Today, I shall be reviewing a cream eye shadow stick from Bobbi Brown. Now-a-days, with the summers in full foray, I do not like to use CC creams or foundations on regular basis. God has blessed me, touchwood, with a nearly clear skin, but I do have darkness around my eyes. So, now, my morning skincare routine includes cleanser, toner, serum and sunscreen. For makeup, I just use a concealer for my under eye area and a lipstick. This, more or less, gives me a clean and neat look. But I am still left with pigmented upper eyelid. As Bobbi says…. “Everyone is pretty; and using makeup in the right way can make you Pretty Powerful”. How right the words are!!! For my upper eyelid; I got the eye shadow in powder category in shade “Banana” for giving it a clean and even appearance. It matches my NC30 skin tone quite well. Today, I am reviewing a cream eye shadow, available in stick form, which I use alternately with “Banana” for the same purpose. This is the shade Sand Dune… and it also gives my eyes a clean look and covers up my pigmented eyelids quite well.
About the product:
What it is: A long-lasting, do-it-all eye shadow that’s a stroke of genius—just swipe and go. This budge-proof formula stays put for 8 hours.
Who it’s for: Women who want to get gorgeous eyes in one simple step.
Why it’s different: Glides on lids tug-free and can be used to shade, define, smoke up and highlight eyes. Comes in subtle to eye-popping shades that last for up to 8 hours without creasing, flaking or fading (and it’s completely waterproof).
How to use: Swipe across lids and blend with fingertips for effortless application on the go. To remove, use our Instant Long-Wear Makeup Remover—this waterproof formula won’t come off with water and soap alone
My Experience with Bobbi Brown #6 Sand Dune Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick :
Packaging: It comes in a standard glossy black box packaging of Bobbi Brown. All details are written on the box. Inside, there is a long, cylindrical, black plastic tube which contains the product. It has a retractable pen like design; covered with a cap which closes with a click. The shade is depicted as a narrow band at the bottom, which makes it convenient to identify the shade. All in all, a really compact and secure packaging.
Shade: The shade Sand Dune is a slightly peachy to beige tan shade. It is non-shimmery. It is very close to the natural color of my skin; and cancels out the darkness of my pigmented eyelids very well. It evens out the discolorations; and brings my eyelid skin color closer to NC 30-35 skin tone.
Formula: This is an extremely creamy eye shadow. It is very pigmented. You just have to swipe it once across an area to completely cover it up with color. It does not need any primer underneath. Both oily and dry skin people can apply this with equal ease. It has a tacky feel during initial application. It can be blended easily, either with your finger or any blending brush. It makes a great neutral eye shadow by itself; as well as an excellent base for darker eye shadows. It does not dry out completely; yet it is smudge proof. It does not impart a creasy, creepy, papery look to the eyelid.
How I use it: I mainly bought this eye shadow for the days, mainly in summer, when I want a neat and clean look on my face. I swipe this shadow stick on my eyelids, without applying any primer underneath. Some days, I just blend it; while on some other days, I pat my “Banana” eye shadow on top. It gives my eyes a very neat and clean look. Gone is the pigmentation of my upper eyelids. Since this is a creamy eyeshadow, I find a gel eyeliner to be the best combination along with it. Then I apply my mascara; and I am done.
Lasting time: This lasts the entire day on me… At least 8-10 hours without budging or smudging at all. It can be removed easily using any makeup remover.
Pros of Bobbi Brown #6 Sand Dune Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick :
• Sleek and compact packaging
• Slight peachy to beige tan shade
• Very pigmented
• Ideal for days when you are in a hurry
• Evens out darkness on the eyes
• Gives eyes a neat and clean look
• A perfect neutral base for my eyes
• No shimmer
• Does not need a primer underneath
• Very creamy
• Very smooth application without any tugging
• Smudge free
• Can be blended easily
• Serves as a base for darker eye shadows
• Does not make the eyelid look dry and crepe like
• Does not crease or fade
• Lasts 8-10 hours easily
• Can be removed easily using makeup remover
Cons of Bobbi Brown #6 Sand Dune Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick :
• Limited availability in India.
• Might break under extra pressure.
• Cannot use pencil or powder liners along with it due to its creamy consistency
IMBB Rating: 4.8/5
Will I recommend Bobbi Brown #6 Sand Dune Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick ?
Yes I will. I have already bought a back-up for myself, I love it so much. If you want a neat clean look for daily wear; this is a must have for you.
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