Review & Swatches: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in “Bark”

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bark

Availability: Sephora
Price: $28.00

Company’s Description

A long-lasting, waterproof eye shadow that glides on easy like a stroke of genius. Shade, define, smoke up, and highlight your eyes with this do-it-all eye shadow formula. It glides onto your lids tug-free and is completely waterproof, so it can play as rough as you do. Choose from subtle to eye-popping shades that last for up to eight hours without creasing, flaking, or fading.

Bobbi Brown’s new Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks come in eight (8) different shades. This review is for the shade Bark–a rich brown color.

If you would like to see photos and swatches of all eight (8) shades, please see this post.

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Packaging: 9.25/10

The Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks come in cylindrical, plastic tubes with pull-off caps. The tubes twist to reveal more product so that you do not have to sharpen it.

Quality: 9.75/10

Bark is a mostly matte, rich brown shade. Technically, the stick has very small, golden shimmer particles in it. But those don’t show up at all when Bark is used as a crease color (ie blended) and are still near imperceptible when the color is applied heavily on the lids. Instead, this shade is matte when blended out and has a satin-like finish when applied to the lid.

The formula for this eye shadow is very creamy without being too soft. The shadow glides over the skin. You can use this shade in the crease if you blend it out with a brush immediately after application. The color becomes transparent but stays smooth. This shadow dries and sets within a matter of several seconds. After that, it’s smudge-, water-, and fade-resistant. With primer applied, I still didn’t see any creasing after eight (8) hours of wear.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

This shadow’s creamy formula glides onto the skin without tugging on your lid or skipping. Blending the shadow is the only tricky part because the formula sets quickly. Otherwise, this is a very simple shade to use on the lid because of the pencil-like form.

Price: 7/10

For $28.00 you get 0.05 ounces of product. Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Shadows contain almost three times as much product (0.14 ounces) and cost less ($20.00). MAC’s Shadesticks contain about the same amount as Bobbi Brown’s Shadow Sticks but cost less than $20.00 each.

Final Grade

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick Box

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bark

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bark

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bark

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick Swatches:
Vanilla, Violet Plum, Bark, Golden Pink

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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Bark Swatch
Disclosure

This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.


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