Bobbi Brown Caviar & Rubies Eyeshadow Palette



This isn't a review because I am not really into writing reviews for limited edition products. As in, this will not stand the test of time. Also, this palette is totally sold out :(

BUT

I will write to you why I love this palette so damn much.

I got this after watching Desi Perkins rave about it. I'm usually really good about avoiding hyping the hype, but there was one shade that caught my eye, and that has been on my beauty wishlist for ages.

Yes, I bought a $75 palette for one shade. DO NOT JUDGE ME.

The aforementioned shade is Deep Sapphire. I love sapphires. They are not only my favorite gemstone but this particular shade of blue just complements me very well. And I've been looking for the perfect eyeshadow that will fulfill all of my sapphire dreams.

Before, I wanted the LORAC Pro 2 because it also had a sapphire blue shade, but I wasn't super into the rest of the shades. This palette, however, has all shades that not only I'm willing to wear but is a departure from my usual warm shadows.

Below are swatches:

From left to right: Golden Beige, Moon Star, Black Plum.


Golden Beige is super subtle on the eyes, but it reminds me of that kind of sophisticated shimmer the NARS Dual-Intensity shadows have, just a bit more subdued. Moon Star pulls pink on me, but not too pink that clashes with the rest of my usual looks. Black Plum looks super brown on me! I'm kind of disappoint, but it is still a great shade to use as a liner and in the outer v. 

Left to right: Wheat, Gilded, and Cool Grey.


Wheat is super packed here, and it is super close to my skintone, albeit a bit cooler. It does a good job of setting the brow bone and diffusing any harsh lines. Definitely a workhorse shade. Gilded is a pressed glitter; this is something I would not typically wear, as I'm not a big fan of glitter, but this is such a nice glitter! It's not chunky and it adheres to the skin pretty well without any glitter glue. Layering it on top of Golden Beige turns out to be a beautiful thing. Cool Grey pulls a bit green on me on some days, but it is a very reliable shade to deepen the outer v without making things to harsh. Works wonderfully with Wheat. 

From left to right: Caviar, Black Scotch, and Deep Sapphire.

Caviar is a deep, deep charcoal to me, although it is described as a black brown. I do see some grey in it. I don't have much to say about this except it is not the best at blending away, which is sad but not a deal breaker. Black Scotch I haven't played too much with, but I don't have anything like it. I feel like it would be great on the waterline. And there she is. Deep Sapphire is as pigmented and smooth as I hoped it would be. I've only used it as liner and it is DASHING. Love. 

I wish I had some looks to show y'all but I'm still in learning how to use my DSLR mode, but I hope to do a 3 looks 1 palette on this specifically just for funsies. 

Sorry I've been away, all three of you who read this blog. I've been working a lot but I'm slowly getting myself together!

- Linda

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