I love this cult fave! It looks great as a highlighter over BB Peony blush for a dewy, youthful, rosy glow. I have to use a light hand so that it is not too shimmery though and blend really well. A ,little goes a long way and the packaging is elegant and perfect for travel.
i love this! it took me ages to decide whether to get this or not because of the price! 30.50 GPB is a lot for a blusher. But did you know, Bobbi Brown said, this can be doubled as a eyeshadow;) but because im asain, pink eyeshadows doesnt suit me! so i keep it simple as a blush, and i like how theres a highlight powder! the colour is so natural when applied on your cheeks! it is for EVERYONE, and i mean it. i love it. and i like how it comes with a little brush! i would purcase this again if it ever runs out! i've never ran out of anything but foundation! huge thumbs up for this, worth the splurge!
OMG I love this product, in the shade Rose is my favorite. I am fair, about NC15 ish. Therefor, this is a blush for me. I asked a friend today if she could notice a lot of shimmer on my cheeks and she could not, not even in sunlight. I think the trick is to stay away from the white strip on the top of this pallet. It comes off as the most natural gorgeous go with everything shade. This would be great for everyone. I do think it would accent large pores if that is a major concern to you, but only very large pores. Mine are normal, not tiny but not large, and I love this shimmer brick. I will repurchase when it runs out... which could be FOREVER because I have already owned it for about a year and a half! LOVE!
I've been using this for years as a blush. Great colors to brighten up my very fair skin. Since I don't use everyday, it has lasted a long time and I haven't had to purchase another one. Definitely on the pricey side, but fun for those that like pink shimmery blushes like me.
This was my first product from Bobbi Brown. I remember spending a whole lot of my paycheck for this (haha). It gives a lovely, really shimmery glow on my skin. However, I find that it's too shimmery for my taste, even for a highlighter. I'd like something more subtle.
Let's look at the Packaging:
It's packaged in a sturdy, commonly high-end case with a mirror and the brick much like a mineralized skinfinish, but baked in strips. The Body Shop has a very similar product as well, I think it's called shimmer strips. The best way to use this is to take a fluffy white haired brush, just like the MAC 168 because it's easier buffed onto the cheeks rather than patted on with say a smaller blush brush.
Mine is in Rose. It's a burnt pink with cool undertones so watch out if you have a yellow undertone. I know, I know, I'm yellow, but I thought pink blushes do look good on me, I'll save the undertone complaints until later.
So How Do You Work it?
1.) Simple. Here's me with bare cheeks, i even skipped the bronzer:
2.) Swirl your brush into the brick so that it collects all the colors of the gradient. Then, use the brush and buff first into the apples of your cheek, working upwards to the tip of your ear, not touching the tip of your ear but buffing towards that direction.
3.) The effect produced is a much more prominent cheek apple and sweep of pink that's subtle and not too over the top.
What do I think of it?
I want to love it, but it's probably not the first blush I'll grab for because it's hot and sweaty in Singapore and I'm pretty sure that I'll get the same glow if I wait out in the humidity a bit. That's because I have combination oily skin. However, I think it adds a beautiful glow to the cheeks, and probably great in dry countries or when you just need that little sparkle. This one in particular is much too cool toned for me, and probably a warmer shimmer brick like 'Nectar' would have suited me better. I can't really use this primarily as a highlighter because its pink and I don't really like having a red bridge, but a sweep on the cheekbones, with another blush below might be a good suggestion. I know that if this whole thing was the white, it would for shizzle receive a 5/5 from me, but as a blush it just doesn't seem natural sometimes. Nonetheless, its still beautiful, it's hard to explain my opinion and from me, I'd give it a 4.5/5 because the highlight is sometimes too over the top for me.
Overall - this is an expensive product and you can get the same sub at The Body Shop. However, if you're into Bobbi Brown and her products - go for it -but don't, if you have oily skin.
This was the firts shimmerbrick i bought. But i was way too frosty pink for my coloring (nc40 bobbi brown 4.5 or 5). I gave it to my sister , she is fairer skin. I'd recommend it for paler complextions.
I love this shimmer block from Bobbi Brown. I have some small pores and was concerned with this once applied. My pore size is not noticeable. I am in my early 30s and feel like this looks good for a highlighter and a blush. I have light to medium skin tone and this compliments perfectly. I can wear this with or without blush and wear this over my bronzer powder. Very classy. I would be careful if you have noticeable pores and would want to apply this highlighter over them, as it would draw attention to them.
Don't let the listing fool you, this is a blush and not a highlighter. I am addicted to blush, you name it and I've probably owned it at one time or another. Since finding this I will never buy any other blush again, this is all I need. It's the perfect flushed rosey color and the shimmer doesn't exaggerate my pores or fine lines.
This product is lovely. Wearable as a blush for someone fair, but for my medium skintone with prominent surface ruddiness, I need more depth of color. Wears as a soft powdery-pink, slightly pinkier than my Platinum pink. If you're medium on up, I'd rec. this as a soft *very light* pink highlighter, any skintone lighter and I'd say wear it as a blush. This is extremely subtle, provided you don't over do it. My fiancee who really doesn't like a shimmer on me actually prefers this over LM's Shimmer Bloc's. I am told I look greasy when I wear that whereas with this it's shimmery. Either way, at the end of the day this is what gets used more and more compliments. C'est la vie. I don't get the negative feel of this over the strong praise of LM and Dior. I found the others so finely milled that it was more difficult to control the frosty effect. Compared with the Becca PSP's which are powdery-sheen and very subtle, this offers more of a highlight/shimmer as opposed to a shimmery powdered effect. The shimmer on these seems more sparsely dispersed in comparison with my LM, Becca and Dior--thus a less overall cheek of sheen. I hadn't noticed that much of a difference in texture, but this stands out as extremely finely milled, moreso than other SB's, less powdery than LM and Dior.