I’ve really been loving Bobbi Brown as a brand lately, and the Bobbi Brown Luxe Metal Rose Eyeshadow Palette is a palette I bought a couple of months ago now, but I’m only now writing my review as I wasn’t sure how I felt about the palette.
I was seriously wowed by the Bobbi Brown Luxe Eyeshadow Quad, which launched as part of the Bobbi Brown holiday collection.
So when I saw the Bobbi Brown Luxe Metal Rose Eyeshadow Palette launch, I decided I had to give it a try as it looked so pretty and the stock images made some of the shades look multidimensional or even as if they were multichromes.
“Rose goes bold in a new eye shadow palette with eight soft-to-shimmering hues, featuring creamy matte and metallic gelée formulas that bloom with luxe, multi-textured effects.
The bouncy, creamy geleé formula delivers high-impact, multidimensional shine in a single stroke, while pure mattes allow you to build and blend for luxe, multi-textured effects.”
The Bobbi Brown Luxe Metal Rose Eyeshadow Palette is a limited edition, eight pan palette which is packaged within a beautiful gold chrome compact, with a glittery pink, red, white and coral design on the lid. Like the name suggests, the palette does look very luxe, and it’s £48.
When I first saw the Bobbi Brown Luxe Metal Rose Eyeshadow Palette, it gave me Pat McGrath Divine Rose II vibes, and I actually think that was intentional.
Especially with ‘Rose’ in the name of each palette, plus the stick images showed that the Bobbi Brown palette had a multi chrome shade, just like Divine Rose II.
I was particularly excited to try the Bobbi Brown Luxe Metal Rose Eyeshadow Palette after reading how the palette contained creamy matte and metallic gelée formulas that bloom with luxe, multi-textured effects.
I love cream and gelée eyeshadows, and I thought that maybe they’d have a formula similar to the ColourPop Super Shock Shadows in that they’d be sparkly, bouncy and offered great colour pay off.
The shade in the palette which looks like a multi chrome is Electric Flora, but in ‘real life’ the shadow doesn’t have the same peach, pink and gold shifts that we can see in the stick images.
It just looks like a peachy gold, and it applies on the lids as a peachy gold too. It’s still a pretty shade regardless, but it’s just not as ‘special’ as it has been made to look in the brand’s promotional images.
All eight shades have a soft formula, which tends to be quite sheer overall. The shades are quite muted initially, and require building up for intense colour. They look so vibrant and special in the palette, but they’re a little lacklustre on the eyelids unless you build them up.
Bobbi Brown Luxe Metal Rose Eyeshadow Palette Shades
- Calla Lilly – Luxe Eyeshadow Rich Matte
- Electric Flora – Luxe Eyeshadow Gelée
- Velvet Bloom – Luxe Eyeshadow Rich Matte
- Metal Rose – Luxe Eyeshadow Gelée
- Honey Blush – Luxe Eyeshadow Gelée
- Deep Bloom – Luxe Eyeshadow Rich Matte
- Bronzed Petal – Luxe Eyeshadow Gelée
- Pink Blossom – Luxe Eyeshadow Rich Matte
For £48, I can’t honestly say I’d recommend the palette as I don’t feel like the palette is unique or impressive enough to warrant a nearly £50 price tag. It’s nice enough sure, but their Luxe Eyeshadow Quad really was a wow kind of palette, and the shades are all so beautiful.
I feel like you could get a ColourPop or Revolution palette with better colour payoff and shades which are more multidimensional for under £10/$10, compared to the Bobbi Brown Luxe Metal Rose Eyeshadow Palette.
With a name like the Bobbi Brown Luxe Metal Rose Eyeshadow Palette, I assumed the shades would give a high-shine, liquid metal effect on the lids, and sadly it doesn’t.
If you’re looking for an everyday eyeshadow palette, I think you’d like the Bobbi Brown Luxe Metal Rose Eyeshadow Palette. However, when I’m spending £50 on a palette, I want it to impress me, and sadly it didn’t.
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Hi, my name is Gemma, and I’m the owner of MakeupMuddle.com. I’m a true beauty obsessive, and love writing about anything to do with beauty – I have been a beauty writer since 2012.