I have a love/hate relationship with Bobbi's shimmerbricks *sigh*..The black compact is sophisticated and the shimmering stripes really grab your attention..However, the Pink shimmerbrick falls short on pigmentation and texture. I was able to "buff in" the individual colors on my eyes (to get some color) but the shades were very subtle; almost white in pigment. I also agree with the other reviewers in that this is way too shimmery for all over your face. Especially, after age 30! It's a mediocre highlighter in my opinion. I would definitely go with the Bronze Shimmerbrick if you are looking for more pigment.
As a sun-shunner and a pale skinned lady, I am constantly in search of the perfect bronzer or illuminator to give me some realistic "color". I bought this product on a KLM flight, just because I was in the mood to "buy something"! Boy, am I ever glad I did. I love the results - not too shimmery or obvious if used correctly. Every time I wear this, someone tells me how "well" I look. It was stolen from my hotel room recently, and I couldn't wait to replace it. One big "no-no" with this product, however ... never use it on your nose. You'll look shiny for sure.
If you like shimmer but can't bring yourself to brush it all over your face (either out of fear of looking too young, too garish, or like many women who have office jobs, must maintain a professional appearance), this is your dream come true. It's from Bobbi Brown, so we all know that it's classy and subtle enough for women of all ages to wear without fear of looking ridiculous. I love the glow nice, refined, subtle shimmer can impart a nice glow and can double as a highlighter. I have the shimmer brick in Pink, and I love how it accentuates my cheekbones. It's subtle (as long as you don't overdo it- a little can go a long way) and doesn't look like I'm wearing shimmer (again, as long as you take it easy). This is Bobbi's answer to adult shimmer- finally, some love for the girls who need their makeup to be workplace safe, but still like to look young, fresh, healthy, and fun. My Mom actually bought my brick for me for Christmas, and when she saw it, she liked it so much she bought one for herself, my aunt, and my cousin, too! My mom uses the darker pink colors as a light eyeshadow, and I use the lightest white-pink shade as a highlighter for under my brow. This is makeup that definitely can multitask.
I LOVE this product!!
First let me address the price, quite expensive but very worth it because of the quality and it's versatility. I say that because it can be used all over the face as well as each colour can be used as eye shadow.
But the effect is what I loved so much. This product gives you what I call "movie star shimmer" on your face. It's really lovely. Think J-lo or Byonce at any event.
Also, I love this product so much that I bought the Pink one too. I personally think it is a bit more suitable for winter wear than the bronzer but I guess that depends on skintone and colour choices. The pink one can also be used on lips if you prefer. Although I haven't tried that yet. ;o)
I absolutely love the Shimmerbricks. I have both the bronze and the pink one and they are so pretty on, whether used as a shimmer, a bronzer or for your eyes. I love them. I recommend them to everyone.
I love this item. The perfect soft bronzer for lighter skins. Also is great for eye shadows. I like the pink version as well and will buy both again.
This is definitely not a bronzer. It is best used as a highlighter. It's very shimmery and doesn't carry a bronzed look; instead it adds a golden shimmer. The white strip is great for highlighting your browbones and the brown is great for applying to the crease of your eye with an angled brush. I love to use this compact and all of its colors as accent for my eyes, and for shimmer during the summer or for parties.
Very nice, bronzy highlighter for all over the face and eyes, great for adding colour and shimmer to your face for a party look. Much better than the pink version.
I don't know why I waited so long to try this! - I think it is so pretty on! - And it's so versatile! - I use a fluffy brush and dust it on my cheekbones, nose, kinda like a bronzer.. also on my body (esp pretty if tan!) - even great as eyeshadows, gold colors make my blue-green eyes stand out! - it is very shimmery (I know, duh, it's called Shimmerbrick!) -so don't over-do it! - (((I got the pink one too cause I was so impressed with this one)))
I love this product. I'm a big fan of BB products anyway, but this is a must-have. I was worried that it would give me an oily look, but the shimmer is so subtle that it gives my skin a very nice, light glow. I love that I can use it as a shadow and a bronzer - very versatile and compact.