Bobbi Brown Pewter Chrome Eyeshadow & Earth Metal Palette

October 1, 2009

These were found at Neimans yesterday – they had all the first round of holiday sets out for Bobbi Brown including the full-size tube tint set, full-size lip gloss set, velvet plum eyeshadow palette etc. They also had the rich color glosses (I passed on all of these because I couldn’t find a single color I unique enough or pretty enough). They also had their exclusive Black Plum Deluxe Brush Collection with the full size brushes. No sightings of those cute mini shimmer bricks yet – I believe the ship date for those was in November.

Came home with the Chrome Eyeshadow in Pewter $22 (Saks.com) and Earth Metal Palette $60 (on Saks.com and Bobbibrowncosmetics.com) even though there are several events I should have waited for happening on the 15th of this month (my local Nordies is having their fall event at all the counters with GWPs, Saks has their friends and family starting around that time, and Neimans will have their Incircle event with GWPs too).

Hopefully these pictures will help! In response to the request for “more picture views without flash” I’ve tried to include a lot more different shots this time. So be warned this is picture heavy!

Size comparisons:

Top close up:

Swatches of the Pewter Eyeshadows and Earth Metal Palette over bare skin, no base:

L to R: Pewter Metallic, Pewter Chrome, Autumn SW, Earth Metal Metallic, Zinc Metallic, Black Spruce Metallic, Sunset Gold Metallic, Antique Gold Metallic, Paisley Rose Creamy, Rose Garden Creamy, Rose Bud Creamy, Barefoot Shimmer Creamy

Pewter Metallic (left) and Pewter Chrome (right):

Pewter Metallic (left) and Pewter Chrome (right) in natural sunlight:

I posted about the exclusive Pewter Metallic Eye Set at Nordstrom in August and many of you have inquired “is the Pewter Metallic going to be the same as Pewter Chrome?” My answer is that they are very similar but not the same. I prefer the metallic version, the chrome is slightly harder in formula, more shiny (hence the chrome aspect), and more silver-cool.

Overall thoughts about the Earth Metal Palette – feelings are mixed. For $60 the palette is pretty tiny and not worth the price. Products should have been larger and the brushes in the set are the worst I have ever seen. Pigmentation of the eyeshadows is also mixed, some are less pigmented than others.

I really liked her format of her most recent Nudes Eyeshadow Palette and felt it was worth the $60 price tag. If she had released an eyeshadow palette like this with the Earth Metal Colors I would have felt it a better buy.

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  • Two lemmings killed – thanks so much Lina! xox

  • Thank you, excellent post. I really like the look of the pewter chrome, but the pewter metallic looks much more wearable for me πŸ™‚

  • em

    wow that palette looks great. my sort of colours, this isn't good! but I hate that BB makes her palettes so small!

  • Thanks for leaving such honest feedback Lina. I so appreciate a blogger like you who has a lot of experience with quality products. I know that, like you, I wouldn't be happy with the Earth Metal palette–$60 saved. Well, I'm still hopeful for Dior and Guerlain for Holiday *crossing my fingers*

  • cateyeliner

    I agree with Rivoli. Thank you for the honest appraisal of the Earth Metal palette, Lina! I will, at least, have to check it out in person, instead of buying it sight unseen.

  • Anonymous

    Your version of the palette seems to have Autumn SW (as do most of the previews I've seen on-line), but the one on the BB website shows it has Golden Leaf SW instead (which I already have). Any ideas on whether there are two different versions out there? Thanks!

  • Anonymous

    The palette looked so nice in promo pics, but the colors are so plain and sheer. BB's shadows aren't bad quality, but her line has more duds than money-worthy products. I'll have to take a look at her fall nude palette, the one with the split square pans. You saved me money!