You would have noticed that in the last few months, we have been getting a surge of cream eye shadows, in sticks. I guess they have been around for a while, from Laura Mercier caviar sticks to some limited edition launches by MAC. Recently though, we see more of them, from Clinique, Chanel, and Bobbi Brown. I have two to show you today, and they are Golden Bronze 9 and Sunlight Gold 10.
The Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow Sticks do remind me of the Laura Mercier Caviar Sticks in size. I like that the shade of the cream shadows are shown at the tip of the pen, so there is no need to open it to see what colour you’re getting. Sunlight Gold is a sheer pale gold that is shimmery, borderline glittery. It wears as a highlight, or as a wash of shimmer on the lids. I actually love to use this on my lower lash lines because it brightens a look almost immediately. On my unprimed lids, it does crease after a few hours but it stays the whole day on my lower lash lines.
Golden Bronze is a metallic bronze with a hint of olive. In different lights, this shade can change from a light to dark bronze, and on the lids, it looks dimensional even on its own. This shade is very pigmented and lasts much longer than Sunlight Gold. Without primer, I can wear this for 6 hours before slight creasing at the fold of my lids, but the pigmentation remains strong. When I add powder eye shadows on top of this, the staying power doubles up. I wear this early in the morning, and by the end of a long work day, the colours on my eyes still look great, albeit a little faded.
I like that these shadow sticks are small enough so I can apply it close to my lower lash lines without smudging my entire eye bag (!!). It is creamy and glides on, applying evenly without any tugging or patchiness. You can see the swatch on my hand in the photo below – 2 passes.
Here is how they wear ALONE on my lids and lower lash lines, with 2 layers of mascara. You can see that while Sunlight Gold is sheer, it does brighten my eyes very nicely. I love this look with pink cheeks and red lips. Golden Bronze is a tad darker, and looks great with warmer blush and bronzer. I also like to wear Golden Bronze on my lids, and Sunlight Gold on my lower lash lines. For more definition, just add black liner, or smoke it out by smudging the black pencil liner. All this can be done using fingers. Definitely a time saver when it’s one of those crazy days!
Both have been in my stash for about a month and I’ve been using both very regularly. I love that they are very easy to use, and the colours just go well with anything. You can purchase these at Bobbi Brown counters nationwide for RM90 each and while these 2 are limited edition, there are more shades for you to choose from. I think Violet Plum and Golden Pink (permanent) look really good too. Have you tried this?