Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Collection Shimmer Bricks: Review & Swatches

"Inspired by her treasured rose-gold wedding band, Bobbi's spring collection instantly enhances with an alluring combination of rosy, gold-flecked accents and dramatic definition."
i have a love/hate relationship with Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks. why? the name says it all: there's obvious shimmer in them. which tends not to be a good combination with my oily skin. but i adore the glow it gives when i use a light hand, so i have to be extremely careful when using them. i also love any product that multi-tasks and the fact that you can also use these as eyeshadow is great when you're not in the mood to put a lot of thought into your makeup.

on a whim i picked up Rose Gold & Wild Rose Shimmer Bricks from the Rose Gold collection.Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks always get compared to MAC's Mineralize Skin Finishes and these two remind me a lot of MAC's Redhead MSF and Blonde MSF.
what i always like about Shimmer Bricks is that despite having tons of shimmer they apply so smoothly. i own several Shimmer Bricks and the texture is always consistent: no chunkiness of glitter, no fall-out. which makes them so much easier to control, a huge plus for someone with large pores & oily skin because overdoing it can only draw attention to your pores. both of these will get a lot of use as highlights this spring & summer or i'll layer them with other matte blushes.

Wild Rose is the warmer, deeper, pinker of the Shimmer Bricks in this collection; while Rose Gold is the more champagne-colored of the two.

i road tested Wild Rose last week and got a full 7 hours wear out of it without the color fading. impressive, right?

check out swatches below...

Wild Rose Shimmer Brick

Wild Rose Shimmer Brick - each individual shade 

Wild Rose Shimmer Brick - all five shades blended together

Rose Gold Shimmer Brick

Rose Gold Shimmer Brick - each individual shade 

Rose Gold Shimmer Brick - all five shades blended together

left to right: Wild Rose & Rose Gold

Wild Rose & Rose Gold Shimmer Bricks retail for $39 and are available online and at Bobbi Brown counters.

have you tried Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks? have you checked out the Bobbi Brown's Rose Gold Collection?


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