Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette ($69.00 for 0.52 oz.) includes three Shimmer Bricks, which are very shimmery powders. Each Shimmer Brick has five shades, so the color that you get can vary depending on where you concentrate your brush. All three shades have been released before, though only Bronze is part of the permanent range from what I could tell! It’s a powder highlight that features five colors, which are designed to be used together (though you can concentrate your brush in areas as well, or if you have an eye brush, you can use them individually) and applied to the face to highlight.
The three included in the palette all highlight the skin and add noticeable color on my light-medium complexion, so they be even more blush-like on fairer complexion and will likely show up on deeper skin tones with subtler tints. The texture of Gold and Bronze was smoother and more finely-milled with less overt sparkle, whereas Wild Rose was drier and seemed to have larger chunks of sparkle, which were more prone to emphasizing the skin’s natural texture. They were easy to apply, wore for about eight hours, and are well-worth a look for someone who likes a more intense, noticeable highlight. They’re the type of highlighter where a little can go a long way to adding luminosity, so they can definitely be too intense for some people’s preferences.
- Cost of full-size: $46.00 for 0.40 oz., $115.00/oz.
- Cost of palette: $69.00 for 0.52 oz., $132.69/oz.
- Value: $59.80
Gold is a light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones paired with a frosted, lightly metallic finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that blended out easily on the skin. I did not find that it emphasized my skin’s natural texture, but it does have a strong sheen to its finish. This shade wore well for eight hours before starting to fade. Looxi Beauty Centerfold (P, $7.50) is lower quality, warmer, more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Routes des Indes de Chanel Illuminating Powder (LE, $70.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Looxi Beauty Luxe (P, $7.50) is warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Golden Dawn (LE) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Dripping in Gold (LE) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Champagne Gold (LE, $38.00) is warmer, less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (LE, $38.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia White Sand (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Anastasia Butterscotch (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Bronze is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm, reddish undertones and a softer, light-medium golden bronze shimmer. The pigmentation was rich, but the texture was soft and blendable, so it could easily be applied in sheerer layers or diffused for less intense coverage if desired–a little did go a long way, though, and I’d recommend using a lighter hand initially. On me, the powder lasted eight hours before fading. Colour Pop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Ignite (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Candyman (P, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE) is warmer (95% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Avalon (LE, $8.00) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $34.00) is warmer, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Do Not Disturb (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior #004 (P, $56.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Stila Kitten (LE) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Glow (LE, $46.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
Wild Rose is a slightly muted, medium-dark pink with warm undertones and cooler, frosty pink shimmer. The shimmer particles in this shade seemed larger with both finer and more obvious flecks of sparkle used, which gave it a bit of a drier, looser consistency that was sheerer in coverage. The texture and shimmer in this one did emphasize my pores a bit, making them seem larger than they were. I didn’t have any trouble blending out the color, though, and it still wore for eight hours like the other two. Anastasia Sassy Grape (LE) is cooler, brighter, lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Starlight (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose (LE, $46.00) is cooler (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Venom (P, $7.50) is warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.