Bring the Galaxy to Your Eyes with Bobbi Brown

I realised I haven’t talked about Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow before. Well, I have, just briefly, when I talked about cream bases for eyes, but not a proper post dedicated to this eye shadow. Bobbi Brown is the first higher end makeup I obsessed with. It was all Bobbi Brown until I discovered the others. Then, it was downhill from there… depending on how you look at it 😉

I remember my first cream eye shadow being Bobbi Brown’s Burnished, a mid toned bronze colour. That was about 4 years ago, and I just recently picked up Galaxy on my crazy spree. While the texture is familiar, the price tag has gone up quite a bit.



The packaging is heavy glass and it’s not very big. This little tub only holds 3.5g of product, compared to other cream eye shadows from Chanel at 4g, MAC and Estee Lauder at 5g, and MUFE and Shiseido at 6g. It also costs RM95 and with relative comparison, it is more expensive than the rest, save Chanel. So, is it worth the dough?



The texture of this cream eye shadow is smoother than their matte ones and less gritty than their glittery shades. It is not chunky and there is a metallic sheen to this silver grey with hints of taupe in different lighting. My gripe with Bobbi Brown’s cream eye shadow is the inconsistency of their texture. Some colours are awesome, while others can be dry and stiff, and the rest are chunky with glitters. So, even though there are many shades to choose from, you really gotta test it out in person to feel the texture of the shadow. With the price you’re paying, buying it sight unseen is a big risk.



Galaxy however, glides on smoothly on my lids, and without a primer, I can only see signs of fading after a good 7 hours. No creasing, which is a thumbs up. It blends out easily without looking streaky and it doesn’t dry down too fast that you can’t work with it. This shade can be worn alone easily, just by applying with fingers, for a silvery sheen on the eyes, great for Winter. It can also be worn with black liner smudged out for an easy smokey effect. When I got home, I compared it to some similar shades and find that while there is no obvious dupe, they’re pretty close.



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So back to the question… is RM95 worth it? I would like to think that it is, because I know these cream shadows don’t dry out super fast like MAC, and this shade in particular feels comfortable on my eyes and it is long wearing. While the shade is similar to MUFE #2, I prefer this texture because MUFE feels a little drying on my lids. However, I can obviously do without it and I would definitely think twice about repurchasing it. So for me, regrettably, this is an impulsive purchase, a little mistake that I shouldn’t repeat. However, don’t let me stop you from trying it.

Have you tried this? What do you think?


xoxo Lily



  • xin

    have not tried BB cream shadows, was in love with BB quite a bit until recently when the price tag has gone mad! i am not a fan of cream shadows, i find them to be easily smudged on me even with a primer.

    • Lily

      Good point there. Cream eye shadows are definitely not for everyone. However, they act quite well as a base, with powder eye shadow over it. I also like darker cream eye shadows just because there is no fall outs.

  • Hi Lily,

    Many people say that Bobbi Brown long wearing cream shadow is worth the try. However one thing that always stops me is I am afraid that this will dry so quickly. Have you ever experience drying Bobbi brown?

    • Lily

      Hey memoiselle, Burnished didn’t dry even after 4 years. I decided to chuck it out because it’s too old for a cream product. It still worked well! I guess I was a little scared to continue using it. Different story with MAC paint pots… dried up rather quickly and I kept them in a cool dry dark place. Some started shrinking before 1 year… but they still worked fine, so it’s OK.

  • i think this is such a great shade! I don’t love the packaging though 🙁 the pot is too small for using my fingers… although now that i’ve gotten brushes for cream shadows that may be less of an issue haha.

    • Lily

      Yes, this shade is really quite pretty 🙂 Ah, it is better to use it with a brush than dipping your fingers in anyway (even though I sometimes do). How is the lasting power on you?

  • LOL I have Galaxy too–it was my first Long-Wear Cream Shadow purchase and I think I’ve used it MAYBE twice and haven’t touched it since. That was several years ago…the good news is it hasn’t dried up on me. The bad news is, I don’t use it anyway so I guess I wouldn’t really care either way 😛

    • Lily

      Really? Poor Galaxy. LOL! So are you going to throw it out or are you going to just keep it?

  • I like this shadow, but it must be used with primer

    • Lily

      Yes, it does last longer with a primer. What primer do you use?