I usually skip bronzers in general for my face. Occasionally, I’ll use something if I’m in the mood to contour my nose slightly, but since it’s not an every day kind of thing for me, I opt to apply bronzey colors on my eyes instead. During the summer months, I like effortless, simple makeup that allows me to look put together. When I’m feeling the eye shadow vibe, I normally lean towards neutral shades with a bit of pop for a fun, summery feel. Because I live in Texas, formulas that are long-wearing in general are more useful. For this reason, I’ve been a long time fan of the Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadows.
The Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadows are designed to stay on the lids, and doesn’t crease while maintaining its true color. The formula of the shadows are of soft-blending formula that goes on comfortably and has a soft, velvety finish. Additionally, it applies smoothly because the texture of the shadows are soft and creamy. It glides onto the lids and blends nicely with a small, synthetic blending brush. Sweeping the shadow with a Sephora Pro Shadow Brush #14 helps to apply the color and then blend simultaneously.
The shade “Beach Bronze” was my summer color of choice. It’s a perfect blend of golden brown mixed in with subtle shimmers that are both bronzey and warm brown tones. It can pass for a neutral color if applied sheerly, but you can also really pack it on for my dramatic effects. Because the formula of the Long-Wear Cream Shadows are indeed long-wearing, there’s no need to apply primer underneath. Sometimes I’ll add a darker shade in the outer corners of my eyes for a smokey effect, but generally, this shadow does fine on its own.
If you’re looking to start playing with cream eye shadows, I’d say this is a good starting point. They’re long-lasting on the eyes and in your collection as well. I haven’t had any experiences with the pot drying out too fast or anything like that. I just close the pot tightly and store them with my other makeup and I haven’t had any problems with them. I also suggest getting the Sephora brush mentioned earlier because it helps with working with the cream eye shadows.
Retails for $26.00 USD.
Sephora Brush #14 retails for $20.00 USD.