You guys know I love my nudes! When it comes to eyeshadow, neutral warm tones are my go-to. So, when Bobbi Brown released the stunning Nude Drama palette, I knew I had to try it!
This Sephora exclusive retails for $59, and comes with 12 neutral eyeshadows. They range in finish from shimmer to matte, and feature light, but buildable pigmentation.
BOBBI BROWN NUDE DRAMA
My first experience with Bobbi Brown eyeshadow, was with the Sunkissed Nude Palette. It was instant love, and to this day I’m obsessed with that quad. Her formula isn’t overly pigmented, and not as creamy as some of the more popular brands these days. But, they are still a joy to use, and because they aren’t intensely saturated, they are great for beginners – or those who prefer more subtle eye looks.
Throughout the last week, I’ve been using this (and only this) to create various everyday looks. The shimmers apply beautifully over cream shadows (like MAC Paint Pots), though on their own they are more of a transparent shimmer than a wash of color. The dark mattes blend beautifully, and don’t require a lot of layering, while the softer mattes also apply effortlessly without much fuss.
In terms of application, I had zero issues with fallout (even with the darkest shades), and the shimmers stayed put on the lids without any special primer. Each day, I wore my looks for about 10 hours, and never experienced creasing or fading.
What I love about this palette, is it can truly be used on its own, without any add on products. It’s got a cream for blending (or for the brow bone), mid-tone mattes for transition shades, dark mattes for the crease, and shimmers for the lid. Each shade was consistent, applying and blending easily, though while swatching there was obvious super stars in terms of texture and richness – but none of that really matters as long as they apply nicely to the lids.
FIRST TWO ROWS
BOTTOM TWO ROWS
While I really enjoy this palette, I can see a lot of people not loving it. It’s very classic, both in shade selection and formula. The shadows aren’t overly creamy, or insanely pigmented, like the newer shadows today. Instead, it’s modest, timeless, and perfect for those who want to dress up the lids, without fear of over doing it. In essence, it’s exactly what you’d expect when you think of Bobbi Brown.
So do you need it? That depends on your eyeshadow preference. If you’re looking for texture and color payoff like ColourPop, Urban Decay, or indie brands like Coloured Raine and Juvia’s Place, then you won’t like this. But, if you’re looking for a no fuss palette, that can take you from day to night, I say give this a try. The lighter shimmers will require some layering, but the end result is glimmering goodness, without any obvious glitter chunks.
You can purchase this at Sephora, and if you’re a Rouge, you can get $25 off! So, what do you think of the Nude Drama palette? Are you going to pick it up?
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