Greige. Taupe. Neutrals. Not always words to describe the most exciting or innovative products in the market, but they do represent some of the most wearable and most worn shades in a vast majority of womens makeup collections. I know that the neutral territory is exceptionally well covered in my own collection. But there’s something about a well executed neutral palette that just makes me happy. So when I came across the Bobbi Brown Greige Palette it was inevitable it would be mine.
Since purchasing about a week or so ago I’ve barely used anything else. It’s kind of a no-brainer palette. All the shades work well together and they are all easy to use for the most basic of looks right through to a smoky eye look. But like all palettes, I find anyway, there’s always one dud. And the dud in this one is the white sparkly (Twinkle, 3rd shade top row). It’s quite a chunky glitter and when used with a brush there’s fallout galore. Tapped on with a finger it’s little better but it’s not one I’m going to be reaching for too often. All the other shades perform beautifully.
The pigment is not so intense that you need to be too careful but I find I actually don’t mind using a sheerer shadow sometimes – it’s pretty hard to f-up a look with this one. Fog is great as a liner when used with a slightly damp angle brush or to really smoke out your eyes for a more dramatic look.
The winners in this palette for me are Greystone and Brown Haze and are definitely my two most used.
The shadows are cased in a sleek navy compact with a magnetic closure. There’s a large mirror inside but no brush (if that’s something that matters to you). The compact is lightweight and travel friendly.