I had been contemplating investing in a Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for awhile now, but just never made the plunge. Then I was watching the Demi Lovato documentary “Stay Strong,” and she was using her Shimmer Brick in “Bronze,” and I thought to myself, “I have to have it…now!” Strange places I get my inspiration, I know. I decided to go with Nectar because it reminded me a lot of the infamous NARS “Orgasm” blush that has the most gorgeous peachy-pink shimmer glow to it. Inside I have a lot of photographs and swatches, so
If you’re new to Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks, they are award-winning compacts with an array of complementary shades. They can be used for highlighting, blush, bronzing, and for eye makeup, as well. Since they come in a variety of combinations and colors, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go with the classic “Bronze” Shimmer Brick or go with Nectar. In the end I decided that I already have loyalty to a bronzer, and I’d rather work with something a bit different. Plus, Nectar has the most gorgeous peachy-coral glow ever.
What I like about the Shimmer Brick’s is how much product you get. The compact fits into the palm of your hand, and you get more than enough product to last you. With how shimmery and pigmented this particular Shimmer Brick is, you’ll easily be able to use this for months and months.
I was quite pleased with the pigmentation of this Shimmer Brick too. All of the shades clearly showed up against my skin tone individually. When mixed together to be used as a highlighter/blush, the shade takes on a much more subtle color and tone, with tons of shimmer.
One of the main things I love about this Shimmer Brick is how versatile it is. I can throw this into my makeup bag when I travel to Florida next week and not have to worry about individually packing highlighter and eyeshadow, because this works as both. If you have very oily skin (which I do), I’d stay away from using this particular Shimmer Brick as an all-over cheek color because of how much shimmer it contains. The shimmer will highlight any imperfections in your skin, so the trick is to keep it just above your cheekbones, where the sun would naturally hit.
But where this Shimmer Brick also really wins is as an eyeshadow. You can easily apply the shades to create a shimmering warmth and depth to your eyelids.
Overall: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks are definitely a bit of an investment at $39, but you get a ton of product with great pigmentation that is extremely versatile. If you’re a fan of multi-tasking makeup products, I highly recommend you try out a Shimmer Brick!