On long, hot, humid days, the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks offer no-budge eye makeup

by Paris B on · 30 comments

in Eyeshadow,FOTD,Makeup,Product Reviews

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On November 4, 2013
Last modified:November 3, 2013


Hi everyone!

Ah, it’s been over a week since my last post, which is quite something when you’re used to blogging daily, but I must say I really enjoyed the week off. I took a little time off on my birthday which nicely coincided with the weekend so I actually got a few days off work. Then when the new week started, I launched headlong into the madness, working on backlogs, desperately trying to catch up (so the blog break was quite a blessing!) and in between it all, I received some wonderful news which I’ll share with you later in the week.

During this time away from blogging, I also took a little time off from wearing makeup and reached a lot for easy to use products and one of them has been this – the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick.

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I know what you’re thinking – now, where have I seen this before…. icon biggrin On long, hot, humid days, the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks offer no budge eye makeup

Yes, these did remind me of 2 other cream shadow sticks that I’ve featured before this and before you ask, yes, I will be doing a comparison of them in a forthcoming post so watch out for that one.

I will say though that I am suitably impressed with these cream shadow sticks and even if you are deathly afraid of going to the Bobbi Brown counter (as some of you have mentioned before) these are absolutely worth checking out and they certainly live up to their name.

The handy slim pens will be familiar to anyone who has used either the Chanel or Laura Mercier counterpart or any similar product. They are a twist up mechanism and the pen cover clicks shut so the cream doesn’t dry out.

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On left is Golden Bronze and on right is Sunlight Gold – 2 very wearable colours that you can easily dress up or down. I like using the light shade to line my lower lash line. It brightens up the eye, makes me look less tired and best of all, lasts. This trick actually works with any light shimmery eyeshadow, not just this, but this just makes it easier icon smile On long, hot, humid days, the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks offer no budge eye makeup

I did find that compared to the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks, the texture of these Bobbi Brown cream shadow pencils are a bit harder and drier. What this means for us is that you have to work a little more quickly to blend out the product before it sets or it might get patchy. Once it sets, it doesn’t budge. At. All. I love it!

bobbi brown long wear pencil On long, hot, humid days, the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks offer no budge eye makeup

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick Swatch 1 pass only Left: Golden Bronze Right: Sunlight Gold

In terms of pigmentation, it’s great. The colours show up strongly on skin and there is some shimmer that isn’t garish at all, just enough to keep things interesting. I let these set for a couple of minutes and there’s no way you can budge these, except with a makeup remover.

That said however, I don’t have oily lids so I cannot tell you how this will fare on oily lids. What I can say is that on me, it stays put from morning to evening without fading or creasing, which suits me fine on days when I have to look presentable for most of the day (as opposed to days when my makeup can fade and I can look like a drowned rat by noon :P) If I have to bring makeup for travel, I’d take one of these because of the longevity.

I’d also use these as a base for powder eyeshadow, if I wanted to enhance the colour or let it stay on better. Very versatile products. Here’s an example of how I’d wear it on my eyes.

bobbi brown longwear On long, hot, humid days, the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks offer no budge eye makeup

I apply Golden Bronze on my top lid close to the lash line in a thick line and then blend it out upwards. I use Sunlight Gold on the lower lid to brighten eyes. You can also use some of it in the inner corner. Makes you look perkier. This is actually pretty much how I use any of these cream shadow stick things. Just draw it on and blend it out with my fingers.

And here’s how it would look when you pull out of the close up.

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I wore these shadows in the looks I did with the Estee Lauder Lip Lacquers. I think they give enough attention when worn with a light lip as they do when worn with a bold one icon biggrin On long, hot, humid days, the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks offer no budge eye makeup

I really like these, and I believe they are part of the new colours added to the original 8 colours available. There should be 14 shades in all. The other shades didn’t quite appeal to me the way Laura Mercier’s did. So if you’re thinking of trying these, I say go for Golden Bronze and Sunlight Gold. They go well together, work well separately and will take you far.

