Tuesday 10 January 2012

Review: Bobbi Brown, Long Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Shore

Bobbi Brown has many superb basics in her collection which are often overlooked by many people in the quest for more vibrant, interesting colours and the latest limited edition products. Shore is one of those staple products that I use most days and would now be lost without!

Bobbi’s Long Wear Cream shadows are some of the best cream shadows available in my opinion. They come in cute, small glass pots in both matte and metallic / shimmer formula and seem to last forever. I have had Shore for almost 2 years and I have still not hit pan and there is no sign of it drying out as some cream formula are susceptible to doing.

Shore is a pale, biscuit-coloured neutral, which doesn’t look particularly interesting on first appearances, but a cream neutral shadow is something that should be a staple of your make-up bag. The picture above makes it look darker than it is but I found it very difficult to get an accurate photo of the product colour in the jar.

It applies to my lids easily and goes on as a creamy, natural shade which I tend to use to even out my skintone or as a neutral base or primer for other shadows.  The swatch picture above is an accurate representation of the shade.  It applies as a matte, neutral beige which is perfect for giving you a polished look and I often wear it all over the lid with a slick of Bourjois Pinceau Eyeliner in Or Neo Classique  and a bright lip.

As these shadows come in small pots with fairly narrow openings, I do find it quite difficult to apply them with my fingers, as I do with many other cream shadows. I use a Mac 239 which I find picks up the product easily and helps to distribute it evenly, without absorbing too much. It lasts for about 6 hours on me before creasing which I feel is quite good considering I have rather oily lids, however if you use it with a primer, you should be able to achieve an even longer wear time

Although not terribly exciting, a neutral cream shadow is an essential basic and Bobbi Brown’s Shore ticks all the right boxes in that it applies like a dream and is fairly long lasting. I prefer these original (matte) long wear shadows to the metallic ones, purely because they are more highly pigmented, and I tend to think Bobbi does better in general with matte eyeshadow shades rather than sparkle ones which tend to produce some fallout. If you haven’t yet tried any of the Long Wear Shadows, I urge you to give them a try

Price- £17


  1. Oooh gorgeous colour! I need to try some Bobbi Brown, I have nothing from her line and everything looks so amazing. x

  2. Summer - Bobbi Brown does some good, solid staples. Her cream eyeshadows are my favourites but I also love her gel eyeliner and lippies too. Have a look next time you go by a counter.

  3. Ooh I've only ever tried foundation from Bobbi Brown- but I think I'm gunna try the gel eyeliner and some of the long wear shadows next time I'm there!
    btw, I've given you an award :) x

  4. This colour is by no means boring, it's absolutely stunning! I think my mouth dropped when I read that it hasn't dried out after two years. I love Bobbi Brown, the counters are so neat xxx
    And in reply to your comment- I completely FORGOT Flowerbomb, yes it is stunning isn't it and is most definitely on mylist for this year- I knew I was forgetting one!

  5. RubesScoobs - Thank you for the award! I would certainly recommend the gel eyeliner, it doesn't budge at all!

    Emily - Bobbi Brown products are generally very good quality. I too am amazed it hasn't dried up yet!
    Re Flowerbomb - thought you may like it! Its one of my favorites and I wore it for my wedding.