Review & Swatches: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in “24 Karat”

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in 24 Karat

Availability: Nordstrom, Sephora
Price: $42.00

Company’s Description

Give the gift of gold with our 24 Karat Shimmer Brick, that is. Five bars of pearlescent shimmer highlight the skin for a lit-from-within glow. Each bar also doubles up as an eye shadow.

Bobbi Brown’s famous Shimmer Bricks are baked highlighting and cheek colors that come in . This shade includes five (5) bars of pure pearl color for shimmering lids and glowing cheeks.

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Packaging: 9/10

Shimmer Bricks come in glossy, black, square, plastic compacts. For the Holiday 2012 collection, Bobbi Brown’s packaging displays a special, collegiate-type logo. The compact has a snap-shut lid that flips open to reveal a mirror inside. Though on the bulky side, this compact is quite light-weight.

Quality: 9.5/10

The 24 Karak shade includes 5 different strips of shimmery color: cream, champagne, tan, nude-peach, and bronzed rose. The shades have enough pigmentation to create an eye look with. At the same time, the shades are not so intensely pigmented to preclude use of this product as a highlighter. Personally, I use Shimmer Bricks more often as highlighters or a night-time blush color than I do as eye shadows.

The entire pan is filled with very small shimmer particles. 24 Karat gives off a bronzed sheen to the skin that is fairly intense in its shimmery effect, but doesn’t look gaudy. This isn’t a particularly unique shade when compared to Bobbi Brown’s other Shimmer Brick shades, so if you already have another shade (like Beige or even Pink Quartz), it’s probably not necessary to get 24 Karat.

The powder glides across the skin and blends beautifully. You can layer the powder or use it wet to get a more intense sheen to the skin. If you have oily or mature skin, this product’s shimmery quality is probably best passed up for a more subtle liquid or cream luminizer.

The powder adheres very well to the skin, so you shouldn’t have any problems with the product fading as the day goes on.

Ease of Use: 10/10

This shade is effortless to use. It will pair with any skin tone and blends across the skin smoothly. You can use the powder wet for a more intense, liquid-metallic effect.

Price: 9/10

For $42.00 you get 0.4 ounces (10.3 grams) of product. This is $2.00 more than what Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Bricks usually cost (due to the limited edition color and packaging). I don’t really think the minor difference in packaging warrants a price increase, but packaging aside, you get a lot of product for the price. Dior’s Diorskin Shimmer Star costs $44.00 and contains 0.35 ounces while Laura Mercier’s Shimmer Bloc costs $38.00 and contains 0.21 ounces of product. You get significantly more product per dollar with Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Bricks.

Final Grade

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in 24 Karat Box Packaging

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in 24 Karat Box Packaging

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in 24 Karat Packaging

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in 24 Karat Packaging

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in 24 Karat

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in 24 Karat

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in 24 Karat

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in 24 Karat Swatches

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in 24 Karat Swatches

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Compact in 24 Karat Swatch
Disclosure

This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.

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