Bobbi Brown’s Holiday 2018 eye shadow palette is not about nudes and naturals. Why not? Bobbi Brown always goes for “no makeup, makeup” In fact, her makeup has always leaned toward the au natural shades.! However, the Bobbi Brown Infra-Red Eye Shadow Palette is the brand’s 2018 Holiday Palette. Instead of the palette being another collection of holiday nudes, surprise, surprise! Furthermore, the palette has beautiful bronzes, coppers, browns and other fall shades. Infra-Red? Don’t you think the palette should have a red shadow? After all, reds are eye shadow’s color of the moment!
Hence, I am not sure why Bobbi Brown would deviate from the nudes to a fall eye shadow palette? Don’t misunderstand me. I think the colors and textures in the Infra-Red palette are beautiful. Therefore my only real problem with it is the palette isn’t what I think of when I think holiday. In fact it doesn’t have the red in infra!
You can find the Infra-Red palette at Sephora. It retails for $39.
Bobbi Brown Infra-Red Eye Shadow Palette Packaging
The outside box is the typical black Bobbi Brown box. However, the eye shadow compact is a lot of fun.
The reason for this is, the outside (cardboard) of the compact is a shiny, lacquer-like pink/orange duo-chrome.
For example, when you hold it one way, it looks pink. Then, when you hold it another way, it looks orange.
Inside, 8 eye shadows are on one side, and a large mirror is on the other. Also, the names of the shadows are on the back of the compact.
Bobbi Brown Infra-Red Eye Shadow Palette Shades
To begin with, Stone Cold is a light warm peach shade in a matte finish. Red Rock is a rust-brown-red shade that has a matte finish. Next, Behind the Sun is a bronzed peach-gold shade with a metallic finish. Slow Burn is a bright copper-gold shade with a sparkling finish. Interstellar is a warm white gold with a metallic finish. Solar Flame is a rich burgundy brow shade with a metallic finish. Solar Flame is a rich burgundy-brown shade with a metallic finish. Infra-Red is a warm pink with gold reflections.In addition, Infra-Red is the shade that gave the palette its name. Fever Dream is a bright copper with a shimmering finish.
Bobbi Brown Infra-Red Eye Shadow Palette Formula
To begin with, the palette has a mix of matte, metallic and sparkle shadows. First of all, I found that the matte shadows were too hard. As a result, it was difficult to pick them up on a brush, or on my fingers. As a result, I really had to struggle to lay down pigment from the mattes Furthermore, when I received my palette, both Infra-Red and Interstellar were a huge mess! They both crumbled and were all over the palette. I have never before received a palette that was a complete mess!
I tried to repair the two shades, and clean up the palette. Unfortunately, the powders were so dusty, they were all over the other shades in the palette. There was so much kick-back from the soft shadows, and the hard mattes were like boards. Therefore, I was not at all happy with the formulas that made this palette.
Bobbi Brown Infra-Red Eye Shadow Palette Last But Not Least…….
I do like the eye shadow shades in this palette. No, they are not fun holiday colors. Nor is the outside packaging festive. Therefore, I do not understand how this palette could be Bobbi Brown’s designated holiday palette. In that regard, I think it was a big disappointment. Also, in the shipping, ,two of the shadows (out of eight), were virtually destroyed. As a result, it made a huge mess with the other shades, my house, and me! However, I know that some really beautiful looks could be created with the shades and textures of this palette. Furthermore, you can create smoldering looks with these beautiful fall shades. So, beside the trouble I had with the palette, the frustration that resulted, and the shock that the palette was so different from a Bobbi Brown Palette, the actual colors were very nice.
Also, it is important to note that Bobbi sold her company last year. As a result, it is not the Bobbi Brown we all know and love. Remember that the NEXT time you buy from Bobbi Brown. Please let me know what you think about the New Bobbi Brown? Does it live up to your expectations?