Bobbi Brown • Sparkle Eye Shadow in Black 17 • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I love this. It's very sheer, especially the first few times you're breaking it in. But it's also very buildable, which is great cause it's hard to pile up too much on that way, especially during the day when you don't want such a dirty or dramatic effect. The sparkles are subtle and will stay in place without migrating. The formula is very matte. The color acts as a sheer charcoal with a hint of silver all the way to a sheer black if you build it up. I match it with 3 liners - Sisley Phyto Khol Star in Black Diamond #1, Deep Silver #4, and Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Liner.
Would definitely buy again only I can't imagine this running out any time soon.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am in love with this eyeshadow. it's sort of a spongey kind of consistency that's packed with three dimensional glitter. The glitter comes off blue and lilac while the shadow itself is black. I totally love it. I bought it yesterday and am wearing it today. I used mac 231 to pack on the shadow [press it onto the lid so that the glitter really show up]. It's quite pigmented as well and the packaging is really great because the shadow has a plastic flap that doesn't allow any other stuff to get inside. It's limited edition so I advise anyone who's thinking of getting this to go out and get it. the black velvet was sold out so i had to only get this one. i love it though. it will look fantastic as liner too.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Dry, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Brown
BB eye shadows have always been winners for me. It seems that lately BB has been jumping on the glitter bandwagon (prompted, no doubt, by the smoky eye craze). While this concerned me at first, a few good swatches of her Sparkle eye shadows taught me the difference between juvenile glitter and grown-up, sophisticated glitter. THIS "sparkle" (aka glitter) is finely-milled and a dark purple with a blue cast to it. The base is black, but a sheer, soft black. This e/s is build-able, so it can be used as a wash or with a primer for more dramatic effect. Also- technique is key with this e/s. Sweeping the shadow will produce a blacker (yet still soft) effect and packing the e/s will give you more of the glitter/purple/dark blue effect. A word of caution, though- DO NOT use your fingers directly on the product. The oils from your fingers will pack down the product and it will become difficult to pick up any product, even with a brush- I learned this the hard way with another of BB Sparkle e/s (Sunlight).
As for the color- it made my medium brown eyes really pop! Because of the glitter colors, the e/s looks navy/black at a distance. I layered it over BB Gel e/l in black and it *really* became dramatic.
Can't wait to play with this some more.