Saturday, August 29, 2009

Bobbi Brown 'Pewter' Metallic Eye Set (Nordstrom Exclusive)

I first saw the new Bobbi Brown Pewter Metallic Eye Set on about a month ago and immediately inquired about it at several stores while I was in Seattle & Portland and also when I got back home. I was told that it wouldn't be released until October for the Nordstrom Trend Shows. I finally caved in and ordered it online and here it is (retails for $40):

Close up of Black Ink & Pewter Metallic:

Swatch of Pewter Metallic & Black Ink on bare skin:

Product photo comparisons to other Bobbi Brown greyish eyeshadows:

Product photo comparisons to other brands:

Swatch comparisons:

1. Bobbi Brown Long-wear Cream Shadow - Galaxy
2. Urban Decay Cream Eyeshadow - Mushroom
3. Becca Loose Shimmer Powder - Mermaid
4. MAC Starflash Eyeshadow - Smoke & Diamonds
5. Stila Eyeshadow - Diamond Lil
6. Bobbi Brown Metallic Eyeshadow - Pewter
7. Shu Uemura Metallic Eyeshadow - ME Brown 851
8. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow - Stone
9. Chantecaille Iridescent Eye Shadow - Sel
10. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow - Rock


(Note that Pewter looks greenish only because it's compared to cool greys here)

1. MAC Pigment - Coco
2. MAC Pigment - Sweet Sienna
3. Bobbi Brown Metallic Eyeshadow - Pewter
4. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow - Rock
5. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow - Stone
6. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow - Heather Mauve
7. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow - Ash
8. Bobbi Brown Metallic Eyeshadow - Brown Stone
9. Bobbi Brown Long-wear Cream Shadow - Galaxy


Swatched next to MAC Mink & Sable to show that it really isn't green:

At this time I am not quite sure if this Pewter Metallic Eyeshadow will be the same as the Pewter Chrome Eyeshadow that will be released with the Chrome Collection in October (details and photos at PinkMelon). All I know is that the packaging material is different - the metallic one from nordstrom is in the regular black compact while the chrome looks like it will be in the same size/shape of compact, but a different color to go along with the chrome theme.

Overall thoughts: the Pewter Metallic Shadow is absolutely gorgeous. It's an extremely complex taupey/silvery/pewter shimmer shade with a hint of gold tones. If you're a Bobbi Brown fan, I highly recommend checking this out at your local Nordstrom counter!


  1. Wow, thanks for the comparisons!

  2. Lina, stop costing me money!! This looks SO worth the $40, sigh. I may have to cave and order this.

  3. wow that black ink looks so black and i am tempted! why do you always make us spend $$$

  4. beautiful....I just love ur comparison swatches!!
    awesome job...:)

  5. Thanks a lot for the pics, they're so helpful!
    I really like Pewter Metallic but since I already have black ink eyeliner I think I'm not splurging.

  6. Interesting post.!! I will certainly visit Nordstrom to take a look on new collection of beauty products.

  7. did you put some kind of base under BB's 'Galaxy' cream shadow? it looks a lot darker than their swatches. (but theirs are never accurate) if #1 is Galaxy then i want it!


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