Review: Bobbi Brown x L’Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette

Bobbi Brown teamed up with L’Wren Scott for a collaboration which is the Amnesia Rose Collection. Inspired by the amnesia rose grown by L’Wren at her Loire Valley chateau, the limited edition Amnesia Rose Collection was unveiled at L’Wren’s Spring 2014 Fashion Show during London Fashion Week. Now, it is available to us. I have with me the Amnesia Rose palette, and I love the packaging.

 

Bobbi Brown x LWren Scott Palette Amnesia Rose Palette

 

The palette consists of 6 eye shadows, 1 powder blush and 1 pot rouge. I do not like mixing powders and creams, and this is my main complaint when it comes to this palette. We all know that Bobbi Brown’s eye shadows are softer and sheerer in texture, and this palette is no different. The blush is very pigmented, so a light hand is needed for application. As for the pot rouge, it is best applied using fingers. If you try to pick up the product using a brush, you might end up with some glitters from neighboring eye shadows on your face. Sand Pink blush is a warm toned plummy pink on my skin while Desert Rose is the cream version.

 

blush swatch

 

Amnesia Rose is a taupe with the slightest hint of rose while the 2 glitters just look pale pink to me. I can’t tell the difference when swatched on my arm, honestly. All these 3 shades are very sheer. Before swatching, I thought Amnesia Rose would pack on more punch, but it’s just a soft touch on the eyes.

 

Amnesia Rose swatch

 

The colours on the right are bolder by Bobbi Brown standards, and I was anticipating Ultra Violet to be a shocking pinky purple. I was disappointed to find that it is the softest colour among the 3. Iron is a steel grey, Ultra Violet is a soft purple while Mulberry, the most pigmented of the lot, is a dark purple with a tinge of grey. All 3 swatched smoothly with no dryness.

 

Ultra Violet swatch

 

Here, I created a day time look using the left side of the palette. Amnesia Rose is on my lids and lower lash lines. The shimmers are applied lower than I normally would, on the inner half of my lower lash line. Using Amnesia Rose, I faked an eye bag, a technique that’s quite popular in Korea right now. It’s called Ulzzang makeup, and I followed it (very loosely) based on Pony’s Beauty Diary video here. This would be great if I didn’t have fine lines under my eyes (shimmers emphasize lines), which is a huge sign to say that this is a look meant for those in their late teens or early twenties. The cute aegyo look is not for those in their mid 30s >_< I paired this with Sand Pink blush, and a nude lip (Dior Incognito). The eye liner I used is Bobbi Brown Gunmetal Shimmer Ink.

 

look

 

I wanted to do another look using the bolder colours, but haven’t found the time. I hope I can do it on time for the next post. The Amnesia Rose Palette retails for RM265 and it should be available at Bobbi Brown counters near you. Thoughts on the palette or the look? Or Ulzzang makeup in general?

 

xoxo Lily

 

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  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    Yes! Was going to ask you to do a purple look because that side of the palette intrigues me. I think this would have been really popular for fall…not sure that I want the moodier hues when the sun starts shining.

    • Lily

      Actually, I think the right side of the palette might even be appropriate for Spring!

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I kind of want this palette, but I’m kind of not a fan of BB still haha. Faking bags is a thing now, hey? My daughter takes her eyeshadows really low down, but not to make bags though! Interesting though.

    • Lily

      LOL! Yes, faking bags for that innocent bigger eyed look?

  • http://www.beauty-box-online.com Beauty Box

    Wow the Ulzzang look is rather pretty on you. This palette reminds me to use my purple eyeshadows more often. Very nice and spring-like. It’s raining cats and dogs here in Tokyo so I shall brighten my day up with some colour cosmetics :)

    • Lily

      Ah yes, colours will brighten a gloomy rainy day! It’s been so dry and hot here, I’ve just been wearing mascara and matching blush + lips :-P

  • Icaria

    OMGosh the colors on the right side are just gorgeous!!! This will be a pass for me because of the pot rouge and the fact I don’t like BB glitter shadows but oh how I wish those 3 came out as a trio!

    • Lily

      You never know Helene… wishes do come true :-)

  • 38noodles

    Dang it! I was so set on passing this palette, but it’s much more versatile than I thought. Gonna have to check it out in person! Love the look you created here, and cant wait to see you put those purples to action!

    • Lily

      It is definitely more versatile. I just took the photos for that purple look. I hope you’ll like it!

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    This palette is so pretty and lady-like! Love the colors on you and LURVIES on your bangs!! You look so beautiful.

    • Lily

      Aaw, thanks Kristen <3

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    Hey Lily, thanks for the review! I wasn’t sure what the quality would be like, so I wasn’t really interested till now! Would love to see a bolder look with the purply shades for sure!

    • Lily

      Oh, I hope I don’t disappoint :-D

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    Gorgeous! I was surprised to see those darker and brighter shades in the palette. Why do they always mix creams and powders? T_T

    • Lily

      I know right? Creams should be separated from powders. So far, no powders fell into that cream pan though. Fingers crossed!

  • http://www.LipstickRules.com/ Michelle @LipstickRules

    You look gorgeous!

    • Lily

      Thanks Michelle :-)