Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick – Nectar

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick - Nectar

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick – Nectar

Product: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Shade: ‘Nectar’ from Cabana Corals Spring Collection

Price: £32

How to Use:

Sweep the Face Blender Brush through all five shades of Shimmer Brick Compact and dust lightly on cheekbones after blush. Focus on applying shimmer on the top of cheekbones – where light naturally hits the face for the most flattering look.

My thoughts:

The shimmer brick comes in the characteristic Bobbi Brown black square compact packaging. Upon opening this elegant little package,  a protective therma-col film protects  the actual colour palette. I suggest you retain this protective piece for extended shelf life, breaking or spillage and unexpected impact during transit. The product might also come with a blender brush – free (YES FREE!) if you happen to buy this at one of the airport duty free stores.

The colours are warm coral variants with a soft golden shimmer. The texture is soft and smooth with very fine shimmer particles as is expected from good quality highlighters.  It glides on smoothly giving a very subtle frosty sheen which you can then build on. I like to apply the darker strips above my cheek bones and the light iridescent cream shade below brow for added effect. On a fairly non-humid day I get about 6 hours of wear out of it.

What I love about this product is its texture, which is lacking in some of the other lesser-priced face shimmers. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in particular leaves a lovely frosty sheen (not a sparkly finish). So if it’s a sparkly highlighter you desire, this one is not for you.

Given that the brick is a coral shade, the ‘Nectar’ suits summer-time better,  giving your cheeks a soft dewy. The colour variations are subtle enough to blend into skin tones from pale to dark. Additionally, some of the colour strips may also be used on the eye-lids as they are dense and well pigmented.

BB Shimmer bricks are a tad pricey, but the massive 0.4 oz size lasts me a very long time.. Moreover, each colour strip can  be used individually as blush or eye shadow essentially making it is a multi-purpose product. Take a look at other colour variations for bronzing or a cooler colour palette.

Take a look at my swatches below

Taken without flash

Taken without flash

Taken in daylight

Taken in daylight

Good Bits:

  • Excellent non gritty texture
  • Good pigmentation
  • Nice warm colour pallete that suits most skin tones
  • Can be used as blush, eyeshadow and highlighter

Not so Good Bits:

  • Expensive
  • Tends to crack in case if not carefully handled

Rating: 4.5/5

Overall I would say if you are looking for a good quality highlighter with a bit of added colour this product does the job! Definitely a recommended purchase!


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