Bobbi Brown • Nude on Nude Shadow Palette • Palettes
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
My first of many BB products, my love is as true today as it was on that fateful day "just browsing thanks" where, cue thunderclap: I saw, I bought, I was sold.
Her ads are breathtakingly beautiful, and breathtakingly easy to emulate. The key to her looks is its simplicity, how can timeless colours and formula ever date?
The Nude on Nudes palette suits everybody, and offends nobody. The green-eyed, fawn-eyed, bleary-eyed, hooded-lids, Asian eyes, the lucky young, the unfortunately not so young, fair and dark skins, you get the idea....
Quality of the 5 colours here is key, which are densely pigmented and buildable. Mere child's play: one sweep of the brush into your chosen colour is chic subtlety, two or more sweeps allows you to experiment with an arabesque smokey-look. There are 5 natural to bold, complimentary nudes, including the dark Mahogany (for wet or dry use as a liner). What could possibly go wrong unless, of course, you let your five year-old loose with your face? Easy peasy.
Okay, it's mid-priced but affordable when you consider the value of all the items included. A sleek compact a la Chanel (admittedly, not quite a throw-in-the-bag size) that's fit to showcase in public, 5 timeless colour options (pink, mushroom, taupe,browns) for limitless mix 'n' match variations, and a full-sized brush to apply them with - and not one of those so-so quality brushes chucked in as an afterthought.
The uses are limitless: it's for those lazy days, or every (other) day, where you simply can't be too bothered; those frantic mornings where you've 5 minutes and it's a debate between 'doing the eye' or 'doing the liner'; those nervous first dates (you don't want to seem like you're masking insecurities with the warpaint); those dinners where alluring sophistication is the dress-code; those foxy 'red lip-looks' looks worn best with a nude, fresh face; and more. Best of all, at this time of year, it'd be a chic accent for warmed, apricot summery skin, and after-work cocktails.
Every women comes of age and deserves dependable and quality basics in her bag, and this is the thing. Nothing garish, too trendy, vile or cheap. Gratis to BB, I've liberated myself from weekly little makeup treats that's nothing but false economy.
People complain it's 'boring', staid and 'do nothing for me'. But how can natural colours and natural beauty be boring? How could accentuating your natural colouring, that alas, fades with the years be a thumping bore and date?
I'd dare say what's cringe-worthy is vainly trying to recapture some concept of 'youth as beauty', either by keenly following catwalk trends or adamantly refusing to let go of bygone teenage favourites, when time can't be contained and women need to grow up, and grow into her beauty....
Boring for the trendy colour chameleon, but essential for the secure, confident lady. Need I utter the name Barbara Cartland? My case rests.
Not many things in life are faultless, but this is one of them.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
So I got this from my aunt.
Although I do not LOVE the colors here because obviously they are very neutral colors, this palette is PERFECT for work. Or I use the med. brown shades for above the area where I put down shadow for smokey eye. I like to use the darkest med. brown color in this pallette for work, then I put Mac Soba in the crease. As for the darkest brown color it is very smooth and pigmented but I honestly just don't know what to do with it. I am asian and unless I use fluidline or Loreal Hip Pigments (which I hate btw. read my review) anything else used as eyeliner will smudge on me. And definitely the dark brown color is too dark to be used as shadow. Any suggestions.
Oh I almost forgot, I like to use the lightest color as highlighter on my face. It is too light to be used as highlighter above my eye becuz I am very pale but it is perfect for my face.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Where has this kit been all my life? Since purchasing this kit, I find myself reaching for it each morning. I can do a great, basic, nude eye for work, and everything I need is in one handy container. The double-ended brush is worthless, but the shadows are lovely. The colors are: bone, cement, malted, wheat, and espresso. If I decide to do a smokey eye or want a darker crease color, I simply pick up a bit of the espresso on my brush. This is a great shadow find if you like matte, nude colors! Will definitely repurchase!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Dry, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Black
WHERE CAN I FIND IT?
i looked on the internet for an hour and couldnt find it at all!!!
can anyone tell me where to find it?
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Sigh.... I love this palette. Smoky eyes, contoured neutral eyes, always polished and pretty without fumbling for 5 e/s compacts. And it's so slim! This is great if you love matte shadows - it looks dull but gives you sophisticated, versatile looks. Olive skin, dark brown eyes for reference. Love it!!! (and the MUAer who swapped it to me.)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
After reading the reviews here I was a bit hesitant to purchase this. So I tried a tiny trio compact off ebay that had three of the five colors first. Loved them! So, I bought the palette.
I love the colors in this palette. It shows very nicely on me (skin tone is light medium with neutral undertones, warm colors suit me better than cool). They blend very nicely and although matte, they are not so matte as to make your eyelids look dry and dead. Even with 40-something eyelids, my lid texture looks smooth and flawless with these shadows on.
