May 2, 2012

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Review & Swatches

Bobbi’s released five new shades of Long Wear Cream Shadow with her new Long Wear Collection. Is your makeup bag feeling lonely after adding these and her new eyeliners to your stash?

There’s something to be said about cream eyeshadow that locks on and wears without creasing all darn day.

Take a peek!

Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow isn’t a new product but it gets its own special release this Spring courtesy Bobbi’s new Lonely Makeup Bag campaign.

Several new shades have been added to the general catalog and a new focus on these extra long wearing cream eyeshadows comes into play. These come in little glass jars with screw tops. It deserves to be mentioned they have a great formula in terms of expiration. I’ve had some a year and they still have a freshly purchased creamy finish that hasn’t harden or dried out over time.

The formula has a certain denseness to it but still manages to have a creamy, easy to blend formula. I typically suggest fingers for application when it comes to cream shadows as they blend easier this way but in the case of these I actually recommend using some sort of flat top brush to get into place. A swipe across eyes will lend beautiful color but I suggest building for great intensity and drama.

The joy of the product is most definitely the wear. Without primer I can get a six hour wear from these before they show minor creasing. I find they have a mattifying finish that doesn’t dry down too quickly and gives you just the right amount of time to blend or build. Color with primer does have a better intensity and wear time showing at least a 10-12 period without creasing and/or fading.

Smoky Topaz and Berry Noir

Berry Noir

Smoky Topaz

Surprisingly the formula seems ideal for oily lids but you might want to prep a fair bit before hand as my best friend proclaims they crease on him very easily.

My drier lids don’t have an issue and I can get through my day without a hiccup.

As far as cream shadows go they are some of the nicer ones I’ve tried. The formula is very smooth and applies easily plus color pay off is excellent. I also like the fact the shades are very “grown up” as Bobbi doesn’t really offer a catalog of bright shades but concentrates on more neutrals and naturals to flatter older, aging eyes.

Berry Noir

Overall, if you’re looking for something with a long wear in a creamy eyeshadow formula these prove a solid pick!

Have you used Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow?

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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 or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • moena

    That is really flattering on you!

    I tend to want brighter, more vibrant colors than Bobbi typically offers in her cream shadows, but I tried the bronze one from the Summer collection and it is divine!

  • Lindsay

    I know this is all about the eyes, but… What are you wearing on your lips?? That color is gorgeous!

  • Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    Really? I have super oily lids and I don’t really have a problem with these until I hit the 5 hour mark–and even then, it’s not noticeable at all. Love these colors though–when I bought my Nude Beach one, I couldn’t decide which of the new purple shades to get…so I had to go home and think it through πŸ˜› Your whole look with Berry Noir looks so sultry and pretty, Muse!

  • mei

    berry noir looks REALLY gorgeous!
    haven’t used their long wear cream shadow, not sure if it’s gonna last the night without creasing. cos i tried her award-winning long wear gel eyeliner and it still smudged! ): i’m not sure if it’s cos my eyelids are really TOO oily or what. but i used cheaper products like etude house’s liquid eyeliner and surprisingly, that could last me the entire day without creasing.

  • LouAnne

    I use one of these shadows every day without fail… No other brand of cream shadow ( except MAC) even compares to these for wear on me. They last literally until I take them off at night. Most of the time with no creasing at all… I do have allergies and when I am having a particulary watery eye day, they will crease some… but not much. These are HG for me all the way…. I no longer even look at other cream shadows. I have several of these and just got the new Berry Noir you are wearing above and it is one of my favorite shades.

    • the Muse

      that is amazing louanne ;-D I get all day wear too ;-D I see a bit of creasing without primer at hour six but typically if I use them without primer they pretty much remain fresh through my entire day 9 to 5 and with primer…PERFECTION! totally bulletproof ;D

  • JenJ

    I needs both of em!!!!!! Especially Berry Noir! *swoons*

    • the Muse

      jen wait until you see the Miami long wear shades! amazing! they have an orange-y bronze that is lovely!

  • Mary the Muse Militant

    You look gorgeous in those shades. Cool tones really suit you. I’m going to check both those out and fingers crossed I won’t be allergic to them. I’m allergic to most plums/purples powders from BB, Mac & Nars. As they are cream they might have different dyes in them hopefully.