Saturday, March 26, 2011

Product Rave: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow

In my previous haul I mentioned I got the Bobbi Brown long-wear cream shadow in the color slate from Allcosmeticswholesale. 
When I first swatched it I was seriously disappointed. I have only ever used MAC paintpots, which I love, and I was expecting this to be a similar product. This felt a lot thinner in consistency and was very sheer and blended away very easily. I was quick to judge, and for a high end cosmetic company, I was not impressed. 

And I was wrong. I have been using this everyday since I got it, I absolutely love it!
First off, the color is perfect for an everyday neutral look - it gives definition without looking too dramatic. It is a plumy taupe gray, one of those colors that would look good on anyone, and goes with any blush and lip color. 
Second, I have begun to see the benefits of its consistency and now I really like it. This cream shadow is very sheer, but also very buildable so you can apply one layer for a neutral, subtle look, or you can apply several layers for a more intense color. In the pot, it feels like a cream, but when you apply it to your eyelids, it feels more like a powder. I don't know what it is about this, but when you apply it, it blends into your skin so well that it doesn't look like it is product sitting on your skin, unlike some MAC paint pots. It is also extremely blendable, which makes it a dream to apply. 
Thirdly, I love the packaging. I realize this is not so important, but the sleek packaging makes me happy to have it in my collection. The pot itself has a very narrow opening, so it will keep it from drying out longer - hopefully. 

Here's a pic of it on:

I have been mostly wearing it on its own and I love it because it is such an easy makeup. It lasts pretty much all day, and wears beautifully. 
I did try using it as an eyeshadow base the other day, and it worked well to bring out the color of the eyeshadows, but it did crease a little. I think I will stick to using my eyeshadow primers and paintpots as eyeshadow bases. 
Needless to say, I am completely in love with this product, and so I felt the need to tell you guys about it. 

Hope you enjoyed this. Thank you for reading and commenting! 


  1. It looks really nice on you! Seems like a nice neutral color. A product that's right up my alley! xo

  2. I love Bobbi Brown! I've never tried her cream shadows before.

  3. this looks great on you, i've been after a cream shadow like this for ages, going to check that website out :)

  4. I recently bought two of these and they can be very sheer. It takes some getting use to. This color is next in my list. Thanks for the review. xx

  5. Oh! What a cute blog! Following now dear.

  6. @Ansa - Def agree with you that it takes some getting used to, but I really want to get more now.

  7. Wow, it looks so lovely:)
    I lve that shade, need to try it as well!

  8. This looks awesome! Love your blog :)

  9. I really want to try this :)
    great post!! x

  10. I think the sheerness suits you, I just feel naked without MAC studio fix fluid & studio fix powder firmly on my face! Your skin is lovely though x

  11. Woaw! such a pretty colour! So wearable on an daily basis and i like that is it buildable.
    I wonder why I only own ONE bobbi brown makeup product, it's such a great brand.


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