Bobbi Brown • Long Wear Cream • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||74%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought my first one of these in Nude Beach an LE color from spring 2012. The color itself is a pinky beige uber neutral with subtle shimmer. Perfect for that clean eye I want in the summer humidity.
The one con is the packaging. Tiny little mouth of the jar. I wish it were wider and more accessible. That said, l love these because of the fact that I haven't seen ones (creamy e/s comparing to others on the market) that have such a good neutral color collection as BB, IMO. Maybelline's dry out fast and their colors (most) are OTT (though I think Bad to the Bronze & the Taupe one are brilliant). Benefit has some gorgeous colors too, but many of their Creaseless Creams tend to be way too frosty (though I love Birthday Suit & Skinny Jeans). MAC Paint Pots are ok, but none of the colors feel like perfection on me. Bare Study would be gorgeous if they toned down the frost. Painterly is too pink. Soft Ochre skews a touch too yellow. For as multidimensional as MAC e/s are, their paint pots are lacking. That said, as multidimensional as MAC e/s are, BB's Long Wear Creams are just as versed. If you find yourself strolling by the counter, take a minute to check these out.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I own 6 of these cream shadows and I just love them. Why? 1) They are truly long wearing and I don't experience any creasing at all throughout the day (but that may be because I don't have oily eyelids.) 2) The wide color selection is excellent for my BB beige skin tone and preferences since I usually go for the neutral and/or natural polished look for work or play 3) The creamy texture of these make them easy to apply with my MAC 217 brush- I find that I get a more uniformly blended color on my lids this way than using my fingers or even Bobbi's cream shadow brush. I just learned from watching Gossmakeupartist that the problem with them drying out before hitting the bottom can be easily remedied by popping them into the microwave for a couple of seconds! Wayne is full of brilliant ideas. I haven't had to do that yet even though I'm past the half way point with my Shore and Stone shadows but now I don't have to throw them away. Just bought Nude Beach and it's another winner (neutral base like Shore but with a very slight shimmer and without opacity.)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
Love this product. it has completely simplified my morning routine. it's so simple to achieve a beautiful every day look. the texture is smooth and creamy and the color selection is great. they have both matte and shimmer looks to provide whatever look you're going for. i prefer it as a daytime look then add something more pigmented at night because true to bobbi, these are very natural looking. Highly recommend.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I think we got a winner here! I'm loving this product, just bought one in Shore. It doesn't crease at all, finally! I haven't tried any darker color, but for eye shadow base, it is the best I have tried.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
So confused about how I feel about these. The color selection is great. But the pots dry out much quicker than mac paint pots and the jars are so tiny, unlike Mac's wide jars, that you have a hard time getting the product out. And even a BB SA's told me to not expect to get more than one half of the product as useable as it dries out so badly. Also, you really have to dig into these little jars to get enough out, you will go through one if you only use one in a month easy. So, except for the excellent Bone and Ballet Slippers and maybe Sandy Gold, though Bare Study by Mac is a dupe, go to Mac, better quality, easier to use, cheaper. Limited color selection though.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Bobbi added new cream eye shadows and they are not like the old batch. Colours that remind me of the Chanel cream shadows for Fall 2011: Smokey Topaz and Berry Noir. She's sexing it up a bit at last! The formula is also improved over the existing one - more slip and easier to apply.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
absolutely gorgeous neutral yet unusual slate/putty colour - but thats the best thing
cream doesnt equate to moisturing :/
make my eyelids look like lizard skin. NEVER seen my eyes look SO bad. theyre not even wrinkled! never an issue for me - until i tried this stuff
could not wait to get it off, yuck!
it certainly stays put i guess
i do NOT get all the hype, at all
most unflattering. maybe i am just used to my eyes looking pretty creamy and smooth -looking *dunno*
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Other
On colder days, BB's cream eyeshadows are fantastic as a base. It did not crease on cold days. I'm a little disappointed during the warmer days. It was not "LONG WEAR", it creased by the 5th hour. In fact I had to use a primer under this product to prevent creasing. I like the product but not enjoying this product falling apart on warmer days. It gets quite hot in summer, so not the best cream eyeshadow out there. Really needs to reformulated for hotter climates.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brown, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I've always shied away from cream eye shadows, because of my very very oily eyelids, even though the girls at Bobbi Brown told me it will last. Well, shame on me for not listening to them. I finally broke down after several years of resisting. I'm so surprised and so happy! I've tried with and without a primer. Primer not necessary! Long lasting and fresh looking from morning into the evening. This stays on until I remove it. I look forward to adding more long wear cream eye shadows to my make up arsenal...
