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Have just bought and love bobbi brown long wear cream eye shadow. What other bobbi brown stuff is good?
Despite my initial at paying £15 for a fairy's soupbowl of eyeshadow, I can tell it's going to last forever and it really does stay on ALL DAY! Halleluia! What else is good please and i will start saving now!!
i have bobbi brown cream eyeliner. it comes in a pot and lasts ages, i got it for my wedding makeup 5yrs ago and it's still going.
i also have their pencil eyeliner which is also very good, goes on nice and creamily, unlike rimmel which is like dragging an HB pencil across your eyelid. also doesn't break into a million bits when you sharpen it.
I like the longwear cream shadows too. I do NOT like the bronzers at all though - horses for courses and all that, but it is like a rubbish blusher on me (patchy, doesn't last) and very sparkly.
the matte powder eyeshadows are great (love Grey which is kind of taupey) and some of the shimmer ones but not all (consistency not as good as MAC) - they are more subtle/less pigmented than MAC so more foolproof
don't rate the lip products (dry my lips out) or the cream blush (a bit sticky, MAC is better and longer lasting)
powder blush is good
tinted moisturiser (the balm one which comes in a pot) is v nice but I prefer Laura Mercier
I love cream concealer and used to love pressed powder when wanted matte finish. Agree re: eyeshadows. V keen to try this gel liner. I've never had any success with liquid liner and always use brush and shadow.
Yes the gel eyeliner is good - i bought mine on a ba flight and i was pleasantly surpirsed at the price, and it could have lasted a long time, but the brushes are plain rubbish. I religiously washed mine, kept it in its sleeve and had to chuck it within about a month. I emailed BB about it, and they sent me a replacement (which was a full size and probably quite expensive) but the same thing happened. So I rate the eyeliner but not the brushes, not one bit....
yes I think the tm does stay on pretty well carciofi, though I have pretty dry skin (and top it with loose powder) so most things like that last well on me. It's very moisturising. The pot is v glam but a bit muckier than a tube tbh.
Their sales people are great too - really helpful, not pushy, give good make-overs etc. Def worth going to a counter and engaging with one!
Oh, this is very timely -- I'm off to BB for a makeover this afternoon. My instinct is to wear the stuff for a few hours and then go back to buy bits based on performance, but I do want to buy something then and there to be polite. I want to get the eyeliner from QVC because it works out cheaper, but maybe the shimmer brick would be a goer.
What do you love gel-liner-lovin' ladies do to stop your BB gel liner from drying out? Mine turns into micro-gravel after a few months. And I don't buy into that (cosmetic companies' self-serving) belief that you have to throw eye makeup out after six months.
kplondon - I don't throw out eye makeup as often as some suggest - apart from mascara, which you do need to - and as a result I have some gel liners that are def over their 1/2 decade. And some newer ones, I seem to be a collector. But mine are def nothing like gravel - they're still 100% fine. Don't take offence, but are you sure you're screwing the lid on thoroughly? Don't suppose you live anywhere especially dry and arid do you? i've honestly not ever had a problem.
Re the tinted moisturiser (tube). This is the only product of BB's that I have not been wowed by, but it's probably more do do with tinted moisturiser per se, as I think it's no better and no worse than Laura Mercier.
Hey, has anyone tried Bobbi Brown's new mineral makeup yet? Thoughts?