Hi, lovelies! I’ve been putting off reviewing the Bobbi Brown Cream Eyeshadow in Mercury for so long! I had such high expectations for this product and it just fell short. This blog post has been sitting in my drafts for ages, just like Mercury has taken its place in the Twilight Zone of my makeup drawer. Hopefully this can prevent some of you from wasting $22 on a “meh” product. Specially those who stumble upon my blog by googling product reviews :).
The problem: The first layer looks too sheer on the lids. When I build it up or try a thicker layer, it drags or gathers a bit. It just doesn’t build up flatteringly.
Bottom line: I really wanted it to look like it does on the jar. I wouldn’t call it a Metallic Cream Shadow like Bobbi Brown does. It’s more of a glitter top layer to me. It’s not gritty but it doesn’t work as well as other creamy glitter shadows (like the MAC Let’s Skate Paint Pot).
I’ve used it to add glitter to an eye look. Sort of like a loose glitter with a built-in adhesive. Sadly, it’s not what I hoped it would be (even sadder considering it has such a pretty name). It’s not terrible but I still haven’t been able to achieve an eye look that I love using this. It was un-returnable since I got it at Bloomingdale’s while on holiday and there’s no Bloomingdale’s where I live. Shame!
Have you tried any products that didn’t meet your expectations recently?