Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eye Shadow Denim and Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss Raspberry Review and Swatches: Bobbi Brown Denim and Rose Review and Swatches
Bobbi Brown listens to every little word I utter…not really but I like to think she does but I’m pretty sure, almost positive, that the word got back to her about how in love I am with her Sparkle Eye Shadows. After hearing such, I imagined her sitting down with the marketing team and saying, “We need a new shade of Sparkle Eye Shadow for that crazy Muse chick…”
And that’s the story of how the new Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow in Denim came to be or at least it did in my wildest dreams.
Jump to hear me babble a bit about the new Denim shadow and Shimmer Goss in Raspberry from the new Bobbi Brown Denim and Rose Collection releasing July!
A sparkling shade of denim blue for eyes!
I’m no stranger to this formula since I fell hard and fast for it with the Bobbi Brown Blushed Pink Collection and was crazy excited to learn that the Bobbi Brown Fall Collection 2010 would include at least one new shade of Sparkle Shadow.
Sparkle Shadows are one of Bobbi’s most interesting formulas as they have a soft creamy feel but they are a powder, just not in the traditional sense. They actually have a creamy, translucent base which is what the pigment and shimmer adhere to but they apply as a powder would with an intensely sparkly finish. Actually, random babbling, Urban Decay released a similar shadow earlier this year which is basically the same concept of Bobbi Brown Sparkle Shadow in the fact that you have a smooth shadow with nice shimmer that glides on sans fall out woe, creasing, and fading. Although UD’s version is nice, my heart belongs to Bobbi’s version since you get far more color payoff with minimal work.
Denim, as per its name, is exactly what you’d expect of the shade. It’s a deep denim blue almost navy with very fine particles of shimmer. Think of a pressed MAC pigment and you’ll understand the concept of the Sparkle Shadow formula. The shade lends a certain mystery to my brown eyes. I used it all over my lid and crease but I imagine Bobbi meant it for use smudged out along the upper lash line for a more exotic look but I couldn’t help myself, it ended up everywhere. I actually did something I normally don’t do, I stuck my finger in and applied by patting onto my lid and smudging up into my crease. This technique really packed the color on and created an even finish.
Sparkle Shadows are a tad difficult to apply using a traditional brush so I like using my fingertip (just discovered this great technique) or going to sponge route to pack colors on. Not sure if this can be considered a bad thing or not but worth a mention!
- Anyone desiring a smokey blue look for Fall with a little glamorous sparkle!
- Anyone who favors jeans and wants a look that will flatter the style.
- Anyone who loves sparkle and shimmer!
- Big fans of Bobbi’s last Sparkle Shadow release (like me) who’ve been anxious for more of the same!
- Shimmer and sparkle haters (this has crazy disco shimmer).
- Anyone who doesn’t have patience during application (you need to be careful during application to get the look down correctly).
Bobbi Brown Denim Sparkle Shadow was a treat for me as a long standing fan of the original Sparkle Shadow releases. I liked the shade alot and thought it gave my eyes a nice mysterious look. Although created for Fall you can easily start using it now and well into the Winter for a frosty, chilled look!
I didn’t give it nearly enough air time here but I’m wearing Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss in Raspberry in my photos. Raspberry is a warm rosy berry shade which pairs up lovely with Denim.
Loved both items and give them a nice big hearty Muse Approval for purchase!
(Lips: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Gloss Raspberry Eyes: Bobbi Brown Sparkle Shadow Denim)
What do you think?
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Bobbi Brown Denim and Rose Collection is available now from Nordstrom, on some counters, and will be officially released online and at counters starting July 2010.
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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