeing anything else like it. Tawny Pot Rouge seems oddly named, since “tawny” means golden (or sometimes orangey gold). Calypso Coral, of course, can be purchased individually — it’s in the Cabana Corals collection.
And just for fun, I swatched the Pot Rouges in “blush mode” — sheering them out on my arm.Â Pot Rouges can be sheered out quite a lot — even more than depicted here.
Bobbi Brown Color Strips: Orchid Palette, White, Dusty Plum, Orchid, Mulberry, Caviar, Sand Pink, Pale Pink, Powder Pink, Pot Rouge, Aquamarine Palette, Ivory, Lightning, Aquamarine, Grey Sky, Gray Sky, Storm, Bonfire Palette, Bone, Cafe Creme, Bonfire, Cognac, Caviar, Tawny, Fresh Melon, Calypso Coral