In celebration of the brand’s 25th anniversary, Bobbi Brown created the City Collection inspired by three of her favortie cities—New York, London and Paris. The collection features three limited-edition palettes, each inspired by the city they represent as well as shades of Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner and Luxe Lip Color.
Each palette includes adorable fashion illustrations by acclaimed artist Richard Haines, making them even more covetable and collectible.
Just days after booking my trip to Paris, the Bobbi Brown Paris Palette landed on my desk. It was like a sign—the name, the adorable illustration on top of the compact and the most perfect shades inside that were oh so me—this was all I needed for my trip.
Besides the other essentials like foundation, concealer and mascara, I’ve been wearing this palette everyday and haven’t missed anything else.
The Paris palette features an array of cool neutrals for eyes and a cool pink blush. The eyeshadows include Ivory Eye Shadow (cream), Stormy Grey Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow (sheer shimmery taupe), Brushed Granite Metallic Eye Shadow (shimmery grey) and Eclipse (matte black). The blush is called French Pink Blush and it’s a vibrant, mid-tone pink with cool undertones. All together, it’s a classic Bobbi Brown look and it’s just enough to look polished and pretty without going over the top.
The shades are all beautifully pigmented, the interior mirror makes touch-ups a breeze and let’s just be honest—it’s worth it for the artwork on top alone. I might be a little biased, but I think the Paris palette is the best out of the entire collection. It has literally become a must have for me on this trip (because I have nothing else) but I will surely continue to use it when I return home.
The Bobbi Brown Paris Palette retails for $65 and is available online at nordstrom.com.
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