Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for Body ($75.00) is new for Summer 2009. It’s the same concept and has the same texture/feel/look of the traditional (and popular) shimmer bricks. There’s just one difference — it’s seems huge. I don’t know necessarily if I’d say it’s $75.00 huge, but it is extremely large in comparison to the normal shimmer bricks. I thought I’d review this today, because of Bobbi Brown’s Summer Sale – get 25% off automatically applied to your order from today until June 11th — it brings this body shimmer brick down to just over $50.

It contains 0.5 oz./15 grams of product, whereas a normal shimmer brick contains 0.4 oz./10.3 grams. I like to see how much you’re really paying for things. After a little math, I found with the body shimmer brick, you’re paying $5.00 per gram. The regular shimmer brick is only $3.89 per gram. So even though the size of the body shimmer brick seems like twice the size of a regular shimmer brick, the actual product quantity is only slightly more. From what I can tell, I think the body shimmer brick might be most similar to the Beige Shimmer Brick. One thing I do like that is different between the two is that if you have a good body brush (I love MAC’s 179), there’s a lot of surface area to use. It’s not a small compact, so you do have more room to work with. Bobbi Brown does have a limited edition All Over Body Brush ($85.00) designed for the Shimmer Brick for Body, but I haven’t tested it yet, so I can’t weigh in.

The color of the Body Shimmer Brick is a soft golden-bronze shade. It’s just as frosty as regular shimmer bricks, but I think the shimmer is more downplayed when used on shoulders and decolletage. I do like the product, and I think it is excellent for adding a little extra oomph before going out at night! I know some of you are shimmer brick fanatics, so I hope you enjoy this one, too!

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25 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick for Body Review, Swatches, Photos

  1. livia

    wooow, love it!!

  2. Luda

    I have it and I love it!!!! I was a little scepticl because of the price but once I put it on my face I fell in love. I didn’t get the brush cause 85$ for a brush is a little extreme and it didn’t feel as soft to me as ad said it would. It was like a larger version of MACs 182.

  3. Don’t know if I’d pay $75, seems not a lot of color payoff. Physician’s Formula has some great strips like that for highlighting/bronzing/blush

  4. Shontay

    I saw it in person and it’s gorgeous. The price is outrageous, but the size is huge. I would’ve bought it, but the salesperson told me it’s only for the body so I said forget it.

  5. Andrea

    I wonder how this compares to Dior’s Skin Shimmers?

  6. Arielle

    I have never really been a big fan of Bobbi’s shimmer bricks as I don’t think it looks good with my skin. (Oily skin + glitter = hot mess) I think, i’ll retry the Apricot shimmer brick, it might look better with darker skin tones…

  7. sprut

    I wear a lot of white in the summer so I’ve started staying away from body makeup as too much was ending up on my clothes. I was thinking about getting one of the shimmer kits with the 25% off but I haven’t decided for sure yet.

    Anyone going to get anything with the 25% off? Anyone try the basic eye palette?

  8. Katherine

    Not sure about this – I’m afraid it would go ashy looking on tanner skintones. I wish she would have made a more golden darker one for deeper tanner ladies.

  9. Vness_12

    looks pretty but just not for me. Looks like a little TOO much shimmer.

  10. Almost black.

    Looks nice, but IMHO – nothing extra and special. :/ There’s really too many other similar shimmers that costs much less then this one, and still give you the same thing. Not thrilled with this one at all.

  11. lisa

    I honestly would not pay $75 for that when there are so many other cheaper ones.

  12. Did anyone try the new bronzer brush they brought out with collection? I thought it is the best face/bronzer brush i have ever seen. very soft yet densely packed bristles.

    Can anyone compare it to MAC 150?
    I am confused now as what to buy…

  13. Just picked this up at the CCO for $52 :)