Bobbi Brown • Long Wear Cream Eye Shadow in Cement • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Hi all, this is a super product. But I must admit that I never use it as eye shadow. I use it as an eye shadow base. So I put it on after my cleansing/moisturizing routine in the morning. And I can assure you that this stuff is the perfect base for any eye shadow! It is easy enough to apply, I use my finger tip. It does not need much to cover the eye lid. So usually it lasts for a few months or so. It dries really fast, takes about 20 seconds. Then I do apply my "real" eye shadow. I use the powder eye shadow of Bobbie Brown by the way, but on the weekends I also use other firms. But it does not matter: the eye shadow stays on beautifully with this base. Really, I am more the oily skin type. And very often I do not even need to refresh my eye shadows in the evening if I am headed to a dinner or something. And even if I do it's easy enough: I simply reapply the cream eye shadow over the old one, and add new powder eye shadow. I know, that sounds awful, and if you have the time you should do it properly. But I am often in a hurry and the result is then still great.
So this eye shadow is one of the very few products that I have in use for several years already and will continue to use.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
My go to "no make up look" eye base. I use Cement on its own to even out discoloration on my lids, it adds just a hint of light taupe and suits my cool toned complexion perfectly. I am NW15 with light blue/grey/green eyes for reference. For warmer skin tones Malted is the better option, on a friend of mine with NC30 skin Cement looked ashy while Malted was perfect. To each their own. Lasting power of these matte cream shadows is excellent. I am not a huge fan of the glass jars with the small opening, it is hard to get to the second half of the product and, albeit the packaging looks beautiful, it is dense, heavy glass and not very practical for travel. I have not had any issues with product drying out before finishing the jar. So only two stars for packaging, but this is overall a five star product, as is the powder shadow version of Cement. Retails for $25 for .12oz/3.5g.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I have buyers remorse. This is a mad boring and lackluster cream shadow on me. It is a very flat and strange on me ( olive toned nc 40) It makes me look corpse-like. Horrible. "Mom what's going on with your eyes? Now you do look like my Mom and not my big Sis" I bought it, thinking it was age appropriate, a matte cream ( which are hard to find) in a similar color to the Maybelline Tattoo in Tough as Taupe which I loved in color but not formula. It is not a dupe by any means in my opinion. I checked out the other matte creams in Bobbi Brown's line and found nothing of interest. Disappointing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
Beautiful color and a nice product BUT before you spend $25 on a small pot you can get this color by mixing Maybelline's Tough as Taupe color tattoo and MAC's paint pot in Painterly. If you don't enjoy MAC's paint pot and their staying power, the color tattoo really makes them work better and last longer.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a great product. It was used recently on me in a MU demonstration at a BB counter. It is a great base for me for other eye shadows and to wear alone. It is a good match to my skin tone and hides any redness on my eyelids. My eye lids are quite wrinkly and this does not crease. I apply using an EcoTools eye brush. I could use my fingers but, as other reviewers have pointed out, the opening to the container is quite small and it is difficult to get you finger in and scoop out some of the product without getting it under your nails! Really pleased with my purchase!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Just like the previous review says- You need to apply these cream e/s's very thin and light, and then build from there if necessary. That way you can avoid creasing. THIS color is a MUST have! I am SO done with MAC Paint Pots. UGHHH, these make MAC Paint Pots seem like complete trash. This color is so pretty, and yet so basic and simple- It is like a Putty/Gray/Beige- Wearing this alone on the eyelid just makes your eyelid look FLAWLESS- I have worn this alone, nothing else, and it just makes me look so much more polished. The shade is not sparkly or shimmery in any way- this is a matte shade. I love, love LOVE these cream e/s's- and like I said, this one is a must-have!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
This is a light taupe (beige/gray) matte cream shadow. I originally gave this 5 lippies, changed it to 2 lippies, now I'm changing it back to 5 lippies. I thought this was creasing on me, but it turns out that you have to put on a light coat for it not to crease. If I do one light coat, wait awhile, then put another light coat over it, it won't crease. I feel like the idea of matte cream shadow is genius. These cream shadows seem to hold the color of whatever powder shadows I apply over them better than a regular primer. There is .12 oz of product in this compared to .17 oz in a MAC paint pot.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Great slightly cool neutral color - not too dark or light. It's my daily wear HG. The formulation is easy to swipe on with a finger yet doesn't really crease like most cream shadows. One jar lasts a while and doesn't dry out. I gave the packaging a 3 because the jar opening is so small that it's hard to dip your finger in without gouging the product with your fingernail (even mine which are clipped short).
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought this color on the recommendation of a BB artist and it is the exact color of my lids, which have some hyperpigmentation (otherwise I am Warm Ivory/LM Blush Ivory. Although it doesn't make my eyes pop like others said it does for them, it makes my eyes look "clean" and is an excellent base for other colors. It may actually become my HG eyelid primer, since the others that work for me go a bit brown/orange, which is annoying. Stays put all day with no creasing, and my lids are slightly oily. I recommend giving it a try for a neutral eye and base.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I like this colour very much but only because it is a good base for the other colours I wear. It will takeon a range from Chanel's taupe grise and heather rose which are neutrals to eyecatchers like Nars' Strada, and Togo and CanCan (both now discontinued), MAC's blacberry, and bring out "their" personalities. On it's own, it doesn't do anything which makes it a workhorse as a backdrop for these other wonderful colours. It anchors them well. BB Steel as an eyeliner works best with all of these. I doubt whether I will purchase it again because as we know in time something better will make an appearance.