Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick {Beauty Monday}

by Valerie on July 14, 2009 · 4 comments

The Bobbi Brown Shimmerbricks are the one makeup item that I will buy every time a new color comes out (usually once or twice a year) – I find them versatile and I do love each of them for different reasons. I am not a collector by nature, but make an exception for the Shimmerbrick.

That said, when I heard the new Shimmerbrick was Nude, I sighed. I figured it would be similar to the Beige and the Sandstone and the Copper Quartz and the Pink Quartz. And I commiserated with two fellow bloggers (Karley and the Curator) about how Bobbi really needs to come back out with the Brownie shimmerbrick, which was a beautiful plumy-beigey-brownie range of colors in one compact.

But, I still ordered the Nude Shimmerbrick. And when I opened it I was very pleased. No, it’s not the return of the Brownie shimmerbrick, but the Nude does have a slight pluminess woven into the beige. When I applied the Nude shimmerbrick, on my skintone it looks the way the Brownie does when I apply it lightly. I even did a side-by-side comparison.

Even if you are not still pining for Brownie to be re-released, do check out the Nude Shimmerbrick. It’s very versatile and, like all shimmerbricks, beautiful. Photo from Bobbi Brown website.

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1 Carolyn July 14, 2009 at 4:23 pm

I've never tried a BB Shimmerbrick, but have always wondered about them. You seem to love them so maybe I'll give this a try? Should I start with nude (sounds nice) or something else? Pink Quartz?


2 City Girl July 14, 2009 at 4:30 pm

Hi Carolyn, Depends if you want a straight highlighter or more of a multi-use brick (ie one you can use for eyeshadow/blush/highlighter) – I would personally get the Nude or the Apricot over the Beige, as I think they are more versatile. If you want a basic highlighter, Beige is really the best one for that, but if you want fun I would go for the pink or platinum pink.

Your question reminds me I did a primer on shimmerbricks like 2 years ago, and how to pick one. SO many new ones have come out since, I am thinking I should revisit that post on a future Beauty Monday.


3 Kiki July 15, 2009 at 5:43 am

I've been wondering about the Shimmerbricks as well, so a primer on the colors and uses would be very much appreciated. Never having owned any BB before, and always on the lookout for versatile products with multiple uses, I would love to get the full scoop from an insider like you!


4 The Curator July 15, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Aha, so it is different enough from the others to warrant purchasing! Thanks a lot for the review (and the mention!) Now Bobbi needs to come out with a coral shimmerbrick – preferably a bit warmer than her Coral blush. Oh, and a Plum shimmerbrick. đŸ˜€


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