I’ve been wearing Bobbi Brown eye shadows for as long as I can remember, but for some reason I never tried her Long-Wear Cream Shadow. However, this particular summer has been so brutally hot that no matter what I did my shadow was creasing by lunch time. I decided to give Bobbi’s Long-Wear Cream Shadow a shot.
This product has nice variety of shades available, some shimmery and some matte. I took Sandy Gold and Heather home for a test drive.The Claim: Velvety-smooth formula that goes on easily – and lasts all day without creasing or smearing.
The Good: It really does work as advertised, no creasing after a full 12-hour day (and then some). The Sandy Gold is nicely neutral and has a little bit of shimmer, but not too much for day-time wear. When I wore it to work I got complimented for looking “fresh and alert”. The Heather color is a beautiful taupey-mauve color and would compliment both green and blue eyes nicely. (The website doesn’t do it justice and looks too purple.)
I was afraid I’d have trouble getting it off at bedtime, but it washed off easily with soap and water, no scrubbing or rubbing necessary. It’s also fragrance-free, which is great for those with sensitive skin.
The Questionable: There’s very little to criticize about this product. I wore the Heather to work one day and felt very self-conscious about it, but I think that’s more a reflection of me being outside of my comfort zone – I’ve always preferred strict earth-tones for daytime wear. (My teen years not withstanding.) It’s gorgeous for a night out, though.
The Verdict: I was very impressed with this product! I also purchased the Cream Shadow Brush for applying it, and I highly recommend it or something like it: sticking your fingers directly in the pot can lead to bacterial growth.
So now my biggest problem is deciding which colors I want to purchase next time….
Images: Bobbi Brown; author’s own