Holiday 2008 Review – Bobbi Brown Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick Compact

by PJ on Wednesday, December 3, 2008

in -Bobbi Brown, 2008 Holiday, makeup

Shimmer Brick is probably one of
Bobbi Brown‘s most popular items. For holiday 2008, Bobbi Brown has released a limited-edition Copper Diamond Shimmer Brick Compact.

The five subtly different shades are packaged in a very glamorous gold case with a decent-sized mirror, although the case always seems slightly lighter than how I’d like it to be (especially when I compare it with Dior’s Night Diamond, which is smaller and thinner but a lot heavier).

The compact includes various shades of beige and light bronze. The combination of these shades is a warm beige with hints of gold that should suit most skin tones (unless you have a cool-toned fair skin tone, in which case a platinum-toned highlighter would be more complementary). When applied with a powder brush, the finish is shimmery with visible multi-colored shimmery particles. When used as eyeshadows, they can be built up to a metallic finish (with a low pigmentation level.)

I personally find this compact to be the most useful as a highlighter for cheek bones. (For me, it is almost too shimmery for the T-zone.) I use it over my powder foundation and under my (predominantly matte) loose powder. This way, the finish is more glowy than shimmery and suits me a lot better.

Apart from a face highlighter, it can be easily used as a body shimmer to add a bit of pizazz to your party looks.

For swatches and FOTDs, please check out this post by The Muse at Musings of a Muse.

Related Posts:

Bobbi Brown Basics Eye Palette

Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadows

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Melanie Friday, January 16, 2009

I have this shimmerbrick and I absolutely love it. I use a brush to sweep it across my cheeks and over the bridge of my nose and a flat fluffy brush to use some on my lids, black liner mascara and I am set.


PJ Sunday, January 18, 2009

Hi Melanie,

It is indeed a nice multi-purposed product. I am glad it is working well for you. :)

Thank you very much for stopping by! :)


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