This color is amazing. It's a dark brown-plum shade and it makes my hazel eyes pop. I initially bought it as a liner because it's so dark in the pan, but I tried it as a shadow and it looks gorgeous. I don't usually wear heavy eye shadow, so I surprised myself by creating a smokey eye by blending it on my lid and crease, and using CG French Vanilla as a highlight. Even though Black Plum is dark, it didn't look over the top or too dramatic. I love it and will repurchase.
I use this shade more as an eyeliner than an eyeshadow..Its more black than plum but you can still see where the hint of plum is coming from..the texture,pigmenation is wonderful as well...I usually wet my eyeliner brush and use this as an eyeliner and it works great and stays pretty great as well.
This eyeshadow is a beautiful and goes on silky. I would say this isn't truly a "black" at all, it is definitely leaning towards a smokey brown-plum color. I wear it every day to add definition to my lids, it's gorgeous.
I had been going through a stage where I was wearing BB Smoke almost everyday, but then I read a review of this and decided to try it. I use it wet and dry as liner, first lining wet on the top lash line and then going over it dry on the upper and lower lash line with an angled brush. Softer than Smoke. I don't think I would like it with anything too pink. I wear it with LM Khaki lid to crease, LM Buttercream under brow and on inner and outer corner and I go over the bottom lash line with MAC Soba. These are all yellow based shades and they blend nicely with Black Plum. I like this much better than the shimmer version which I have had for a long time.
This review is for the matte version. Black Plum isn't black and, although it is plum, it's isn't purple. It has brown undertones, which to me makes it very warm and wearable. It looks great pared with Baby Pink or with any light-toned base. I think it's simply gorgeous. Edited to add: I have worn this shade quite a bit lately, and I find it pairs very nices with greys, lavenders, and even light brown shades. It has depth, but it isn't too dark. A very versatile shade.
Black Plum isn't black and, while it is plum, isn't purple It seems to me to have sort of a brown base which makes it very warm wearable. I think it is absolutely gorgeous. It goes on sheer, which is nice, so I can add more as I need it. It looks very nice with several base shades, including Baby Pink.
This is a very good colour to use as a liner, softer than a black liner. I use either this or Espresso as a liner, and it goes with all lid colours (at least all mine - I like a neutral look). I said that I would repurchase, but I don't think that I would have too, since it last ages. The quality is very good, as with all of Bobbi Brown's eyeshadows.
Not my favorite BB e/s shade. The quality, texture, pigmentation, and staying power are all excellent, as with all BB e/s I have tried. This shade is more black than plum. Works well for creating a dark smoky eye; I've used it with gray shades to add some more depth/darkness. Works nicely as a liner also. It's a good product, it just wasn't the shade I was looking for. (I found Laura Mercier's Black Plum e/s to be much more purple toned & exactly the shade I was looking for. I wrote a review on that as well.) continued >>
One of Bobbi Brown's better eyeshadows, IMO. I use this for eyelining (damp eyeliner brush), and it lasts all day. Just as good as any gel liner out there, although this is a powder. I tried this in the outer third of my crease today, and Black Plum is outstanding for that job, too!
Beautiful color for my LLL/AAB complexion, dark brown eyes and black hair. "Black Plum" is a really apt name for this color, which is a complex, blackened plum with brown undertones (sort of bruise-like but without any red) and the finest microshimmer, giving this shadow a subtle golden sheen. I normally don't like cool-toned purples, since they look too flat on me, and prefer reddened or bronzey plums. The plum here is definitely cool-toned, but the bit of brown here makes it more neutral and versatile.
It's one of those handy, multipurpose items too. Applied wet with an angled brush, it makes a beautiful, deeper-than-expected liner with gold shimmer that is a shade or two off black and thus, perfect for a daytime look (though the lasting power with Visine is not good--I will have to find some other medium to use with this as a liner). Swept over the lid with a fluffy blender brush, it reveals more of a complex sheen and a transparency that makes my eyes luminously deep. Applied a bit more heavily with a stiffer brush, it makes a sexy, smoldering crease/smoky eye color.
The texture is silky and the packaging is sleekly minimalist, though I, too, prefer a fliptop over the screw-on type of lid. Expensive, but the size of the pan is larger than normal, the quality is excellent and the color is uniquely gorgeous and utterly wearable.