BOBBI BROWN EYE GLOSSES: 2 PRETTY SHADES
Something is currently happening in the beauty industry: the editorial look is no longer exclusive to the magazines and fancy fashion campaigns, it is now everywhere on the street and perhaps even in the bathroom of the makeup novices. The glossy eye being unavoidable at the moment, Bobbi Brown, the brand that helps the everyday woman -oh, hate this expression, but what can I say instead?- to gain time and space with practical beauty items, has transformed the trend into a muted-down, wearable look with their limited edition Eye Glosses.
The first Bobbi Brown touch to the trend comes from the colour selection. Very Bobbi Brown-esque, the three shades are Nude, a medium brown, Beach Nude, a light beige and Island Pink, a wearable pink. As I like my eyeshadows to stay very light and brightening on the eyes, I’ve picked up Beach Nude and Island Pink. The other Bobbi Brown input would be the pigmentation, which is, on purpose, very low. Indeed, this lack of pigmentation enables the sticky and thick formula to not look too heavy, or even worse, weight down the eyes! The sheerness of Beach Nude and Island Pink thus perfectly matches the shiny, wet and slightly sparkly -without shimmers!- finish of the glosses. As the glosses don’t last all day long, it also means that they fade away more gracefully than a darker shade would do.
As any lip gloss is on the lips -and with or without eyeshadow primer-, the Eye Glosses are not very long-lasting, they won’t disappear completely, but they will become less and less shiny throughout the day. Something I was not expecting considering how hooded my eyes are, however, is the complete lack of both creasing and mascara smudges at the end of the day. Finally, the last Bobbi Brown update is perhaps the effortless application: despite a texture which is undeniably sticky, the Eyes Glosses are as easy to apply as any cream eyeshadows. A brush -flat otherwise it will take the shine away- gives a tidy, neat glossy eye while the fingers add a grungy feel which is very suited to the wet effect.
Less scary, more wearable, more achievable and more flattering, Bobbi Brown has managed to bring the editorial look into the everyday makeup bag of the girl who never wears eyeshadows, now I’m just left wondering why they are limited edition…