Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy, Serpentine, Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

01/06

Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow

Poison Ivy

Bobbi Brown Poison Ivy Luxe Eye Shadow ($38.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a dark green with warm, olive undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color payoff applied dry or wet, though the dampened application yielded a brighter, more metallic finish. The eyeshadow felt smooth to the touch without any powderiness, which helped to apply nicely to bare skin and blend out without sheering out too readily. It wore well for nine hours on me.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.08 oz. - $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "applied dry for instant impact or applied with a damp brush for a liquid metal look" that "glides on and blends easily." The shades that I have tested have had good pigmentation both wet and dry with the dampened application yielding a smoother application and a stronger sheen. They could be used dry, but they adhered exceptionally well to bare skin when applied with a dampened brush. There was some fallout over time (seven to eight hours) when used dry and very minimal fallout over time when applied with a dampened brush.

It's a good formula overall, but the price point seemed skewed, even within the brand's formula (typically, eyeshadows are less expensive compared to the brand's lipsticks, and the Luxe Lip Colors are $37 so these are more expensive). I think if these were around $29, they would be (marginally) easier to justify, but at $38 for a single eyeshadow, that's a real commitment to a single shade.

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01/06

Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow

Serpentine

Bobbi Brown Serpentine Luxe Eye Shadow ($38.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a deep, grayish taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had opaque pigmentation when applied dry as well as when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was slightly dusty in the pan, which was more noticeable when I used a dry brush for application, as a dampened brush made it go on very smoothly without any of the dustiness present. It lasted well for eight and a half hours both wet and dry.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.08 oz. - $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "applied dry for instant impact or applied with a damp brush for a liquid metal look" that "glides on and blends easily." The shades that I have tested have had good pigmentation both wet and dry with the dampened application yielding a smoother application and a stronger sheen. They could be used dry, but they adhered exceptionally well to bare skin when applied with a dampened brush. There was some fallout over time (seven to eight hours) when used dry and very minimal fallout over time when applied with a dampened brush.

It's a good formula overall, but the price point seemed skewed, even within the brand's formula (typically, eyeshadows are less expensive compared to the brand's lipsticks, and the Luxe Lip Colors are $37 so these are more expensive). I think if these were around $29, they would be (marginally) easier to justify, but at $38 for a single eyeshadow, that's a real commitment to a single shade.

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01/06

Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow
Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow

Volcanic

Bobbi Brown Volcanic Luxe Eye Shadow ($38.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a blackened plum with warm undertones and a glittery finish. This was the only dud of the shades I bought (seven in all)–it was much drier and looser in the pan, which resulted in a moderate amount of fallout during application. It did not get much better when I used it damp, as it just became harder to blend. It wore well for eight hours both wet and dry but there was substantial fallout over time.

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.08 oz. - $475.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "applied dry for instant impact or applied with a damp brush for a liquid metal look" that "glides on and blends easily." The shades that I have tested have had good pigmentation both wet and dry with the dampened application yielding a smoother application and a stronger sheen. They could be used dry, but they adhered exceptionally well to bare skin when applied with a dampened brush. There was some fallout over time (seven to eight hours) when used dry and very minimal fallout over time when applied with a dampened brush.

It's a good formula overall, but the price point seemed skewed, even within the brand's formula (typically, eyeshadows are less expensive compared to the brand's lipsticks, and the Luxe Lip Colors are $37 so these are more expensive). I think if these were around $29, they would be (marginally) easier to justify, but at $38 for a single eyeshadow, that's a real commitment to a single shade.

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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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Has anyone heard rumors/leaks thatthis formula may become available in palette form? Smaller….providing they are the same….could be a lot better, even if it were a higher priced palette.

Poison Ivy and Serpentine are quite pretty but a little steep for my pocket book right now. I will pick up Poison Ivy at some point as I love those dusky green/moss shades.

I feel like I’d only reach for singles if it was a shade I’d wear very often (brow bone highlighter) or something really, truly unique…

I’m glad I’ve got Inglot 444 (and it’s in a palette from when they used to have smaller round shadow pans and 3-pan palettes to hold them). These are just too pricey for singles and I imagine that if they even become available here, they’ll be close to $45 each!

Poison Ivy and Serpentine are such COMPLEX looking shades! My favorite is Serpentine. Makes me think of last night’s crazy weather! Yeah, that woke me from a dead sleep. But I digress, it does make me think of dark, stormy, lightning infused, rainy skies.

Christine, I agree Bobbi Brown has quite a few good products although, overpriced for what they are – I live 2 miles from a Cosmetic Company Store so I normally wait for items to show up there before buying. In November/December they tend to have an extra 40% off their outlet prices. I’m in the medium olive skin coloring and I really like her bronzers/blushes and two of the lipsticks are definitely my all time favorites (crushed plum and crimson) that I would be incredibly disappointed if they discontinued. I also find the foundations to be the best matching in coloring for an olive skin person but the lasting power isn’t always there. They have a new long wear foundation coming out keeping my fingers crossed it works out.

Anyway, I tell you all that to really simply want to say, “Thank you” for reviewing all types of brands not just what’s the flavor of the month. I respect your reviews and appreciate you riding the cost spectrum from high to low.

Serpentine has to be one of the most amazing eye shadows I’ve ever seen, but there’s no way I’ll ever spend $38 on a single eye shadow.

Poison Ivy is beautiful too, but Serpentine is that perfect shade of shimmery taupe that looks amazing on almost everyone. Guess I’ll go browse the dupes.

A palette of these shades would be stunning, especially if BB fixed up Volcanic. They are all gorgeous shades, especially Poison Ivy and I have loved them all.
It’s a shame about the price, because that will make it too expensive for most to purchase.
Stunning eye look Christine.

Poison ivy and serpentine are truly gorgeous but I wouldn’t use them enough on the daily to justify their price… That and the fact I have more than enough eyeshadows 😆.

Another heads-up if you do decide to buy these: They’re pretty fragile. On our tester for Volcanic, the shadow basically seperated from the pan without doing anything to it besides having it out at the store to be swatched. Honestly, that shouldn’t happen at all but at this price point it was even more of a let-down.

Hey Christine. I have been searching for Serpentine luxe eyeshadow since your review. Love at first sight! Can you help?
Not available anywhere except ebay for $79! Not even on BB website. What’s the scoop?

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