I’m a sucker for a great new eye shadow palette, and I have an especially big weakness for Bobbi Brown. Lately I’ve wanted all of the new releases! I need to write about the Crushed Lip Color, I’m still in love with the On Trend palette too. The Downtown Cool Eye Shadow Palette was a new release for fall, and I of course needed it immediately.
At first glance, I admit that this eyeshadow palette looks so… blah. Just matte and boring. But in truth, these are the perfect matte shadows for fall. You can use them alone to create the perfect smokey eye, add in some shimmer, etc.
Overall, I usually find that Bobbi Brown’s shadows aren’t as pigmented as I would want. I usually pat on Bobbi Brown shadows instead of sweeping to make the shadow as dark as I would like. The shadows in this palette are similar, but that actually helps. I think if they were any more pigmented, they would actually be much too dark for my skin tone. Instead, I’m able to sweep the shadows on for a softer look.