This is a review for Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick in Nectar. This powder retails for $38.00 and can be purchased from bobbibrowncosmetics.com or sephora.com.
This shimmering, brush-on powder creates a soft, coral glow. Works well with neutral and peach blush shades.
Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Bricks come in reflective, square, plastic compacts that snap shut. You’ll also find a mirror on the inside.
The design is sleek and simple. My 2 small criticisms are that the packaging is more bulky than necessary (the pan inside is much smaller than the compact) and the compact gets fingerprints on it easily.
This blush is a pinky coral color with golden shimmers. The color applies evenly, the shimmers definitely transfer onto the skin, and the blush lasts all day. Don’t layer this product too much; if you do, the powder will leave a noticeable texture on your skin.
This product is also versatile because it has strips of colors. For example, if you take a fluffy eye shadow brush, you can use the champagne color in the pan as a highlighter on your cheekbones.
The color looks lovely on the cheeks, but it could less shimmery. Because the product is so shimmery, you have to be light-handed when applying.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
The color applies smoothly and evenly, but don’t over-do it, otherwise you’ll look disco-ball-like and will get a noticeable texture to your skin.
Shimmer Bricks come with 10.3 g of product and cost $38.00 each. DiorSkin Shimmers cost $44.00 and give you 9.92 g of product. MAC Mineralize Blushes cost $22.00 and give you 3.5 g of blush. So even though $38.00 seems like a lot, the price is actually very reasonable because of how much product you get.
Try if: you want a product you can use both as a highlighter and blush
Buy if: you’re looking for a shimmery, pink/coral blush