Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick review and photos.

Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick.

When it comes to naturally beautiful makeup, no other brand does it better than Bobbi Brown.  I’m well aware you can use any product to achieve a wholesome look, but there is something about the color selection, texture and quality of her cosmetics, that makes this brand a complete standout.  As promised, Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick ($29 USD/ 1.6g) has been received, used and loved.  This sublime sepia color is sure to be a hit on everyone’s list.  I hope you enjoy.

Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick.

Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick.

Bobbi Brown Taupe

Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick.

Bobbi Brown Taupe

Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick.

  • Taupe is described as a matte medium caramel color; I would say that description is quite accurate.  Personally, I equate this color as being in the same color family as MAC Uninterrupted and Bobbi Brown Camel.  These types of shades are outstanding for a quick wash of color all over the mobile lid and blended right into the crease, on the lower lash line, and on the waterline.
  • The texture of Taupe is, dare I say, even creamier than Sand Dune (reviewed here).  Both colors perform exactly the same and blend into the skin with the greatest of ease, but Taupe seems a bit more dense in color and feel.  As you can tell from the swatch above, the high level of pigment may very well be the culprit for this velvety smoothness.
  • As with all my shadow sticks, the longevity is truly amazing.  Personally, I always apply NYX Primer (reviewed here) prior to any eyeshadow application.  This little extra step certainly payoffs by allowing the cream to adhere to the skin more securely–thus preventing fading and/or creasing.
Wearing Bobbi Brown Taupe

Wearing Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick on the mobile lid and crease, lower lash line and waterline.

  • For the past week, I have been really enjoying using Taupe as a one-step-wonder.  For the above photo, Taupe was used on the mobile lid and blended up past the crease, smudged on the lower lash line and placed on the lower waterline.  As you can tell, the effect was not too drastic, rather the finish was soft and sophisticated–just as Bobbi intended.
  • When blended, Taupe truly gives a natural shadow to the crease and socket bone area. Adding a cream color (Anastasia Cream eyeshadow) right under the arch of the brow, and blending it down toward the edge of Taupe, finishes off the look perfectly.
  • Fingers can be used, but since my fingers are rather large, I utilize a synthetic concealer brush for more accuracy and a smoother finish.
  • The above look lasted impeccably all day (11 hours), with a substantial part of that time spent in a humid pool environment.
Wearing Bobbi Brown Taupe

Wearing Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick on the mobile lid topped with Colourpop Puppy Love in the center of the lid.

  • Similar to Sand Dune, Taupe can also be used as a base for powder eyeshadows.  For the above photo, Taupe was placed along the waterline and on the mobile lid, then topped with Colourpop’s Puppy Love on the center of the lid.  IMHO, the warm brown base accentuated my brown eyes beautifully, making the look seem more etherial and polished.
  • Those with green and blue eyes would probably benefit greatly from Taupe as well.  These types of mid-tone warm brown shades, contrast perfectly with the cool notes inherent in lighter eye colors.
Wearing Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

Wearing Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick all over the mobile lid, topped with Laura Mercier Wet Sand (photo taken on a very sunny day).

  • For all those young ladies with Prom on the brain, a quick layer of Taupe topped with a golden sparkling eyeshadow, would make for a festive, yet age appropriate look that will surely last all night long.
  • Interestingly enough, the addition of a golden topper shade seems to tone down the warmth of Taupe significantly–not necessarily a bad thing, just something worth noting.
Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick.

Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick separated from the base.

  • As with ALL of my shadow sticks, Taupe seems to have followed suit and dislodged from the base of the roll up mechanism.  As stated many times over, if you are like me, this sort of mishap occurs when too much pressure is used during application.
  • Simply, place the stick back on the base, press down gently and roll the shadow down to a favorable position.  Thankfully, the color and performance is not compromised in the least.

Comparison Bobbi Brown Shades:

Comparison L-R: Bobbi Brown Taupe (4) Powder Eyeshadow, Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, Bobbi Brown Sand Dune Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick.

Comparison L-R:
Bobbi Brown Taupe Powder Eyeshadow, Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, Bobbi
Brown Sand Dune Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick.

Bobbi Brown Taupe

Comparison L-R:
Bobbi Brown Taupe Powder Eyeshadow, Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, Bobbi Brown Sand Dune Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick.

  • Bobbi Brown Taupe (4) Powder Eyeshadow is clearly in the same color family as Taupe cream stick.  I remembering using this shadow religiously a couple of years ago; the silky smooth consistency is still very much present in what remains of my four-year old shadow.
  • Bobbi Brown Taupe (22) Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick is just too luscious for words.  As you can tell, the intensity is evident on the first swipe and despite the rich color payoff, the overall feel on the lids is rather lightweight.  The lasting power on the waterline is also quite impressive–I went a full five hours before I needed to touch-up the outer corners (this will vary depending on how watery your eyes get).
  • Bobbi Brown Sand Dune (6) Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick is lighter and more sheer than Taupe.  Inarguably, this color is perfect for those who love a no-makeup look and require an office friendly shade.  As stated in my pervious review, this is the ultimate, can’t-go-wrong, go-with-anything type of color.  
Wearing Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick

Wearing Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick on the waterline, lower lash line, and all over the mobile lid topped with Laura Mercier Wet Sand.

**Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick can be purchased at Sephora, Macy’sNordstrom, Lord & Taylor, Saks, bobbibrown.com, etc..**

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

Makeup would state the obvious, Bobbi Brown Taupe Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick is outstanding. If you are into sophisticated beauty looks, then do not hesitate for a second to grab Taupe and/or Sand Dune. In keeping with the whole matte cream stick motif, I now have my sights squarely set on Shadow Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick (the grey one)–what can I say–Bobbi is on a roll in The House of IMCT, better to go with the flow, rather than to turn away such good fortune.  🙂  Will you be joining me? Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. This one and the Sand Dune are on my list! I believe they are better than the Ellis Faas but I am slightly disappointed the crayon has to break. Great looks and great base colors!

    • Hello Olivia,

      If you get either color, they will become staples in your daily routine. I agree, these sticks far surpass Ellis Faas in every way.

      I have yet to find one brand that makes these crayons unbreakable. I guess I have to be more light-handed when applying the color, but who has time to be delicate when you are in a rush in the mornings 🙂

      -Maria

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