Bobbi Brown Gold and Chocolate Eyeshadow Pallette: Swatches & Review

by Mehak Shahani on January 9, 2014

in Bobbi Brown, Eye Products, eyeshadow, Reviews

Bobbi Brown Gold and Chocolate Eyeshadow Pallette

3 Chocolatey things that have come into my life this winter- Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate (I borrowed (read:stole) these from my office pantry in New York shhhh), My Mint Chocolate Candle from Bath & Body Works (my house smells like After 8 chocolates when i burn these, which kind of makes the boy nauseous  but i feel like im in Willy Wonkas chocolate factory – Wheeee!!!) , and the Bobbi Brown G Gold and Chocolate Eyeshadow Pallette. While it may not smell or taste like a chocolate (Million dollar idea alert-edible eyeshadows haan??haaaaaan???? Ok No. Thats just stupid), it more than makes up for it in the prettyness department.

Look at it, Isnt it purrrty?







The Pallette contains 6 chocolatey shades from left to right- starting from milk chocolate to dark, bitter chocolate. Clearly, im hungry.

The first shade is a matte, creamy off white. Its super soft, blendable and pigmented for a matte eyeshadow.

The second shade is a light, warm honey golden. This is blendable and soft and decently pigmented but isnt intense pigmentation.

The third shade is like a soft matte fawn, this is just if you want to maybe even out the color on your lids. Nice texture and soft to work with

The fourth shade is a glittery taupe. The pigmentation is quite aweful here!

The fifth shade is a dark brown with a sheen.  Good pigmentation and  nice texture

The last shade is an intense chocolate , dark brown. The texture is dry and stiff even though the pigment is there.


SO overall, the shades really differ in quality. While most of the matte shades hold up very well, the shimmer shades are a tad on the sheerer side . If you are someone who wears eye makeup to work, these soft shades may work but definitely not for a ‘once in a while’ kind of look. The colors are lovely, but i think there is definitely something left to be desired in the pigmentation of the shimmer shades specially

Also- im not sure whether this is a permanent pallette because the rich chocolate eyeshadow pallette has different shades, and the day to night pallette is similar but well its called Day to Night not Chocolate and Gold!

Verdict: B+

Price: I think this runs for 3500/- im not sure?

Recommendation: While the matte shades in the Bobbi Brown eyeshadow Pallette were lovely- soft, and pigmented, the shimmer shades were definitely on the sheerer side. Overall, this is a pallette for soft everyday kind of work wear shades, dont expect it to give you ka-boom kind of pigment!

PS: press sample

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{ 32 comments… read them below or add one }

Tanmayee January 9, 2014 at 10:17 pm

Lovely shades, suits my taste ………hope to win a BB one day :) nice post Mehak ..


Xuvious January 9, 2014 at 11:02 pm

I like the matte ones but the glitter one is so terrible! And it just looked way more awesome in the promo pic!

Sticking to my UD Naked for now. ;)


Vipra S January 10, 2014 at 12:44 am

Great Review Girl :)
I really loved the matte ones but at that price tag I want all the shades to work in my favor :D


Meghana January 10, 2014 at 3:06 am

nice every day type shades. such shades never go wrong on eyes.


Swati January 10, 2014 at 4:06 am

These shades are just so great for everyday wear! The colours are great except yes, that glittery one…it’s hardly showing up :/


Preeti Kaur January 10, 2014 at 4:29 am

The shades are very me but at this price, the pigmentation could improve. Love your EOTD <3


Shivi@COSMOCHICS January 10, 2014 at 9:17 am

Warm honey gold looks good! The whole palette looks pretty!


Shruti January 10, 2014 at 9:24 am

Perfect shades to wear to work!! Might as well buy one for myself!


priyanka January 10, 2014 at 9:40 am

mehak are u wearing brown on ur waterline?????


mehak January 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm



Gowthami January 10, 2014 at 9:51 am

Beautiful colors! Best for daily wear


Vineetha January 10, 2014 at 10:22 am

Nice Review! I am not a big fan of this palette. Bobbi brown ones are either a clear hit or miss for me. Off late usually misses :-(


megha January 10, 2014 at 10:27 am

yeah pretty, quite’Office’ shades, liked it and would be good for beginners like me.


Sheena January 10, 2014 at 11:30 am

After having two neutral palettes, I think I will give this one a miss. For a 3000 price tag definitely doesn’t look too appealing.


Clothes and Creativity January 10, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Great palette for the Indian skin tone!


Shikha January 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm

I love such earthy shades.. price does pinch.. I can buy UD3 for this price


Harine January 10, 2014 at 12:32 pm

Hmmm.. Not very impressive for the price :(


Manasi January 10, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Lovely shades :)


supria January 10, 2014 at 12:54 pm

The swatches look like the shadows are not that pigmented. There is one more le palette called the rich chocolate palette which bloggers are going crazy about too


supria January 10, 2014 at 12:55 pm

The swatches look like the shadows are not that pigmented. There is one more le palette called the rich chocolate palette which bloggers are going crazy about.


Raji January 10, 2014 at 2:48 pm

I loved d shade choice.. But unfortunately not so pigmented to my taste. Lovely review.. :)


Embellished January 10, 2014 at 3:03 pm

This is SO gorgeous!


Anupama January 10, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Lovely matte colors but think they are not very pigmented :(


Lancy January 10, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Beautiful daily wear shades! Good EOTD..


Mayuri January 10, 2014 at 7:29 pm

lovely EOTD… the shades are amazing :)


Abhilasha January 10, 2014 at 8:20 pm

Ahh id love to have this..such nice warm shades..perfect neutral canvas to them add to and play around with..
n the brown in ur waterline looks lovely :)


D's Mom January 10, 2014 at 8:43 pm

Nice shades for everyday wear, but for that price tag, I’d definitely expect more.
Nice review, Mehak:)


Krithi January 10, 2014 at 8:57 pm

i want this :P


Arzoo January 10, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Awesome palette but look at the price me *faint*


Amani Zaara January 11, 2014 at 1:43 am

I really expected a lot from this.. The pigmentation disappoints me.. Atleast mua shades are better than these..


Sangeeta January 12, 2014 at 6:40 pm

They don’t look very pigmented, but I do like the palette.


Blushnblossom January 13, 2014 at 8:40 pm

I love this especially matte one but glitter one is not great…… and it is pricey too but still love it….. and beautiful eye look…… <3


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