Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer Review, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer
Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer

Interesting Color, But Brush Strokes Rain on the Parade

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer ($18.00 for 0.37 fl. oz.) is described as a “shimmering rich brown graphite.” It’s a deep blackened-brown with a hint of plum and fine threads of shimmer. Chanel Strong came to mind, but it is more burgundy–quite a bit redder in shimmer; and Bobbi Brown Twilight is a lot like Strong, so it’s not much like this one. Chanel Vertigo is a bit grayer, and it has less shimmer. China Glaze Bogie is more red-toned.

The color was fully opaque after two coats, but there were visible brush strokes in both natural and brighter lighting, which may or may not be a deal-breaker for you. It had a great consistency that wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it flowed beautifully across the nail without streaking, bubbling, or pooling along the edges of the nail. I typically get a week of wear with minor tip wear but no chips with Bobbi Brown’s formula.

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Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer
Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer
Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer
Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer
Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer
Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer
Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Nail Lacquer

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Bobbi Brown Black Pearl $18.00/0.37 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I never really like brush strokes when I see them in person (break out the glitter polish!) but I don’t think it looks so bad hear. I like the shimmery-grayish-metallic look paired with the nice top coat (what is that btw?). I don’t mind it, but I don’t $18 love it.

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