Review: Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Palette.

Bobbi Brown Desert Twilight Palette – £48*

This little wonder actually appeared in my Minimising Daily Makeup posts (Post One & Post Two), which were a big hit. I have had this beautiful palette for about a month now and I’ve used it every day since. 

The palette contains eight beautiful shades, meant to represent late summer colours, and comes in a handy, travel size palette. As far as palettes go, this has it all – lovely soft pinks and browns with a subtle shimmer, a couple of more shimmery pearl shades of rose golds and rich browns and also two matte shades, one a simple pink/cream and the other an easy to wear brown (also perfect for fairer eyebrows) – all in a palette that fits in to your hand.

I’ve been reaching for this palette every day, I’ve actually been experimenting with a more smokey eye but I can say that I have used every one of these shades and really loved them. The colours work beautifully together and are a hit with most skin tones, they apply and blend well and last all day. 

The mirror is also a dream and means I can take it in my handbag with me if I know I’m going out. 
I really can’t hype this product enough, it’s really beautiful and has quickly replaced every other eyeshadow and palette in my collection. I can’t believe how compact it is, and how much use I get out of it – every colour seems to suit me (despite never really going for warmer tones). 
What do you think of the Desert Twilight palette? What else do I NEED from Bobbi Brown? 

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  • This is the first Ive seen of this palette and youve convinced me I need it in my life, my bank balance will not be happy haha x

  • ooh it looks gorgeous!

  • You look pretty (: I’m loving my mac neutral eyeshadows and my UD naked palette atm x

  • Amy

    I think Bobbi Brown do the best palettes. This one looks lovely, the top right eye shadow especially! I really like your necklace, too, Kate x

  • Ria

    This palette looks beautiful – I only wish there were a few more darker shades for tanned skin.

    Ria x

  • I need this is in my life! I love all the colours and think it’s very versatile as I’m quite fair! Your minimal makeup looks lovely 🙂

  • This is such a pretty palette, and looks gorgeous on you!

    Emily Wears Things

  • This looks lovely, it’s going straight on my wishlist!

    Rachael x

  • i think that’s gorgeous!

  • looks like such a gorgeous palette, don’t know if i could fork out that much for it though!

  • this palette looks amazing, those shades are so subtle but glam. I have a few Bobbi Brown products, a couple of palettes and i live by their gel eyeliners and blusher.

    I’m going to try and get this at the airport when I go on hol 🙂


  • had my eye on this limited palette and seeing this review makes me want it even more!!

  • LOVE these colours….but £48 seems a touch pricey for a palette? Although I suppose it’s only £6 per shadow, arrrgh look, I’m justifying making a purchase already! x

  • This looks very like my Guelain Pallet. I also have been using it every day. Though i do only have 6 colours I really love it for making bright or smokey eyes 🙂

  • Oooh so pretty! Yourskin looks amazing, as well!

  • This looks gorgeous, such pretty colours!
    And i also love your lipstick too 🙂

  • That palette is absolutely gorgeous. Love the necklace too, where’s it from? x

  • This looks amazing! I love all of the shades, especially the peachy brown ones x

  • this looks so gorgeous, i just wish it wasn’t so expensive! xx

  • Wow this looks like my dream palette! I’ve been looking for the perfect champagne shade for ages, and this has several of them! xxx

  • Ohhh this looks amazing!!! X

  • kim

    looks beautiful! Thanks for the post : )

  • oh wow, the colours in this palette are stunning! perfect all year!

  • Looks like the perfect palette! I love the look of the shimmery colours and that matt brown. Just gorgeous! It’s now on my wishlist!

  • I think I have just fallen in love, this palette is beautiful! 🙂 xx

  • The colours in this palette are amazing! :O 🙂 x

  • Such a beautiful colours! I’m defiantly going pick it up soon. Love it. x

  • i love the look of this palette! beautiful!!

  • The colours are SO pretty! Such a lovely palette 🙂

  • looks like a great palette to have!

  • I love this! I was just at the Bobbi Brown counter and was thinking about getting this — I should have! Looks amazing on you.. also your lipstick is ace. xx

  • i’m a new follower. love your blog! how do you find the brushes?

  • this has been on my wishlist for the longest time! The shades look so gorgeous

  • Wow, I need this. How gorgeous?!
    Nat @

  • Those colours are beautiful! This palette is so nice! 🙂

  • I’ve been eying this palette ever since it came out in Sephora, it’s really beautiful but I can’t really justify being another neutral eyeshadow palette. Especially since the pricetag in France is ridiculous (€67, namely £53 or 82USD). Such a shame considering that it only costs $60 in the USA… But it really looks gorgeous !

    This tiny rant aside, I love Bobbi Brown, it’s such a nice quality brand. I really love their corrector and concealer kit (I repurchased those many times). Their long wear gel eyeliner are AMAZING. I’ve never seen a gel liner as good. MAC’s Blacktrack Fluidline doesn’t even compare. I have two of these, one I’m just starting to hit pan on and I’ve had it for almost 2 years now and it still hasn’t dried out. Their bronzer brush is crazy expensive but worth the pricetag, it applies just the right amount of product ! The Pot Rouge are also amazing, there is a nice color selection and it doubles up as a product so what’s not to love ?
    My mom’d never worn mascara for the first 45 years of her life but finally gave in under my pressure (haha !) and I chose the Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening Mascara for her and ever since she bought it, she’s never gone a day without using it! It really lenghens her lashes & has a really natural effect, not too made-up. And for foundation, she swears by the Oil-Free Even Finish Compact Foundation.

    I hope it gives you an idea of some Bobbi Brown products that are really worth trying !

    You look stunning in this picture btw ! I love both your blog and your YouTube channel !

  • Such beautiful shades!

  • Oh my gosh what a beautiful palette! X

  • I’m in love with this palette, the shades are just gorgeous I really do feel like I need it in my life! The Shimmer Bricks are probably one of my favourite Bobbi Brown products and Extreme Party Mascara is another product I adore.


  • Such gorgeous shades! Their products are so amazing and I wish I could use more of them on shoots but just so much $$$

  • I really love the colours, it’s a lot of money though! Would love to swatch the shadows, especially the dusty pink! And the casing is so sleek and chic.

    The January Girl

  • ohhmyygod those colours are perfect xx

  • These colours look amazing. I think I’d definitely wear all of them, which is a bit of a change from having a normal palette. They just look so wearable, if that makes sense!

  • Thanks for the review, your make up looks great. Could you please post a video on how to achieve this look using the desert twilight palette?

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