Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac Long-Wear Cream Shadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac Long-Wear Cream Shadow
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.

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Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac Long-Wear Cream Shadow
Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac Long-Wear Cream Shadow

Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac Long-Wear Cream Shadow
Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac Long-Wear Cream Shadow

Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac Long-Wear Cream Shadow
Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac Long-Wear Cream Shadow

Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac Long-Wear Cream Shadow
Bobbi Brown Cool Lilac Long-Wear Cream Shadow

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I agree, it’s beautiful as a wash. It’s absolutely the most obnoxious thing when a cream eye shadow is patchy on the lid — my MAC Bare Study is patchier than I’d like. Maybe I’ll try applying with a brush.

 @annedreshfield  Hi Anne:  I actually swear by using a larger firmer bristled blending brush and it works really well for me.  But, I do tend to work the MAC product really fast working across the eye from the inside corner over versus from the lashline up.  For some strange reason,  I seem to have better feel for reaching the proper height to take the product using this method. When I start from the lashline, I always go up too high.  Weird, I know..maybe I can just feel my browbone better that way.  Anyhow, I have one 217 brush I use only for emollient products for whatever it’s worth.  Maybe that will help 🙂

 @wwendalynne I usually dab and swipe on with my finger from inside corner out, and then blend up. I go fast, so I don’t think it’s drying up? Arghh. I have Bare Study and that applies wonderfully. I don’t have the 217, maybe that’ll help! I have a Sonia Kashuk cream eyeshadow brush, but it wouldn’t surprise me if that’s not good enough quality. 🙂 Thanks for the great tips! 

 @annedreshfield I used to use exactly the same method and had problems.  One would think the heat from your finger would help to spread, but not so.  I also have Bare Study..it’s a lovely base, but definitely the 217 works really well for me.  I use short quick strokes with a bit of product at a time instead of a loaded brush with a sweeping motion.  Try the Sonia Kashuk, if the bristles are on the stiff side, I’m sure it will work.  Anyhow, you will be pleasantly surprised at how even and smooth the application can be.  Oh, and anytime 🙂  If you have any tips for me, feel free to add to my comments as well !!!  Enjoy your day

The color is gorgeous in the pot but looks very light on your skin. It’s pretty, but $24 is a bit steep for my budget. Any drug store dupes that you know of?

I would love to get this one it’s so pretty.  I can only afford 1 or 2 high end makeup goodies a month.  Money is tight around here, but I do love my BB creme eyeshadow in stone!

This really is a beautiful color, but Bobbi Brown is a bit out of my price rage at the moment.  Does anyone know of any similar drugstore products?

This really is a beautiful color, but Bobbi Brown is a bit out of my price range at the moment.  Does anyone know of any similar drugstore products?

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