Purchased & Reviewed: Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick

This shadow stick game is strong. Marc Jacobs, Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Nars…you can sit with them.

To me, the OG is the high falutin Twinkle Pop from Marc Jacobs but the aforementioned are right up there clawing its eyes out. This would have been a nice time for a comparison between the 3 I currently have in my collection (Marc Jacobs, Laura Mercier, and Bobbi Brown) but I like to devote the limelight to one product at a time. The rest can give side eye from the front row.

I took advantage of a sweet coupon code Bobbi Brown online had for about a week a few weeks back and thinking it was a costly mistake on their website (clearly – because how else can I score 3 shadow sticks and a mascara for $50?!) I took full advantage.

This is what I got:
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There’s a few different combinations available on the site (online exclusives) and I chose the Iced Blue  trio because it had a really nice neutral golden hued shade (in most sets), a darker crease enhancer and the most amazing ice blue I’ve ever laid eyes on. Behold.

Left to Right: Ice Blue, Vanilla, Forest, Bark

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Packaging: Typical sleek and pro looking as all Bobbi Brown products are. I love the minimalist look. Totally throws you off to the pops of colour inside.

Formula: Dead. The formula is a more matte cream based shadow (compared to other brands). It applied very easily with just a few strokes and lasted all damn day. I put on my face around 545am every morning and it lasted until I wiped it off. Because it was cream based I thought it would feel sticky and would be harder for me to apply my liquid liner on top – nope. No struggle. It’s also waterproof but I mean I don’t watch Grey’s with makeup on nor do I stand in the rain waiting for it to wipe my face off. The only issue you might have is when you’re blending – because it’s cream based it may be a little harder to blend if you’re not a pro, so – work quick.

Wearability: Like I mentioned, it’s an all day clinger. I didn’t experience any flaking, dryness or creases (I tried it without primer as well just to make sure it wasn’t a side effect from that). The colours range from neutrals to jewel toned shades like Forest and Violet Plum. If you like palettes like Urban Decay Basics they you’ll die for this colour spectrum.

Price: I scored this set for $62 ($52 with my 15% off code). It was worth over $100 so that really did it for me. Most of the shadow sticks in the same class are approx $30-$37 and 1 of these retails for $29 USD and $34 CAD. I find the price to be fair because they’re long lasting, the colours are gorgeous and if you’re a makeup hoarder then you’re used to the higher price point.

Verdict: Oh hells yes. You need to try at least one of these out. They’re amazing for those that don’t like spending too much time with shadow and brushes – or those that are a little uneasy with applying makeup. They’re practically foolproof. Go get you some.

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xo

You can find them here:

Bobbi Brown

Sephora

Oh – and in case you’re wondering I also purchased one of my favourite lipstick formulas – Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Pink Nude. (One of the most moisturizing mattes I’ve ever used).

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Friday Favorites: Weekend Edition

It’s been almost a month since I’ve posted and it’s gross because I have so many purchases to share and review and get all emotional about. Gross. I’m not going to shame myself any further so….

Favorite Outfit

Birthday Style

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My Birthday was last Tuesday and I had a champagne “tea party” planned during the day so I didn’t have to turn up entirely. The TopShop skirt I’ve had sitting in my closet since last summer was the perfect accompaniment to my relaxed V neck and fresh out the box Louboutins. Easy yet polished. The pleats are everything.

V Neck – Aritzia/Midi Skirt – Topshop/Pumps – Louboutin

Favorite Purchase

Christian Louboutin Iriza D’Orsay Pumps

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Duh. See above. Full details are being assembled right now so I won’t get all sweaty over it but I found these absolute gems after over 6 months of being met with continuous dismay – they were sold out all over the damn globe. I chose the Iriza because of the cut and major toe cleave, the white for the edgier take on a classic, and the pump because it’s pretty much the most essential shoe you can ever own. Plus, you could be wearing cropped sweats and a baseball cap with a pair of pumps and you’ll end up looking dignified as shit.

Favorite Beauty Product

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

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How have I not been using this forever? I should be put away. Because it’s been warmer, I’ve been noticing that my shadow was fading a lot quicker than usual (I use it on both my lids and lash line) and having your pricey shadow fade halfway throughout the day is pretty emotionally taxing. A light shone down on my sister as she oh so nonchalantly asked why I don’t use primer – this one to be exact. Speechless, for one of the first times. Fast forward – I’m using it and simply refuse to wear shadow on my lids without it. The color is more vibrant, it stays where I applied it, and it doesn’t make me look like a hot sweaty mess. Must have arsenal.

Favorite Meal

Buddy V’s Ristorante

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I indulged in Buddy V’s Ristorante fare when I was in Vegas. And it did not disappoint. Probably the most amazing flatbread I’ve ever had. Worth every gram of carb. I had initially asked for the most delicious looking sandwich (without the chicken because I’m vegetarian) and after the server murdered me with her eyes and flat out refused to do that to me (and the sandwich) she suggested this delectable item that would be more appropriate. I usually don’t give two tinkling turtle doves about someone else’s opinion but I went for it. She looked like she was part of the WWE federation and I wouldn’t be able to complete my #ootd’s without my legs so I obliged. So pleased I did. Perfect parts of every ingredient. And it was my first time trying a Cannoli (ha ha) and it was akin to the feeling you get after an epic Sephora purchase (but in my mouth). By the way, if you were my server and you’re reading this – everything I’ve described about you here is with the utmost respect.

Favorite Scent

Diptyque Eau Duelle

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I’ve probably mentioned this fragrance before but I have to do it again because it’s one of the most unique scents my nose has ever sniffed. Musky, with Bourbon vanilla, rockrose, and ambrosian. I honestly can’t explain it but it’s the most sublime mixture of musky and fresh. I like the Eaux de Parfum (it comes as a Eaux de Toilette as well) Try it.

Favorite Look

Shabby Chic

Hands down the strategically shabby chic look is my most esteemed look. It’s easier to pull off when you have your face on otherwise it can end up as a straight up shabby look – but your hair doesn’t have to be in place either so it’s a huge break. Any more give and you’re asking for a little much. Layering can be effortless even in the Summer months and this monochromatic look is a perfect example if adding some dimension to your layering. Love everything about it.

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Happy Weekend

xo