I was really on the fence about purchasing this highlighter that many people claim has many, less expensive dupes. A Bobbi Brown counter opened up near me (yay!) and I went to try a couple of shades on my cheeks. I tried the Pink Quartz on one side, which looked nice and yet a tad cool on me and the Bronze on the other, which just looked very natural. I do not notice any glitter, but there is a lovely golden glow. When I wore it the first time, over the BB Pale Pink blush, I used my BB powder brush to swipe it once over the brick and once on my cheeks, concentrating it high up on the cheekbones, repeating this 2 or 3 times. I also took the lightest shade and applied a very small amount under my brow arch. Later that day my daughter said, "Mom, turn toward me. Did you just apply blush? Oh, you look so warm and glowing." She's quite the critic, so I know this Shimmer Brick is adding something wonderful to my face at my mature age :) Packaging is a bit clunky but protects the product well, however the box reminds you to be careful, as this is a fragile powder. Will last a year at the very least!
This is pretty but way too glittery so it does not look natural, its obvious your wearing highlight and I prefer a more natural look.
I got this in a swap. I was looking for a multidimensional highlight that wouldn't be too shimmery. This fits the bill. The problem is that it's a little hard to blend. I have to stroke my kabuki brush a lot before the color becomes even. Also, be very careful with how you handle this. i put this in my makeup bag when I was traveling. When I got to the destination, the product was all crumbled. I would not repurchase this because I think I can find a better highlight out there.
This is truly a gorgeous bronzy highlight/blush. The color is so beautiful- it's a perfect bronze tone with a fine shimmer-sheen. I like to apply this with a fluffy blush brush because I find that it looks less shimmery that way. I always want to build the color up but you can't really do that without building up the shimmer as well, which then starts to look a bit obvious. When applied properly it highlights the face so beautifully. I put this on my cheekbones and even on the center of my forehead since I am super dry. If you're oily, you probably don't want to do that unless you've set with a powder. I haven't had any issues with my shimmer brick crumbling or breaking-yet and I have traveled with it. just be sure to KEEP THE FOAM INSERT as this will protect the product which is very fragile. You can blend all the shades together for a warm golden glow or what I like to do is first apply the darker shades on my cheeks and then concentrate with the light highlighting shade on the tops of my cheekbones. It photographs beautifully and adds such a great dimension to the skin. When I was wearing this out in the daylight, I asked my mom if I looked like a glitter bomb in the sun and she said not at all. so as long as you don't apply too much, you can get that glowing effect without the glitter party on your face. I love these so much that I have also purchased Nectar, which is a beautiful coral with golden sheen- ugh so pretty!
These are not the cheapest things but I don't see myself having to repurchase simply because there is so much product in the compact.
My favorite bronzer! Don't let the "Shimmer Brick" name scare you away from this product. I barely notice any shimmer when I wear this . It imparts a natural looking bronze color. The color is perfect because it's not at all orange, nor is it too dark or flat brown. Other brown-based bronzers can make my skin look dirty. This one doesn't. I apply it with Bobbi's face blender brush which is a great tool for an even application.
I love this! I'm an NC25 and a light dusting over Mac Studio Fix and Chanel Les Beiges leaves my skin radiant. It's perfect for nights out but the reason it didn't get a 5 is because it's far too glittery to wear as an every day highlighter. When mine runs out I'll definitely be repurchasing, but I've had it around 6 months and am no where near touching pan yet. The longevity of it makes it worth the £32 I picked it up for! The packaging is, as usual for Bobbi Brown, absolutely gorgeous and can be kept easily clean. The mirror is so handy for popping it in my handbag for nights out too. Definitely a must have for teen girls!
This is a beautiful blush. I use a stippling brush to apply to my cheeks and it makes me look like I have a healthy glow without looking the usual obvious blush pink.
This is such an amazing glow -
I have very pale, very pink-toned skin and this gives me an amazing, just-back-from-the-Bahamas glow. Not orange, not too bronze, and extremely finely milled. Very understated, as long as you use a light touch. That said, you can totally "bling" yourself out with this.
This product is very easy to apply and to blend, too. Looking at this in the pan, I was concerned it would be too dark - but it is not. It's quite sheer, actually, and very buildable.
I cannot wait to try the Pink Quartz and Beige shades.
Highly recommended. Very well worth the asking price.
I think this is a nice highlighter for girls with deeper skin. I used this the other day and it was amazing. It really brought my features forward. It was like a spotlight was shining on the areas where I applied this.
I also like the colors individually as eyeshadows. You do have to be careful with this though. It's very concentrated and easy to overdo it. So, use a light hand and you'll be happy with the results.
Love this! I've used it on my cheeks, sides of jaw, and my eyes. Versatile, provides a fabulous glow. Lasts for a really long time. Will definitely buy again when I finally run out.