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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!

Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow

Available in 8 glittering, high-shimmer colors, the Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow comes in cute little square jar with a black lid. The color I got was Chrome Patina, a medium silver decked with tiny white gold glitter.

Besides the GORGEOUS color, the texture was definitely the other thing I liked. The shadow glided on very easily, felt super lightweight and dried immediately. It also wore really well – 12 hours and no creasing.

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

Swatches of Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadows

Swatches of Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadows

Bobbi Brown Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow is available at Nordstrom.

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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 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 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 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 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 10:12 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 Angelina September 5, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    starry purple looks like NARS night clubbing shadow on the swatches

  • 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 Anna September 6, 2009 at 2:38 am

    OOO I’m in love with starry purple and starry night! They really do look like the night sky.

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

    I (l) IT!!!:) 😛

  • Reply Anna September 6, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Wow they look gorgeous!

  • Reply Laila September 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    I’ve never purchased any makeup from Bobbi Brown but I’m definitely going to pick up Black Pearl.

  • Reply amy September 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    My favourite colours so far are starry purple and chrome patina. I got to get down to Holt Renfrew to check out the Bobby Brown counter.

  • Reply kristie September 6, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    My favorites are starry night & antique gold. These are so gorgeos!

  • 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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