Other than the Blush, Bobbi Brown has also included this Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow in their door gift and I am so happy they did. Besides being a fan of their Sparkle and Metallic Eyeshadow ranges, I also fancy this range of eyeshadows by the brand.
The Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow retails at S$34 each for 2.5g of product, made in USA.
Similar to the Blush, this eyeshadow also comes in black plastic casing. The pan pops detach and snaps right back into any Bobbi Brown casings or palettes.
3 Gunmetal is a rich, pearlized dark charcoal blue-grey with gorgeous multi-coloured shimmers. Bobbi Brown describes this range of eyeshadows as “sheer” – well, as you can see, they are not very sheer at all. This shade is perfect for smoking up any eye looks.
Whether you want to create a full on smokey eye look or simply smudge and soften up your eyeliner, this is the shade.
I have a softness for Bobbi Brown eyeshadows because most of them are soft, creamy and pigmented. The brand makes lots of wearable, earthy and neutral colours – great for everyday use.
Size of their eyeshadows varies but this range weighs 2.5g, the same as Lancôme Ombre Hypnôse and Burberry Sheer Eyeshadow. Make Up Store Microshadow and Guerlain Ombre Éclat 1 Couleur are bigger at 3.5g. MAC Eyeshadow and Chanel Ombre Essentielle are smaller.
I pulled out my existing collection of 4 other Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eyeshadow and the swatches are below.
I love 9 Fawn, 3 Gunmetal and 15 Black Plum. I also like 8 Rose Gold but I find the deeper and darker shades more complex and the shimmers are more interesting.
All swatches taken under natural day light, without using flash – on dry arm, without primer.
I enjoy using 3 Gunmetal a lot – I don’t use it to create smokey eyes often but I use it for smoking up my lash line, over any black eyeliners. This helps to set the eyeliner and soften the edges – creates almost a blur effect that’s soft yet define.
My only problem with dark shades like this is – fall outs. To prevent fall outs, you can either use a shield, apply generous amount of loose powder under the eyes and dust access off after, use a tissue or apply with a damped brush – which ever is convenient for you will work.
Or you may also want to apply foundation after eyeshadow application if you are going for a set of full on smokey eyes.
Thank you for looking.