Sunday, May 27th, 2012

Bobbi Brown Silver Moon Sparkle Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Silver Moon Sparkle Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Silver Moon Sparkle Eyeshadow ($28.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “light silvery glitter.” The description is rather accurate: it’s a light silver glitter with large, chunky particles. There’s really no underlying color, just silver glitter that’s suspended in an almost clear base. The closest dupe I could think of was Bobbi Brown Tinsel.

Sometimes Bobbi Brown knocks it out of the park with her Sparkle eyeshadows (like here), but other times, they can fall flat and translate into high glitter, little payoff, and poor adherence. This particular hue is from the Brightening Nudes collection–ah, lo and behold, press release to save the day when the brand’s website has a poor product description–“Sparkle Eye Shadow is a featherweight formula that instantly lights up eyes with a unique combination of shimmering pearls and glitter in a translucent base. Creamy-soft powder shadow glides on smoothly and clings to lids for crease-free, long-lasting wear. The Brightening Nudes Collection includes four new, beautifully sheer pastel shades in pink, silvery white, grey and soft gold that illuminate eyes with subtle shimmer and shine.”

Silver Moon didn’t have a lot of fall out during application, but I did have residual fall out throughout the day to a noticeable, slightly annoying degree–not the worst offender when it comes to the glitter category, but it didn’t adhere as well as other shades have in the past.  The consistency almost feels wet, though it’s definitely a powder, which enables it to apply really smoothly, despite the glitter content. It doesn’t feel too gritty, and it doesn’t have any rough feel when applied to the lid. Though the texture is similar to past Sparkle eyeshadows, the color intensity is not; it is supposed to be sheer and suspended in a translucent base. Honestly, it’s hard to detect any creasing because these are sheer and there’s no color base, just lots of sparkle, so there’s no opaque layer or really distinct area where it is and isn’t.

P.S. — I’m not pleased to see the price tag hiked to $28 and the product amount pulled down to 0.09 oz. — the last time I reviewed a Sparkle eyeshadow, which was about a year and a half ago, it was $24 and 0.13 oz. $28 seems rather close to designer high-end lines like Chanel, Dior, and the like.  Most of Bobbi Brown’s eyeshadows retail for $21.

The Glossover


Silver Moon

I'm a little miffed at the price tag, which seems rather steep for a Bobbi Brown eyeshadow, and I'm not crazy about the amount of fall out that happens while wearing the product. I would expect at least some minor fall out during application, as is the nature of glitters, but there was less fallout during application than there was during wear!











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Bobbi Brown Silver Moon Sparkle Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Silver Moon Sparkle Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Silver Moon Sparkle Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Silver Moon Sparkle Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Silver Moon Sparkle Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Silver Moon Sparkle Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Silver Moon Sparkle Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Silver Moon Sparkle Eyeshadow

Bobbi Brown Silver Moon Sparkle Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Silver Moon Sparkle Eyeshadow

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Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Bobbi Brown, $28.00.

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Any dupes?

The closest dupe I could think of was Bobbi Brown Tinsel.

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22 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Silver Moon Sparkle Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Rachel

    9/10 for pigmentation? Really? I can barely even see it in the swatch!

  2. t_zwiggy

    Aawww, how disappointing! :( The color looks sooo pretty in the pan.

  3. Now I have “Kiss Me” stuck in my head! (The lyrics go, “silver moon’s sparkling” at one point”)
    This eyeshadow does not impress me.

  4. CiaraAinsleyFears

    :/ Not my thing.

  5. Get the same from Sonia Kushik with pressed glitter.

  6. Mariella

    Looks pretty in the pan but not so pretty when applied

  7. amanda

    Nice color but I rather use a glitter to achieve the look that this eyeshadow would give me. 

  8. yep

    So bad it’s considered trolling to hit the “love it” button.

  9. xamyx

    This reminds me of the Sonia Kashuk glitter shadows, which actually stay on pretty well (with a base), although they can take some work to apply (but at a fraction of the cost).

  10. Hmm. This looks just like a couple of Elf colors I have, which probably don’t deliberately lack pigmentation, but basically do look just like this on the skin, LOL.

  11. CNo64

    I’m boycotting Bobbi Brown, and all other EL brands, so I won’t consider buying Silver Moon.However, it looks like a nice “dirty silver” color.My favorite cool highlight eyeshadow is Inglot P447. It’s almost like an improved version of MAC Crystal Avalanche – creamy smooth texture, luxurious pigmentation, ethereal silver/white shimmer, no glitter. If P447 had a name, I’d call it “Winter Moonlight.”

  12. clarsen1968

    Wow, that is a lot of $$$ for a shadow like that, from Bobbi Brown.  For a couple of more bucks I think I am going to try one of the Burberry ones!

  13. LJ777

    This looks as bad as Rockstar! But I do love Bobbi Brown still ^_^ I’ll forgive them for this lol.

  14. Jane

    Thank you for calling this out. I am a huge fan of bobbi brown and her make up
    Especially her concealer .. But In a down economy you can’t have things like wrong descriptions on the website & smaller product , bigger price tag ! For a lot of us dropping 50 dollars and up on make up is a well thought out choice .

  15. :-( But it looks so lovely in the pan! I’m a big fan of Black Sparkle as well, but this one seems really lame in comparison.

  16. Hmm..I just do not feel the excitement.  Big sparkles and wear fallout make me think of cheap Wally World (Walmart) cosmetics for young ladies and hardly worthy of a Bobbi Brown price tag.

  17. Okay, so a small confession: I have a soft spot a mile wide for chunky shimmer in a translucent base. Seriously; it’s a godsend for faking a glossy finish, but even with that in mind – I think $28 for less than a tenth of an ounce is way too much. Bobbi needs to either drop the price or up the ounces, if you ask me! 

    • xamyx

      @Rae // theNotice Have you tried the Sonia Kashuk glitter shadows? Initially, I was disappointed because of the translucent base, but I’ve actually grown quite fond of them (and have picked up a few more shades!). They’re really smooth, and not scratchy at all.

      •  @xamyx  @Rae I haven’t – we don’t get the Sonia Kashuk line in Canada, unfortunately! I’ll definitely keep them in mind for the next time I’m in the States, though :) Thanks for the rec! 

  18. Shannon Davis

    such a shame. a lot of her other shadows are amazing.