Bobbi Brown Scotch & Soda Palette

This is a pass on palette given by a makeup artist. I just had to take the opportunity to play with it. It’s a warm palette filled with a mixture of matte, shimmery and slightly frosty shades. They are all quite neutral with gorgeous highlight shades and a deep matte brown. I’m not a fan of black shadows, so dark brown is the perfect replacement shade for me. So this is an ideal eyeshadow palette for me. I love all the shades. I don’t like the packaging though. I’m not a big fan of crocodile skin pattern kind of things. But I guess that is what it gives character to this palette. The mirror is a good size mirror. This is a good traveling palette. 

Shadows are smooth, buttery. Easy to apply. Colours blend effortlessly. As always, end of day, the colours all seem to merge into one. Despite using primer, most of the time the shadows all look the same on my eyes. But if I just use a lid colour and a transition colour, it will not be so muted. So no complain. I think Bobbi Brown shadows are good for beginners and artists alike. 

Instant Pretty Eye & Cheek Palette

I wanted to try Bobbi Brown and this is just the perfect palette to get. It’s perfect for traveling. I don’t know why I always say good for traveling, but I never bring any when I go oversea. This comes with a 4 eye shades and a pink blush. It’s compact and they even throw in a mini eye brush. Brush is soft and good enough for a base and crease. 

The shadows are not the best in pigmentation. It’s also not the softest. It’s alright I guess, but not my first choice if I were to choose all over again. The lightest shade is a creamy off white, almost beige. Doesn’t show on my kid, cause it’s just too light. There is a shiny pink shade. It’s a frost light pink. It’s good for inner corner or just to add a bit of shine on the lid. The taupe light brown shade is very light. It doesn’t swatch well. The dark brown is the only one that you can really see. This one is really good for shadow lining. Regardless, I still feel it’s something that I can use on a daily basis. Cause I don’t really put on shadows. So light non pigmented shadows like these are actually perfect. It’s light, but it’s not bad. There is not much fall out. So it’s really precise application. 

The blush is a very pretty matte pink. It can be layered creating a more pigmented colour. But basically it’s a really good everyday blush. It just flush your cheek so nicely. For a deeper look, apply more layers. 

So this is a really basic palette that is good for everyday when you go oversea and don’t want to use a lot of makeup. If there is a party, then this will not be enough. If I can go back in time, I will not buy this. But now I have it, I will still use it on those days I want no fuss. Just so I won’t regret this purchase.