Sparkle Shadow, my favorite Bobbi shadow of all time. It’s sparkly, it’s shimmery, it’s oh so gorgeous for the Holidays. The formula has undergone some slight changes since they originally introduced it as I feel like it’s thicker and packed a bit better but overall, it’s still as super as it ever way but it does take a special kind of person to love on it as if you’re not a shimmer girl, this one isn’t for you!
But if you are a founding member of the sparkle club…
Well jump ahead!
The Bobbi Brown Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette features four shades of Sparkle Eye Shadow. As I mentioned above I feel like the texture of Sparkle Eye Shadow feels an ickle different as it’s packed a bit better in the compact versus the more flakier, loosely packed pigment feel it used to have. This is, of course, a good thing since you’re not seeing alot of kick up when you swipe a brush or applicator across it. I find the colors prove a little more pigmented too although for the most part you have to keep in mind Sparkle Shadows are pretty sheer.
I find the best application method for this formula is over a solid base, I recommend Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Eyeshadow in Navajo. Also avoid using a brush but embrace the use of a sponge applicator which will build color easily and offer an easy way to pat the shadows into place to avoid fall out. Fall out, yes you’ll see a good deal of fall out here so have a little patience and care during applicator to avoid a mess.
The shades you get are:
- Pink Rose (soft, delicate shade of almost lilac pink…this one is a bit on the sheerer side of the fence and works best applied all over the lid with Black Ruby worked into the outer v to contrast)
- Crushed Silver (this is a crystal white which is also very sheer but works best as an overcoat over the other shades for added sparkle as on its own it very light and barely noticeable on lids)
- Black Ruby (this is a blackened shade plum and the most dramatic shade here. I think it pairs up rather nicely with Pink Rose and offers the perfect contrast to the lighter shade)
- Onyx (this is a pewter which is a lovely shade for a smoky look. It’s the shade I have on my eyes below)
The Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette does have a little bit of a misleading name as I expected a red shade and possibly some black…there’s something amazingly gorgeous about a sparkling red and black together don’t you agree? But this leans towards the more smoky, mysterious color aspect.
Overall, it has fall out and it takes a little TLC to get these applied correctly but I think the palette is stunning but of course, I’m a bit bias since I adore this shadow formula.
Did you indulge?
What did you think of the Black Ruby Sparkle Eye Palette?
Available now at BobbiBrown.com and Bobbi Brown counters.