REVIEW: Bobbi Brown Gel Sparkle Shadow Swatches!

I’ve always generally preferred powder shadows to cream shadows but recently I’ve been playing around with texture and switching things up.

Most highstreet beauty brands have recently launched cream shadows (I’m thinking Maybelline’s Colour Tattoo & Bourjois Colour Edition Shadows) and so I’ve been happy to see my favourite high-end brands produce some new shades too!

L-R    Night Sky, Midnight Forest, Smokey Topaz, Thunderstorm.

I can’t express just how luxurious & stunning these Long Wear Gel Sparkle shades are.  Absolutely perfect for this time of year, they sparkle and glisten in the light and really make the eyes pop.

I’ve been opting for a sweep of these shades blended up to the crease of my eye and smudged out below my lower lash line (with a fluffy eye brush) and they look like I’ve made loads of effort.  They are also build-able so you can layer to get the type of intensity you want.  I love the Smokey Topax for blue eyes, and the blue & green shades look stunning on darker eye colours.

You can also use these instead of a bog standard black liner, to create a flick on your top lash line (the shimmer looks stunning peeping behind big lashes).  I should also mention there is absolutely no glitter ‘fallout’ with these shades so you won’t end up looking like a sparkly Edward Cullen!

These are available online here and at Bobbi Brown counters for £20.  Quite pricey but absolutely stunning and a gorgeous addition to a makeup collection.

What’s your favourite cream eye shadow? 




  1. December 2, 2014 / 10:17 am

    Midnight Forest and Smokey Topaz are absolutely gorgeous! I'd definitely not be complaining if these found their way underneath my Christmas tree! xxx

    Kirsty – Effortlessly Excessive

  2. December 2, 2014 / 10:39 am

    I am in love with Thunderstorm! It's black (but not) with a little something something. Such a perfect holiday season shadow!

  3. December 2, 2014 / 10:45 am

    I have Smokey Topaz and I like it a lot! I definitely like the formula, but my all-time favorite cream eyeshadow is the Shiseido Shimmering Cream Eye Color.

  4. December 2, 2014 / 11:03 am

    These look incredible! I love the dark shades. These are just going to be perfect for dark eye make up looks. I can't wait to try them out for myself 🙂 x x

  5. December 2, 2014 / 12:10 pm

    They look so pretty! Perfect for Christmas and the festive period x


  6. December 2, 2014 / 3:07 pm

    These look awesome! The green looks perfect for this time of year! xx Rena

    Kiss and Make Up- Beauty Blog

  7. December 2, 2014 / 6:17 pm

    Midnight Forest is gorgeous and so different to the usual shades, great for Christmas too!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty –

  8. December 2, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    They're gorgeous! I must get my hands on Smokey Topaz .. can't believe what great value they are as well !! xx

  9. December 2, 2014 / 9:02 pm

    These colours are stunning! I don't really buy many Bobbi Brown products, but these eye shadows look gorgeous. Will be treating myself when I go shopping in the Christmas sales! (whether these are on sale or not… of course)

    Georgina x | miss petite

  10. December 2, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    Those look perfect for the holidays and winter season. I have got to get more Bobbi Brown into my life!

  11. December 2, 2014 / 10:25 pm

    God, those are pure sparkly awesomeness! They are the perfect smokey shades.

    I personally love MUFE Aqua Creams and Kiko eyeshadow sticks.

  12. December 2, 2014 / 10:55 pm

    I love the smokey topaz one, so gorgeous. These sparkly colors are great for the holidays. xx S

  13. December 3, 2014 / 11:31 am

    What a really gorgeous collection!

  14. December 3, 2014 / 8:32 pm

    Love these shadows! Definitely need to expand my cream shadow collection.

  15. Anonymous
    December 6, 2014 / 3:36 am

    Hey, I hate to be a buzz kill but wanted to make you aware that most of the products you use on this blog test on animals. For example, Bobbi Brown and Clinique are both owned by Estee Lauder who does test on animals. So do MAC and Chanel. Finding products that don't is hard but wanted to let you know so you could do a bit of research on your own to find out which ones do and which ones don't. Torturing bunnies isn't cool but I know a lot of people are ignorant about it.

  16. December 7, 2014 / 10:28 pm

    Super to wygląda , podobają mi się takie cienie 🙂

  17. December 8, 2014 / 12:19 am

    Oh my! I think that I just was stopped staring at these swatches for at least five minutes, haha. These are all so beautiful 🙂

  18. December 8, 2014 / 1:45 am

    These are stunning! I love midnight forest and smokey topaz. Have seen them in store and felt very tempted to splurge. The only thing I didn't like much was how small the pot was, which makes it hard to dip your fingers in to apply the product. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

  19. December 8, 2014 / 9:39 am

    The thunderstone fits perfectly with my Gala dress!

  20. December 8, 2014 / 10:23 pm

    Love how shimmery they are!

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