Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Bronze Review and Swatches


Back again after a short break! I featured today's product in a recent video about summer faves, and I remembered I hadn't fully reviewed it, so here goes! This is a firm favourite by Bobbi Brown which you may find can be used in more than one way: let me show you the shimmer brick in the shade Bronze!


Use
Here we have a very interesting product by Bobbi Brown, I think it's a firm favourite in the beauty world because of it's versatility: it's a combination of several strips of different coloured compact powders which can be used alone or in combination to create a highlighted blush or bronzer effect on the skin. 

But not only that, you can also use the colours individually with a smaller brush as eyeshadows, which is really clever indeed!
Colours
As you can see this is the bronze compact, it contains 5 different colours:
- a very pale white gold
- a champagne pink
- an orangey bronze
- a rose gold
- dark coppery bronze

They all have a glittery finish and can be used by swirling them together or picking them up individually with a finer brush. 

All the shades are warm-toned which suit certain skin tones better, so take that into account. I find it works better on my tanned skin than when I'm milky white!
Formula and finish
It's quite a dry and compact powder which doesn't create much dust but you need to choose the brush wisely or you can easily pick up too much product. 

It's noticeably pigmented but can easily be blended out for a softer look. Nevertheless I find it's better to layer carefully for a nicer finish rather than over-apply. 

It can be used as a blush or bronzer but as the shades are all very shimmery it can really highlight pores and imperfections, as you can see in my face photos. Perhaps you prefer to use it only as a highlighter or to add a bit of sparkle to your eye looks. 
Overall
The shimmer brick is a versatile compact if you think you can use it for all I have mentioned. It is quite shimmery and warm bronze in tone so depending on your skin tone you may find it doesn't compliment you as a full-on blush or for eye looks. 

If you like your shimmer you'll certainly fall in love with the warm tanned finish it gives your complexion, but beware those of you with pores and imperfections as it will definitely highlight them and make them more noticeable!

At £34 it's the average price for a quality highlighter of this brand and if you take into account you can use the shades separately you might find it's quite a good buy. 

Do you regularly use highlighter?

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