Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Bobbi Brown Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick
Bobbi Brown Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

Bobbi Brown Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick ($28.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “cool emerald green.” It’s a deep, dark, smoldering emerald green with cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish. Sephora Walk on the Wild Side is greener, lighter, and a powder product. Urban Decay Loaded is bluer and a powder eyeshadow. bareMinerals Max Volume is slightly darker. OCC Poison is greener, less teal. theBalm Jealous Jordana is the most comparable.

Bobbi Brown claims that her new Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks should last “eight hours without creasing, flaking, or fading.” Forest had good color payoff in a single pass, and it was buildable enough to get mostly opaque color, though there was some very slight sheerness if you looked really closely. From afar, I doubt anyone could tell. As an eyeliner, it is easier to apply it with enough pressure to get really opaque color, but the tip of this is a bit bigger than a regular pencil eyeliner. What I liked about the consistency was that it didn’t tug or pull on the eyelid, and it didn’t take too long or too little time to set–there was enough time to work the product in or blend it out, but I didn’t have to sit there and close my eyes waiting for the seconds to tick by for fear of it creasing before it set.

I also think that the brand was rather reasonable with their long-wear claim, only going for eight hours, rather than more ambition 12-, 16-, or even 24-hour wear.  Forest lasted well for eight hours; it was after ten hours that I saw some very faint creasing only on the innermost corner (I wore it all over the lid for testing).  I didn’t have any trouble with flaking, fading, or smudging, though.  All in all, Forest was impressive; not too creamy that it would take awhile to set but not so dry that it didn’t glide easily over lids.

Also, if you were ever a fan of MAC’s Shadesticks, I felt that these were rather comparable in feel and formula, though perhaps a smidgen creamier and more refined–like an improved Shadestick.

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Forest

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All in all, Forest was impressive; not too creamy that it would take awhile to set but not so dry that it didn't glide easily over lids.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

10/10

Application

4.5/5

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Bobbi Brown Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick
Bobbi Brown Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

Bobbi Brown Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick
Bobbi Brown Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

Bobbi Brown Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick
Bobbi Brown Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

Bobbi Brown Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick
Bobbi Brown Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

Bobbi Brown Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick
Bobbi Brown Violet Plum, Golden Pink, Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Bobbi Brown, $28.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Sephora Walk on the Wild Side is greener, lighter, and a powder product. Urban Decay Loaded is bluer and a powder eyeshadow. bareMinerals Max Volume is slightly darker. OCC Poison is greener, less teal. theBalm Jealous Jordana is the most comparable.

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32 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Forest Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Yay thanks for the review, Christine! I was waiting to find out how well these last. I suppose it’ll stretch past the 8-hour mark over a primer, which I pretty much always wear however crease-resistant something is anyways :)

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kathryn KEG

    That is a beautiful combination of color

  3. VickyM

    I´m so happy this isn´t limited edition :D it´s so pretty I love the color one of my favorite colors! This might become my first eyeshadow, it is gorgeous :) .

  4. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    This looks very much like Tarte’s Rainforest Black eye pencil that was in a Holiday collection this past December.

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kelsey Kelsey

    I know this is off topic, but are you planning to review Walmart’s new Flower line by Drew Barrymore. I’m so curious about it, but I hate buying anything without a Temptalia review! xx

  6. Absolutely stunning colour. Going on my wishlist!

  7. Manuela

    This is looks like a cream version of MAC’s Club eyeshadow.

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Dee GUSnail

    Gorgeous color! I prefer cream products, so this is right up my alley. I look forward to seeing the other colors in the formula.

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Malia Malia

    Omg how gorg!! I never thought I’d like any shadow stick but this changes my mind!

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Emily 18thCenturyFox

    This looks gorgeous! The way I wanted Mystery to look

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Lydia Lydia

    This looks similar to Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide On Shadow Pencil in Clinic. Great photos as always :)

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mara Mara

    Sooooo glad you reviewed these! I am a big fan of Bobbi Brown Longwear shadows and looking forward to getting these where I live. I have BB’s Forest gel eyeliner and Forest powder eyeshadow…surely I need to have this one too??? Gorgeous color!

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Leticia Leticia

    Wow, what a beautiful color and finish! Quite pricey, but at least it has a quality that’s worth it.

  14. Gorgeous color! I’m so glad it’s permanent!

  15. ZG

    AYE DIOS MIOS… I LOVE THIS CREAM SHADOW STICK. I AM SO BROKE NOW!!!

  16. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Carmen Carmen

    I just wouldn’t buy this on principal. BB’s stuff is way overpriced for the quality. You can find similar items for less, and she only has very few innovative items in her collections. I’ve bought some items in the past (lip glosses, shadows (i liked), and a small palette, but really nothing special. At least MAC, although their quality varies in products, is innovative and has products for everyone!

  17. This looks beautiful! How would you compare the formula to the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour? And which one do you prefer? Thanks!

  18. I just found your blog and I have to say I love it. I work so much I have a hard time learning about new products. I love the ratings you give to your products. I love the Bobbi Brown Shadow, it has a wonderful deep color, perfect for a night out.

  19. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Julia Julia B.

    I got these in the golden pink and sand dune and I am absolutely in love with them! They are really pigmented, go on very smoothly, and blend out really nicely. They are perfect for travelling. I love the pot cream shadows, but the opening to the pot is so tiny so you always have to use a brush to get the product out (which I know is more sanitary), but I much prefer to blend with my fingers.

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Terri Terri

    This looks pretty, as do the other colors but I guess I am “afraid” of creme eyeshadows. My eyelids are oily and I just wouldn’t even know where to begin. Do you wear them along? Layer them? Use a primer first? I am just so cofused. But they are so pretty.

  21. Kat

    Wow, that is beautiful.

  22. Marianne

    Hi Christine,

    How does the formula compare with Laura Merciers Caviar Sticks? All the best, Marianne

  23. SH

    I wonder how these compare to the Laura mercier caviar sticks. I love the Laura Mercier ones, but would love more shades if these are similar.

  24. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Natalie Natalie D.

    Christine, I tried to post this in Rihanna but couldn’t. What is a stockkeeping unit? I’ve never heard that term! I’m sorry it’s not related to this post but I’m so curious! (Anyone else know in case Christine can’t get to this? I’d so appreciate it!)

    • Hi Natalie!

      Better known as a SKU I believe, but it just means a product, really. Each product as a unique code/identity, and that’s what a SKU is!