June 9, 2010

Bobbi Brown Beach Club Collection Review: Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow Review and Swatches

A long time ago in a not so distant past Bobbi Brown released my VERY favorite collection to date, Blushed Pink. I sweated so hard on the Bobbi Brown Blushed Pink release, you’ve no idea. One of the main reasons I loved it so much was the release of four Sparkle Eye Shadows that Bobbi has yet to reintroduce or recreate in any collection.

One shade, which I’m wearing here, happens to be my HG pink eyeshadow shades, it was called Ballet.

Fast forward a few seasons and the Bobbi Brown Beach Club Collection releases and much to my delight the new Bobbi Brown Metallic Cream Eyeshadow in Pink Oyster is a super dupe for Ballet.

Ahh all is right with my makeup world again!


Bobbi Brown Metallic Long Wear Cream Eyeshadow is a luscious sparkling cream shadow that can be used along or combined with your favorite matte or powder shadow.

I actually tried a few Bobbi Brown Metallic Long Wear Cream Eyeshadows prior to the Beach Club Collection’s release but never got around to reviewing them (busy bee here!).

These are pretty darn incredible since the formula blends flawlessly and builds up super easily going from subtle to bolder in a quick dab. Although Bobbi deems them Metallic I feel like they have alot more sparkle and shimmer in the finish, hey I’d know right? Total shimmer-aholic. Some of the darker shades do have a metallic gleam but these lighter pastels from Beach Club have more of a delightfully sparkly finish.

Speaking of the shades…..

All these shades in this particular release remind me of the ocean and seashells. The shades are all pastels but still manage to feel very Summer-y.

Surf is a pale shimmering sky blue (think of a beautifully flawless sunny day! The color of the sky would match this shade!).
Opal is an opalescent pink but runs towards being more white with a sheen of iridescent pink (think big fluffy clouds on your flawless sunny day!).
And my favorite of the lot, an easy dupe of Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow in Ballet, Pink Oyster (think of the inside of a seashell) is a shimmering pink.

Anyone who can’t pull off pastel may have a little problem with Surf as it’s a tad difficult to blend out well to create a softer look. The other shades just work but Surf is a tad tricky.

If you hate shimmer I’d probably avoid some of these lighter shades as I felt the finish was more of a sparkly one than a metallic one.

  • Fans of shimmery eyeshadows!
  • Anyone looking for a softer Summer look that works well on fairer skin.
  • Women who adore cream eyeshadow!

  • Anyone who hates sparkle/shimmer in their shadow.
  • Anyone who isn’t keen on pastels.

The shadows are stunning in my opinion particularly Pink Oyster which is an absolute must have out of the four new colors released. I got Opal and Surf to test out but I immediately went to Bobbi Brown to get myself Pink Oyster as it’s such a beautiful shade. The colors aren’t quite traditionally Summer-y but they still manage to make me think of a warm day at the beach! If you aren’t up for the bronzy gold warm look that most brands release as part of their Summer line up than I think you’ll happily fit in with the Bobbi Brown Beach Club release.

(Eyes: Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Pink Oyster)

Worth a trip to your counter for a peek!

Available now from www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com

Have you played with or picked up anything from the Bobbi Brown Beach Collection?

Share your thoughts!

Disclaimer: Pink Oyster was purchased by me for review. Other shades featured were provided as samples.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment.

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    i have never been interested in bobbi browns makeup but those colours are so beautiful!! and they look so good on your eyes muse!!

    i think surf is a bit to close to my eye colour though 🙁 but opal would make a delitful highlighter under the brow

  • Phyrra

    Opal is one of those colors that I LOVE as a highlighter on the browbone, or maybe delicately along the cheekbones.

    You look so cute in Pink Oyster!

  • Kristin

    She is releasing a new Sparkle eyshadow shade with the Denim and Rose collection for fall! The shade is called Denim and it is just like it sounds- a deep blue. She will also have another Sparkle e/s shade called Pink Granite in the Denim and Rose palette. I already know that I want the Denim Sparkle e/s, the palette, and at least one of the highlighter pens that is in this collection. I don’t want to wish away summer, but I can’t wait for this collection!!

    • the Muse

      me either kristin I seen the blue and it looks amazinggggggg 😀 can’t wait!

  • Kimber

    Okay – so after your review of Shore , I went and picked that and Opal up. All I can say is SUPER WOW! I love Shore more than I thought and used Opal over it on my lids the other day – really nice. I can think of about 20 uses for Opal at this point, all of them highlighting or “sparkling” up current colors.

    • the Muse

      fantastic kimber so great! glad you are loving on shore b/c it’s such a win for me! Opal=AWESOME 😀 great haulin’ hun and so happy you love shore!

  • Johanna

    Hey Muse — the Pink Oyster makes your eyes sparkle beautifully. I tried Moonstone, which looks green in the pot, but on my caramel colored skin, the green becomes translucent and a shimmery bronze gold dominates. The SA, who was much paler than me, tried it on her hand, and it did show up as a sage green as it does in the pot. I didn’t purchase, but made a mental note of it because I think it would be the perfect beach color for me.

    • the Muse

      aw thanks Johanna Hugs! I really liked moonstone but I also made a mental note of it for next time. They aren’t LE so we are safe 😀

  • jonnie

    Aww, you look all cute and innocent in those pics. 🙂

    I haven’t tried any kind of cream eyeshadow. I think about it, but I’m afraid I’ll make a hot mess out of myself so I have stuck with testing them on my hand in stores and moving on no matter how nice the shade is (I was just playing with BeneFit Skinny Jeans today… pretty…).

    I did get my Antigua palette and beige shimmer brick in the mail this week though! I haven’t had the chance to do more than mess around with it a bit at home, but I must say that I love the palette! Everything I tried so far looks amazing on me, and the textures of everything are so nice. I am excited to actually wear this out! The shimmer brick, again, I’ve just messed with at home, and so far I love the look, but I need to learn how exactly to apply it properly – I totally overdid it without even trying! I love the way it highlights though. Beautiful!

    • the Muse

      aw shucks thanks jonnie 😀

      creams are a little difficult to work with and I hated them for a long time but now they are kinda a fav of mine 😀

      awww AWESOME enjoy your goodies 😀

  • PinkyKathy

    It reminds me about creamy eyeshadow from KATE and Jill Stuart 🙂

  • Claire

    Reminds me a lot of Julie Hewitt’s Shimmies! Something tells me you would love her line… especially the Shimmie called Pinkie! lol. GREAT lipsticks, too.

  • Eve

    Hi there, the color looks gorgeous! How’s the staying power like? does it crease ?

    • the Muse

      hi eve with proper prepping and priming you should have no worries/probs 🙂

  • Kahmei Gaga

    i love that pink oyster colour on eyes look nice and super glittery i love glittery shadows