Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadows

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 29 - 2010

I bought some Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadows a couple of months ago and thought I’d share my thoughts on them…

The packaging is lovely, nice heavyweight glass jars…. they feel substantial and chunky!

Brown Metal

Starry Purple

Starry Night

Goldstone

Antique Gold

The swatches…

Disappointed is my feeling on these.  They look beautiful in the jar, truly.  But they’re *so* sheer… the swatches show a good number of swipes to get them pigmented enough to photograph.

I love the idea behind them, and I do wear them… I wear them underneath simillar toned powder shades and the only purpose they really serve is to add a bit of sparkle.  You also have to be really careful not to end up with glitter all over your face when applying these.  My  favourite is Goldstone, which unfortunately, is the biggest glitter dropper of all of them.

I’m simply left with the feeling that they could have been so much more.

Do you own any of these?  How do you wear them? Any tips to make me love them?


6 Responses to “Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadows”

  1. Redtiger21 says:

    Oh, no! Bet they were expensive too! I don’t own any BB products at all (sob!) but I would’ve expected them to be literally perfect! Hope you get to like them better. Do they at least make your eyeshadow stay on longer, or make the colour stay truer for longer?

  2. lyn says:

    I absolutely love your blog!!! Thanks for the review and sorry that they did not work out for you. I tested a few at the BB counter and was not very impressed as well.

    By the way, what camera do you use? I have a Canon 40D and have been trying to take self portraits and close-ups with that thing but my arms felt like they were about to break and I could never get anything in focus. I had the 60mm macro lens on. So I resorted to using my dinky lil’ point and shoot :-) Would love to hear some tips from you because your FOTDs are gorgeous!

  3. em says:

    I agree with your reviews just from testing instore. I had such high hopes for these and was seriously underwhelmed. :(

  4. Ceona says:

    I have the limited edition mini goldstone palette, which is gorgeous. But the goldstone shade is the one I wear least as it doesn’t have a lot of pigment and is very glittery. I don’t find it drops badly though, it’s just too sheer. But it came with Mineral Dust long-wear cream shadow, which is a lovely soft grey and Caviar Ink gel eyeliner, which is great too. So I love the palette for those.

  5. Mhairi says:

    Antique Gold doesn’t even look like an antique gold colour, it looks like a grey base with gold sparkles. I’m glad you swatched these, I was contemplating one of them but considering they don’t even look metallic, just sparkly, it doesn’t seem worth it.

  6. @RedTiger21 – Nope, not really… bleh, bleh, bleh.

    @Lyn – I emailed you x

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Olay Big British Beauty Poll - The Results Are In!

Back in October, I posted about the return of the Olay Big British Beauty Poll which sampled an impressive 4,400 women via the brand’s facebook …

A Friday FOTD with Boots No7 Purple Haze Eyeshadow Quad

Pow pow purple! Coming from Boots No7, I didn’t expect *quite* so much pigment in these little pans. The No7 Stay Perfect Quad Eyeshadow Palette …

Innies and Outies (no, not bellybuttons)

In ~ Discovering my local CCS/CCO in Portsmouth, total kid in a sweet shop moment. ~ Garnier Hydralock, picked some of this up on offer …

Liz Earle fans...

… don’t forget to flick over to Sky Channel 640 today to check out today’s QVC TSV (Today’s Special Value). All this for £39.96! Contents: …

Bare Minerals High Shine EyeColor

If you’re familiar with pigments, then you’re probably familiar with the concept of foiling them.  If not… it goes something like this… You wet your …

Autumn... the year's last, loveliest smile.

If it weren’t for those pesky prematurely dark evenings… Autumn would be my favourite season by far. The excitement at dragging our lovely knitwear out …

Sleek MakeUP Kajal Eyeliner

Ringing up the till at £3.99, one of Sleek MakeUP‘s latest product releases is the Kajal.  A deeply pigmented eyeliner made with smudgy smoky looks …

The Highlighter Series – #2 NARS Albatross

Second in my highlighter series is the highly regarded NARS Albatross (£19.50). Albatross looks an almost pure white in the pan (as the name would …

House of Fraser Apothecary launches online!

Finally!  The House of Fraser Apothecary has launched online which means that poor souls like myself (who’s nearest HoF is an hours drive away) can …

Stargazer Eyeshadows

I liked all the products that I was sent from Stargazer thus far… infact, more than liked.  They’ve impressed me.  Factor in the price for …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

COMMENTS

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads