Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Bobbi Brown Shimmerbrick in Nectar

Hello again Beauties,

A few weeks ago StrawberryNet had unboxed Bobbi Brown shimmerbricks in Nectar on sale for $18 with free shipping, so of course I just HAD to take advantage of the special. It was almost impossible to resist such a good deal :D  It took about 1 week for me to get it in my hands, and as with all Bobbi Brown it looks amazing.

The shimmerbricks comes in a shiny black square compact with the Bobbi Brown logo printed on top.

It fits neatly into the palm of your hand, once open they have the traditional mirror in the lid of the compact and the square insert with the product in them.  Like all shimmerbricks Nectar has the horizontal stripes of colour around 1 cm in width, with 5 different coloured strips in the compact.

These are designed to be swirled or dusted onto a brush mixing the colours together to form a shimmer highlighter.

Far left is the bottom swatch working along to the top one.
Swirled together
The product itself in the shimmerbrick is super soft and brushes pick the colour up very easily, each coloured strip on its own has different shades and tones of shimmery pinky golds, and the colours when mixed are a soft shimmery peachy, pink gold.

Unfortunately the color in this one doesn't do much for my skin other than the sheerest wash of a highlight, and then it needs a pretty heavy hand to get that, perhaps that's just due to my skin tone, but I am not overtly impressed with the colour payoff in the Nectar shimmerbrick, although it's impressive in every other way.  It looks beautiful, the individual colours swatch gorgeously as does the mixed together colour.  Perhaps for me it might be better for me to use it as individual eyeshadow colours.

Do you have a shimmerbrick and what do you think of it?


Su said...

I'm a bit of a Shimmer Brick freak, lol. I have three shimmer bricks for face and one for eyes. Pink one is very pale (not impressed) and Bronze is alright. The eye brick is just shimmer with no colour whatsoever! Nectar is the most pigmented of the ones I have and it is quite nice =)

RitualEyes said...

Really, maybe i'm doing something wrong then :) it doesnt do much at all for my skin.

Christy said...

I find Nectar gives me a good wash of colour - then again I'm ghostly pale. Pink did nothing rather than add a feint shimmer for me. Nectar is still subtle on me, but I prefer it that way