Bobbi Brown • Chocolate Eye Palette • Palettes
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Two quick notes:
1. 75% of the shadows (with exception of Banana and Espresso) look best as lid colours IMO and blend very well with each other.
2. I have fair to medium skin and i'm pretty sure this palette was designed for lighter, not "medium to dark" skin as the official line says.
Overall I love it. Some of the shadows I wouldn't normally pick out but now I rate Amber as one of my everyday faves.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I purchased this eye palette and love it! But, then gave it away. (big mistake). I am looking for another one to swap or purchase. If anyone has one I would be willing to swap for lots of Laura Geller items or pay for it. Thank you!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Hmmmm .... I was so excited when I finally managed to get hold of this, only to find the colours a little too ... ordinary. Bone is a good highlighter, Chocolate is a good eyeliner, but the rest of them are pretty much like any other colours in any other palette. I'm sure there are some good dupes out there somewhere, costing a fraction of the price. I expected more for my money, so in future I'll keep my purse strings firmly drawn.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I spent close to $80 on this palette at Holt Renfrew and I cannot say I am impressed. I have tried for a long time to make it work and love it but alas... I don't!! It makes my eyes dull and tired looking...lifeless. The hype got to me but at the end, this palette was a huge let down. At least it looks pretty amongst my MU collection...and the e/s duo-ended brush that came with it isn't shabby either.
EDIT: I have learned to use some of the colors better - esp the silver shade which makes for a beautiful smokey eye. The darker browns are still a little difficult to work with....except as a liner perhaps? Still a worthy collection but I would not repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This is a gorgeous palette of brown shades that I absolutely love. I wish this wasn't limited edition! I like this for a simple, daytime look for work. The matte colors are silky smooth in texture and really flatter my brown eyes. I'm not as big a fan of the shimmery colors, but admit they are nice too (I'm just not into shimmer at the moment). I also *really* like the brushes that came with this set.
If you like these colors a lot, I also recommend trying the Revlon Colorstay quad in Coffee Bean. Some shades are very similar (though the Revlon ones are slightly less warm) and the quality is fantastic for the price.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This was so hyped, so raved and so sold out that I had to have it. Sadly though, I'm very disappointed and really can't see what the fuss is about. The colours just don't work on my tanned (GA LSF 5.5/Becca Macademia) skin. I do have horrid eye circles which make my eyelid area look a little dark already as it is, and putting on these colours only make my eye area look darker especially cos' most of the colours are matte. They all kinda turned out looking the same on me, colour payoff-wise. Blah.
The shimmer ones (3 i think only?) are ok but not wake-me-up fantastic neutrals either.
Everything just came off looking bland, blah and flat on me, doesn't look like I'm wearing a nice workday neutral eye. Only makes me look tired and like I'm not wearing any eyeshadow at all! I probably need brighter and more dimensional neutrals than these (I find these shades in Stila!). Also, I don't find the texture of these eyeshadows great, definitely not the buttery soft my Stila is. I felt I could do more for a neutral eye with my Perfectly Gold palette even though that has just 3 shadows for a neutral eye than with the 7 colours in this.
I only like the sleek slim metal compact and the brush that came with these. Colour-wise and texture-wise, they didn't work for me at all. All the hype, but not for me. Maybe I should try the Stonewashed Nudes, the colours there seem lighter and more variation between the shades.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I got this as a gift, when it was still available. It's expensive for me to buy on my own. The dual-ended brush (one stiff and one fluffy) is good. I wish all the shades had shimmer. I tend to ignore the mattes in favor of the shimmers, which are very subtle.
I want to agree with a review of the stonewash palette. Bone is in that one and this one. It doesn't show up at all! I can't figure out what the point is. Either make is darker as another brown or make it lighter so my eye can look brighter and farther apart.
