Bobbi Brown • Rose Gold Shimmer Brick Compact • Highlighters
|Would buy this product again.||75%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
This was my 1st BB purchase 8-9yrs ago and I wanted to love it so badly, but eventually ended up swapping it out after around 10 tries/uses :(
I have a few Bobbi Brown *staples* (corrector/concealer, gel liner, and a few of the newer blushes are nice) but this shimmer brick was simply a miss for me.
For the price (rather expensive IMO) it just didn't impress me. The compact was bulky, the pigmentation is lacking, nor did I care for the overall color which appeared to be flattering in the pan but once applied didn't look on my skin as I anticipated.
For reference I have very pale, mostly neutral slightly warm undertoned skin (MAC N10-NC15ish) and have had much more success from the "Shimmer Brick" blush/highlighting dupes from the drugstores. Specifically Milani Shimmer Stripes(in the "Berry Glimmer" shade-my "HolyGrail" of this type of product) & PF Blush/Highligher Stripes(all shades) for a fraction of the cost of this shimmer brick.
After no success as a highlighter or blush, I even gave it a go as an eye shadow, but really couldn't make the shades work well for that either :(
I'm not even sure if this product is still available for purchase, but if so, unfortunately I would not recommend this specific Shimmer Brick product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
My first shimmer brick by BB and I'm not impressed. I'm not very dark, more on the pale side and this didn't show up on me hardly at all. I put it on over my cheekbones and I honestly don't even notice anything is there. So not worth it IMO. I think there are much better products out there. Pretty in the packaging, but seriously...I can't see it on my face even with multiple applications.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Beautiful luminous golden pink! Doesn't look like a cheap glitter bomb on my cheeks. Sometimes I wear it on its own for a subtle flush, other times I layer it over my blush. Definitively worth the money, I can see this lasting a long time.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
Some of Bobbi's other shimmer bricks have been too silvery for my skin tone. The effect was "tin man." This one imparts a warm, golden peachy sheen on my cheeks. It's subtle enough for everyday..no glitter or sparkle effect. Love the whole "Rose Gold" look.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Sooooo pretty, but like Wild Rose, it's very similar to a previously released shimmerbrick. In this case, it's really close to Pink Quartz. On my cheeks they're virtually identical shades of champagne pink, with Rose Gold showing up maybe a half shade cooler. Used as eye shadow the top strips are exactly the same on me - a very pretty warm-ish pink, similar to Stila Kitten but cooler and not as frosty. The rest of the strips on Rose Gold are different, as they seem to have a pinker tone to them than Pink Quartz. In any case though, if you want a pretty pink highlighter/blush (depending on your coloring, this may not show any real pigment, just shimmer) that also makes a nice eye shadow, get Rose Gold.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Wow, I can't believe I have ignored Shimmer Bricks for so long! I think I've passed them by b/c in general BB basic cosmetics just never appealed to me (boring, colours ran too yellow etc). Anyway, I saw some pics of Rose Gold on someone's blog and became so entranced I had to buy! It really isn't frosty or glittery at all. Applied lightly with a large, fluffy powder brush on the apples of my cheeks I get a pretty sheen and just kind of an added oomph to my blush that is so pretty! I know that many people think the shimmer bricks are gimmicky glitter bombs, and maybe they usually are, didn't have that experience with Rose Gold. It is special and worth trying even if you've written Shimmer Bricks off. In fact, I have already purchased the Wild Rose (LOVE IT!) and will be keeping my eye out for more of these pretties. Rose Gold is unique and well worth the $39.00 IMO.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This shimmer brick is from their newest collection and I have to say...I love it! This color gives the most natural "rose gold" glow on the cheeks. It's not overly glittery and doesn't have that shiny-silver sheen which I dislike. Perfect for everyday. :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Rose Gold is a limited-edition shimmer brick from Bobbi Brown’s Spring ’12 Rose Gold collection. In the past, I’ve used and chucked in the trash a few of Bobbi’s older shimmer bricks because I’m not a fan of heavy shimmer or highlighters that have a silvery finish. A few months ago I turned away from Laura Mercier’s LE Rose Rendezvous highlighter because it was *way* too shimmery for me. I prefer powders that provide a softer, buildable glow.
In my opinion, Rose Gold is a step away from Bobbi’s frostier shimmer bricks. This mosaic of powders builds on a palette of muted roses, warm beiges, and light bronze. On my Warm Ivory skin tone (approximately NC15), there isn’t a shade in this shimmer brick that pulls silvery or ashy when applied. The shimmer is surprisingly refined and gives my skin a subtle wash of sheer bronzed rose gold. I tested it with Bobbi Brown’s Face Blender Brush and one light pass gave me a hint of a warm glow. I found I could brush this across my temples, cheeks, nose, and chin for a winter’s version of bronzer – where you want “a bit of” warm color for radiance but don’t want to go darker. Out in the car and by the window, I kept peeking in the mirror like a vain hussy to see if the subdued department store lighting hid any glitter horrors but in natural daylight, my skin looked acceptably glowy with low-key shimmer (nowhere near metallic or frosty). Even with a few sheer layers, it still doesn’t seem overly shimmery. I think Becca’s Pressed Shimmer Powders have the same shimmer level as this shimmer brick.
I would recommend this shimmer brick as a final finishing complexion warming powder for facial high-points or as a *very sheer* light bronzed pink blush. JMO but if you build this up to full color it'll get very shimmery and I don't think it's meant to be used that heavily. Instead, dust it overtop your normal blush or bronzer/blush routine for that final touch of glow. You can use it to diffuse the color of your blush or use it as a sheer shimmery wash of color for the eye lids and brow bone.
$39 at Nordstrom. Total net weight .4 oz/10.3 grams