Last Christmas I bought some Bobbi Brown products for myself. I love Bobbi Brown's base products, such as foundations and correctors and concealers, but I did not have many other products. That day I added a beautiful nail polish (now one of my favorites) and two of those gifts were sparkle eye shadows to my Bobbi Brown products.
The sparkle eye shadows were high in demand, so eventually they became a part of the permanent collection of Bobbi Brown. Good for us, because I think these babies are amazing. The sparkle eye shadows come in 11 different colors and I bought "Sunlight" and "Cement". The shades consist of shimmering pearls and lots of fine sparkles. The shadows are more sheer, so do not expect them to give off a lot of pigment, but some of the shades give off more pigment than the others.
My two lovely sparkle eye shadows come in pretty little square boxes and consist of 3 grams of product. The top of the box is transparant so you can clearly see the color. I really like the package, because it also makes it easy to organize! You can apply it in two different ways: sweep with your brush or press with your finger. The latter gives off more product and causes less fall out, but the former looks far more subtle. Even though the shades consist of mainly glittery sparkles, the eye shadows do not feel rough at all (like glitters often do).
"Sunlight" is a warm golden shade that makes me agree with its name. It is really sheer, because I barely see any pigment other than the glitters. Whereas "Cement" gives off a soft brownish shade and has silvery pink sparkles. What a beauty, right?! The lovely glitters do not cause any creasing and they stay on your eye lids all day, which is amazing. I like applying these sparkles all over the base of my lid with simple eyeliner and mascara for a daily look without any fuzz but some subtle sparkles. It just adds that something special to a simple look. These shadows also work amazingly with fancier looks. The only down side (as with almost anything glittery) is that there can be fall out, especially when you apply it with a blending brush for a more subtle look. If you want an example of sparkle eye shadows being used in a more complicated look, click here to see my 2nd Christmas look last year. Well, the price could be considered a second down side. The products are not cheap. They cost €31/$32 each, which makes it the most expensive mono eyeshadow by Bobbi Brown. I mean, that is pretty expensive for a sheer sparkly eye shadow, but it was well worth it for me. Who knows, maybe I will end up buying some other shades from this line as well.. if my wallet allows it! Have you tried such pretty sparkle eye shadows before? What do you think of the two shades and how would you incorporate it into a look?!