Having completed Bobbi Brown’s blushes, I decided it was high time I systematically swatched Bobbi Brown’s eyeshadows. I know you all know I am a neutral eyeshadow lover, so I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I found this task an absolute pleasure. So many colors to love!
Bobbi’s eyeshadows come in a few different formulas: her “eyeshadows” are basically the matte shades, and I thought we’d start with those. (Of the powder shadows, Shimmerwash and Metallic eyeshadows are still to come; Chrome eyeshadows were swatched last holiday season, and Sparkle formula eyeshadows are few and far between. And of course I plan to swatch the cream eyeshadows and metallic cream eyeshadows, too).
Bobbi’s shadows are $20 each. They’re sold in compacts that are basically “one-pan palettes” — the pan pops out easily so you can make your own 3-, 4-, or 6-pan palettes (and the eyeshadows are the same size as the blushes).
My favorite colors here were Grey and Mahogany. Rich Brown (cool brown) and Charcoal (near-black) were a bit chalky, but the others were so nice, I wondered if these testers had been exposed to cruel and unusual circumstances.
And I was amused that the shade named “taupe” is not the coolest brown or the warmest grey of the group.