Bobbi Brown Burnt Sugar Eyeshadow
Bobbi Brown Burnt Sugar Metallic Eyeshadow ($21) is described as a deep, golden brown. Although I would categorize it as more of a medium, golden brown as it’s not dark at all on the lids. In the pan, the color looks very neutral – almost like a taupe brown, but on the skin, the golden tones appear. It’s not really a yellow/orange golden, it’s rather a bronze.
I’ve had this shadow for a couple of years now, and reach for it every now and then for a quick eye look. I’m all about simplicity when it comes to my everyday eye makeup, and I love shades that work well solo and give off the “illusion” that I’m wearing more than one shadow, and that it took me more than 30 seconds to complete the look. Burnt Sugar is one of those shades that you can wipe across your lids, apply a little mascara and be done with it. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever worn this shadow with anything else.
Bobbi Brown Burnt Sugar applied (packed heavily) all over the lid, stopping slightly above the crease, and smudged on the lower lashline. Then, used a tapered blending brush to blend out the edges and slightly bring the shadow upward, toward the brows. MAC Nylon Eyeshadow applied to the brow bone and inner corner for a highlight.
I can’t say much on Bobbi Brown Eyeshadows as a whole, because I’ve only tried a couple. I’m not sure if the quality can differ from shade to shade (like MAC – some are softer, more/less pigmented, etc) but I can vouch that Burnt Sugar is very smooth, applies just the same, and is super pigmented.
- Gorgeous shade for the brown lovers out there
- Isn’t overly warm, so those with cooler skin tones can enjoy Burnt Sugar as well
- Soft texture
- Easy to blend
- Pigmented – easy to build from sheer to opaque (for the fullest coverage, try using a primer)
- Great value
- Functional packaging – small, slim and lightweight; ideal for travel