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Green
Bobbi's cream shadows are EXCELLENT!!! They last all day and well into the evening and don't crease on my oily eyelids, even when I don't wear a primer. I travel a lot and am continually amazed at the last power this product has. Would definitely recommend!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I first purchased these cream shadows long before I discovered Benefit's cream shadows and I have to say that these did not work for me at all even though I really wanted them to. I tried Sandy Gold and Galaxy so maybe it's the colors but I really doubt it. I purchased them with the intent of just being able to swipe them on my eyes in the morning when I'm in a hurry and be able to walk out the door in 5min or less but by midday, these creased on me really badly. I tried using them on top of Urban Decay's primer potion and while it helped a little, it was quite a hassle trying to get these shadows on my lids on top of the primer potion and be able to smooth it out and blend it easily. In fact, it didn't even work really and several hours later, I could see the creasing again. It's really a shame because I think the colors are great and I love Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner but these did not work for me at all. (For the record, I have oily Asian eyelids so for those of you that might have the same skin type as me, I would avoid these! Try them out through a swap first if you really want before you spend money on them!)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
These are my all time favourite eye shadows. I have very oily eyelids, and pretty much everything creases on me very quickly. At the same time, I don't want to spend ages in the morning putting on primer and carefully applying powder eye shadow. I do that when I'm going out or have extra time, but on the average day, I want my eye make-up to look gorgeous, and yet be done from start to finish in under 10 minutes while I am on the train to work or uni. So these shadows are absolutely perfect for that, they are dead easy to apply, look gorgeous, and last for ages.
I tend to apply these shadows with my finger. It's also possible to use a brush, but the effect is completely different. Using a finger gives a much more sheer result, so it is great for the shimmery colours, whereas a brush makes the colour much stronger, so it is great for the very light shades like Orchid, that would look too light otherwise.
I have almost half of these and would buy them all if some of them weren't so similar and if I could afford it. I also have two of the long-wear palettes, simply because they have other shades in them. My favourite shades are the shimmery ones, like Galaxy, Velvet Plum and Bronze Sugar. The latter two were both limited editions released in online only kits here in the UK, not sure how much they were available elsewhere. Velvet Plum is a sheer plum shade with tiny gold shimmer, available last Christmas, and Bronze Sugar is a sheer bronze with gold shimmer, available this summer. Both are absolutely gorgeous. Galaxy is oyster grey/silver/taupe with shimmer, very beautiful, and I think it's better than Benefit's Skinny Jeans, which it is often compared to.
Another favourite of mine is Steel, which is the perfect dark brown/grey. I use it as an eyeliner every single day, and it is wonderful, never smudges and looks so natural.
I have to say that these do crease on me eventually, but it is so much less than everything else. And, especially with the shimmery and light shades, it is easy to rectify. Basically, this creases so little that I can feel calm and confident for a good 5 hours before I feel that I should check my make-up, whereas my lids are so oily that if I put powder eye shadows on without a primer I would have to check it literally every 10-20 minutes.
Compared to other cream shadows, I would say that only YSL Aquaresistant eye shadows crease less on me, but they come in so few colours, and you can't apply them with your fingers, making them useless for a quick natural looking application. The BB cream shadows are very similar in consistency and staying power to Estee Lauder Double Wear ShadowCremes, but I feel that the BB shadows come in more wearable and interesting colours. I feel that they last longer than MAC Paints and Paintpots. I think they last longer than BB gel eyeliners. I also feel they last a lot longer than Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadow/Liners and much longer than Stila Smudgepots.
