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Bobbi Brown Sheer Brights Eye Shadows

Bobbi Brown launches the Sheer Brights eyeshadow range in Singapore 1 September. These retail for US$22/SGD$37 each, and there will be 14 shades available. 

Meant as a sheer, luminous soft wash of color on the lids that you can pair easily with existing neutrals or a simple liner, these have a slightly different texture from many of the regular shadows I’ve tried. 

Texture:

Sheer Brights are mostly very silky and extremely finely-milled, and most of the colors I received for review are very soft. 

These come in 3 textures: regular, shimmer wash, and metallic.

Of the 3, I definitely prefer the metallics most, followed by the regulars. The Shimmer Washes are VERY very sheer; you almost can’t see the color clearly when they’re on. Good if you like applying a shadow all over your lids as a base. I don’t personally do that, so I can’t find much use for this type of texture. The regular shades are a bit hit or miss. Some are pretty, and some don’t adhere easily to the lids even with a base. The metallic texture is really lovely though.

Pigmentation:

Because of the fine texture these blend beautifully. But without an eye base, some of these shades will blend right off your lid and not grab onto your skin. Definitely recommend a flat or synthetic brush, and a good primer when using these.

Colors

All the colors are gorgeous in the pan. They look so Spring-like and fresh, though I kinda wish I’d received some neutrals to try cos most of us will wear those on a regular basis.

The only problem with the colors is that not all of them go on true to how they appear in the pan. And some are so soft and sheer that they look like a light pastel shimmery wash on the lids; not chalky or ugly, but it’s hard to even tell what color you’re wearing. 

The 2 shades (Aegean Blue and Sea Glass) used on the lids in my demo above were my faves from the 6 I tried.

Other products used:

MAC Technakohl Liner in Photogravure - a matte dark brown

Catrice Liquid Metal Shadow in 090 Nougat It Right

Dior It-Lash mascara in Black

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