Monday, February 20th, 2012

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick ($39.00 for 0.40 oz.) has five shimmery strips of pink-tinted shades that can be used as a blush or as an eyeshadow. It’s designed to highlight the skin with “pearlescent shimmer.” The individual strips include: a rosy light-medium pink with a frosted metallic sheen, pink-shimmered peach-orange with a frosted metallic sheen, warm-toned dirty pink with a frosted metallic sheen, warm-toned pink with orange undertones and a frosted metallic sheen (very similar to the one before it), and light rose pink with a frosted metallic sheen.

When everything is swirled together, it takes on a rosy champagne-bronze color. It looks a lot like MAC Blonde, which may have a slight orange tint in comparison. Bobbi Brown Rose Gold is warmer, bronzy; it doesn’t have the same pink element that this shade has.

Applied, it highlights and adds a touch of warm pink color to cheeks with lots of shimmer and sheen. Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Bricks tend to be high shimmer, so if you prefer subtler, more refined highlighters, I would look elsewhere. If you love products like MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes, you’ll probably like the Shimmer Bricks. The high shimmer emphasizes pores slightly–it’s not off-putting enough in lieu of the glowy sheen it delivers, because it’s not noticeable from a normal viewing distance.

When I wore this shade to see how long it would wear for, it hung on well for seven hours and looked a little faded after eight hours. The powder itself has a soft texture that’s very shimmery and metallic-like, but it never feels gritty, despite the amount of shimmer in the product. This product also looks really lovely wet, which enables you to bring out the metallic sheen for a very glitzy look.

The Glossover

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product

Wild Rose

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. This one will also give light to light-medium skin tones a subtle pink flush.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4/5

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Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

When everything is swirled together, it takes on a rosy champagne-bronze color. It looks a lot like MAC Blonde, which may have a slight orange tint in comparison. Bobbi Brown Rose Gold is warmer, bronzey; it doesn't have the same pink element that this shade has.

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26 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. wow, that looks amazing on you!

  2. Hey Christine, did you use this as a highlighter and also blush in this picture? Also, what’s on your lips? It’s super gorgeous (reminds me of Tarina Tarantino Showroom, but I could be way off the mark)!

    • I used this on the cheeks, so it’s just the swirled color in one place, not separated out as a highlighter/blush.

      I think it may be Bobbi Brown Angel Pink!

      • I think it’s really pretty how the top of your cheekbones naturally catches the light! And great, Bobbi Brown is available here so I’ll check Angel Pink out. Thanks Christine :)

  3. April

    Since I’m new to your posts, I must say that I am very impressed with your thorough review, the photos and your rating system. I’m looking forward to exploring your reviews more.

  4. Marycruz

    You are pretty,which is the lipstick is pretty too???

  5. PJ

    Love Love it! I don’t usually apply it wet– do you have any tips for successful wet application? Also, what shade of lipgloss are you wearing in the photo/ Its also very pretty!

  6. San

    wow super pretty look..is this the first time you are posing in this style..you look overall like a pink rose :)..whats on your eyes?

  7. Christine, do you think this would emphasize flaws other than pores? I have fine bumps on my cheek area, and that’s my big struggle with any kind of shimmer in that area. (But it depends: I can use theBalm’s Mary-Lou Manizer in that area without calling attention to the bumps, but Nars’ Albatross was just like well, hello there, bumps!)

    • I’m so surprised – Albatross is pretty finely-milled, and between Mary-Lou Manizer and Albatross, I’m shocked one would emphasize and one wouldn’t! I’m going to say the Shimmer Bricks are more like Albatross than they would be Mary-Lou. Mary-Lou is really dense and buttery, which might be the key to a highlighter working for you, and while this is smooth, it’s not the same dense, buttery texture of theBalm’s powder products.

  8. Michelle Pattison

    what lippie are you wearing? TIA

  9. timothybcat

    Ooh, that looks beautiful. It’s like it was made for you, Christine!

  10. chelsea

    I would never pay that much for a product that is pretty much just plain shimmer.

  11. Nunuiviet

    Reminds me of Mac by candlelight

  12. Erica:)

    SO PRETTY! :) You look fantastic!

  13. joolz

    What brush did you use to apply? I believe I’m NC25-30 right now but when a BB SA applied it on me, it was not as subtle as your look is!

  14. BING

    Hey, have you compared this shimmer brick with NARS illuminator? I cannot choose between the two….