In a nutshell

The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Sticks are cream eyeshadow in an easy to use, portable stick form. Just draw them on your lid and blend it out with your fingers and you’re good to go! They also work well as an eyeshadow base. Apply your powder eyeshadow over, and it’ll last. With the 2 that I have, I found the pigmentation good, the shimmer subtle enough on skin and the longevity was stellar. However, I also found the texture a little hard and dry in comparison to its competitors and this might result in patchy application. Also, I did check out the other shades available but wasn’t as keen on them for some reason.

Pros: Long lasting on my lids, Does not fade or crease for the whole day, Easy to use, Portable and handy packaging

Cons: Sets quickly so if you’re slow to blend it might be patchy, Pricey

Who will like this: Anyone who wants an easy to use long lasting eyeshadow, Excellent for busy lifestyles

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There are about 14 shades available in the market currently and I expect there’ll be more to come. These are worth checking out and definitely one of the better products from Bobbi Brown that I’ve tried. Or maybe it’s because I’m just really into these cream shadow/longlasting products at this time icon biggrin On long, hot, humid days, the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks offer no budge eye makeup

Have you tried these cream shadow sticks? Do you usually have a problem with cream shadow not lasting on your lids?

I am actually quite lucky not to have much of a problem with eye colours fading or creasing. When they do, it’s a big deal for me. These have been impressive though. It’s going to be hard to pick my fave when I show you the comparisons icon smile On long, hot, humid days, the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks offer no budge eye makeup

Paris B

Bobbi Brown Long-Wearing Cream Shadow Stick comes in 14 shades Price: RM90 each Availability: Bobbi Brown counters and stores

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liyeun November 4, 2013 at 8:42 am

Yay! U’re back!!!! ^_^
Anyway the texture does look dry and the Golden Bronze, unlike its name, doesnt look golden to me. LOL! What a miss, or else I would definitely get it.


Paris B November 4, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Hi Liyeun! It’s good to be back :) I have to agree that Golden Bronze was a surprising name because you’re right. It’s not very bronze nor very golden, but at least it’s wearable! :D


Sze Ling November 4, 2013 at 9:03 am

Welcome back!! Was just going to email you about the absence. :D

Ah…more items to add to my list. The Laura Mercier one is already on my list for the longest time ever. Haha.


Paris B November 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Aww that’s a kind thought, Sze Ling :) I like both, if I’m to be honest. They are same, but different ;) Will have some comparisons up soon!


Jacqueline November 4, 2013 at 9:10 am

I love these cream shadows although I have not tried the Bobbi Brown ones. I prefer Laura Mercier ones. They last on my oily lids thankfully.


Paris B November 4, 2013 at 7:02 pm

Oh yes the Laura Mercier ones last and last don’t they? Love them!


Lily November 4, 2013 at 10:01 am

Cream shadows tend to crease on my lids. I love both Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier ones. Agreed that the LM ones are creamier, but when it comes to staying power, BB ones last and last and last. I was bored one day, so wore LM on one eye and BB on the other, no primer, no powder to set – LM faded and creased after 5th hour but the BB one was going strong.


Paris B November 4, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Oh it’s good to know these lasted better than the Laura Mercier ones on you :) I seem to recall that you have oilier lids? That might be why the Bobbi Brown ones last longer. I find the LM ones creamier although on me, they both last and last like the energizer bunny LOL


Ting November 5, 2013 at 10:36 am

Lily, no primer? Really? Now that’s INTERESTING…!! :D


Lily November 5, 2013 at 11:06 am

Hey Ting. Yes, REALLY! It’s awesome, and I have oily lids.


Rin November 4, 2013 at 10:01 am

Hi Paris~! Am glad u had a good break ^^ Am glad u r back too. I have tried Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow and loving it (especially Beach Honey). However, have not tried the cream shadow sticks yet. Hehe. I have not tried many cream shadows but so far, my experience with them have been good even though I have oily lids. Maybe the brands I have tried work well with my lids? ^^


Paris B November 4, 2013 at 7:03 pm

Hiya Rin :) It’s good to be back! Oh I remember trying one of the BB Longwear shadows in a pot but I didn’t like it because it was so hard to the touch! At least these are easier to use hehe… Good to know that the cream shadows you’ve tried work for you – remember if it works, stick with it! ;)


Victoria November 4, 2013 at 10:01 am

Welcome back! I have really missed your posts but I am glad you took this break to recharge your batteries :-)

I will wait for your comparison especially between this and the Laura Mercier one but something tells me that I will prefer the latter. LOL.


