Bobbi Brown Metallic Eyeshadow, part 1

Bobbi Brown’s Metallic eyeshadows are, generally speaking, pigmented and a little more shimmery than her Shimmer Wash shadows. Few of them get outright frosty (maybe Champagne Quartz, maybe Velvet Plum, but you know I swatch heavily. If it’s frost, it’s still a comparatively light frost).

I thought the most interesting shades from this group were complex purple-brown Velvet Plum, black-with-golden-iridescent-sparkles Forest, ice-grey-lilac Rockstar, and champagne Navajo (Navajo, you’re so exciting in your Metallic form).
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I asked former Bobbi artist pixichik77 for her thoughts on the Metallic shadows and she said:

At the time I left the line, the Metallics were still fairly new and we were still working out what we liked and what we didn’t. The only thing I really have to add is that some of the Metallics look much better wet (or act like a completely different shadow wet). Forest becomes much more green when it is wet (compared to the blackened green it is when used dry). There were a few limited edition shades that came out… last winter? They were useless dry but fantastic wet.

When I use the Metallics wet, I like the touch-up brush to pack them on (though it does stain the brush). I loved Brown Stone, but some days it’s too red on me. CoverGirl Tapestry Taupe is close to Brown Stone, but a touch cooler.

Bobbi’s shadows are $20 each, compatible (along with her blushes) with her customizable palettes.

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7 Responses to “Bobbi Brown Metallic Eyeshadow, part 1”

  • Donna says:

    Ooooh… I’m really loving Rockstar and Velvet Plum! So pretty…

    ‘Metallics’ often scare me, but these seem very wearable!

  • Jeanie says:

    Rockstar and Navajo look pretty!

  • Petra says:

    Just yesterday I almost bought Forest,but decided to first check on its reviews-glad I did. It seems gorge in person when swatched, but I can see from Your more heavy swatch what people say:when blended,or on the lid, you lose that greenish intensity and are left with a more blackened colour.Think I’ll wait for Chanel’s fall Khaki Vert shade instead.
    I do adore Velvet Plum, Rockstar and Navajo though, and Cognac reminds me of my beloved MAC shade, Glamour Check.

    Thanks for these swatches, Karla! Do YOu own any of the metallics?

  • KarlaSugar says:

    No, I don’t own any of the Metallics (yet). Glad you found the information you needed about Forest though!

  • aksaiyo says:

    Velvet Plum is gorgeous! I must get my hands on this at some point! thanks for the great swatches!
    Forest green also looks interesting. I’ll have to see that one IRL though.

  • Carrie B says:

    Oh wow! Please tell me that Bobbi Brown is going to make a discount code in your honor! I want to plan a palette, but should probably wait for some kind of sale… :)

  • Ana Mateo says:

    is midnight a dupe for nars’ night flight?

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