Exactly a decade ago, Bobbi Brown surprised us all with a colourful palette. I mean, at the time, the brand was known exclusively for ten thousand shades of beige so this really did appear out of the blue and unexpectedly. I think it’s still my favourite thing that ever came from the brand even though I’ve never used it. In ten years, I don’t think the colours have faded one little bit.
And, for what is pretty much a standard sized palette these days, she managed to cram in 35 shades! All matte by the way.
The dots of colour are really small – maybe under a centimetre each so they really are just little dots but manage to go across the colour spectrum of brights fairly comprehensively.
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Back in 2010, the palette would set you back $70 and it was really before the days when super-expensive palettes were standard. There’s a mirror incorporated and the whole thing expands out so the 35 colours sit in front of you with the mirror propped at the end.
The palette is about the same proportions as a larger iPhone (a bit thicker) to give you an idea of size. If you want to see swatches, Temptalia has some HERE. I know that the brand ventures into brighter shades now but ten years ago, they really didn’t (other than red lipstick and gloss) so it really was stepping out of the box for them at the time. A lot has changed for the Bobbi brand but I think this signifies a moment in time when Bobbi was a) more in control, creatively and b) felt a shift for something different. If it came back, would you buy it?
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