So, first let's ask why blogs in places like The Netherlands (Lushious Beauty) and Sweden (Bjooti) get the scoop about so many beauty collections before anyone else does. I mean... I guess that was a weird comment to make, but I'd expect early info to fly out of NY or London first, right? But these blogs consistently scoop all of the other blogs out there. Kudos! (but seriously--- what's your secret, girls!?)
At any rate, Lushious Beauty proves that The Netherlands has it's finger on the pulse of the cosmetics world yet again when it breaks news of a new collection coming to us from Bobbi Brown this Spring.
And here's the premise...
For those of you not familiar with the line, the Pot Rouges are fabulous multi-taskers, working well on both cheeks and lips. Bobbi's eyeshadows are almost without exception a well-milled, silky product that sleeks onto the skin and wears well.
The gimmickYou get a free palette when you buy one eyeshadow strip (5 shadows) and one Pot Rouge strip (3 products) from the collection. The top of the palette houses said shadows and the bottom (you guessed it!) is where you tuck the Pot Rouge trio.
You can choose one of 4 pre-made shadow strips and get to pick from 2 Pot Rouge strips (also premade). So, essentially you're not really customizing your own palette; you're buying a 5-pan shadow palette and a 3-pan Pot Rouge palette and Bobbi gives you a way to carry them around together.
The colorsI don't have the names of each shade yet, but here are the strip choices:
It seems you can break down a lot of the Bobbi Brown palettes to approximately $10 a pot, so let's figure the Pot Rouge strip for $30 or $35? And let's guess this strip of shadows will be about $40 - $50? That means you'll sink $70 or $80 bucks into this new system. Not bad if you're a Bobbi collector (since you're already immune to the prices already!) but pretty hefty for someone who hasn't used the line before.
I am not going to spend this (assumed price) for a palette, not because these shadows aren't stellar. They are! I'll pass mostly because I have so many shadows in my stash already. The real pisser is that I want those coral Pot Rouges! I'll be interested to see if they come in a stand-alone package that is semi-durable (so I can just buy the strip) or if we'll be obligated to buy one shadow strip and one rouge strip. If it's the former - you can bet you'll see a review coming of those corals. If it's the latter, you can bet I'll link you to some bloggers with better cash flow than I have so you can see their reviews! lol