Saturday, February 11th, 2012

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick
Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick ($39.00 for 0.40 oz.) is supposed to create a “soft, warm pink glow.” Each shade can also be used as an eyeshadow. When blended together, it takes on a warm copper with just a hint of pink/rose. It has a frosted shimmer-sheen and has enough pigmentation to give cheeks a little color (more in the form of warmth) as well as highlight. Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous is a little darker but similar. MAC Redhead looks nearly identical to me.

The first shade is a soft light-medium pink with a frosted sheen. The second shade is a warm yellow with an iridescent pink sheen. The third shade is a rosy copper with a frosted sheen. The fourth shade is a broze with red undertones and a metallic sheen. The fifth and final shade is a medium coppered rose (it’s more orange than the third shade).

Because all five shades have a high level of frost in their finishes, this is as a very shimmery, high sheen product. If you prefer a softer, subtler, more refined glow (think Guerlain and Chanel), this will likely be too much. If you like products like MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes, Laura Mercier’s Rendezvous, or Estee Lauder’s Illuminating Gelees, you’ll probably like the finish of this. It does ever-so-slightly emphasize pores; I’m sensitive to products that to do this, but it’s minimal enough that you don’t see it unless you’re standing a few inches from the mirror. If you want a subtler shimmer, try using a stippling brush instead of a regular blush or highlighting brush.

I tested out the wear of this Shimmerbrick last week, and it wore for about seven hours before looking slightly faded after eight hours.  The texture of the powder is very soft, and it’s not at all gritty–with as much shimmer as there is, it still feels finely-milled and applies incredibly smoothly.

The Glossover

LE
product

Rose Gold

B+
If you love shimmer and sheen, you'll enjoy Bobbi Brown's Shimmerbricks--they're full of shimmer with a really soft, smooth application and texture. Rose Gold has a lot of warmth to it without being orange.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4/5

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Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick
Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick
Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick
Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick
Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick
Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick
Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick
Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick
Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick
Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick
Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick
Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $39.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous is a little darker but similar. MAC Redhead looks nearly identical to me.

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24 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Rose Gold Shimmerbrick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Wow, this looks so pretty on you Christine. What brush do you use to apply it?

  2. It’s pretty and it looks pretty on you! I have it in bronze, and I agree the best way to use it without an overfrost is with a duo-fiber brush!

  3. Jen

    Are there drugstore brands similar to this in terms of shade?

  4. Jess J

    Very pretty. Whats on your lips?

  5. Pretty! I was looking at this, I’m glad you think redhead is similar though b/c I have that one already ;)

  6. Faith

    What is the eyeliner you are wearing in this photo?

  7. Marusia

    I am also happy you swatched this. I purchased it a couple days ago and was going to be buying Redhead as well. Now I can save the extra cash, me thinks!

  8. wendyh

    I love everything together. you look so modern!
    can you tell me what you wear on the lips?
    thanks!

  9. Avatar of Pamyla PJ

    I bought the new Wild rose LE Shimmerbrick and I absolutely L O V E it!!

  10. Lisa G

    Oh, this is sooo gorgeous and I almost ordered it online this morning. But, since I read your review I think I’ll pass since I already own Mac’s redhead. I do love BB’s shimmerbricks though.

  11. Love it! At first I thought it would look like MAC’s redhead, I’m glad to see that it isn’t.

  12. Avatar of Brenda Brenda

    very nice!!! I’m not usually one for shimmery cheeks but this looks so glowy and pretty. If Bobbi Brown was sold around here I’d consider picking it up.

  13. Christina

    it suits you fantastically on that pic, and very accurate to how it looks on me.. I’d so love if you did the lipsticks and lipglosses, too! BB is my favorite brand and I’d love to see the lippies swatched on your lips as frequently as the Mac ones (so if BB marketing reads this – definitely I bet lots of ppl go out and buy lipsticks based on Christine’s reviews and lip swatches! :-) )

  14. Gwp

    Christine! Love this blush! Have to go back to using Mac redhead thank you!! ..on your picture what’s the eyeliner u have on ur waterline??? Looks nice !!!
    G

  15. Corinne

    I found another dupe for this! MAC By Candlelight is a dead on dupe on my NC35 skin…

  16. Smaceylacey

    i got this instead of the lipstick from your qvc giveaway i love it! thank you so much, i love everything i got :)