Bobbi Brown Eyeshadows
Last September Bobbi Brown released 15 new Eyeshadow shades in various finishes as part of the sheer brights range, that provides wearable pastel hues in opposing bold, but sheer washes of colour. These eyeshadows come in individual black flip top compacts with a clear lid, so you can see the colour and the brand name is embossed on the front, but they can also be popped out of these compacts and arranged into customisable palettes. First of the four shades I have is a lavender blue shade called Cornflower, it’s part of the matte family, and is one of six new shades added to the line-up. Swatched on my skin tone it comes off a more pale blue silver shade. In the right shade the matte eyeshadows can also be used for defining the brows and lining the eyes. Linen is an off white shade, part of the metallic range, and one of four new shades available.
The metallic range is said to offer a high shimmer, high pigment, long-lasting crease proof finish that can also be used as highlighters. I feel this shade sits the right side of shimmer and doesn’t appear to glittery, which translates into a sheer champagne gold when swatched, it’s gorgeous and great as an inner corner, brow bone or cheek highlight.
The last texture I have is the shimmer wash, I have the shades Pink Slip, a pale shimmering cool toned pink and Golden Amber a gorgeous warm tone copper gold. The metallic and shimmer wash textures have a very similar finish, in fact if I was blind tested I couldn’t tell you which was which based on the shades I have in front of me.
As these shades are supposed to be sheer but bold, to allow the pastel shades to be more wearable, I feel it straddles the line between lacking on pigment, being sheer and actually showing up on darker skin tones. However I feel Bobbi Brown just about pulls this off, with some shades faring better than others, making these a wearable day time option with great staying power.
These shades are priced at £17.50 and available on the Bobbi Brown website.