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Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow Review & Swatches

September 3, 2009

My Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow finally came! It comes in cute little square jar with a black lid and the color that I got was Chrome Patina 3, a medium silver decked with tiny white gold glitter.

Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow

Besides the *gorgeous* color, the texture is definitely the other thing I liked. It glides on very easily, feels super lightweight and dries immediately. It also wears really well – 12 hours and no creasing.

Pigmentation-wise, it is pretty sheer. If you wear it alone, it will only give a hint of color with a bit of glossy effect. The good news, however, is that you can easily layer the cream shadow for more color. The tiny glitter also creates the perfect sparkling effect and will give you that extra omph most everyday eyeshadow lacks.

Swatch of Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Chrome Patina 3

To find out more about the collection, check out the Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow Collection Product Information.

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  • Reply amy September 4, 2009 at 12:52 am

    I like that colour! It is a nice pure silver and I can definitely see it being used as a base for MAC’s Platinum pigment for a flashier, brighter and more silver look for a holiday party or clubbing.

  • Reply Annie September 4, 2009 at 6:40 am

    this looks awesome! Did you use any eyeshadow primer like UDPP or by itself? All cream eyeshadows crease like crazy on me without primer so I am hesitating but I love this color 🙂

  • Reply Alex September 4, 2009 at 7:48 am

    that’s fast! thank you for the review! i know it sounds so general but yeah, thank you~

  • Reply lorrie September 4, 2009 at 8:33 am

    wa i like thissssss

  • Reply teeyah September 4, 2009 at 9:56 am

    You take the most gorgeous photos! May I know what kind of camera do you use? 🙂 TIA.

  • Reply Phyllis September 4, 2009 at 10:10 am


    I did not use a primer underneath. I just wore the cream shadow with Milani’s Easyliner Retractable Pencil for Eyes in Black underneath. The cream shadow dries pretty matte and stays on really well for me but if you worry about it creasing, I am sure you can use a primer underneath.

  • Reply Phyllis September 4, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Get it la Lorrie! It’s similar to the Jill Stuart Eye Jelly but even better!

  • Reply Phyllis September 4, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Thanks Teeyah! I just use Sony’s Cybershot DSC-T70 but I always take my pictures in macro mode with flash.

  • Reply PK September 4, 2009 at 3:54 pm


  • Reply kristie September 4, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    ooo~ how pretty! I don’t own any cream eyeshadows but maybe I’ll pick some up

  • Reply Annie September 5, 2009 at 6:53 am

    Thank you for the information Phyllis! BTW have you tried beaute de kose’s cream eyeshadows? I wonder which is better.

  • Reply teeyah September 6, 2009 at 2:18 am

    Really? We use the same camera but I never get these kind of photos. Yours are so nice! 🙂 Thanks for replying, sweets!

  • Reply lacta September 6, 2009 at 5:40 am

    I (l) IT!!!:) 😛

  • Reply Anna December 31, 2010 at 4:59 am

    Would this work layered over some regular eyeshadow applied first (so there is already some pigment underneath)?


    what shade(s) are a good brownish-bronze color?

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