Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick
Last Updated:04.06.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

This creamy, twist-up shadow stick is similar to any of those on the market from other brands, so right off the bat, we can confidently state you don't need to over-spend on this one. It applies smoothly and provides vibrant, opaque color that blends well before setting and does not crease once set.

The color selection is a bit of a yawn, in that it tends toward taupe and gray, but at least almost all the shades are wearable for daytime. Both matte and satin finishes are available, with the shine from the satin finish being understated.

  • Applies easily and blends well.
  • Provides understated yet opaque color that resists creasing and fading throughout the day.
  • Water-resistant.
  • Wearable shades available in matte and satin finishes.
  • Doesn't best competing products in this category, but costs a lot more.
Brand Overview

Bobbi Brown At-A-Glance

Strengths: A good cleanser and eye makeup removers; some impressive foundations, with options for all skin types and preferences; very good blushes and eyeshadows (powder and cream); several top-notch mascaras; mostly excellent brushes.

Weaknesses: Multiple moisturizers in jar packaging, otherwise great products hindered with irritating fragrant oils or fragrance components.

It all began with lipsticks. In 1991, New York based makeup artist Bobbi Brown debuted a collection of ten lipsticks at Bergdorf Goodman, expecting to sell about one hundred units in a month. She sold more than that the first day. From there, it's been mostly success after success, as Brown launched her classic foundation stick, wrote her first book, Bobbi Brown Beauty The Ultimate Beauty Resource, and enjoyed continued attention as an in-demand makeup artist and beauty educator.

Today, Bobbi Brown's makeup that continues to excel with superior foundations, true matte blushes and eyeshadows, and with all of the other basics that are essential to anyone’s makeup wardrobe. It isn't the least bit surprising that this makeup collection continues to do so well, because for many it's one-stop shopping that combines classic makeup application techniques with enough fun-yet-functional products to keep customer's interest piqued season to season.

Turning to the skincare collection, there are a few excellent formulas, but unfortunately, many are packaged in a jar, which means their beneficial ingredients are rendered useless due to air exposure (and bacterial contamination from spatulas or fingers). In addition, some suffer from the inclusion of potent fragrant essential oils. Those that should be avoided are noted in their respective reviews. That aside, color is without a doubt Bobbi Brown's strong point—but you will find a few sleeper hits among the selection of skincare products.

For more information about Bobbi Brown, call (877) 310-9222 or visit www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com.

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Stays put!

Got this as a sample and like it much better than Mercier Caviar sticks, which (on me) like to wander from where I put them. Will probably purchase when the sample is finished.

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Love for every day use

I've been able to reduce the amount of time it takes me to get ready for day by using a couple of Bobbi Brown cream stick eye shadows as my go to magic. Goldstone and Vanilla are every day routine. By putting the goldstone on lightly it works with everything from orange to pink to navy to black. When I want to change it up I put Sunlight gold on inner corner or Golden pink on lid. I'm done in 10 mins and my make up looks like a professional job. I love these for daily use!

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