Everyone loves a good makeup palette, especially when it’s from Bobbi Brown. Bobbi’s Mauve Collection is a limited edition line with refreshingly neutral colors; when it seems every cosmetics company is debuting intense pigments, it’s nice to get quality colors that are still wearable.
The Mauve Collection’s palette is a black, sleek, modern affair with a blush, 3 eyeshadows and 3 lip colors. The blush, called – surprise – Mauve, is a dusty rose and was surprisingly flattering to my warm skin tone. An interesting tidbit: the Mauve Collection was inspired by Ali McGraw’s look in the classic film Love Story.
From the top down, the shadows are Navajo (an ivory shade), Vintage (a lilac-tinged heather gray), and Chocolate Mauve (a dark brown plum). Both Vintage and Chocolate Mauve are new shades from Bobbi Brown and exclusive to the Mauve Collection palette. The shadows look powdery, but go on creamy and blend very well.
The lip colors are Dusty Mauve ( a light shimmery brown with little pigment), Mauve (a pink heather that’s only a pinch less sheer than the first shade), and Vintage Mauve ( a reddish brown with a good bit of pigment). I found the last shade too dark for my very light and yellow-y complexion, but found all the colors to be smooth, easy to apply with a lip brush, and long wearing.
The verdict: 9/10!
All in all, I loved this palette; the realistically muted tones combined with the quality of Bobbi’s products make it a winner. Some of the shades didn’t work with my complexion, but isn’t that true of all makeup?