I’ve always had a soft spot for Bobbi Brown. They produce products that perform, are a little different and frequently end up as makeup staples. Their latest launch is no exception, providing incredible colour that can be used as either an eyeshadow base or applied more densely for a slick of statement liner. The Long-Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow & Liner is available in five different sparkling shades, including a petrol grey, emerald green, sapphire blue, golden bronze and a smokey taupe. The little pots contain a formula that’s incredibly soft and creamy, allowing it to be picked up using the specially designed double ended brush and buffed into the eye socket. You can easily use your finger to blend in the colour and build up the result, but I prefer to use the densely packed brush to layer the creamy gel and create a smokey finish.
Not only are all the colours almost to-die-for, but the texture lends itself to creating effortless looks – perfect for those of you that have always been unable to master the perfect subtle smoke. A lot of products like this are hard to work with, smudge or crease, but this lightweight cream is so easy to manipulate and really long-lasting. It’s no wonder that the other bloggers and makeup artists that have also had a preview are going gaga for these shadow-liner combos. The finished result includes some serious shimmer, so if you’re not a fan of sparkle these won’t be for you; however, they’re going to be great for the forthcoming Autumn season and will be perfect for Christmas. At £20.00 each they are a little investment, but there’s so much in the pot that you’ll still be reaching for it well into 2015. These are definitely one of the nicest launches I’ve seen in a while and are total must-haves for my weekend makeup looks. I just have to decide which colour I want to use first!
The Long-Wear Gel Sparkle Shadow & Liner is available exclusively from House of Fraser (as well as via their website,) priced £20.00 for each of the five colours.