The espresso color is so rich and the texture is so awesome, it makes an incredible liner as well as shadow. Obviously these shadows do not make you look like your are wearing eye art, they make you look like you but better.
The shadow brush is pathetic--although the liner end isn't too terrible. I would count on using your own shadow brushes if you purchase this.
If you love neutrals, this is a great palette to add to your collection.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I hate to be one of the naysayers, but I bought this on MUA recommendations and am pretty disappointed. Bought it while on a business trip and thought maybe the horrible bathroom lighting was the culprit and it would be much prettier when I got home and in my normal surroundings.
I wanted something pretty and neutral that would be easy to apply and look great. The palette is ok, but just ok. I am as pleased with the NYX palettes I had bought a few weeks ago.
Definitely doens't live up to the MUA rating.
Sorry Bobbi. Try harder next time.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I love this palate. She has a variation of it each year. This years adds a little shimmer to it. I also love her own plate with the perfect gold shade of glimmer. He r colors are blendable and look good with my fair skin over Lemon Aid by Benefit. You can buy each color separately in a square (used to be round) tub to use with her palate system. I must have over 50 Bobbi round containers of eye shadow. Yes, they do last forever.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
This pallet is nice, but really expensive. The colours are good but all to similar and a little dull, the quality is great and the double ended brush is fantastic, the expreso eyeshadow is the best eyeliner Ive ever used!!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Received this in a swap and it's my first try of BB eyeshadow. I'm hooked.
This palette is going to be a HG, it gives me such a beautiful natural look and the espresso shadow makes for a brilliant liner. I feel gorgeous when i'm wearing these. They are matte, silky and very blendable. They look SO boring in the palette but on eyes they are stunning, truly gorgeous.
I honestly cannot say enough good things about this palette but if you like the natural look then this is for you, it's perfect for enhancing eyes and making you look sultry yet not overdone.
The brush and casing are 1st class as well. Utterley wonderful and if you don't have any neutrals already then this would make a wonderful staple as it will for me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Beautiful nude colours for contouring and for a 'no make up' natural elegant look. Is great for enhancing features and highlighting.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
I like it so much!!! It is the greatest eye palette I have ever seen!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I use this palette if I want to look polished but not really like wearing make-up. It contains the nude colors I need to get some contour on my eyes without concentrating too much. Easy to use and quick for the "I-wear-no-make-up" make-up in the morning and simply everything (including the brushes I need) in one case.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This has been a wonderful standby for quite some time. I'm currently using the espresso liner most, with a Laura Mercier champagne-shimmery color as a base, but I use this palette when I feel like doing 'full eye makeup'. Sometimes looks a little dull, but usually just right and so versatile. Doesn't show creases, either!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Gorgeous in the pan. Not so gorgeous on me. I thought it would be perfect for my very dark brown eyes. Each of the colors, with the exception of the Espresso, has a strange gray/beige/yellow/dirty/chalkish look on me. Nothing makes them look good. I end up looking as if I've been seriously ill for a loooong time each time I try this palette. It's strange because the colors don't show up very much but I definitly look awful! If you have any sort of greenish tint to your skin, this may not be the palette for you. Reference: fair/medium, green undertone, dark brown hair and eyes.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
RIS this weekend, wore to work today and it actually made me look awake on a monday morning! all i added was a touch of vanilla pigment for some shimmer, black tied for liner and black mascara. My only real complaint, other than the fact that it goes for $40 on ebay is that it's all matte shades -- it would have been perfect for me if there were one or two shimmery shades (i love me some shimmer!). The packaging is the best part, very sleek and classy. love the brush, too! this will probably stay in my makeup bag permanently -- especially for mornings when i am too tired to do makeup before i leave the house!! LOL. i'll probably buy the shimmer one from Ebay to have a backup, but for now i will use pigment on top to give some shimmer.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Fine Eyes: Blue
Recieved mine today from qvcuk
trying it later on..
tried it today and wow..it made me seem perfectly made up,with chanel cake liner and red lips.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
DITTO on funkly! was bored on plane and this product happened to be my impulse buy of the day. Packaging is awesome and classy, very nice brush. Although 4 of the 5 shades had subtle colour differences. So will not be repurchasing. Maybe if they had nude and espresso on a duo palette I would buy.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
This is a great go to eye palette for days when you need to look polished quickly! Many great looks all in one palette.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Nude on Nude sits idle for a long time now, just doesn't work well on my eyes. All matte colors, and do look dirty-somehow, so you do need some highlights in the eye area. Nude is a nice and warm, cement and malt don't pull off any way I wear them.