Saturday, 5 November 2011

Bobbi Brown Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette Review and Swatches

After buying a lot of Bobbi Brown palettes last year, I swore I won't be tempted by any of them this time around, but since I love her Sparkle eyeshadows so much, I gave in and picked up this little beauty.

The Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette contains 4 sparkly, almost cream like eyeshadows in the following shades (left to right, top to bottom): Pink Rose, Crushed Silver, Black Ruby and Onyx. The eyeshadows, as the name suggests, are very sparkly, but it's not chunky glitter at all, just very very sparkly shimmer. They apply slightly sheer, but they're buildable and there isn't much fall-out from them despite all the shimmer. There's some during application, but I didn't experience any after that for a good 10-12 hours, but then that's usually the time when my make up starts to melt off my face anyway. There certainly wasn't any shimmer on my face, lips, etc. I used Urban Decay Primer Potion on my lids as a base and there was absolutely no creasing even after 10-12 hours of wear.

For £34 you get 8 g worth of eyeshadow which is reasonable I think, especially considering that Bobbi Brown single eyeshadows cost £15.50 each and they're only slightly bigger than the ones in the palette at 2.8 g. You also get a teeny tiny eyeshadow brush with the palette, but in all fairness, it's so tiny, I can't really be bothered to use it. There is also a mirror in the lid of the palette.

I will post the FOTD I did with this palette tomorrow, so be sure to check back. For now, I'll leave you with lots of pictures and swatches.

Top row: Pink Rose, Crushed Silver
Bottom row: Black Ruby, Onyx

Pink Rose, Crushed Silver, Black Ruby, Onyx (with flash)

Pink Rose, Crushed Silver, Black Ruby, Onyx (without flash in direct sunlight)

One more picture for the shimmer! So pretty! ♥

Pink Rose, Crushed Silver, Black Ruby, Onyx


  1. I have just ordered this! I watched a youtube video and I was so smitten. Then I watched Temptalias review, who isn't in love with this quad and I felt I have made a mistake ordering this palette. You have made my day with this blog entry! ;) Wish the mail man would hurry up though so I can try it out for myself though!! ;)

  2. Pretty and frosty, perfect for the holidays. :)

  3. They look really sparkle! I never tried BB eyeshadow before they look nice :)


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