29 Sep 2016 30 comments

An Unexpected Eyeshadow Favourite.

I think this is the first photo on here that features a seriously well-loved makeup product! I usually prefer to grab a new one to photograph but I had to show you just how much I adore this beaut eyeshadow…

My staple eyeshadow comes as part of a duo, because they really compliment each other and I also find they set in place for the entire day.
I’ve had so, so many compliments since I started wearing this combo, it really is a fabulous way to inject a little sparkle in to your life, but without going overboard.
I adore playing with makeup, but big, smoked up looks never suit me so I’m glad I’ve found an everyday look that’s playful without being OTT.

So, the routine. First up I apply a base to set and add a bit of colour; this is the Bobbi Brown Long Wear Cream Shadow in Stone, a taupe-y beige that offers only the smallest hint of shimmer. I think of this as being matte, it really does offer only a hint of hue.
It’s the perfect priming colour to set the second shadow, but it also looks gorgeous on its own – I smudge a little in to lower lashes for a more dramatic look, on occasion.


Make sure lids are free of any oil and makeup, and then lightly add the cream colour. I tend to use a finger as the application is a lot more even.

Next up is the real star of the show; Bobbi Brown Sparkle Eyeshadow in Pebble. This is all glitter, there’s no colour behind it so it makes sense to layer it up over a cream colour.
I never thought I’d be in to a shimmery shadow, but this is so pretty once applied. It catches the light, but otherwise it’s quite minimal.
I use clean fingers again to tap on product until I have a good amount of coverage. It’s mesmerising!

It’s such a simple duo, but the result is so flawless – such a lovely way to awaken eyes and bring them to attention without going heavy on liner or harsh hues.

What do you think of this duo? I shared the look in action in my new video, an everyday makeup routine…

  • Nadia Sabrina

    I think it looked pretty! Adding these duo to my makeup wishlist!

    Love from Indonesia,

  • Ooooh, so pretty! I may have to pick these two up ready for the party season xxx
    Sophie Cliff

  • Farzana Mannan

    Loved it!!! Love your eyeshadow duo too! Bet the same thing with grey and silver would work too! Make your gorgeous eyes pop!

  • I love this duo! I’ve yet to try any Bobbi Brown eyeshadows, cream or powder, but they sound really good!


  • Carys Emily

    looks really pretty

  • That color looks sooooo pretty!

  • Beautiful shimmering colour! 🙂

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  • catherine ♡

    Both of these look so pretty! I love seeing more worn products on blogs, it shows the blogger really loves it 🙂 x

  • Trecee Hutchinson

    I love that color! Bobbi Brown Shadows are so buttery and nice.! Great post!



  • Looks gorgeous! Bobbi eyeshadows are my favourite!


  • kate_winford

    Ooh that eyeshadow is so gorgeous! I feel like Bobbi Brown eyeshadows are so under-rated. I also really love Camel!

    Kate | katelovesmakeup.com

  • Rebecca Fletcher

    That eyeshadow is gorgeous! Ive never tried Bobbi Brown makeup before!


  • I do love a glittery eye when I’m after something a bit more special. The Pebble shade is a bit more cool-toned than I’d usually go for, but it’s beautiful! Maybe I need to step out of my warm-toned, comfort zone and give it a go 🙂

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty


  • Looks so beautiful!

    Lucy | Forever September

  • Jen

    Pebble looks gorgeous! I have the Sparkle Eyeshadow in Cement and I love how it really does sparkle, ha. x

    Jen | affecionada

  • Such a pretty colour. Suits you so well too

    – Natalie

  • I always adore your eye makeup, and it’s great to know they’re very simple instead of being mind-boggling-ly complicated like some eye makeup routine is. Thanks for sharing!

    Selene Addicted

  • I’ve always been a fan of shimmery eyeshadows because I think they help to brighten up the eyes so much 🙂 Loving the duo that you’re using – it really makes your whole look so refreshing! <3 🙂

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Astrid Sanders

    Such a pretty duo! This might sound weird, but I actually appreciate it when bloggers feature well-loved products vs brand new ones. It just feels more authentic 🙂

  • Very pretty and it suits you so well!

    Agata http://herandmakeup.com

  • jodie.keith

    I never buy single eyeshadows but this one looks amazing, and it is a lovely daytime shade!

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

  • such a beautiful colour. i’m usually not into single eyeshadows but i need to have a look at this one for sure.


  • It’s pretty! I like it.

  • Oo this shade is so pretty! Not my usual go to shade but it is gorgeous.

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  • you have a lovely blog 🙂

  • Oh gosh this combination looks absolutely gorgeous!! I may do a similar tactic as I’ve been layering over the Charlotte Tilbury eyes to mesmerize in Marie Antoinette and have been really liking that. Will need to find a good eyeshadow to layer with it.

    Cindy | http://www.cindyhyue.com

  • Borim

    That is quite a flattering combination on you, I agree! Kind of eyeing the maneater mascara in the picture though.. would love to hear an update about it!


  • Maggie

    I think I might have to buy this duo! It sounds super easy to wear everyday!


  • I seriously need to use more eyeshadows, I’ve got palettes galore but only hit pan in one of nearly 20! This shade is gorgeous, very transitional!

    Lauren x
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