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…


  • Sounds like they really good 🙂 Too bad they’re limited.

    xx Alyssa // STYLE VANITY

  • Both shades truly are super pretty! I have never tried anything from Bobbi Brown before xx

    • They are! Oh, I highly recommend the brand, their products always feel very classic yet very modern at the same time!

  • Yiotou_La

    These would be so much fun to try, but I am scared of the texture of these, I never tried a product like this one and all I think about is it will feel strange and sticky on my eyelids!


    • I was scared as well and it definitely felt strange at first, but I got used to it now!

  • Oh wow I thought these were lip products! Clever idea though x

    • It is, isn’t it? I actually need to try these on the lips, just out of curiosity!

  • Lovely shades! Totally want to try more from Bobbi Brown 🙂

    Anika xo |

  • Melanie Edjourian

    I really love these shades they are gorgeous. It’s a shame they are limited edition.

  • While these sounds fun, I don’t think I’ll be picking it up. I think I’ll leave glossy look to my lips and skip the ones for the eyes.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

    • I completely understand, and I wouldn’t do the double gloss look either!

  • They sound lovely, but im not a great fan of glosses.

  • I have a feeling that these would disappear from my oily lids! xx


    • Well, I don’t actually know if my lids are oily or not, but my eyes are hooded and I was quite surprised with the longevity of these!

  • Prashant
    • Yes, I think I prefer it as well, at first I thought I would prefer Beach Nude but Island Pink has a lovely, fresh feel to it! Thank you for commenting 🙂

  • I think this is a unique product but I am still just not sold!

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

  • I love Bobbi Brown products in general but you make these sound amazing. Editorial into every day makeup…yes please and because its Bobbi you know it will never be over the top xxx

    • I couldn’t agree more! Bobbi Brown is just the best when it comes to wearable makeup!

  • Maureen

    I’ve just been trying to find reviews on this product – so many mixed opinions. I finally decided to try and just ordered the pink. (I was debating between the 2 shades you have – hope that I don’t regret not buying the light brown!) Thanks for the review.

    • You’re very welcome, I hope you’ll enjoy it and I have to say that, much to my surprise, I prefer the pink one over the light brown one, it just goes better with the glossy finish! So I believe you’ve made the right choice!