Paris B November 4, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Hi Victoria, yep! It was a good time away, but also nice to get back onto the treadmill as it were :) Something tells me you might like the latter too (oh and there maybe a LM workshop coming up – ironing out details ;) )


Sunny November 4, 2013 at 11:55 am

Welcome back, Paris! I have tried one shade from this range (Violet Plum). Unfortunately, the formula of this particular shade doesn’t work so easily (patchy and requires some blending with a brush), and it kind of spoiled my appetite for them a little. It does last well though! Not ALL cream/stick shadows last well on me, but I have found enough formulas that do so far. Either my lids aren’t as oily as when I was younger, or maybe technology has made some progress!


Paris B November 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Good to be back, Sunny! :D Oh dear, pity to hear about the patchy texture of Violet Plum (I’ll stay away from that!) Isn’t first impressions so important? :D That said, I love LM ones because they are soooo creamy so you may like that now too ;)


Hanny Daforcena November 4, 2013 at 1:03 pm

Oh, welcome back! Hope your break was enjoyable! ^.^

Sunlight gold looks right up my alley! ^.^ I’ll put it on my “to check out” list after am done with my finals~ ^.^


Paris B November 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm

It was a fun time away from the blog, that’s for sure Hanny! :) Sunlight Gold is a pretty colour for sure! Excellent at brightening up the eye area, and for acting as a base to brighten shadows :D Good luck with your exams!


gio November 4, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Welcome back! The colours are very pretty and wearable. I can’t wait to hear how they compare to the Laura Mercier eyeshadows.


Paris B November 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Thank you Gio! Comparions coming up soon!


Tracy@Beauty Reflections November 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm

Welcome back! Glad you had a nice holiday my friend!
I wonder about these ones! My lids are SO oily though, but because they’re drier they might fare better on me. The LM ones don’t last even 2 hours on me. :(
You look lovely as always!


Paris B November 4, 2013 at 7:09 pm

Thank you Tracy! It’s awesome going on a break – highly recommend it ;) Based on what Lily has said, the BB ones last better for her than the LM ones and I recall she has oily lids too so maybe these might work better for you? I do love the LM ones, but because they’re so creamy I can understand that they may not last as well on everyone :)


Parita November 4, 2013 at 11:20 pm

You were missed! Glad you enjoyed the break..well deserved :)
these shadow sticks look grt!


Paris B November 10, 2013 at 9:16 am

Aww that’s sweet, Parita, thank you! :) These shadow sticks ARE great :D Especially useful for travelling


kassie November 5, 2013 at 7:06 am

these look so beautiful! Love a good cream shadow stick


Paris B November 10, 2013 at 9:16 am

They are lovely and easy to use too! I’m learning to warm up to cream shadows now :D


Ting November 5, 2013 at 10:41 am

I must say the packaging (still on that one… haha) looks similar to Kiko’s eyeshadow stick. They have the coloured ring at the end of the stick too. After reading Lily’s comment… I am itching to give this a go to see if primer is required still. :)

And oh! Welcome back. I’m sure we will be very lucky to see explosive reviews & posts very soon. :p


Paris B November 10, 2013 at 9:28 am

Interesting Ting, I haven’t come across Kiko yet so am not sure but I’m not too surprised. I think this one may work better on oily lids because it is a little drier. A little harder to blend if you’re slow but otherwise, long lasting. Laura Mercier is a little creamier :) And it’s good to be back although I’m not sure about the explosive bit haha!


Joyce (bronzerbunny) November 6, 2013 at 8:15 am

i really want to buy one of these! thanks for sharing these shades, as i can never decide hehe :)


Paris B November 10, 2013 at 9:53 am

I think you’ll love these Joyce :) I’d definitely suggest Sunlight Gold to start because it’s so versatile :)


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