Review & Swatches: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in “Pink Quartz”

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz

Availability: Nordstrom, Sephora, Bobbi Brown
Price: $40.00

Company’s Description

This shimmering, brush-on powder creates a soft, warm pink glow. Works well with neutral and pink blush shades.

Bobbi Brown’s infamous Shimmer Bricks are highlighting and blush colors and are available in several permanent and limited-edition shades. This shade Pink Quartz 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, rectangular, plastic compacts. 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: 9.75/10

Pink Quartz contains five (5) colored, shimmery strips: frosty pink, brown, beige-nude, pale pink, and pink-tan. You can use these shades individually for an eye look or together as a highlighter. When mixed together, you get more of a tan shimmer as opposed to a pink shimmer. Pink Quartz isn’t pigmented enough to really use as a blush, but could be used as an all-over luminizing and bronzing cheek color.

The shimmer particles are very small, so you get a wonderfully refined sheen to the skin without any chunky glitter bits. The pink shades are light enough that you should be able to use this product as a highlighter with any blush color.

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: 9.5/10

For $40.00 you get 0.4 ounces (10.3 grams) of product. 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 Box Packaging

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Packaging

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz Swatches

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz Swatch Blended

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz Swatch Blended

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz Swatch Blended


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