I would love to find the perfect nude eye shadow. So far, even with all of the brands and palettes out there, I still haven’t found it. Mostly, my nude shadows are either too grey, or too ashy. As a result, I haven’t created my ideal notion of my no- makeup-makeup look. For instance, my vision for a nude look is a flesh colored nude shadow on my lids. Then, I would love a suede-camel shade in my crease. Naturally when the Bobbi Brown Nude Drama Eye Palette appeared at Sephora, I was ecstatic. Why? Because, Bobbi Brown’s M.O. has always been to create fresh, clean and modern looks for every skin type. Also, the palette has twelve new nude shades. Maybe, just maybe I could find one I like. Therefore, naturally I chose Bobbi Brown as my go-to brand, for to find the perfect nude shadow
Also, Bobbi has always made quality products. Some of my favorites palettes are the Bobbi Brown Summer Sun-kissed Eye Shadow Palettes and Bobbi’s Holiday Wine Eye Shadow Palette. Recently, I fell in love with Bobbi’s Luxe Camo Palette.
The Bobbi Brown Nude Drama Eye Palette is exclusive to Sephora. The palette retails for $59.
Bobbi Brown Nude Drama Eye Palette Packaging
The packaging looks fresh, clean, modern and nude. Because there are twelve full-sized shadows, the palette is a nice, big square. In addition, the color of the box is a flesh colored-nude. Also, pictured on the box are six nude shades.
The compact is a deep, shimmering pink nude. On the front is the name of the Palette.
On the back is a picture of the 12 shades and their names.
Opened, the palette has a full-sized mirror on one side, and twelve shadows on the other.
Bobbi Brown Nude Drama Eye Palette Shades
The first row is on the left, from top to bottom
The shades are:
First, Ivory is a cream shade with a matte finish. You can use Ivory to blend with other shades. Also, Ivory is a great highlighting shade for your brow bones.
Next, Antique Rose is a pink nude shade with a matte finish. Antique Rose was one of the matte shades that was difficult to pick up from the pan. Also, the pigments in this shade were light. As a result, it didn’t show up at first. Therefore, you may want to layer it. Moreover, I like using it as a transition shade.
Earth is a milk-chocolate shade with a matte finish. The shade was not as dry as Antique Gold. As a result,it was easier to apply. I love using this shade in my crease. Also, use it to line the top lash line, and bottom lash line.
Last, Saddle is a brown saddle shade with a matte finish. Saddle is one of the creamier matte shades. Therefore it is easy to apply. Moreover, Saddle looks great as a crease color. Also, use Saddle to line the upper and lower lash lines. Make sure to join the two lines at the outer corner of your eyes.
The Next Row is in the middle of the palette, from top to bottom
First, Halo is a cream shade with a sparkle finish. Use Halo on your eye lids, either alone, or as a topper to another eye shadow. When you use it alone, make sure to layer it.
Next, Sunkissed is a light bronze shade with a metallic finish. I love the sunkissed look on your eye lids. Also, where it as an eye topper to one of the brown shades.
Then, Terracotta is a light golden shade with a shimmer wash finish.Terracotta needs to be layered. Either use it on your eye lids, or on top of eye shadow. Also use it on your brow bones.
Last, Black Sand is a sun-tanned bronze with a sparkle finish. I love Black Sand on the eye lids, or in your crease for a holiday eye.
The Last Row is on the right side of the palette, from top to bottom
Bonfire is a deeper gold shade with a metallic finish. Use this shade on your eye lids to create an editorial eye. It makes a great holiday look.
Next, Pink Bellini is a pinky-peach shade with a sparkle finish. Pink Bellini needs to be layered. You can use it as color for your eye lids. Otherwise, use it as an eye shadow topper.
Velvet Plum is a silvery plum shade with a metallic finish. Use Velvet Plum in your crease, as a liner, or on your lids.
Last, Expresso is a dark brown shade with a matte finish. It feels dry. However, it was easy to apply because it is very pigmented. Either use this on your outer corners, or as an eye liner. Line your upper and lower lash lines with Expresso.
Bobby Brown Nude Drama Eye Palette Formula
To begin with, the formula comes in four finishes. First, the mattes are dry and powdery. Although, there is hardly any fall out when they are applied. Some of the mattes are more pigmented than others. As a result, the lighter mattes need to be layered a few times to achieve color depth. The Shimmer Shades are too sheer. Therefore, some of the shimmer shades can be worn as eye shadow toppers. Furthermore, the sparkle shadows are also less pigmented. These shadows can also be worn as eye shadow toppers, or on the brow bone. Last, the metallic shadows are creamy . They are easy to apply!
Bobby Brown Nude Drama Eye Shadow Palette Last But Not Least…..
To begin with, the thing I like about Nude Drama is it is a stand alone palette. In other words, you don’t need to look through your other palettes to find a color. It can truly be used without having to introduce other shadows. The other reason to like this palette, is it is the perfect palette to create nude looks without overdoing it! Today, most of the eye shadow palettes have opaque shadows that are very intense. This is not the case with Nude Drama. Nude Drama is great for someone who likes a softer nude look. I consider this palette modest and timeless. It’s not a very berry palette with lots of cranberries, and fuchsias.
However, I was really disappointed with the formula of the matte shades. It was dry, difficult to apply and the pigments were sparse. Also, the shimmers and sparkles were mostly shimmer and sparkle. Color was non-existent, unless you layered, and layered, and layered the shadows. I was getting frustrated with these shades.
Last, I think the palette was pricey considering the formula was below par. How do you feel about a palette that you want to be great, that isn’t? Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below. Have you tried this palette? What are you looking for in a nude palette?