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Update on Thoughts for Bobbi Brown Metallic Cream Shadows

August 22, 2009

FYI – the original post has been updated with a review. Perhaps the darker colors like Starry Night and Starry Purple will show up better. But unless you’re a fan of glitter, you’re probably better off trying her original cream shadows if you like creams or metallic powder eyeshadows if you want something metallic.

Definitely recommend trying these out in person as your mileage may vary based on tastes.


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.