Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow Review & Swatches

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 in Chrome Patina 3

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

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

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.

Below is me wearing a sheer wash of the Chrome Patina on top of a black eyeliner. I will definitely be getting more colors!

Wearing 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.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


  1. 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.

  2. 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 :)

  3. Annie,

    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.

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

  5. 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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