Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Bobbi Brown | Sparkle Eyeshadow in Ballet

Bonjour to all! Unless it's evening tim where you are right now, then bonsoir! I wasn't planning on writing up a post today as I spent all of yesterday night ripping my hair out trying to write a paper. I was too stressed to function and with only one page done went to sleep to save my sanity. Now it's a new day and I'm in school with a huge gap between classes freaking out again. I have so much trouble writing something "academic". I know what I mean to say in my head but getting it down on paper (or in this case a Word document) is just so difficult. So I thought I'd open up my laptop find a draft I had saved up and get in the swing of just writing something, stress free. /nervous breakdown

Today I'll be reviewing for you all a new favorite eyeshadow of mine! It encompasses everything a girl who is subtle but loves glitter could ever want or need in an eyeshadow. This shadow of course is Bobbi Brown's Sparkle Eyeshadow in the color Ballet ($28). Ballet is a sparkle packed pink eyeshadow, although the color of the shadow doesn't matter as much as the color of the little glitters because it disappears. The glitters on this shadow are a mix of pink, silver, and gold micro shimmers. This shadow is very reminiscent of MAC's Paint Pot in Let's Skate with those same pretty shimmers! The texture of the shadow is stiff. If you want a super subtle sparkle (with a fleck here and there) than I would recommend using any sort of dense eyeshadow brush. If you're like me and think "the more glitter, the better" I'd recommend just swirling your finger in the shadow and patting right onto your eye lid. You'll only need one swirl for a nice wash of glitter so even if you use this every day it'll be ages before you even hit pan! My swatch below doesn't give it the justice it deserves! I mainly just wanted to show the amount of glitter one swatch will get you; the texture is stiff but the formula isn't a dry one! (It's just my pruney, old lady hands ruining it all, haha!) 

I'd also like to point out how sleek and chic I think Bobbi Brown's packaging is. There's not a lot of fuss with the amount of packaging and I like that it has the little wide window to see the beautiful color inside! Also you can pop these individual eyeshadows out to place them in Bobbi Brown palettes, although I have no use for that function, it's just a nice tip for you all to know! :)

Now I totally realize that this shadow isn't for everyone. Some might not like the glitter, the sheerness of the pink, or just the stiff texture of the shadow, but if you're looking for something to jazz up an everyday "natural" look (without looking like you're ready for your duties as disco ball at the night club) then I would definitely recommend this eyeshadow!
What do you guys think of it?

16 comments:

  1. this looks gorgeous aah!xx

    www.okfashionbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Agreed, the sparkles are so pretty! :)

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  2. I need to go and look at this next time I'm at the counter! It all sounds like my favourite type of eyeshadow, glitter is my favourite :) x

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    1. Yes, if you love glitter then you'll for sure like this! It's just the right amount :)

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  3. Ooooo it really does look so subtle and pretty!! Le sigh... if only I needed more nude/glitter eye shadows *weep*

    Cassie
    thriftthick.blogspot.com

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    1. LOL everyone always seems to have too much of those, but this one was too pretty for me to pass up! :)

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  4. Okay this seriously does look gorgeous! I don't know if I'm blind or what, but I've never even seen these before at my Sephora, or maybe I just wasn't looking hard enough! ^_^ Nice review Jess!

    xo
    aly

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    1. Yeah I've never seen them in the Sephora's either! I went to a counter at a department store. I always see them there! So many pretty colors! If you go and see them, swatch the purple one! The shimmers are AMAZING on that one! Thanks, Aly! :)

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  5. Such a pretty shade, I love the glitter :)
    http://www.thelilywhiteenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  6. what girl doesn't like a bit of glitter? Deep down we all have a little princess or a ballerina! haha This looks very pretty, it's the perfect touch to spark up a simple look, I think! Thanks for the swatch. xx

    ferdies-place.blogspot.com

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    1. We all do deep down inside! Oh man, this one especially makes me think of a princess or ballerina! It def. is the perfect touch and you are ever so welcome! :)

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  7. This looks sooo pretty, I'm not sure it would look all that great on me, but it's just lovely. xx

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    1. I'm sure it would! Though if it's the light pink you're not keen on they have other colors as well! Browns and greys and charcoals :)

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  8. I love this, sometimes we all need a glitter to brighten up our days haha. I've been looking at your blog posts, I really like your blog. I'm your newest follower...come check out my blog?

    Jen xx
    jentea.blogspot.com

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    1. Indeed we do! It's always the little things :)
      Thanks a lot! I'll go check out yours right now! xx

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