This shimmer brick compact from Bobbi Brown has been in my wish list for long after I tried Wild Rose. And finally a month before I was able to lay hands on it. Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks are an absolute visual treat. They come in a big glossy black square case with a gradient of five coordinating shimmery shades embedded. The case also includes a big inbuilt mirror useful for on go touch ups. The whole packaging looks classy & luxurious. The shades do not merge with each other with continuous usage.
They got a semi hard baked yet satiny smooth texture highly loaded with minuscule shimmers. The shimmers are very well blended with the texture giving a high sheen glow. Though the texture is fabulous, shimmers does make their way to the edges of the pan which can be annoying. They have a high metallic sheen which when applied with soft hands gives a nice soft subtle dewy glow. The formula applies and blend effortlessly without any flaws or fallout. The pigmentation is pretty good & they flare well for entire day on me maybe with slight indistinct fading. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks formula I find slightly intense than the Dior’s Poudre Shimmer one’s. Dior’s is softer & subtle while Bobbi’s is wee bit shimmery if comparatively, Dior’s giving the effortless natural look. These shimmer bricks are multi-tasking and can be used as a blush, highlighter or eyeshadows. They work best as eyeshadows for me giving a pretty glow on my super dry lids. And it does look amazing as a blush or highlighter on my dry skin but need to be used carefully. I prefer to tap off the excess on brush before applying them on cheeks and usually opt for a soft fluffy brush for the application as they load pretty heavily with a gentle swipe. The shimmers can accentuate pores & flaws easily so females with large pores should be careful & advised to use a good pore minimizing primer underneath.
Bronze is a gorgeous assemblage of five alluring warm shades which combined together gives a perfect bronzy glow. Bronze is an assortment of – a pale beige highlighter with yellow-gold, a champagne pink, a bronze, a rose gold and a coppery bronze. It will suit medium to dusky complexions beautifully and can look a bit muddy on paler ones. I love how the bottom three shades look on my brown eyes. It looks flattering as a blush/highlighter on my wheatish complexion and is my most used product for this festive season. It adds perfect warmth & glow to my skin. Highly Recommended!
- Classy & Luxurious packaging. Comes with large inbuilt mirror.
- Soft, smooth & satiny texture.
- Beautiful assortment of 5 complementing warm shades.
- The shades do not merge with each other with usage.
- Good pigmentation.
- Long wearing.
- Multi-tasking- can be used as a highlighter, blush or eye shadow.
- Bronze gives a beautiful bronzy glow & highlights to skin.
- Easy to go overboard since the product is high on shimmer content.
- Can enhance pores.
- Shimmers settle around the edges of pan.
Not everyone’s cup of tea but if you love highlighters, sheen & shimmers then this product is for you. High on sheen & shimmer with soft satiny texture that blends easily. Wear for whole day easily without any evident fading with a rich dewy glow on skin. Bronze is an assortment of some most pretty neutrals for a perfect bronzy glow & highlights suiting Indian complexions perfectly. Highly Recommended.