April 17, 2014

Natural Eyes with Bobbi Brown Sand Dune Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick

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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

I was talking about Bobbi Brown Sand Dune Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick the day before when I reviewed Givenchy’s new Ombre Couture Cream Eyeshadow since the shade I purchased quite reminded me of Sand Dune.

Sand Dune is by go to for super Natural Eyes. It isn’t terribly pigmented but it’s a shade that gives me JUST the right amount of color on my lids to create a perfect shading on my eyes that’s both natural and pretty.

I’ve been through three of the same shade since the Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick formula launched and honestly, that’s a total feat for me as I never use anything up considering I’m always testing new products.

This is a MUSE MUST have!

Bobbi Brown Sand Dune Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick is a simple medium tan beige with a hint of orange. I think in my swatch you can’t really see the orange but on eyes you can see a hint of it. This is free of shimmer, sparkle, or glitter of any kind so it’s just a basic beige shade. Boring I know! But I swear it is one of the best natural eye looks in the world and the easiest to apply too!

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick Sand Dune

Bobbi Brown Sand Dunes Swatches

Bobbi Brown Sand Dune Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick Swatches

Of course, you aren’t limited to just using this. It can act as a base for more other natural shades or a base for a deeper, darker shadow to add intensity.

Bobbi introduced Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks in Spring 2014. They are a swivel up design that are quite similar products like Laura Mercier Caviar Pencils although I do find they are considerably less creamy. They are a little tacky but this prolongs the wear for so I can get a fairly long wear without them creasing on my drier eyes thanks to that tackiness.

I do hate one thing about the shadow sticks and that’s if I am heavy handed the dome shaped tip snaps off for some reason. I have noticed at my third purchase that they are a bit stronger but the last two I purchased did snap off which drives me bonkers as I adore the shadow so much but to buy it and have the tip snap off so easily feels like a waste. You have a little patience with building as they smear away at times but overall, they build easily. Laura Mercier does have the superior formula but lord knows I love Sand Dune so much I’ll continue to buy it no matter the quirks!

Bobbi Brown Sand Dunes

Bobbi Brown Sand Dunes fotd

I haven’t looked in all honesty but I wonder if there’s a powder dupe of this in Bobbi’s powder range of eyeshadows or even in the Long Wear Eyeshadow Pots as I’d buy stock in the shade!

If you’re looking for a great way to get a touch of color for a natural look I’d HIGHLY suggest Sand Dune (quirks and all!).

Anyone own it?

Feeling the same?

Do share!

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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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  • breyerchic04

    I’v become OBSESSED with bobbi brown in the last couple weeks but didn’t get any of the shadow sticks yet. I may have to!

      • breyerchic04

        I trust you! It’s a little darker than I normally go for neutral colors but I’ll give it a shot.

  • Susannah

    I’m going to see if BB makes a color that has a little more pink, less orange in the shade that would work for ladies with fair skin and blue eyes.

    Love how it looks on you, dear Muse.

    • Isabella Muse

      they do have a pink I believe 😀 if not in the stick the pot long wear cream shadow should have one 😀 thank you my dear 😀 Happy Easter!

  • Susannah

    I buy a hat every year to go with my Easter outfit, and every year I lose my nerve to wear it at the last minute, since fewer and fewer women are wearing hats these days, even on Easter Sunday. (Oh to live in the UK, where wearing hats is “de rigour!”)

    This year I am bound and determined to wear my hat!

    • Isabella Muse

      I had no idea you were British. Ha….I thought you were in the US. And yes wearing hats in the UK is the thing isn’t it?! ;-D I’ve always envied British woman their ability to wear the weirdest hats and make them look incredibly elegant ;-D LOL I wanna see a pic 😀 My sister has a short pixie cut and she can wear ANY style hat be it a baseball cap or an elaborate feathered creation and make it look amazing. Me? I look like an idiot in any style hate hehe!

  • Susannah

    No, you would not look bad in a hat at all — it’s just a matter of finding the right hat shape for your face. And of course the more you wear hats the more you are accustomed to it, so it doesn’t feel weird.

    And no, dear Muse, I don’t live in the UK now, though I have lived in London in the past, as well as Cambridge. I was saying that I wished I lived in the UK as far as hats go, because women over there still wear hats — with aplomb!

    • Isabella Muse

      haha you’re slowly (very slowly) convincing me 😀 Oooo! I thought you lived in the UK 😀 I’ve spent months in London with my best friend, would love to live one day! It’s my retirement plan 😀

  • shela

    love ur review!!! … but actually i am fall in love with ur blog…