Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Purchase - Bobbi Brown Bash - Don't Judge a Shadow by its Color
Have I mentioned that I have a new obsession? It's not taupe but it is eye shadow. Bobbi Brown Metallic eyeshadow to be exact. It's GREEN! Forest green...well Ivy Green. It's called Bash and it is part of Bobbi Brown's new Ivy League Collection for fall 2009.
Now many of you may say. " Bah. Green eye shadow? You are losing it Elvira!?" I say. NO! I am simply enhancing IT baby! Now granted the model for this collection is photo shopped to within an inch of her life, the message is still clear.
YOU NEED GREEN EYESHADOW.
See? Wasn't that simple? Bobbi has come out with three different green shadows in three different formulas, however I ignored the other two because Bash, in the metallic formula, is just that freakin awesome.
Look at it!
Yeah. that's it. Now you know what I'm talkin' about!
The formula for Bobbi Brown Metallic Shadows is nice. Minimal fallout. Soft texture. The shadow applies smoothly and evenly. Bobbi Brown claims that it will be crease free, but NO shadow is crease free on me without an eyeshadow base. Having worn this with a base and I have to say that it lasts just as well as any other shadow I use with a base.
HOWEVER! Bobbi Brown Bash eye shadow does not looks as warm and golden green when applied to my eyes. It turns almost teal! Ugh. I can't say this will happen to you when you apply it, but when I paired it with Bourjois Ombre Stretch eye shadow in Brun Nylon 09, the loverly warm forest green turned to a cool blackish teal. So be warned...swatches are not always what they appear to be.
EOTD using Bourjois Ombre Stretch eye shadow in Brun Nylon 09 all over lid, Bobbi Brown Bash in crease, Bobbi Brown Navajo to highlight, Becca Barbarella liner, Shu Uemura The Basic Mascara
I did a second eye of the day where I really packed on the shadow and the deep green did show up, but sadly it just isn't as pretty on my eyes as it is swatched on my arm. It goes to show that not all swatches are created equal.
EOTD using Bobbi Brown Bash on lid, Bobbi Brown Iced Mocha blended into crease, Bobbi Brown Navajo to highlight, Shu Uemura The Basic Mascara.
Do you NEED this? Let's put it this way. If you want a green shadow please try this out on your eye - not your hand prior to purchase. If you are OK with the possibility of it changing to teal, go ahead and buy this, but if you don't like surprises I suggest you pick up a different green shadow...perhaps Shu Uemura ME Green 550 or Chantecaille Malachite.
Do I like this shadow? Not all that much anymore. The total difference in the pan versus on the eyekills it for me. I can still use it but I don't love it as much as I thought I would. I'm thinking I might get a different color to complete my three pan palette tho. Any Suggestions? I have Iced Mocha and Navajo. (Taupe and Cream) Maybe a Navy or Deep Purple?