Product: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick
Shade: ‘Nectar’ from Cabana Corals Spring Collection
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.
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
- 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:
- Tends to crack in case if not carefully handled
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!