Monday, August 24, 2009

Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow

These shadows were just recently released, so of course, I had to check them out! It comes in a total of 8 colors, and the container is a cute little plastic pot with a twist-off top. You have to use either your fingertip or a brush to apply, and the texture is quite mousse-y, similar to the way the old Stila shadow pots were.

My only complaint with these is that they are not too pigmented -- meaning, you will get mostly glitter/sparkle and not too much of the actual underlying color pay-off, even though it looks very colorful in the actual container. For $22, I do expect a little more. I got the color Antique Gold, which is described on the Bobbi site as a "deep gold sparkle," but it really is more of like a tarnished brass color, if that makes sense, because it has a green-y undertone. (I think the color in the pic above is actually the Antique Gold... see how densely pigmented it looks?)

Aside from that, these are very long-lasting, and do not crease. The glitter does not fall off into the eyes, which is great. I think they would be very pretty patted over top a darker eyeshadow for a clubby look, or to intensify the color, but for every day, this does add a nice amount of sparkle to the lids.

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