Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks (£23), where have you been all my life?! I’m a late-comer to the party but now I’m a complete convert to these fantastically easy to use cream eye shadows from the American beauty company. I finally made their acquaintance at a recent press event for the Bobbi Brown products that have been voted the ones which customers can’t live without – and I can see why!
Designed to provide lasting colour which won’t budge, the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick comes in 18, mostly neutral, shades – all very wearable whatever your colouring. At said press event, the shade everyone wanted was Golden Bronze, and no wonder: it’s a beautiful, glistening bronze which seems to complement all eye colours.
What’s great about the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick is that it glides on without tugging the eyelids and can be easily blended using your fingers. It’s very versatile, and looks great whether it’s worn on its own, or blended with another cream shadow colour for a smoky eye, or smeared over an eye shadow powder for a more dramatic effect. It’s perfect for chucking in your bag first thing in the morning so that you can ramp up your eye make-up look if you’re going out later in the day. Or if you just want to be able to top-up the colour.
According to the bumf, the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick stays put for eight hours. I certainly haven’t had eight hours of strong colour but it does last very well indeed for a cream eyeshadow. The only possible drawback to this fab product is that the shelf life once opened is six months so I’m rationing myself to having just one on the go at a time. Mind you, if you twisted my arm, I could probably be persuaded to quadruple my collection ….