Review: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in “Heather”

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Heather

Availability: Bobbi Brown Online & Sephora
Price: $24.00

Company’s Description

Bobbi’s best-selling and award-winning formula uses new polymer technology to provide superior adhesion to eyelids. It dries down to a matte veil of color that won’t budge, smudge, or crease and can be used as an all-over color or highlighter and layered for extra intensity.

Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Cream Shadows are available in 16 shades. Heather is reviewed, below.

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Packaging: 9.25/10

These cream shadows come in small glass jars with screw-on lids. I find the lids on this packaging close more tightly than, say, MAC’s Paint Pots, which helps keep the product from drying out.

Quality: 8.75/10

Although Bobbi Brown describes Heather as a warm mauve, I think a more accurate way to describe it is as a dirty lilac.

You’ll find the formula a bit stiff, which consequently makes application uneven at first. You will need to swipe a few times to get an even finish.

The stiffer formula does mean that the shadow will last longer before creasing, compared to creamier formulas like MAC’s Metal-X shadows. And you can even get away with not setting Heather with a powder because it dries to a semi-matte finish. You can get all-day wear without seeing creasing if you don’t put on too many layers and set with a powder.

Be careful with this color. Because it’s a “dirty” purple (meaning there is an undertone of grey), it can make the eye area look bruised.

Ease of Use: 9/10

Since the formula isn’t creamy, application is a little uneven at first, but is easily smoothed out. You can apply with your fingers or a flat brush. Fluffier brushes won’t be able to pick up the product.

Price: 9/10

For $24.00, you get 0.12 ounces of product. MAC Paint Pots cost $18.50 and contain 0.17 ounces while Metal-X Cream Shadows cost $20.00 and contain only 0.08 ounces.

Final Grade

89/100

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Box Packaging

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Packaging

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Heather

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Heather

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Heather Swatch

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2 Responses to Review: Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow in “Heather”

  1. Lisa B. says:

    I have this problem as well, with this type of product (I have Bone and Ballet Pink) being stiff. My other problem is that unfortunately it’s hard to judge exactly how much to use–If I put on one too many layers it looks flat and cakey.

  2. Sthobbie says:

    I also think this color is not rally the most flattering because your eyes might look bruised but other than that it seems nice, I will have a look at the other colors.

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