I'm getting tired of all her L.E. too. But overall, a nice palette. When the stones came out, I liked it better than this one. Now I barely use it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Like the previous reviewer, I tried to get a Chocolate Palette for over a year. When I finally received one in a swap, I was a bit disappointed. The shades are beautiful but they very simliar to so many other Bobbi Brown shades. While I love browns/neutral eyeshadows, these colors are extremely warm; almost too warm for my complexion. If I had been able to see the palette in person, I probably would have passed on it. That said, I am still glad that I got a chance to own the Chocolate Palette. Otherwise, I would still be pining away for one!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy Eyes: Green
After trying for almost a year to get my hands on this I was completely underwhelmed..Not that the palette is bad mind you but, it's just painfully ordinary.The palette contains a great dual ended brush.One fluffy application side and a stiff lining side along with:Bone:Ms.Brown's standard off white base/highlighting shade,Caramel truffle shimmerwash:light golden beige,Frappe:matte sueded tan,Champagne Truffle shimmerwash:slightly peachy champagne,Cacao Shimmerwash:deep rich chocolate brown w/ shimmer(the star of the palette but easily duped with BB's own Chocolate shimmerwash),Stone:medium slightly tauped brown and Chocolate:a deep, matte chocolate brown..If you're in need of some basic,everyday browns in one conveient palette and you don't own any other neutrals or browns, then this is for you..Otherwise,Not worth the time or money to get ahold of
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Love this palette. It's got some great neutral browns and I've been able to use every one of them. I also love the brush/eyeliner brush it comes with - very convienent that it's duel ended. I also like that it has both shimmer and matte colors, it's a good mix of both. I would repurchase at some point, but I don't think it's still available (grrrr!)
If you can find it, it's worth it. It's perfect for travel too.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Why did Bobbi Brown make such a great neutral palette LE? It's a beautiful collection of neutral shadows ranging from cream to dark brown. At retail it's a great value, seven shadows (four matte and 3 shimmerwash), nice double ended brush and good mirror for a palette but ebay prices are horrible. I was very lucky to swap for it. I hope she brings this one back!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I waited for months for this to become available in Australia. Finally got my hands on one. Costs $95AUD, but totally worth the money, because it's the perfect palette for that understated and professional look.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This chocolate palette costs around £40 and contains 7 shades of eyeshadow/liner. It's useful if you're the kind of person who finds they never finish an eyeshadow and it goes to waste, as each one is .7g. Fits neatly into handbag and has mirror and brush, dead useful for one the go. I use the darkest shade as an eyeliner and I find application easy as anything and the colour is nice.
However, it does smudge after a while, I don't like to wear it under my eyelids when clubbing.
"Bone" is useful as a base to even lid tone before applying not just the other shades, but any eyeshadow you've got. The range of shades is good for daytime and night, but I would say I find myself preferring some of the shades over the others and therefore some blocks in the palette get a bit left behind. However, considering how much each of these individual shades would cost seperately, it's not a bad deal if you're trying Bobbi Brown for the first time.
The only reason I won't buy this again is because out of 7 shades I mostly use 5 and leave the 2 shimmers, I'm sure there are cheaper variations of these shades out there.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
OMG WHY WHY WHY IS THIS LE! This has to be my fave palette I've ever purchased! I bought it long after it was discontinued and wish i had bought a few before they were all gone! Beautiful neutral palette with a little shimmer. Very versatile! You can make a great day look or a sexy smokey evening look all from one palette! LOVE LOVE LOVE this palette!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
What's not to love about a palette with various gorgeous neutral/nude/brown shades? It's versatile enough for both day wear & night wear. Great product! It's also a no-brainer for matching shades. I'll definitely buy Bobbi Brown eyeshadow palettes from now on!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
This is an amazing palette. I was never into Bobbi Brown or into neutral eye shadow shades before this, go figure! All the shadows blend and work together so easily they are really nice. This is easy to use when you are in a hurry and need a nice, natural, fuss-free daytime look. I highly recommend this. I wouldn't pay over $10-15 per eye shadow, there are 7 shades in here so that equals roughly $70-$105 total for the palette, I swapped for a very lightly tested palette for a $40 item and I am very happy with it, I was nearly ready to pay $80 for it on ebay, I *just* knew it would for me from the photos of it and I was right. I just wish the shadows were a tiny bit softer like Tarte shadows, I get very spoiled by Tarte shadows! lol. My favorite shade in this is the darkest shimmer eye shadow, third from the right. It's lovely, enjoy! :o)
Age: Unknown Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this palette a lot! I am fair-medium complexion and this is a great neutral and professional look. you can wear this in so many different ways
the BB shimmerwashes are unlike any other brand. truly perfection. This is a must have purchase if you can find it and need some good quality browns in your repetoire.
