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."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."
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?