Greetings! So Thursday the Bobbi Brown Sandstone Shimmerbrick hit Bloomingdales, and of course I picked mine up on Friday. For those of you who are still debating which shimmer brick to get, this may be the best “starter” one yet.
Sandstone, like the newer bricks (Peony and Brownie) does not have a white band, but rather 5 multicolored bands. The colors in this brick are very pigmented beiges and champagnes. Try to imagine a cross between the Beige and Brownie bricks, and you have Sandstone. It really is a beautifully pigmented brick – the colors work well as eyeshadow and highlighter, and make for a beautiful golden beige blush, similar to Lancome Miel Glace in effect.
As you may remember in my brick post I said that Apricot and Rose were the best starter bricks for versatility, and Beige was the best highlighter. Well Sandstone is the MOST versatile brick and the BEST highlighter. What is great about Sandstone is that it is pigmented like both those bricks but will work on all skintones because it is a fairly neutral beige base. Despite the gold in it, I really do not find it as warm as the Apricot.
Also, while Bobbi is marketing this as a summer brick to wear with bronzer and peachy blushes, applied with a light hand this could easily be a year round brick. If you were to want to use it in winter, I would use it as either a highlighter or eyeshadow – used as both this brick definitely gives a very sun kissed look, but used sparingly, it gives the same candlelit glow of Beige with just a tiny more punch.
So yes, in terms of bang for your buck, Sandstone is the way to go. In fact, it is rapidly edging out Apricot in its reign as my favorite shimmer brick. Sandstone does not appear to be LE, so you don’t have to rush getting it.
Sandstone was a lovely beauty purchase, but now I cant wait for the Sun Kissed Face Palette. I bought the Beach Beauty palette two years ago, and the Bahama Brown blush in it is wonderful. This updated version has the same blush but two different lip colors and one different eye shadow (Chocolate instead of Vanilla). I think that is different enough I can justify getting it, especially since that is one palette I wish I had in both NYC and DC.
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