Bobbi Brown Cement Sparkle Eyeshadow
A Sparkling Wash of Taupe for Lids
Bobbi Brown Cement Sparkle Eyeshadow ($28.00 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “grey beige sparkle.” It’s a light-medium taupe brown with bits of silver, brown, and reddish-brown sparkle. I don’t know of anything quite as sparkly, but there are some shades that are similar in color (just not in finish). MAC Romance Me is darker. Chanel Harmonie du Soir is a bit darker. MAC Superwatt is browner. Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo is grayer. Bobbi Brown Sandy Rose is very similar in color.
I love the idea and concept of glittery, sparkling eyeshadows, but they don’t always translate well on the lid. One of the biggest problems is the fall out that occurs while you wear it, so by the end of the day, half of it (and sometimes all of it!) is beneath your eye instead of on it. Bobbi Brown’s Sparkle formula is hit or miss for me, but Cement worked well (as far as this type of finish goes). It wore for eight hours without creasing, but more importantly, the fall out was minimal. There were a few stray, fallen sparkles, but not enough where it would be noticeable to the casual onlooker.