First Look at Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadows

August 21, 2009

Stopped by Saks today and saw the new Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadows out. They have a sheer colored base and most of the pigment is in the metallic sparkles of each shade. They consist of a sheer almost clear base (which you can see below in the swatches),with colored sparkles. The good news is that once applied, these really stick to the skin.

The sparkles are bigger than I’d expect for something from Bobbi Brown, almost like micro glitters. The colors are really pretty in but I was hoping that colors like Antique Gold would show up deeper on the skin the same way it looks in the pot.

It seems like there were a lot of silvery-based colors. And many of them seemed very similar, like different variations of shimmer.

I came home with three: Brown Metal, Chrome Patina and Antique Gold.

Swatches, left to right: Brown Metal, Chrome Patina and Antique Gold

Also featured with the display were 2 gel liners, the cream eyeshadow brush, and gel liner brush, all repromotes.

**** UPDATE 08/21 Friday ****
I tried Antique Gold today on the eyes three different ways and have mixed feelings about these new creams. Pros: super sparkley, the sparkles stick to the eye. Cons: the sparkles are a lot bigger than I’m used to for the eye and definitely are noticeable enough to look like micro-glitters on the face, there is a lot of fall out with the glitter even though the majority of the product stays on the eyes, the base is indeed very very sheer. I applied this three ways, 1) alone with a liner, 2) as a base with MAC Go eyeshadow layered over – both of which I ended up taking off because it just looked odd. The final way I applied it was over powder eyeshadow (MAC Go + Mulch) as a top coat and still – too glittery/chunky.

If you want a metallic cream shadow but don’t want chunks of glitter, check out Laura Mercier or Urban Decay for better formulas and colors. Unless you’re a fan of glitter, I’d say pass on these.

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  • em

    I love cream eyesahdows, and these look fairly amazing! chrome patina is my fave from the swatches xo

  • Gorgeous colors…Thank you for the post…:)
    Do you have swatches of the regular cream shadows from Bobbi Brown?? I kinda searched and didnt find…
    Pls review them whn you get time..
    Thank you

  • I do have the regular bobbi brown cream eyeshadows. I will look into doing a post on it, but most of them have already been used. Her colors are very similar to Laura Mercier's Satinee Cream Eyeshadows.

  • Anonymous

    When will these be available everywhere? Just checked BBrown's site and they're not there…
    also not on the saks website. sigh…

  • Hi, I believe the official release date is September. Often times you will see Bobbi Brown and Chanel items in-store before they appear online. I purchased these at Saks. As of yesterday, they were the only retail location that had these out. Neimans/Nordstroms/Bloomies did not have them out yet.

  • Anonymous

    They were up on Bobbi's site last night under "long wear".

  • SW

    Thanks for the review.
    Lemming killed.

    Though, have you seen the upcoming BB Chrome palette?

  • ack! tried to comment but it wouldnt let me, hopefully this isnt a repeat comment. i just wanted to say your blog is one of the best, i love all your pictures/swatches/comparisons which is just so much more informative and helpful for me thank you!