Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac Long-Wear Cream Shadow
Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac Long-Wear Cream Shadow ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “cool shimmer pink lilac.” The color is a cool-toned, lavender-tinted pink with lilac and gold shimmer. Make Up For Ever #151 is a little lighter, less pink. MAC Boy Crazy is less shimmery. Dolce & Gabbana Jewels is a little softer. This color is really lovely as a wash, because it brightens without drawing too much attention to the eyes.
Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Cream Shadow is supposed to be a smooth, easy-to-apply cream eyeshadow that will last all day long without creasing or smearing. I like applying the initial color with a firm, flat brush and then blending with a fluffier eye brush or fingertips (particularly if you’re going for a wash of color). I had a little trouble building up the color to be opaque and even–it was mostly opaque, but it looked a bit patchy up-close. Cool Lilac is thin, lightly creamy, and dries down within fifteen seconds. Once it sets, you’re good to go–it stays on the lid for a full eight hours without creasing. There is some noticeable fading along the edges when I wore it without a primer, but with a primer, the fading is almost imperceptible.
|This color is really lovely as a wash, because it brightens without drawing too much attention to the eyes. It's long-wearing, quick to apply, and should be flattering across skin tones.|
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