you can tell how much I love it because this is it 3 months after I bought it:
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
Ah, Ms. Brown, you have the best marketing on the planet! Like Everywoman, you know that the mere mention of chocolate will bring women stampeding from all corners of the globe, especially if it's a beauty treat that won't lay any extra calories on our hips! Thus... Chocolate, the perfect look for fall, and the perfect way to sell brown eyeshadows that any self-respecting makeup wearer already has and brown lipsticks that nobody normally would want! My local BB counter sold 50 of these babies in one day, and I scored one of the last 2 before it sold out completely! But I digress. Even diehard makeup junkies like myself will find this palette extremely useful. For one, you'll never have to root around again in your bag or drawer to find perfectly matching neutral shades. This has every incarnation of beige or brown you could want, from matte Bone to shimmery Cacao, and they're helpfully laid out (from left to right) from the lightest base shades to medium crease shades to Espresso, the darkest liner shade, so you can easily mix and match depending on your mood. Lately I've been bored stiff by matte shadows so the Shimmer Washes are getting the most play. The Cacao Shimmer Wash, in particular, looks gorgeous on the lid and crease, though the matte-gray Stone does a good job of defining as well. I love the accompanying dual-ended brush: the fluffy end makes the perfect crease brush, while the liner end can be wet to achieve an even more dramatic line. All in all, a delicious way to achieve the perfect subtle or dramatic neutral eye you can then complement with a pop of cheek color. I'd say the Chocolate Eye Palette is far more value for money than the accompanying Lip Duos, which cost almost $40 for chintzy pans of brown lipstick and pink gloss. You can easily duplicate the lip look by resurrecting that brown lipstick you never thought you'd use, and topping it with a pink gloss that I'm sure is a staple in most women's makeup bags. But kudos to Bobbi for getting the secret chocoholic in all of us to emerge with this inspired fall collection!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
The Chocolate Eye Palette was part of the limited Chocolate collection in 2006.
The palette offers 7 small eye shadows and a double ended brush for applying e/s and for lining. The brush is a big dissapointment. Although it is suprisingly soft and fluffy, the brush looks cheap with its very thin handle, which makes usage inconvenient. The brushes from all the other palettes by Bobbi Brown are in far better condition.
The palette itself offers a pale matte ivory (BBs ubiquios Bone) to neutralize the eye area, 3 matte neutrals and 3 shimmery neutrals. Bone is Bobbis standard shade to prep the eye area for further make up, but I prefer something shimmering like MAC Shroom to hightlight the brow bone. The colour rage differs from golden neutral nude (Caramel Toffee SW) to warm suede nude (Frappe) to light brown (Champagne truffle SW) and slight darker brown (Cacao SW, my fave of the palette). Stone and Chocolate are brown-grey nudes that are supposed to be used wet as liner. I don't see a big difference between the mattes and the shimmer washes, both types apply very sheer even on my NC 20 skin and need to be build. I get the best results, if I use a stiff brush or my fingertips to get some visible colour on the lids.
But nevertheless, I like this Palette. The e/s are really great to add dimension and contour to the eye region. I like Bone on the entire lid, Chocolate SW on lid and crease an Chocolate as liner. Its a quick sophisticated fuss free eye look, if I want to focus my MU on the lips.
I find my self using this palette often with e/s from other brands.
The golden e/s is nice with a smudged teal liner and the other nudes work well, if you want to make a bold colour like MAC Aquadisiac wearable in a formal environment.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Well I had been looking forward to this palette since I first got wind of it last spring on MUA. Unfortunately, I was out of the country when it was released, and found out that it was SOLD OUT in the U.S. Lucky for me, the U.K. had just received the Chocolate collection so I was able to buy this at Harrods- and am I glad I did! What can I say about this that hasn't been said? A fantastic set of neutrals that are perfectly coordinated. Like one of the reviewers below, I am confused why everyone seemed disappointed with these colors- who expected them to be incredibly bright? I needed a solid collection of neutrals that were a no-brainer to coordinate for the days I am in a rush. While the shadows are sheer, you can build them up. For my NC35 skin and dark brown eyes, this is a perfect alternative to a black/gray smokey eye. I would totally buy again excpet it's LE.