Monday, 1 June 2015

Bobbi Brown: Beige Gold Long-Wear Eye Kit

Bobbi Brown is a brand I have wanted to try for a very long time but have never really known what bits to choose, I recently bought the Full Coverage Face Brush (review) and just thought this little set would be a great way of trying out a few of their make up bits.
This Long Wear Cream Shadow Stick was the product I wanted to try most from the set and it is by far the best product in it. Whether its an inner corner highlight you are after or an all over wash of shimmer that can be applied mirror-less in 2 minuets, this Beige Gold shade is perfect. Every brand has one of these shadow sticks, and there are cheaper ones you can buy with similar intensity, but what I like most about this Bobbi Brown one is that it sets nicely and does not crease as much as others I have tried. These retail for £20 individually, click here to view all the shades available. 
You also get a little sample of the Hydrating Eye Cream, I have used this and thought it was nice, but I think a cream is something you need to use for a least a week before you can say if you like it. Perhaps I will try this properly in the future, so let me know if this is something you love. Although, at £32 for 15ml I am not too sure this is something I would splurge on, but click here if you would like product details. 

The Instant Long-Wear Eye Makeup Remover I have currently only used on these products but it appears to work rather well. It removed every trace and broke down the product enough to not pull on my lashes whilst removing the mascara. A full size bottle of this is 100ml and retails for £18; buy here
I'm thinking of doing a collective review, or best of post on eye mekeup removers, so let me know if this is something you'd be interested in and I will write it sooner rather than later. 
I read a lot of great reviews of the Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner, and while I love Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner (review) this Espresso Ink shade is beautiful. I had been looking for a really deep brown, that was almost black, but looked a little more natural looking and this is the perfect colour. It lasts all day without smudging, and isn't  a pain to get off. This retails at £18, £10 more than Maybelline so if it black you're after I'd say it isn't worth it, but if you fancy a browse of the other shades click here

The Ultra Fine Liner Brush retails for £22.50 and although I like it to apply this liner that I smoke out a little, I would find it hard to apply a very fine, neat line with this. I suppose it depends how skilled you are at application, I think its a great addition to the set, and so handy for traveling, but I do prefer the Lancome Double Ended Liner & Smudge Brush for precision.
Mascara is something I am so fussy about, it is a personal preference product, and totally dependent on your natural lashes as to whether you like a particular one. This is what I call a bog standard mascara, it is not targeted at one thing, it aims to lengthen, curl and volumise all in one no matter what your lashes are like, and to be honest, it does a pretty good job. I don't think this could top your fave mascara but it's a very good everyday one for your makeup bag. The full size costs £22.50 and can be bought here

At £42.50 this is far from cheap, but it is Bobbi Brown on a budget. If you were interested in trying a couple of these products then there is a big saving from purchasing the set.  buy here