After years of warm toned palettes dominating the beauty scene, the Beauty Bakerie Breakfast in Bed palette is a welcome change and an early indication of shifting trends. With its neutral plums, taupes, and mauves, it’s a great option for those looking for a cool toned eye look.
As an indie brand, Beauty Bakerie is known for its curated collection of pastry themed products and adorable packaging. The Breakfast in Bed palette is a permanent item in their eyeshadow line.
The Breakfast in Bed palette from Beauty Bakerie is a nine color eyeshadow palette that retails for $38 and contains 2.8 grams of product. The palette incorporates both matte and shimmer shades with a color scheme that is decidedly cool-toned.
The shadows are housed in a compact cardboard palette with raised gold lettering, but does not include a mirror.
Breakfast in Bed Palette Review
What’s so interesting to me about this palette is that it looks so boring in the pan. I remember seeing it while browsing the aisles at Ulta. At the time had no intention to pick it up. The only thing that prompted me to swatch it was Beauty Bakerie’s cute packaging and themes.
I shocked myself that day when I walked out having purchased the Breakfast in Bed palette. Once swatched, those shadows really came to life and I wanted to take them home. The bland boring shades became gorgeous neutrals just waiting to create the perfect eye look.
The palette contains four matte and five shimmer eye-shadows. Most of the shades are in the mid-range in terms of depth. The only deep shade included is a charcoal gray that isn’t all that deep. This makes the palette ideally suited for every day looks because you’ve got several choices of neutral lid shades. You could deepen your look with the shade Boo & a View. However, I think the strength of the palette is in the subtle, neutral looks, rather than the dramatic, smokey ones.
Though there are only nine shades, there’s a nice range of cool colors including pink, taupe, dusty lavender, and charcoal. Instead of the standard medium brown matte, there’s a matte lilac, lavender, and rosy mauve to use for blending.
The warmest shade in the palette is paJAMas. It’s a shimmery cranberry color which actually works beautifully with the pink and mauve tones.
Overall I like how the palette will create a cool-toned look that is more interesting than basic grays and taupes. I think the colors all manage to look flattering on the eye, which is something cooler shades sometimes struggle with. The ashy tones can tend to make the eye look tired and emphasize under-eye shadows.
The formula of the Beauty Bakerie eyeshadows reminds me a bit of Mac eyeshadows. They are soft and pigmented but they’re more firmly pressed than, say an Anastasia or Lorac shadow. This makes the shadows more buildable and results in minimal fallout.
Both the mattes and shimmers are soft and smooth and show up as full color when applied. The only shade that was a bit harder to work with was the charcoal shade called Boo & a View. It had some fallout and needed a bit of building. It contains minuscule silver particles, but they’re dispersed enough that the shade applies more like a satin than a shimmer.
I found the shadows really easy to apply. Since I don’t have to worry about fallout or over-applied color, they’re also great for creating a quick eye look. It’s a user-friendly formula that’s easy to build and I think even a beginner would really enjoy it.
Cruelty Free and Vegan Status
Beauty Bakerie’s entire line is PETA certified cruelty-free. Their products also don’t contain parabens and the Breakfast in Bed palette is both vegan and gluten free.
Beauty Bakerie’s mission to give back led them to create Sugar Homes. The charitable initiative provides funding for impoverished children worldwide. The brand donates a portion of each purchase to orphanages in Uganda and Indonesia. The funds help supply essentials such as medicine, water, food, clothes, and toys.
Where to Buy the Breakfast in Bed Palette
The Breakfast in Bed Palette can be purchased from the following retailers.
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So all in all this palette really surprised me by how much I enjoy and use it. It’s a great neutral palette for creating cool toned, every day looks that are glamorous and flattering. If you like cool tones and want something that’s compact and easy to use, I think you’ll really enjoy the Breakfast in Bed Palette.
Pros of Beauty Bakerie Breakfast in Bed Palette
Easy to Apply
Colors all work well together
Cons of Beauty Bakerie Breakfast in Bed Palette
Not enough deep shades to create a dramatic look
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