Bobbi Brown’s Metallic eyeshadows are, generally speaking, pigmented and a little more shimmery than her Shimmer Wash shadows. Few of them get outright frosty (maybe Champagne Quartz, maybe Velvet Plum, but you know I swatch heavily. If it’s frost, it’s still a comparatively light frost).
I thought the most interesting shades from this group were complex purple-brown Velvet Plum, black-with-golden-iridescent-sparkles Forest, ice-grey-lilac Rockstar, and champagne Navajo (Navajo, you’re so exciting in your Metallic form).
I asked former Bobbi artist pixichik77 for her thoughts on the Metallic shadows and she said:
At the time I left the line, the Metallics were still fairly new and we were still working out what we liked and what we didn’t. The only thing I really have to add is that some of the Metallics look much better wet (or act like a completely different shadow wet). Forest becomes much more green when it is wet (compared to the blackened green it is when used dry). There were a few limited edition shades that came out… last winter? They were useless dry but fantastic wet.
When I use the Metallics wet, I like the touch-up brush to pack them on (though it does stain the brush). I loved Brown Stone, but some days it’s too red on me. CoverGirl Tapestry Taupe is close to Brown Stone, but a touch cooler.
Bobbi’s shadows are $20 each, compatible (along with her blushes) with her customizable palettes.