Haul: Bobbi Brown Color Strips in Bonfire Palette

Bobbi Brown’s Color Strips Limited Edition release kind of passed me by, until I saw some snazzy visuals. The Color Strips collection is somewhat customizable…you select an eyeshadow strip then a pot rouge strip to put into the palette.

The total cost for the two strips and case (£19 + £16 + £5) becomes £40 which is the average price for a Bobbi Brown Palette.

The eyeshadow choices are Bonfire:

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Orchid:

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Aquamarine:

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Petal:

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There are two choices for the Pot Rouge strip – a peachy one and a pinky one.

On the pinks is Powder Pink, Pale Pink and Sand Pink

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On the peach is Tawny, Fresh Melon (LE) and Calypso Coral

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This collection was hugely popular because by the time I got to the counter, Orchid was sold out as was the Peach variation of the pot rouge.

So I had to make do with Bonfire and the Pink Pot Rouge Variation. The lady asked me if I wanted her to put the palette together, but you know what I’m like with people putting their fingerprints over my make up!

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The idea behind the Color Strips collection is that women can customise the palette and that each strip has a mixture of natural and dramatic shades.

I do think Bobbi Brown puts colours together extremely well – a great base shade, mid tone shade, a sparkle for fun, a liner shade and so on.

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Bonfire was a safe choice for me – Aquamarine was my second choice.

In the Bonfire palette is: Bone, Café Cream Sparkle, Bonfire Metallic, Cognac Metallic, and Caviar.

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I love the shades included. Bone is a matte, base colour, Cafe Sparkle is sheer and leave a fine glitter coat, Bonfire is a rich gold, Cognac is my favourite and is a rich warm brown and Caviar is a matte deep black.

I wasn’t excited about the Pink Pot Rouge Color Strip, but I figured it was better than nothing:

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To be honest, these shades are great – they can be work (realistically) on the cheek or the lip, for most skin tones. Whilst I’m not excited by it, I know I can take it away with me on any trip and I’d be able to create a half decent face.

The empty palette is £5:

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What I really wanted to know (but didn’t ask) is if I could get two eyeshadow strips and put it into the palette? I would rather have 2 strips of eyeshadow than a eyeshadow and lip one but there you go…

The compact has a mirror and a double ended brush. I LOVE that the colours have a little plastic lid – it makes perfect sense.

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I’m sure I made some kind of excuse to myself when I bought this palette as to WHY I needed it…I can’t even remember what it was, something like, cos I needed a travel friendly palette with everything in it?!

Here’s the size of the palette – its travel friendly:

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Although…the palette is a bit square. I prefer rounded corners. Just saying!

Overall, an excellent choice and one I know I can wear for a long time.

Did you get your hands on this collection?

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Comments

  1. baby in a corner says:

    i didn’t want this but now i do! you make it seem so cute! i like aquamarine, the colours seem more cool toned which i think would suit me.

  2. visenya says:

    I am in love with Orchid, but have been telling myself that I don’t need anymore make up right now… we’ll see how well that works, haha

  3. Vibeke216 says:

    The sales lady at HoF said they weren’t allowed to sell 2 eyeshadow strips in one palette. Annoying. I did wonder if you could if bought online, but one of the ones I wanted to pair up was sold out.

    • Oh is that what she said! Cheeky thing!

      Sorry but if you are going to do a “customizable” palette it should be just that! I’d be tempted to order online next time!

  4. Thanks for great post!
    I really like the idea behind the Color Strips collection.

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