Bronzed in Brooklyn (around $3 at Drugstore.com or local drugstores) from NYC’s new HD eyeshadow line features three shades of brown. I’ve already reviewed Blues Cafe and Skyrise Steel from this line. This is my first review of one of the more neutral palettes.
The two darker shades in Bronzed in Brooklyn are loaded with pigment. They go on like velvet, blend out easily without sheering out and are just such a joy to work with. The pale shade is a little more sheer, which isn’t a problem if you’re just using it for a subtle highlight on the browbone or an inner corner highlight. You can pack it on if you want with a dense brush or a spongetip applicator. As with the other trios in this line, I found it wore quite well without primer, and primer extended the wear by an hour or so.
These colors are just a little on the warm side, but not enough to keep them from working with cooler skin tones. This trio actually works well for day-to-night because you can apply it lightly in the morning and then add more for boldness in the evening. Bronzed in Brooklyn has a sophisticated look to it – it’s neutral but not boring, bold without being flashy. None of the colors are very shimmery.
Color 1 is a very pale champagne satin-shimmer. Color 2 is a deep chocolate satin finish. Color 3 is a metallic tan with golden undertones.