Bobbi Brown Telluride Eye Palette- First impressions

The * Bobbi Brown Telluride collection (Limited Edition) hits counters today (July 5) around Australia! A couple of weeks ago I was generously sent the Bobbi Brown Telluride eye palette to feature on my blog.

Bobbi Brown TellurideI will be using the eye palette in an upcoming makeup look soon, but for now I am going to post up swatches of each eye shadow shade and give you my first impressions.

The inspiration behind the Telluride collection is one of Bobbi’s favourite destinations, of the same name amongst the mountains of Colorado. She has drawn inspiration for the shades in the collection from the gorgeous glowing tones of the late afternoon sun in Telluride.

Bobbi Brown Telluride

Shades L to R: Cream, Woodrose, Velvet Plum Metallic, Blazing Star Sparkle, Heather Rose Shimmer Wash, Antique Rose, Smokey Brown

Telluride Eye Palette description:
A palette of sunset-inspired eye shadow shades that deliver a range of brilliant eye looks. Featuring seven earthy eye shadows in a variety of brown, soft blush and mauve hues, this palette is a fresh take on a neutral eye—a major makeup trend from Fall 2015 New York Fashion Week. The palette includes a sleek Dual-Ended Eye Shadow/Eye Liner Brush for  on-the-go application

Bobbi Brown Telluride eye palette first impressions

The shades vary in opacity, as you will see in my swatches below. I like that there are some matte shades, some shimmery shades and a full-on glitter! (Blazing Star Sparkle)

Just from the swatches the shadows, they were very silky to the touch. Cream and Woodrose are matte shades, but Woodrose is more pigmented than Cream. Cream seemed a little sheer, but I won’t get the full impact of it until I try it out on my eyelids. Heather Rose Shimmer Wash (wow, that’s a mouthful!) is exactly what the name suggests a sheer wash of colour with a hint of shimmer. Velvet Plum Metallic has larger glitter particles in it and I am impressed with it’s pigmentation! Antique rose is my favourite of the matte shades, it appears to have the same opacity as Woodrose. The last shade Smokey Brown is another matte shade and the most pigmented of the shades, it would be great for shading in the crease of the lids or along the waterline or even a softer winged look (than you get with eyeliner).


Bobbi Brown Telluride

Shades L to R: Cream (you can’t see it very well, sorry), Woodrose, Velvet Plum Metallic, Blazing Star Sparkle (more impressive in real life), Heather Rose Shimmer Wash, Antique Rose, Smokey Brown

Unfortunately photos don’t do all of these shades justice! It’s hard to see the Cream swatch and Blazing Star Sparkle is a LOT more sparkly than it appears here.

As I mentioned at the start of this post, the Bobbi Brown Telluride Collection is available today, from the Bobbi Brown Studio, selected David Jones, MYER and Mecca Maxima stores (*Telluride Eye Palette RRP $95 and Sunset Pink Shimmer Brick RRP$72, only) and online at

What do you think of the new * Bobbi Brown Telluride eye palette? what shade is your favourite?

Come back tomorrow for day 6 of my 29 posts in 29 days (almost a full week, yay)



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Models Prefer Sweet Kisses swatches + first impressions

On Thursday I picked up the Models Prefer Sweet Kisses ‘cosmetic tin’ from my local Priceline store. I had looked for it as soon as I saw it online, but none of the SAs even knew what I was talking about. (Asking me where I had seen it).
models prefer sweet kisses
As it is still not available at a lot of Priceline stores, I thought I would post some swatches and my first impressions for anyone who is interested in purchasing one.

Included in the tin are 16 eye shadows, bronzer, illuminator, 2 blushes, eye primer, double ended Mascara/Brow Gel and duo eye brush. The tin itself is embossed and appears to resemble a chocolate box (especially after seeing the eye shadow shade names!)

Models Prefer Sweet Kisses Eye shadows

models prefer sweet kissesThe lighter shades were less pigmented (which I guess is to be expected) and some where a little on the powdery side unfortunately. However, the darker shades…they swatched amazingly! Especially the really shimmery shades like ‘Honey Crunch’ and ‘Toffee’.

The swatches below are of the two top rows

models prefer sweet kissesLeft to right: Butter Cream, Almond Nougat, Cherry Ripe, Honey Crunch, Toffee, Cocoa, Strawberry Cream and Caramel.

My favourite shades from these two rows (just from swatching) are Honey Crunch and Strawberry Cream. Strawberry Cream is actually more pigmented than it looks in the above photo.

Below are the swatches from the bottom two rows

models prefer sweet kissesLeft to right: Chocolate Whip, Pistachio, Black Forest, Praline, Truffle, Mint Slice, Maple Fudge and Dark Cluster.

My two favourites from the these two rows are Truffle and Mint Slice. Again, Mint slice is more pigmented than it appears in this photo.

Models Prefer Sweet kisses Bronzer, Illuminator & Blushes

models prefer sweet kissesUnfortunately the blushes were very disappointing on swatching them. I had to use a brush, rather than my finger to be able to swatch them! Hopefully it will be a different story when I use them on my face.

The bronzer and illuminator were also powdery, but again they may perform differently when applied.

I really like the texture of the eye primer, very smooth and it appears to have a slight sheen to it.

models prefer sweet kissesLeft to right: Cinnamon Spice (Bronzer), Macaron (illuminator), Marshmallow (blush), Peach Parfait (blush) and eye primer.

I haven’t used a bronzer a lot, but I really like the look of this one and I can’t wait to try the illuminator!

Overall, I’m pretty happy with the quality of this set…I can’t write off the lighter shades just yet until I actually try them on my eyes.

If you are interested in picking up this set (and it’s not at your local Priceline store yet), it may take another week or so as it appears to be a ‘Christmas’ release. You can also purchase it from the Priceline site (no longer available online). The Models Prefer sweet kisses tin retails for $25. There is also one called Sweet Shadows for $15, it contains 12 eye shadows, eye shadow primer and double ended mascara/brow gel

Edit: Emma from Emma Bovary Beauty has posted a review of the Sweet Shadows tin, you can check it out here.