Bobbi Brown Suede Long-Wear Cream Shadow review and looks.

Bobbi Brown Suede

As expected, this time of year is the busiest season for many.  Personally, bustling my children from one activity to another has left little time to focus on my beloved cosmetics.  My go-to products have been the kind I know will last throughout the day.  Bobbi Brown Suede Cream Shadow ($26 USD/3.5g) has been a newly acquired favorite.  The long-lasting wear, cream finish and delectable taupe shade is the epitome of sophisticated simplicity.  Now I ask you, who wouldn’t want that?  I hope you enjoy!

Bobbi Brown Suede

Bobbi Brown Suede

  • As with most Bobbi Brown cream products, Suede is housed in an elegant thick glass pot.  The square-shaped base has always been a favorite design of mine; although, the opening could be a bit wider for easier access to the cream.  The narrow opening makes maneuvering larger fingers and brush heads difficult, especially towards the bottom of the pot.
  • Despite these minor superficialities, this has not stopped me from purchasing the color Shore (pale nude) twice and moving on to Suede.
  • Overall, the formula of BB cream shadows is outstanding.  The setting time ranges between 10-20 seconds, enough time to manipulate the cream to the desired area.  Do bear in mind, once these babies set, they do not budge (especially over a primer).
  • Suede makes excellent stand alone color and base for powdered eyeshadow.
  • The rich creamy texture applies smoothly without tugging or dragging on the skin.
  • A synthetic brush is ideally suited to apply this creamy color evenly on the lids.  Fingers can be used, but in my experience, this method does not provide easy access to the product and the results can be a bit uneven.

Bobbi Brown Suede

  • Suede is a lovely taupe brown shade that becomes almost one with my coloring.  The opaque coverage instantly hides veining and evens out my lid space.
  • The absence of any shimmer makes this the ideal finish for the office, school functions, or any professional event.
  • Against my complexion, this is the MLBB (my lid but better) shade.  Suede provides a delicate hint of color without being too drastic or stark in appearance.
  • I find this particular color to be a bit of a chameleon–Suede shifts in tone from cool to warm depending on lighting and/or accompanying eyeshadow colors.

Bobbi Brown Suede

  • As the above photo shows, when used as a stand alone color, over my clear NYX Primer (reviewed here), Suede translates as a light warm brown.
  • For anyone with a similar complexion to mine, this is the ideal shade for no-fuss makeup days–when paired with some liner and mascara, the results are chic without being boring.  This effortless look held true for an 11 hour stretch, without any fading, creasing or transfer.

Bobbi Brown Suede

Bobbi Brown Suede

  • The above photo shows how Suede’s underlying gray tinge is accentuated with the addition Vincent Longo Intergalactic (reviewed here) in the crease.  The inherent cool tones found in Intergalactic brings out the same likeness in Suede.
  • To balance off the look, a warm neutral shade (MAC Uninterrupted) was used above the crease and lower lash line.
Laura Mercier Wet Sand

Laura Mercier Wet Sand on the Eve Pearl Pro Mixing Palette.

Bobbi Brown Suede

Bobbi Brown Suede

  • The above photos shows Suede’s taupe side when a golden topper shade is added.  Laura Mercier Wet Sand (reviewed here) was used over Suede for a more festive look.  This sparkling effect makes an exceptional holiday look and it’s neutrality pairs beautifully with any lip color.
  • Admittedly, I wore this exact eye look for Thanksgiving and plan on duplicating its success for Christmas.  FYI, Wet Sand clung to Suede perfectly for a full 12 hours, without any sparkle migration or transfer.

Bobbi Brown Suede

  • This final look demonstrates Suede’s warmer range.  For the above look, Laura Mercier Blazing Sun was added lightly on top of Suede and paired with Giorgio Armani Vulcano (reviewed here) along the lash line.  Although my camera was unable to pick-up the bronze sparkle, I can attest the effect was quite attractive and noticeable in person.
Bobbi Brown Suede Long-Wear Cream Shadow ingredient list.

Bobbi Brown Suede Long-Wear Cream Shadow ingredient list.

**Bobbi Brown cosmetics can be found at Nordstrom, Sephora, Lord & Taylor, Bobbibrown.com, and etc..**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Bobbi Brown Suede Long-Wear Cream Shadow has become a staple in my collection.  The long-wearing formula, cream finish, smooth application, neutral coloring and versatility does not get any better.  If fast, easy and effortless is your thing, then Bobbi is your girl. 🙂  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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Laura Mercier Eye Glace Moonglaze, Blazing Sun and Wet Sand review.

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Moonglaze, Blazing Sun and Wet Sand.

 

Everyone has a particular preference when it comes to eyeshadow finish.  Some say matte colors are the only shadows worth owning.  Many prefer the neutral ground of the satins.  Personally, glistening lids are always a welcomed sight; they exude a youthful and exuberant style–especially when the right formula is present.  Laura Mercier Eye Glace ($28 USD/ 7ml) enhances any eye look with delicate shimmer, lightweight texture, buildable coverage and outstanding wear.  Say goodbye to messy glitter pigments and hello to fast and easy gleaming lids. 🙂

 According to Laura Mercier:

Blend. Build. Transform. Like a chameleon changes its colours, this trio is true eye art. Think of it as the latest way to decorate the eye. Laura’s newest twist on shadow – Eye Glacé. Crease-proof and water-resistant, its high shine illuminating color is locked in for extended wear. Play, experiment, explore, have fun!