My favourite thing about cream shadows is that you can mix them to blend some fantastic shade combinations. All you need to do is find a few small suitable airtight containers. I love mixing the metallic cream shadows with the matte ones. I've mixed Slate, which I thought was a bit boring on its own, with Antique Gold and with Black Pearl metallic shadow, both look gorgeous. I've also tried mixing Orchid with Steel, it makes a lovely wearable dark purple. Mixing Galaxy with Steel makes a beautiful shimmery cool brown. The possibilities are endless, and this definitely makes the high price tag worth it.
It's important to wear an eye cream with these, otherwise they are a bit dry to put on. You have to work quickly, since they set almost instantly. Also, the pots last for ages as long as you are careful to close them very tightly after each use.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I now own four of these. They are my go to shadows in the morning. Goes on really easy, sets quickly and lasts all day. I work out at lunch and don't redo my make up (not a sweaty work out, but a light rinse off shower and back to work) my eye shadow makes it until the end of the day. I use a small brush to apply a little goes a long way. Yes it's expensive, but I tend to buy make up for warm or cold season (only twice a year) so the investment is worth it for me. I like the little glass containers but I haven't made it to the bottom of one yet - will it be a pain to use up?
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I love these, they apply really nicely and I would buy these again for sure. They are really light and sophisticated and aren't really for the person who want's to be dramatic and create that kind of look but it's good for creating really classicly beautiful looks. :)
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I love these shadows. They go on well and blend easily. You have to blend quickly after applying because they set very quickly. Once set, the shadow stays in place. The colors are great, I love the metallic ones especially. They're a bit expensive for one color but I don't care, I love them.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have two of these shadows that came in the Moon Rocks palette. I don't remember the shade names, but what I want to review is the ease of use and wearability. With a flat brush, this shadow goes on evenly and deposits the right amount of color precisely without the dust and mess of powder shadow. I have very oily eyelids and this doesn't crease and it stays on all day... quite amazing for a cream shadow. Now that I've tried the two colors in my palette, I want to go to the BB counter and and buy more colors. They're expensive, but they last forever and a little goes a long way.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I only own one cream shadow so far and has been using it on and off for a few months, there's still at least 95% of products left. A little really goes a loooong way. I can't remember the name of the shade I have, but it's a shimmer light brown. I don't use this everyday because I find it taking longer to do this than using powder eye shadow. Anyway, I still love it, 'cause I think this creates a look that is more polish than the powder eyeshadow. It applies more evenly without any spots on my lids. It does dry up quick, but there's still enough play time before it sets to dry. Sometimes, I even use this as my liner when I want a no-makeup look. Very versatile, love the shimmer, never had any reaction. It doesn't smudge/move even during a 12 hours work day, but it's not totally water-proof... Though it is kinda pricy for each pot is be like $20+, and you do have to apply this using a brush, I think this is still worth it. BTW, I love most of BB's products.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
The only thing that doesn't melt and crease on my aging (50+) lids during our torrid, hot Texas summer!! I haven't quite found the perfect shade for my fair complexion & green eyes -- I have suede, which is a bit dark for a base color, but good crease color for pale blondes.
Have so far only applied with my finger tips, but the brush probably would be more effective.
Amazing for crepe lids, or if you have eye-lift scars! Only thing that stays on during hot 100 degree days for me.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I own 6 of these shades so far and plan to get them all. I have always had trouble with eye shadow staying on. Not with these. They are amazing. So creamy and smooth. And I love the neutral shades. I use the Bobbi Brown brush that is designed for these cream shadows and have had no trouble at all applying it. I agree with those who say that one must hurry and blend it before it dries, but I'm getting better at my application and have had much more success of late getting the shadow in just the right place. I will write an individual review of each color.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
I cannot rave enough about these!!! I have these in several shades and they are my daily go to eyeshadows. Especially if I'm running late and need to get makeup on quick! The colors number 1 are gorgeous and highly pigmented. This also stays on longer than any eyeshadow I've ever used. Also they last forever!!! I'm going on over a year with my colors and I still have tons left. Granted I have several shades, but the initial $$$ is so worth it cause the little pots last forever.
Easy to blend initially but don't wait too long cause once this cream eyeshadow is set, its set. I use my fingertips to apply the color and blend....also a q-tip if needed. If you have acrylic nails or long nails, use a brush to apply. You'll get the cream shadow under your nails.