There’s one Bobby Brown for recipes that call for cheese (as in cheesy ’90s R&B), and another Bobbi Brown for recipes that call for long lasting cream shadows.
Fellow fans of the later’s Long-Wear and Metallic Long-Wear shadows depend on their smooth, non-creasing formula when quick, elegant eye looks are on the menu. For this summer’s Beach collection, Chef Bobbi’s cooked up five new Long-Wear shadows, these with an ocean theme ($22 each).
They washed up on shore a few weeks ago, spotted at Bobbi Brown counters and BobbiBrownCosmetics.com. I’ve been wearing a few of the colors lately, and like a sunny day at the beach, these don’t disappoint. Each delivers a quick wash of durable color that lasts from that first gulp of coffee to that last sip of Sleepytime tea.
Swatches from left: Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Shore, Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Opal, Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Surf
Metallic Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Opal
Long-Wear Cream Shadow in Shore
Shore (a neutral nude), the matte shade above, ended up being my favorite of the bunch. For a clean, elegant Angelina Jolie-esque look, try Shore all over your lids (it applies well with fingers), adding a thick line of dark blue or black eyeliner along your upper lash line. When I gave the look a try I felt chic and almost grown up, ooh la la!
Oh, and about the shimmery shades, Surf (the shimmery light blue) and Opal (the shimmery iridescent pink), they tend to get chunky and cake if/when I over-apply, so that’s just something to keep in mind. I think less is definitely better with these metallics.
I adore all of the new colors and how effortlessly they apply. Neutral lovahs, check out Shore on your next trip to a Bobbi Brown counter. I think it’s totes worth your time. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B+
You might like Bobbi Brown Beach Long-Wear Shadows if…
- You like easy-to-apply cream shadows that can go the distance
- You’re on the market for a new nude shade (Shore)
- You dig the colors and the ocean theme
Speaking of the beach…
Waikiki, Oahu (as you can tell from the frequent pics, one of my favorite places!)
It feels like forever since I’ve been to the beach…
Where I live here in the Bay Area, the closest one’s about half an hour away, but it’s not exactly tropical. It’s prone to gusts of frigid wind, and the water’s usually too cold and rough to go swimming, blech!
I miss the warm waters of Hawaii and the feel of sand between my toes. I got so desperate today that I tried on my swimsuit in the living room, and, oooh, gurl! I need to lay off the Nutella!
Do you remember your last trip to the beach? Where did you go? If you say, “the Jersey Shore,” you know I have to make a Snookie joke, right?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,