Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow
Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow

Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow

Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow ($24.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep shimmer eggplant.” It’s a dark, smoky purple with subtle red undertones and purple, burgundy, and gold micro-shimmer. MAC Deceit is darker, browner. Estee Lauder Cyber Lilac is more silver-shimmered, not as red-toned. Urban Decay Rockstar is the closest, but it’s a little darker.

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. The brand recommends using a short brush (like the Cream Shadow Brush) to apply or use fingertips to blend out shade for a sheerer effect.

The texture of Black Violet was a little stiffer than other shades I’ve tried from this range–not that it doesn’t have some creaminess, it’s just a little thin and less creamy. I had some trouble building up the color payoff; it didn’t want to get more than semi-opaque when I tried it on the lid. I still had good wear when I tried this alone; eight hours with no creasing and some fading around the edges when used without a primer, and then very similar results over a primer, just a smidgen less fading.

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Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow
Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow

Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow
Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow

Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow
Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow

Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow
Bobbi Brown Black Violet Long-Wear Cream Shadow

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This looks to me like a gorgeous purple-brown. I love shades like this. Thankfully it’s not limited edition as I’m definitely planning on picking it up later this year. I can see myself using it as a cream shadow under powder eyeshadows, which would give them a nice depth (I’ve got a specific MAC mineralized eyeshadow which I know would look incredible on top of this), as well as a liner with a matte powder shadow smudged over it. I’ve already got some looks using this product in my head haha 🙂

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