Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Bobbi Brown Ballet Sparkle Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Ballet Sparkle Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Ballet Sparkle Eyeshadow ($28.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “light pink glitter.” It’s a smattering of rosy pink (with warm undertones) glitter suspended in a translucent base. I don’t really have similar shades to this, since it’s more of a glitter than it is a regular eyeshadow, but Bobbi Brown Black Ruby (which has a sparkle finish as well) came the closest, but it had more color and a little less sparkle/glitter.

This is one of four shades from the spring collection, and all four shades were described as sheer pastels over a translucent base, so they’re not supposed to be intense or opaque. They are supposed to be “crease-free” and “long-lasting.” Ballet was better than Silver Spoon, as it adhered to the lid better and had minimal fall out over the course of the eight hours I wore it on the lid. There wasn’t enough fall out during application to gripe over either. As I mentioned in my previous review, it’s hard to judge “creasing,” since there’s not enough pigment to give an even, opaque layer such that you know where the color ends and begins. The glitter didn’t gather in the crease, though, which is usually what a product like this would do if it was prone to creasing.

The Glossover

LE
product

Ballet

B+
I will reiterate that these are more expensive than I would expect from Bobbi Brown, and I don't like that they contain less than Sparkle eyeshadows before them. I had much better luck with Ballet adhering and wearing throughout the day--none of the fall out issues I had with Silver Spoon.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4/5

Results
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Bobbi Brown Ballet Sparkle Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Ballet Sparkle Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Ballet Sparkle Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Ballet Sparkle Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Ballet Sparkle Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Ballet Sparkle Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Ballet Sparkle Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Ballet Sparkle Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Ballet Sparkle Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Ballet Sparkle Eyeshadow

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $28.00.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

I don't really have similar shades to this, since it's more of a glitter than it is a regular eyeshadow, but Bobbi Brown Black Ruby (which has a sparkle finish as well) came the closest, but it had more color and a little less sparkle/glitter.

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7 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Ballet Sparkle Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. corallista

    I do like the concept of these kind of eye shadows, they’re great to add on to the center of the lid layered over a base eye shadow to add some shine and dimension. But I do not like the hiked prices and the reduced quantity!

  2. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    This one reminds me of NARS Fathom, only Fathom is a bit more pigmented. Again, for anyone wanting something similar, but less expensive, try Sonia Kashuk. I believe a quad is around $8, and the quality is actually quite good.

  3. Avatar of jamie Jamie

    Christine, are you going to review the brightening powder that went with this collection?

  4. Alyssa

    it looks like they had a slip up in their formula and decided to save themselves by marketing it as sheer….. I personally would rather have a really pigmented shadow and just apply a sheer layer then have to really pile it on.

  5. BrittanyGlidden

    I love light, glittery pinks. They look amazing on bronzed skin and as a base for a smoky eye!

  6. I just don’t even see the point of this! There are so many other things that would work for this same purpose, but even better!