Sunday Stash Shopping #24 with Bobbi Brown Nectar & Nude Eye Palette

It’s been a while since I did a SSS. I also wanted to review this Bobbi Brown palette (looooooong overdue) so I thought I’d also do a quick write up on it. Bad blogger here, because I don’t know if the palette is still available, so if it is, be sure to let me know :-) I haven’t been in the mood of much makeup, and I’ve been so lazy, I’ve just been going out after slapping on my tinted sunscreen. However, when I do want to look more polished, this palette is something I’ve been reaching for.

 

BB Nectar and Nude palette

 

What I like about this palette is that it is mostly matte, with one metallic eye shadow and another glitter. I think we’ve established how I feel about Bobbi Brown’s glitters, so I’m glad there’s only 1 here. I think the glitter is a nice touch for a very subtle glimmer, but other than that, it doesn’t really do much. The metallic eye shadow however glides on smoothly and looks super foiled. I love it on the lids, while using the mattes to tone it down. However, what I’ve been using most are the matte colours. They are soft and easily blended, and because the colours are not super pigmented, I can be carefree and a little careless in the way I apply them. Great if you’re in a hurry, or if you’re just learning makeup. Here are the swatches, left to right.

 

es names swatches

 

For this particular look, I use the 2 shades on the left and 2 shades on the right. First, I use Pale Cream all over my lids all the way up to the brow bones. With a bigger blending brush, I sweep Soft Buff on the outer half of my lids, taking it slightly above the hollow of my eye socket. With the same blending brush, I dip it into Earth and now focusing the colour on the outer third of my lid, sticking to a limited space within my eye socket. With the darkest shade (Rich Caviar), I use a small pencil brush to darken the outer fourth of my lid, sweeping it down to the outer half of my lower lash line. Finish off with mascara. This technique gives you less hassle in blending, giving you a softer look that is polished and natural.

It is also great for monolids, or those with flatter eye surface like mine. Gives you the definition you need without looking fake. You know, faking the crease when you don’t have one can look pretty eeky if done wrong *shudder*

 

look

 

See? Easy right? For this picture, I used Earth to fill in my brows. On my cheeks, I’m wearing Burberry Peony and on my lips, Dior Tulip Pink. The touch of pink on my cheeks and lips put some life back to my complexion and if I looked a little ‘spacey’ in this photo, well, it’s because I very likely was! HAHAHA! I hope to be back with more posts soon, and I’m thinking of an update of what’s been happening while I’ve been MIA lately. We’ll see. I’ve been able to type this post without feeling sick, so that’s a good sign :-) I’ll see you again soon. Miss you!

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

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  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I usually don’t like warm shades like Soft Buff, but it looks really good on you! Miss you Lily, hope you start feeling better soon :)

    • Lily

      Thanks Larie :-) I hardly use shades like Soft Buff either, but pairing these 4 together seem to work!

  • http://www.lenallure.com/ Lena L

    Hi Lily! :)
    Glad to see your post again. I am with Larie. Soft Buff looks really nice on you! It looks quite creamy. I like pairing softer pink with neutral brown eye colors as well.
    Hope you well and to see your posts more often. :)

    • Lily

      Thanks LEna. I hope to write more as well :-)

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

    I’m not paying any attention to shadows lately, so this one slipped by, but what a nice little palette! AND HI, I MISSED YOUR FACE. <3

    • Lily

      Hi! It was a little weird taking pictures of myself again. LOL!

  • http://beautyreflectionsblog.com TracyBeautyReflections

    Miss you too Lily! I sure hope you feel better soon! You look LOVELY my friend!

    • Lily

      Thank you Tracy!

  • 38noodles

    You look lovely! I skipped this palette since I have too many similar shades, even though I would probably get alot of use out of such a work-horse palette.

    • Lily

      Can’t have too many neutrals, I say!

  • liyeun

    Oh yes! I still see it in BB counters at Mid Valley! I skipped this palette, as I find it a little too “natural”. Lol! I miss seeing khakis on ur eyes, you know?

    • Lily

      Oh great! Thanks for letting me know! Khakis… I haven’t been wearing khakis for a long time. I should do that!

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

    Hey Lily, hope you’ll feel better soon! I like the BB palettes I have, but I can’t help but feel they are all way too similar so I probably won’t be getting more of them soon!

    • Lily

      I kinda know what you mean. Can’t have too many BB palettes, but you should have at least one. A good neutral one with lots of mattes :-)

  • Icaria

    Yay nice to see you and you look lovely as usual! I saw, I swatched and I passed on this one since I got just about enough neutrals, I think. I hope you feel better super soon! xoxo

    • Lily

      I hope to feel better soon too :-)

  • http://makeupmorsels.wordpress.com Makeup Morsels

    You are a master of blending Lily! Your makeup always looks so soft and seamless, loving these neutrals on you. Do hope you feel better soon, sending love & hugs your way.

    • Lily

      Aaw, thanks MM. I’ll take master of blending. LOL! THANKS!!

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

    What a beautiful palette. Bobbi Brown never disappoints!

    • Lily

      Well, I got disappointed by BB before, but this palette is a good one I think :-)

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Aw, feel better soon! That’s a great look you’re wearing here though. I really like that palette. A lot. Dammit.

    • Lily

      Oh dammit. Looks like you have to take a closer look now huh? LOL!

  • Shu Ting

    You look glowy, not spacey! :D The lip shade is so pretty on you. :)

    • Lily

      Hahaha thanks. I thought I looked like I was distracted or something >_<

  • http://girlbehindglasses.wordpress.com/ Nikki P.

    I skipped on this palette and now I’m having regrets. :(

    • Lily

      Aaw, don’t worry though. BB always comes out with neutral palettes. LOL!