Last month, Bobbi Brown had a 20% sale (thank you to my favourite sister-in-law for telling me about it!), so I decided it would be the perfect time to try out more of their products. As you know, I’m recently obsessed with the BB Cream and have been eyeing many other things for quite a while now. One of things I got were the Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks. Shadow sticks are really big right now, with By Terry’s ever popular (and pricey) Ombre Blackstar “Color Fix” Cream Shadows popping up at every turn, and CHANEL recently releasing their Stylo Eyeshadows, I figured it was a trend worth trying.
Bobbi’s shadow sticks come in a range of fifteen shades that range from a light cream, Vanilla to a deep chocolate, Rich Caviar. I chose two colours that I felt would be perfect additions to my collection: Golden Pink and Dusty Mauve.
Golden Pink is the most beautiful peachy-pink with gold glitter. When it’s swatched on my hand, it seems more pink, but because it’s so light, when I wear it on my lids, the pink isn’t as noticeable as the glitter — but I’m okay with that. I like wearing it just by itself to add a little sparkle to a simple look, or over top of another cream shadow, like Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Praline (part of the limited edition Bobbi’s Chocolates Long-Wear Eye Trio) for another pretty every day look, but with more pigment.
Dusty Mauve is definitely deeper, and is described as a “shimmering lavender”. When swatched on my hand, it comes out quite purple, as the name would suggest, however it tends to appear more taupe on my lids. I love using this when I want something different from my go-to neutral brown shadows, but don’t want to pull out a whole palette to put together a look. It’s darker, but not too dark that it’s becomes difficult to pull off.
Both of these shades wear really nicely throughout the day (definitely best with a primer or cream shadow base), and are build-able without creasing. I would definitely recommend these to someone who loves shimmer, but doesn’t care to deal with fall-out, or anyone who is already a fan of cream shadows. I will definitely be adding more to my collection in the future too (likely Golden Bronze, Taupe or Goldstone).
Have you tried any of the cream shadow sticks out there? What do you think of this trend?