Bobbi Brown’s new Chrome Palette for lips and eyes costs a pretty penny at $75 (yikes), but, hey, at least BB & Co stuffed a *lot* into this limited-edition cutie.
Chrome packs a whopping ten eyeshadows in shades of shimmery and matte gray, taupe, mauve, white and black.
Top row: White, Polar Ice, Storm Cloud, Iron, Thunder; Bottom row: Moonlight, Cyber Grey, Foil, Chrome, Charcoal Haze
Also up in the mix: four large pans of lipgloss in neutral colors and two mini brushes. A sleek, minimalist chrome case keeps everything warm and safe at night. 😉
From left to right: Shimmer Lip Gloss in Pink Mist, Glitter Lip Gloss in Winter Bronze, Glitter Lip Gloss in Berry Shimmer, Shimmer Lip Gloss in Chrome Pink
Chrome arrived yesterday so we’re still getting to know each other, but from what I’ve seen so far, the textures and shimmer are fab. The variation in colors, though, are very subtle on my skin, so I’m guessing this palette might look better on lighter beauties.
A few initial thoughts:
- Textures feel smooth, and colors apply with medium pigmentation
- Several of the shimmery mauve and gray shades look very similar on my skin; the differences are almost *too* subtle
- Light-to-medium skinned babes who wear cool tones well will probably look smokin’ hawt in these shades
- Medium-to-dark cuties looking for colors with more obvious variation might want to think twice about this palette
- Texture feels non-sticky on the lips
- Glosses are taste- and scent- free
- Pigmentation differs depending on the color: Winter Bronze offers pigmentation, and the other three shades apply sheer
- Shiny chrome case picks up fingerprints easily
- Medium-sized mirror is a nice touch
- Palette is fairly compact and should fit into a medium-sized makeup bag
You might like this palette if…
- You have light skin and you wear grays colors and cool tones well
- You travel often or take your makeup with you on the go
- You like having all of your eyeshadows/lip products in one place
Shimmer Lip Gloss in Pink Mist
Glitter Lip Gloss in Winter Bronze
Glitter Lip Gloss in Berry Shimmer
Shimmer Lip Gloss in Chrome Pink
Eyeshadow from left to right: White, Polar Ice, Storm Cloud
Iron, Thunder, Moonlight
Cyber Grey, Foil, Chrome, Charcoal Haze
What say you? Yay or nay on the chrome?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,