December 4, 2013

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

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Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow 1

I have this slight obsession with golden pinks and I thought Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow ($21) would fill my need for more golden pink shadow.

Every girl needs at least ten variations of a good golden pink right?

Not really but I can never resist Bobbi Brown!

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow are a deceiving little formula because they aren’t technically a shimmer. The finish is more of a smooth, soft satin. There isn’t chunky pieces of glitter, sparkle, or shimmer anywhere to be had in this formula. You have to remember Bobbi creates her makeup for all ages but specifically for a more mature eye and that shines through with this formula. It applies like a dream, blends easily, and wears quite strong on my dry eyes without creasing or fading.

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow Swatches

I hauled Rose Gold recently because it was one of the few Shimmer Wash Eyeshadows I didn’t already own. This is a really lovely shade of dusky darkened rose. It has a strong brown element to it but Bobbi refers to it as a golden pink. I don’t necessarily get the golden pink on swatch or even looking at it in the pan but once it’s applied it has a very golden pink looks that quite reminds me of a lighter MAC Expensive Pink.

If you’re looking for a wearable shade of pink that works beautifully with fresher shades of peach or pink cheeks Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow is perfect!

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow 5

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow 6

Available now at Bobbi Brown counters.

Anyone own it?

Do share your thoughts!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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

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  • Robin

    Very pretty! Question: Bobbi Brown or Laura Mercier- which line would you want on a deserted island and why.

  • attika

    I can’t get enough of golden pink eyeshadows and this looks gorgeous! What is on your cheeks and lips,Muse? The look is very pretty!

  • Stacey R

    I have this color, it’s truly beautiful. It looks great on you btw!
    It’s nice to hear that someone else has a thing for golden pinks. I’m completely addicted.

    • the Muse

      thanks stacey you’re too kind 😀 it’s great isn’t it? fab shade!

  • Judy

    It looks gorgeous on you Muse.
    I can never say no to Bobbi Brown too!
    I have rose-gold in cream shadow pot and it’s one of my favourite shade, such a pity the cream shadow was a LE. 🙁

    • the Muse

      judy I am so jealous always wanted it (I think it came in a kit right?) and never got my hands on it 😀 and thanks 🙂 you’re too sweet!

  • kellly

    oooh, that’s beautiful! thanks for the review and swatches b/c it really does look a LOT different in swatches. In the pan, it looks matte to me. I like that shimmery finish. Thank you for swatching it!

    • the Muse

      mmmm maybe…It wouldn’t look great on me prob too dusky but on the right skin tone yeah maybe 🙂

  • Joy

    Didn’t have high hopes from the pan color & swatch but wow that is gorgeous on application! I must widen my makeup horizon and get over my negative associations with the Bobbi Brown brand. MAC too, for that matter. Thanks Musey!

      • Joy

        Bobbi Brown negativity came from my bad experience using the color corrector, epic caking! I was super excited about that product coz if the shade worked I only needed one product for my undereye area. The shade did work, but the formula… sigh. Plus the brand conjures a kind of old lady, almost musty basement image for me. How am I supposed to stay in denial of my age with that?!? LOL

        MAC I associate with a mask-like appearance. I know, I know, that depends on the user. Its just that most people I know who use MAC kinda have an unreal wax doll look because they have totally obliterated the texture of their skin.

        • the Muse

          aw that sucks. You really need to sheer her concealer/correctors out as they are very emollient. LOL ;D I def don’t get them from Bobbi but do from EL ;-D mmm mac foundation gives me that feeling but not so much the promotional images!

          • Joy

            I tried many ways to make the corrector work (different application technique, brushes, skin prep, etc.) but it was still a no go. Strange animal, that one. So emollient, as you say, and yet half an hour later ugh so dry-looking.

            You’re right about the MAC promo images. And yes its the foundation products. I greatly appreciate the MAC shade system though, its very useful to have that “language”. Oh and I adore my 217’s!

            To other people who may be reading this, I mean no offense if you are a fan of those brands. To each her own! Makeup is supposed to be fun and I feel if you are having fun that’s what matters. And hey if you are happy with those brands, yay you for making it work 😀

          • the Muse

            aw man sorry girl! that sucks! I don’t…I dunno there shade system is so bloody off for me, SO warm and orange 🙁 they always fit me with the worst shades 🙁 you’re always so awesome joy 😀