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Wet Sand

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Wet Sand with Shu Uemura #10 Brush.

  • Laura Mercier Eye Glace is truly a remarkable product.  All three colors are housed in a convenient plastic squeeze tube, which makes dispensing the product sanitary and efficient.
  • Eye Glace is composed of an abundance of feather light shimmer suspended in a gel base.  The sheer gel base appears to be slightly darkened which provides each color with depth and dimension. This literally feels as if you are wearing nothing on your lids.
  • Blending time is rather limited; once the gel base dries (10 seconds) it locks the shimmers in place–fallout, transfer and creasing is nonexistent, especially over my NYX primer.
  • A small dot (a little goes a long way) can act as a delicate topper shade on bare lids or over any other eyeshadow formulation (my preferred way to use this product).  Two or more layers dramatically changes the finish from subtle to metallic.  
  • The gel seems to set on fingers rather quickly, resulting in uneven placement and lifted layers. I prefer a flat tip brush like my Shu Uemura #10 Brush for optimum results. The stiff flat tip picks up product perfectly and is able to distribute the sparkles evenly on the skin.  
  • It seems as if this product is formulated to dry rapidly on skin.  When I decided to use the back of my hand as a palette, the Eye Glace set so quickly I barely had a chance to place the product on my lids. However, when dispensed on a plastic lid (from my sample pot), the gel remained malleable and vibrant making eyeshadow placement a breeze.
  • Despite the amazing wear, this formula is not water-resistant and removes easily with the mildest makeup remover.
Laura Mercier Eye Glace swatches.

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Moonglaze, Blazing Sun and Wet Sand swatch one dot sheered out.

Laura Mercier Eye Glace swatches

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Moonglaze, Blazing Sun and Wet Sand layered.

  • Moonglaze is composed of pure silver shimmer.  This color builds very easily and the metallic silver/white shadow is rather intense.  Tread carefully with this color.
  • Blazing Sun is composed of bronze/copper shimmer.  When layered, BS does not yield the same intense metallic results of Moonglaze or Wet Sand.  I find this color to be the most “subdued” of the lot and some patchiness did occur when I attempted to layer the color.
  • Wet Sand is a composed mostly of golden shimmer with a hint of silvery sparkles scattered throughout.  This color is the jewel of the lot–she layers well in every instance and would look flattering on everyone.

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Moonglaze and Wet Sand

  • For the above photo, a combination of Wet Sand and Moonglaze was applied over Bobbi Brown’s Shore Cream Eyeshadow (over my NYX primer).  Admittedly, this is my favorite look, the delicate glistening reflects of gold and silver was downright memorizing indoors and in the presence of sunlight.

Laura Mercier Moonglaze and Wet Sand Eye Glace

  • For the above photo, Blazing Sun and Wet Sand was applied over a combination of Laura Mercier Sandglow Caviar Stick and Mally Topaz (no primer used).

Laura Mercier Wet Sand, Moonglaze and Blazing Sun Eye Glace.

  • For the above photo, all three colors were patted over Laura Mercier Plum Caviar Stick (no primer used).

Laura Mercier Moonglaze and Blazing Sun Eye Glace

  • For the above photo, Blazing Sun and Moonglaze was applied over Bobbi Brown’s Shore cream Eyeshadow (no primer used).

Laura Mercier Wet Sand over Kjaer Weis Charmed eyeshadow.

  • For the above photo, Wet Sand was patted lightly over Kjaer Weis Charmed Eyeshadow (with primer).  As of late, this has been my go-to look.  The warmth and simplicity of this combo feels very summer-like and the delicate sparkles adds a certain charm to the overall look.
Laura Mercier Eye Glace

Laura Mercier Eye Glace Blazing Sun and Wet Sand over a combination of Laura Mercier Sandglow and Mally Topaz.

Ingredient List for Laura Mercier Eye Glace:

Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Olus/Vegetable Oil/ Huile Végétale, Squalane, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Rosa Canina (Rose Hip Oil) Seed Extract, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Eclipta Prostrata Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hippophae Rhamnoides Oil, Aleurites Moluccana Seed Oil, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Rhus Verniciflua Peel Wax, Moringa Pterygosperma Oil, (Rose) Fragrance/Parfum, Citronellol, Geraniol.

**Laura Mercier Eye Glaces can be found at Nordstrom and lauramercier.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Laura Mercier Eye Glace is a dream come true for those of us who adore sparkling lids.  The amazing texture, color, longevity and travel friendly packaging does not get any better. Personally, Wet Sand is my favorite and I can foresee using this beauty on a daily basis.  Sparkle on my friends and have fun with these beauties.  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

*Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com is not affiliated with any brands mentioned, all products were purchased by me. *Compensation is not given for any reviews. *This post contains affiliate store links. *Click on each photo to enlarge. *Click on the rose highlighted words to take you to a direct link to each product. *All opinions are my own and based on my experiences. *All photos are property of Ifmakeupcouldtalk.com unless otherwise noted.