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Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye Kit

There is nothing I like more than doing a bit of beauty shopping at 37,000 feet.  The first thing I do once I am settled in my seat is browse the duty free catalogue.  The Bobbi Brown Long Wear Eye kit appealed to me as I have been using the Gel Eyeliner for several years so I know how good it is and I was particularly interested in the Long Wear Cream Eyeshadow.  There is usually a different Bobbi Brown set available once or twice a year as a travel exclusive.

So here is what is in the Long Wear Eye Kit.

Bobbi Brown long wear eye kit

review of bobbi brown long wear eye kit

As you can see you get a little mini bottle of Long Wear Make Up remover, a Long Wear Gel Eyeliner in Espresso Ink, a Long Wear Cream Shadow in Sandy Gold and a double ended brush.

I'm not a big fan of eye make up removers, I like a cleanser that I can use on my eyes as well as my face, but I have to say as eye make up removers go this one is really good.  It dissolves make up on contact and efficiently removes every trace in one sweep of a cotton wool pad.  There was no rubbing required and I was not left partially sighted by the product smearing in my eye.  Although I wouldn't rush out and buy a full sized bottle I would happily use this again if it turned up in another travel set.

The Long Wear Gel Liner is lovely, once it's on it stays there until I take it off, there is no smudging or budging with this one, the thing I most like about this eyeliner is that it doesn't creep into the crinkles on my crepey eyelids.  Would definitely recommend this if you are a lady of a certain age but don't want to give up your liner.

The Long Wear Shadow worried me a bit, I have tried squillions of cream eye shadows that promise not to crease, I have tried umpteen primers that promise the gift of smooth eyelids and shadow that doesn't budge, I'm still looking for a primer that lives up to the hype.  So there I was in 97 degrees in Florida trying a cream eye shadow.  First of all the colour is a lovely neutral sand colour as opposed to gold, no glitter but a hint of shimmer, it covered my tea stain coloured eyelids perfectly to give a nice fresh colour wash, that coupled with the Espresso Ink liner gave a perfect daytime look.  I have to tell you ladies this eye shadow did not crease, even in the Florida heat, I am so impressed with this shadow that I will be purchasing a few more when I am next near a Bobbi Brown counter.

The Brush to be honest is a waste of time, it is far too small for me to work with, I have a full size Bobbi Brown liner brush and that is perfect.

This Travel Exclusive set cost £27.00 which is good value for money as the eye shadow is £15.00 and the eye liner is £15.50  I purchased this set on a Virgin Atlantic flight.


  1. Nice review! Everything sounds lovely except for the brush.

    I'm with you on eye makeup removers, I'm not a fan either. :)

  2. Vintage Makeup I prefer to do a double cleanse with an all purpose cleanser and use a hot cloth to remove as I'm not a fan of cotton wool either :) xx

  3. It's a shame we don't have these kinds of offers on flights from/to Italy. There are so many people as curious as me to try this brand!
    thank you for the review! :D

  4. Alessia, it's such a shame that these kits aren't available on all flights, as far as I'm aware they are on available on international flights. These little kits are a fabulous way to try a few products from the range at great prices. Do you know anyone who works as crew for Virgin Atlantic, if you do then I'm sure they wouldn't mind picking one of these up for you :) Jude xx

  5. Have always avoided cream shadows on basis that they will crease, was eyeing Shiseido shadows in Boots last weekend and managed to walk away because of the creasing, just seen them get a rave review on another blog and now this! Am going to have to rethink my stance on cream shadow I think! I like the idea of the fresh, lifted eyelid colour with the slick of black liner very much!

  6. ihavemostlybeen Ooh Shiseido cream shadows, now that I have found one that actually doesn't crease I am looking to add a few more colours, may have to go and look for some blog reviews on these now. xx


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