Don’t miss my new limited edition obsession…
After 5+ years reviewing beauty products (and more than years than I’d care to mention of just being a full on beauty addict) I’ve got a pretty good handle of what works on me and what doesn’t. And my number one rule of thumb? I’m warm toned and purples are not my friend. Sad but true.
But every once in awhile, a product comes along that’s so beautiful that it makes me try to abandon my rule. Most times, I’m proven correct and the product goes to a cool-toned friend. But there are the rare occasions that the makeup gods smile upon purple-less me. I can’t explain it, maybe I just want it so badly I will it to work! Friends, the limited edition Bobbi Brown Peony & Python Palette($50) works for me. And I am so, so happy.
I knew I had to have this the minute I saw it. The Peony and Python palette is part of Brown’s collaboration with Tibi, a beautiful American Fashion line known for it’s effortlessly chic looks. The pairing makes perfect sense. It also makes a perfectly gorgeous collection!
Tibi contributed the beautiful design of this palette (and one other case in the collection), a slim zipped case printed with the combo of Bobbi’s favorite flower laying over a purple snake print, adorned with silver hang tag with both logos on it. One day when the shadows are gone, I’m hoping I can pop out the plastic casing and use this as a wallet.
The six shadows within are:
Opal – light, silvery grey with a frost finish.
Lavender – pink tinged lilac; this is one of Brown’s metallic shadows.
Cool Ivory – light, matte, creamy grey with a touch of tan. If it were a bit darker, I’d say it was encroaching on taupe territory!
Cobra – medium toned, shimmery steel grey, this is a shimmer wash finish.
Plum Orchid – matte, deep purple.
Eclipse – matte black.
For those keeping score, that’s three matte shadows, a shimmer wash, a metallic and a frost – all cool-toned (except for the universal black). The mattes are a tad bit chalky (especially the dark shades) but they mix very well with the shimmers, adding some grounding depth to keep you from looking a bit too bling-y. They’re perfect in the crease and as liners.
The palette also comes with two shadow brushes: round domed and crease. The tiny size took a little bit of getting used to, but the quality is top notch. You really could travel with this and not bring any extra shadow brushes.
As mentioned, Tigi designed another case for the collection. It’s sold alone for $40 and called the Peony & Python Beauty Case (and one lucky reviewer will be by in the comments with her thoughts on it). The same exact case also held the now gone the Neiman Marcus Exclusive, that contained three products and two brushes for $95.
Lucky me, I also got to check out the new Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara($24) in Plum. A beautiful addition to the palette, this mascara has the tiny plastic bristles that I am officially obsessed with and is enriched with olive-derived emollients, Vitamin B and humectants, that together produce long, perfect separated lashes.
So, this warm toned girl is in love with the cool toned Bobbi Brown Peony & Python Palette. It just goes to show you, rules are meant to be broken!
Readers, will you be checking out Peony and Pythons no matter your coloring? Look who else loves the look…
Stef is many things. Amongst them: co-editor of we heart this, graphic designer, Philly girl in the California desert, borderline hoarder and a hardcore beauty junkie.
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skin tone: NC 25/30
skin type: oily with a fear of rosacea
favorite beauty product: high end skincare and lip products