Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Navajo Review, Swatches, Photos
You have it on my authority that Bobbi loves herself some Navajo. Girl slaps that shadow in every single eye palette she introduces.
By now, I got all kinds of a headache from an overdose of Navajo. Every single Bobbi Brown Palette I own has Navajo in it so just like trouble, I don’t go out of my way looking for Navajo, it seems to find me.
At first Navajo was a bit of a novelty. It was a good all over color base and even it’s matte formula wasn’t too, too bad speaking as a self proclaimed shimmer-a-holic here. But than Navajo was rehashed too much and I noticed I was being force fed Navajo when I didn’t ask for a second helping.
In the end I started to hate Navajo.
Until I realized Bobbi Brown made Navajo in a cream eyeshadow.
Well wow what a pleasant little surprise. First off I didn’t realize Bobbi did this popular shade in a cream. Secondly, I love that it’s in a cream simply because the powder formula is matte and well, I don’t dig the matte.
I noticed that Navajo seems to come in different variations every time I try it. In some of my palettes it blends dreamy however in other I seem to have the difficult problem getting it on my lid and blending it out due to its matte formula. Maybe I’m imagining things but the fact is I’ve noticed sometimes it works for me, other times it doesn’t.
The good news is when it works, it really works. It’s a great all over color wash to create a nice working canvas for your other eye makeup. It brightens the eye area up, refreshes it, and makes it look lively and awake. However, as I said, the formula varies and I’ve stopped using it because the matte simply doesn’t do it for me.
However, I’ve discovered it’s available in a cream! Happy days!
Now I love me some Benefit Lemon Aid and I can’t live without it however Navajo does the trick too. This is a fabulous cream shadow for prepping, priming, and creating a fresher eye look. You can use it on its own as a natural, minimal eye look. Or use it with your favorite shadows to get a more vibrant pay off. Or use it with pigments, sparkle shadows, or glittery bits and bobs to minimize fall out. The possibilities of Navajo Cream are endless.
One thing that Navajo does excel at it creating a perfectly nude eye. My eyes tend to be sleepy, not quite awake, and just generally tired in the am. Blending a bit of this in place does wonders at waking the area up and giving a more flawless look to my eyes.
Now I wouldn’t give up my Lemon Aid for anything however Navajo as a shadow base is incredible and just for the days I want to sport a nude eye plus hell I can use Lemon Aid first and Navajo followed up for even better results.
Do you need it?
It’s one of those essential items you’ll be reaching for daily.
Definitely check this one out your next trip to Bobbi Brown. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised how well it works!
Are you a Navajo junkie?
Love the powder?
Tried the cream?
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