Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eyeshadows are in my opinion, some of the most overlooked cream eyeshadows around. I reviewed one of the regular shades, Shore, here previously and today I am going to look at one of the metallic shades, Goldstone.
Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Cream eyeliners are contained within glass pots with screw top lids. Unlike some other cream eyeshadows I have tried, these do not dry up and indeed I have had this one for almost two years and it is still moist and going strong.
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The swatch above was taken with my finger and I tend to use either my finger or a Mac 239 to apply. The colour is a gorgeous metallic ,shimmery gold which almost looks like a dirty, blackened gold when applied. Despite the presence of glitter, there is no fallout and the glitter is suspended in the shadow. I also found that unlike some other glitter shadows I have used, the actual colour doesn't wear off and leave you with a multitude of glitter on your lids - the metallic finish stays throughout the whole day.
I found it difficult to capture the true nature of this colour, as it looks almost silver in the swatch above. It is very much a gold though, although not particularly a yellow gold, and therefore it could be worn by those with warm or cool skintones. I often wear this with a black or grey smudged kohl along my waterline and lashings of black mascara and I find it gives a little extra interest to a fairly neutral polished look.
Bobbi Brown's Metallic Long-Wear Eyeshadow in Goldstone is a rare find in that it sparkles without a ton of glitter and does not produce any fallout. On my oily lids, it stays put for around 6 hours ,and lasted longer when used in conjunction with a primer. It gives a subtle sparkle to a daytime look and can be combined with a grey shadow for a spin on the traditional smokey eye. The only negative I can think of is that the pot can be quite heavy to travel with, and if you use your fingers for application, it can be quite difficult to get to the product due to the small opening at the neck of the jar. However, i fyou haven't yet had a look at some of Bobbi's Metallic Long-Wear eyeshadows, they are certainly worth a look.
Price - £17