Have I told you how much I LOVE Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow? Lilac is a brand new Sparkle Eye Shadow that was released with the Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Collection for Spring 2013 and of course, I was right on top of it.
I seriously love the Sparkle Eyeshadow formula so when Bobbi does a new shade I’m all over it. They have a flaky texture but the finish just works for me and for some reason I think they are rather flattering on my larger brown eyes. I could be completely delusional about that but just let me have this one ok?
Let’s take a look!
Don’t buy this. Ok, buy it. But don’t buy it because you love Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadows. Lilac kinda falls short. Bobbi I love you so damn hardcore babe but this shade went south for me. I dunno what happened?!
Typically the Sparkle Shadow formula is kinda a creamy powdery creation. It’s a little flaky and somewhat comparable to Urban Decay Stardust and Moondust Shadow but with considerably less fall out and a creamier texture. For me it’s always felt like a creamy shadow with the finish of a powder. Some folks beg to differ and claim they have a sheerer finish but I’ve always felt they have a true to pan color on lids with just the right amount of sparkle but no hardcore glitter or shimmer.
Now Lilac I had issues with….the color itself is stunning. It’s a true lilac but has a reflective iridescent of pink to it. Once on the eye it appears all light purple but swatched and looked at very closely you’ll see elements of a bright pink. It’s rather pretty.
My issue was the formula…it’s a little inconsistent compared to others I own in this formula. It swatches fine, feels fine, but it applies rather patchy. I had a really difficult time getting it onto my eye. Bobbi typically recommends not touching it with your fingers as the oil in your fingers messes up the overall finish and formula of the shadow. However, I personally apply with a sponge and it just slid around my eye and seemed to go patchy with each pass. This basically results in a ton of building.
I admit this surprised me as I typically have a really easy time with application on these. In fact, they are so easy to use that I spend very little time on my eye look when apply them so yeah, I was definitely a little shocked Lilac didn’t perform as well.
Needless to say it still remains a gorgeous color but just prepare yourself if you like Sparkle Eyeshadows as this one was a wee bit tricky to use and the formula seems a little off!
It’s available now, for a limited time at Bobbi Brown counters.