Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Bobbi Brown Ash Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow

Prior to buying this I was a BB powder eye shadow virgin and really didn't know what to expect. I'd tried one of their cream eye shadows and loved it, so I figured the powder versions were worth trying. I purchased this in Ash which the Bobbi Brown website describes as a light, silvery heather. The colour shown above is not Ash.

Bobbi Brown says: Sheer, lightly pearlized shadow, which can also be used as a highlighter shade under the brow bone. Comes in this sleek, flip-top compact that can be used individually or assembled into palettes (sold separately).

I love that these shadows can be singles or put into a palette, it's such a good idea. The blushes are the same size, so if I had a few eye shadows and blushes then I could make a custom palette and swap it around daily according to what I was using. How brilliant is that? But I digress, I'm supposed to be talking about the Shimmer Wash Eye Shadows.

As I've gotten older I've found that really shimmery eye shadows make my eyelids look crepey and awful. Thankfully I don't have that problem with my Bobbi Brown shadow. It has subtle shimmer that gives my eyes a lift without making them look bad. Ash is quite sheer but can be built up for a more intense colour. I love to use Ash with lots of eyeliner when I want a natural/nude look.

This shadow last all day and doesn't crease, even when I've applied it quite heavily. It has a lovely soft texture and is easy to apply. It blends well and is a very versatile eye shadow.

Would I buy this again? Yes, it's a lovely shadow, I'll definitely be buying more of them.

Ingredients: talc, polyethylene, zinc stearate, tricaprylin, tetrasodium edta, chlorphenesin, potassium sorbate.
May contain: mica, iron oxides (ci 77491, ci 77492, ci 77499), titanium dioxide (ci 77891), ferric ferrocyanide (ci 77510), manganese violet (ci 77742), bismuth oxychloride (ci 77163), ultramarines (ci 77007), carmine (ci 75470) yellow 5 lake (ci 19140), blue 1 lake (ci 42090), chromium oxide greens (ci 77288), chromium hydroxide green (ci 77289).


  1. You should also try Bobbi Brown eyeliner gel. It's exxy - but brilliant. And the application is suprisingly easy, even for a klutz like myself :)

  2. The colour looks amaaazing!

    I have one boobi brown eye shadow and it's in Taupe.. It's really nice for those "no makeup" days.. I use it on my crease a lot and on my lower lashes..

    Love BB eye shadows more than mac as their colour is true to the colour u see in the pan unlike MANY mac eye shadows


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