skin | hair | makeup
I have a strong feeling I'm going to be obsessed with the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks this spring! I realize that they aren't new products that just came out, but I just got on the bandwagon a little late! But like the cult, I am absolutely obsessed!
I picked up the shade Nectar from Sephora, and the lady at the store swore by this compact, so thank you so so much! The packaging from Bobbi Brown is always on point! Very sleek and simple, keeping it classy as always! It is a legit brick, so the name goes well. I do wish that it was a little more sleeker, only for travel purposes.
The mirror is wide and perfect for on the go touch ups. The product itself is quite a lot for a compact. You will usually find five strips of makeup shades in each shimmer brick. All these shades of blush/highlighters are gorgeous individually and together. Since spring is here, I have been transitioning my makeup to more dewey and glowy finishes, and these Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks have become an essential. This particular compact in the shade Nectar is a beautiful blush with tones of the sunset, lots of peaches and light rose colors which complement my skin tone perfectly. I have always said that this gives me the "sunkissed" glow, and for that I am in love with this product!
To get that flawless and effortless blush look, I take my blush brush or a face brush would work as well, and swirl it with all the five shades. They mixed colors of all the shades gives my skin a healthy glow that is the perfect of amount of glow and radiance. I have also found that taking the last two (bottom two) shades gives a great blush shade too.
I have also used this brick for a highlight on days when I want a subtle highlight on my cheekbones, for maybe a brunch or lunch date. I take a fan brush and concentrate my brush on the top shades (top two to be specific) since they are a few shades on the lighter side, and apply it to my cheekbones, and take it up to my temples. It instantly lifts my cheeks and gives a light strobing effect.
Another great use is to use these shades as lid colors for my eyeshadows. The peach and coral shades when paired with a bronze crease shade give a summer glow to my eyes, which instantly wakes them up and gives me a island girl vibe, and who doesn't want that!?
I love how versatile this one compact is. I am all about using products for multiple uses and with this brick, I get a highlighter, blush and eyeshadow, therefore it's the perfect travel compact! Bobbi Brown never fails me with the quality and color pay off, so there is no question on that department. The packaging itself is sturdy enough to travel with, and the huge mirror is a bonus! If you have not purchased this product already, you should get it before your next spring or summer vacay! Happy Spring everyone! xx
East coast based. Dentist by day. Lifestyle blogger by choice.