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Bobbi Brown cream eyeshadow- anyone used?

(23 Posts)
strawberryjelly Sat 25-Jun-11 14:38:23

And?
testers feel very dry but then they are open and no lids.

Looking for a taupe shade- more grey than brown.

Alibabaandthe80nappies Sat 25-Jun-11 14:57:46

Do you mean the ones that come in little jars? I love, love, love them.

Try the Slate, it is a kind of grey/brown and v.useful as an everyday shade - I also use it as a soft eyeliner.

strawberryjelly Sat 25-Jun-11 15:17:28

yes that's the one I mean!

their website says use with a brush.

Alibabaandthe80nappies Sat 25-Jun-11 15:23:16

Yes I have the brush. It is worth it, although I think the brush was as much as the shadow - possibly more!

I am a bit of a sucker for things like that, but I do adore Bobbi Brown make up. It is really good quality and it lasts for ages.

ShowMeTheMonet Sat 25-Jun-11 15:28:26

Worth every penny - lasts ages and stay true. I wore sandy gold to a sweaty wedding in July last year and it was perfect when I collapsed in bed at 2am the next day. Brilliant.

Also brilliant is their shimmer brick and long wear gel eyeliner.

Trés addictive!

eurochick Sat 25-Jun-11 15:32:31

Yes, wore some (along with other shadow) for my wedding in a beigey/gold shade.

strawberryjelly Sat 25-Jun-11 15:40:34

I am tempted to order online- but tell me they aren't all shimmery as i am too old for that.

strawberryjelly Sat 25-Jun-11 15:43:15

anyone got cement or *sand dollar*- and if so, what's the difference?

rubyrubyruby Sat 25-Jun-11 15:44:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

blabalalalablabla Sat 25-Jun-11 16:01:26

I've got 'bone' which I use as an every day base layer.
Not at all shimmery.
Also recommend the metallic ones - I have one in 'Galaxy' and its just lovely.

ShowMeTheMonet Sat 25-Jun-11 16:04:06

Galaxy is gorgeous, yy! As is chrome patina - a line of that close to lashes makes them perfect for nights out.

I didn't know they did Bone in a pot - mine is a flat powder shadow. I'll investigate that.

Op no, not all shimmery but with Ms Browns makeup, it's not cheap shimmer. It's radiant shimmer.

Alibabaandthe80nappies Sat 25-Jun-11 16:12:49

Sand dollar is a bit shimmery, but in a good way. Slate is completely matt.

strawberryjelly Sat 25-Jun-11 16:15:08

On the website, Slate looks very purple- which I don't suit.

Is it?

Alibabaandthe80nappies Sat 25-Jun-11 16:16:13

No it isn't, it is grey/brown.

strawberryjelly Sat 25-Jun-11 16:38:52

thanks- might wait until i can get to shops- but just tempted.

polyhymnia Sat 25-Jun-11 17:31:46

I recently got BB cream in Cement and absolutely love it. Really does what it says on the tin (or pot!). A lovely subtle neutral - no purple tinge, no sparkle, which I didn't want. Stays put brilliantly. Haven't got a brush but finger seemed to work OK.
Becca eye tints have always been my favourite but this is my new enthusiasm.

ShowMeTheMonet Sat 25-Jun-11 17:50:30

I find they apply better with fingers too - the chap on QVC uses fingers as they warm the cream up and make it sheer. I use a brush for heavier coverage.

strawberryjelly Sat 25-Jun-11 18:20:09

poly thanks- what shade would you say cement is?

strawberryjelly Sat 25-Jun-11 18:21:59

p.s.- is it beige, taupe...? what kind of depth of colour?
I have been using Dior 5 shadow palette Incognito and love the pale-mid grey mixed with a tiny bit of the brown- but there are 2 shades out of the 5 I don't use and it seems a waste to replace.

polyhymnia Sat 25-Jun-11 19:06:34

I would say it's a greyish taupe. Was also looking at the one called malted, but that was a bit too 'warm' for me.

I have that Dior palette too, and also don't use all the shades!

Emo76 Sat 25-Jun-11 19:12:48

Galaxy fan here too - have brown eyes, it really works and lasts

OpusProSerenus Sat 25-Jun-11 19:13:23

I have a few and love them. Sand dollar is ace for every day, beach honey is also quite light but a bit golder/peachier and lovely with a tan, heather is a rather neutral greyish lilac, galaxy for a slightly darker browny/grey and brown metal for a lovely glittery effect that you can use alone or with the others for a glitzy evening. I use the cream shadow brush and fingers to blend.

I also use the BB gel liner with them which is also really good

PinotsKittens Sun 26-Jun-11 12:32:30

Oh I love these so much!

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