Bobbi Brown says ‘Nothing lights up your face like Shimmer’ . Oh well, i can think of a few things- A new handbag, New Anarkali, Hot Chocolate Fudge, Ranbir Kapoor, George Clooney, Either one of them with minimal clothing…ermm but lets keep this PG 13 and focus on the Shimmer Brick for now, because that seems to be the shortest cut to that elusive glow we all search for !
Bobbi Brown Claims
“The original Shimmer Brick Compact. This shimmering, brush-on powder creates a deep, bronzy glow. Works well with neutral and deep blush shades. To apply: Sweep the Face Blender Brush through all five shades and dust lightly on cheekbones after blush. Focus on applying shimmer on the top of cheekbones. To add a highlight to eyes, apply the lightest shade in the compact just under browbone with fingertips or the Eye Smudge Brush.”
The Bobbi brown shimmer brick is basically a fancy pants name for five shimmery strips all stacked together and ‘Bronze’ consists of five complementing shades which start with a pale cream at the top, move to a champagne, a bronze, a rose gold and a deep burgundy brown. Now these Shimmer Bricks are essentially multi-tasking products..you can use them as eyeshadows, highlighters and as blushes as well.
As an Eyeshadow, i think the Shimmer Bricks work exceptionally well. They are super smooth and the rose gold is such a gorgeous color for the eyes- one swipe and its a beautiful, lush duochrome of pink and gold !!! As a blush, these will work best with deeper skin tones who want a beautiful bronzey glow with a touch of pink in it- i wouldn’t recommend this to paler skintones though (the bronze can end up looking muddy). As a highlighter, ermm i dont think i love it that much. You see- i like highlighter that have soft tints, so i can wear em with the blush of my choice. With this you cant really pair it with pink or peach blushes. Secondly, i like soft-focus highlighters which give a hazy, glowy look. This one is definitely higher on the shimmer quotient (though the shimmer is very very fine, and not chunky at all), so it gives more of a high impact look .
Pros of Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick:
- Super Versatile, Can be used as an eyeshadow, Blush , or Highlighter
- Super Pigmented – Color is visible in one sweep
- Soft and blendable
- Fine Shimmer that is non chunky
- For Deeper skin tones, i think this is a gorgeous product
Cons of Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze:
- If you have large pores, look elsewhere as this can definitely accentuate them.
- Even though the shimmer is fine, it is high on that quotient and if you are not careful its very easy to over-apply this and kill the look.
- Does have strong color of its own- which means layering over a blush can make it a problem
Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick applied lightly.
Price: I think around 2800/- in India
Recommendation: The Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze is a beautiful, versatile product for darker skin tones – it works as a blush, eyeshadow and highlighter as well. Personally, the shimmer is tad bit high for my liking, but having said that Im addicted to my shimmer brick because when used softly it gives the most beautiful glow. This color is best for deeper skintones, I find the lighter,peachier shimmer bricks much more flattering on me
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