Today's review is of quite a splurgy item, but I bought it on a blogsale for far cheaper than the normal price, so I'm feeling quite chuffed! I've never owned Bobbi Brown products before the middle of this year, but I'm slowly but surely building up my little collection. The newest addition is the beautiful Shimmer Brick in "Pink Quartz".
The shimmer brick comes in a sturdy compact that shuts with a satisfying click-- no broken shimmer strips or powder in your makeup bag. The compact has a large mirror, but the shimmer brick itself is quite small. It consists of five shimmery powder strips of different shades. Each shimmer brick has a different colour theme and this one, Pink Quartz, has a sheeny pink theme.
They go on to say that you should sweep your brush (a blush brush or something similarly tapered) across all five shades and then dust it lightly on your cheekbones (where the light hits your face) after applying blush. Not only can you use it to highlight skin (think cheekbones, brow bone, cupid's bow, and nose), but you can also use it as eyeshadow.
The shades are absolutely beautiful and are more champagne/rose and bronze than pink. I think this would suit most skin tones. There are two pinky shades (top and second from the bottom) and the top one is much more shimmery than the one second from the bottom. The three bronzy brown shades are quite similar, with the top one being more brown and the other two being more bronze.
You can pinpoint certain colours and then just use them (like when you're using it as an eyeshadow), but these past two weeks I've just been swirling my blush brush over all five shades and applying it as blush! It gives my skin a healthy glow and it's especially good on mornings when I'm faffing about and there isn't really time for blush-bronzer-highlighter. The compact is quite large, but I think it's a good product to travel with as it is multi-purpose.
Have you ever used a shimmer brick? Let me know in the comments section.
Until next time!