Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base Review

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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base is a pick from my trip to Hong Kong last year. I had never used a primer in the past and even this time I had hopped on to the Bobbi Brown kiosk in the mall only to get a concealer. I had heard that Bobbi Brown concealers are the best and I was dying to get one for myself. So, I went in to try it but sadly, I thought I did not get the right shade and was quite disappointed that I would have to go back without a Bobbi Brown product. That’s when the sales girl suggested me to pick the long wear eye base, I was sceptical in the beginning but, thought there is no harm in trying.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base was available in three colors – Light, Medium and Medium to Dark. I tried the ‘Medium’ one and was happy to see the results. So, I got this eye primer and then forgot all about it until last month when I decided to start using it. So, let me share how impressed I am with this product.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base Review

Product Claims:

The perfect prep for eye makeup — Bobbi’s non-drying, non-greasy Eye Base helps keep any powder eye shadow crease-free and color true. Available in a range of skin tone correct shades, Long-Wear Eye Base neutralizes and diminishes redness and skin discoloration while extending the wear of any eye shadow by 8 hours.(So, if your current shadow has 8 hours of wear, this prolongs your eye shadow for up to 16 hours total.)

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base Review


£19 for 6 grams

My Experience with Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base:

I generally use it before applying bright powder based eye shadows. I try to dab some product with the applicator on my eyelids and then smooth it out using fingers. Once I feel it is dry (which is about a couple of minutes later) and the eyelids feel smooth, I move on to the next step. This way, it is evenly spread and does not look patchy on the skin. Once dry, it gives a powder finish and also takes care of any discoloration that may exist.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base Review

Usage of the applicator alone can waste a lot of product and will not help with a uniform application. So, it is best to use your fingers or at best a blending brush. It might not extend the application by exactly 8 hours but it does increase its life by another few hours.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base Review

Secondly, it makes the color of the eye shadow look more vibrant and also ensures the true color shows for a very long time. I guess it works best with the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye-shadows. I had only one of those and I think it looked best with this eye primer.

My sister used it a couple of times and said that its biggest disadvantage is not being able to cover the redness on the eyelids. I do not have much redness on my lids, so I did not see any major con of this product in terms of not neutralising it.

The only problem I could say(if at all) is that it does not look great as it is(like if I do not want to use an eye-shadow and just want an even look on my eyelids with minimal makeup).

Nevertheless, I think it is a great product and worth trying. Primer lovers would be able to tell better in terms of comparison with other big brand eye primers.


Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base Review

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base Review

Pros of Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base:

• Primes the eyelids very nicely.
• Makes the true color of the eye-shadow stay on the eyelids for a very long time.
• Glides very easily on the lids.
• Subtle colors also look great with this base which otherwise would have been hardly noticeable.

Cons of Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base:

• The applicator picks up a lot of product.
• Packaging leads to a lot of wastage, also difficult to pick product from the pack when lesser quantity is remaining.
• Does not really live up to its claim of extending the eye shadow life by eight more hours.
• May not work best for oily lids.

IMBB Rating :

4.5/5(-0.5 for not working too well on oily lids)

Will I Repurchase Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base?

Yes I think I will.

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4 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Eye Base Review

  1. I love Bobbi Brown products… They r all so wearable…This seems to be a real winner… Will definitely chk this out… Thnks for the review

  2. Looks lovely! You know I remember seeing an online site that sells tiny spoon like objects that helps in scraping all the product out of the container. I think if you google search you’d find something 🙂

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