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Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Trio Review, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
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.

Value

  • 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. Chanel Routes des Indes de Chanel Illuminating Powder (LE, $80.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Unbelievable (P, $26.00) is darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Bronze (03) (P, $38.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Gold Me Closer (LE, $42.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Uni-mind (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Anastasia Golden Dawn (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Clionadh Ceres (P, $12.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Champagne Gold (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Dripping in Gold (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Duchess (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Maldives (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $45.00) is darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Luxe (P, $7.50) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Fairest of All (LE, $10.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Gold Lava (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rose Cashmere Highlight (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Centerfold (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, warmer, lower quality (95% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Apricot in the Act (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. ColourPop Glo Up (LE, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Go With the Glow (P, $5.99) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia Bronzed (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Candyman (P, $10.00) is darker (95% similar). rms beauty Madeira Bronzer (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Ignite (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Afternoon Snack (PiP, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Avalon (P, $10.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Spotlight (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #21 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunkissed Glow (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Zoeva Surreal (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Do Not Disturb (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Cover FX Candlelight (P, $42.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Iced Out (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Dior #004 (DC, $56.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). elf Sun Chaser (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). elf Summer Fridays (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Glow (LE, $46.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. 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. Wet 'n' Wild Halo Gorgeous (P, $5.99) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Peach Kiss (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Sassy Grape (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Starlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow (P, $48.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $52.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 10 Peach (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Clionadh Clionadh (Dark) (P, $12.50) is lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Botanic Dream (P, $4.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Swinging Vines (LE, $9.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Truth (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Clionadh Clionadh (Medium) (P, $12.50) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose (LE, $46.00) is cooler (90% similar). Dior Rising Star (09) (LE, $50.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Huda Beauty Ibiza (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Rose on Ice (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Sol Body Catwalk (LE, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Physicians Formula Pink (P, $10.99) is lighter (85% similar). Kosas 8th Muse (High Intensity) (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette

Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette
Bobbi Brown Bobbi to Glow Shimmer Brick Palette

Bobbi Brown Gold Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Gold Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Gold Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Gold Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Gold Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Gold Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Bronze Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Bronze Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Bronze Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Bronze Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Bronze Shimmer Brick
Bobbi Brown Bronze 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

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Tracey E. Avatar

I owe one BB shimmerbrick, Nude Glow, when they were made as a quad. I use 3 of the 4 to get a bronzy blush glow and quite like it. I have always thought of shimmerbrick as blush/highlighter hybrids. I prefer BB’s Brightening Bricks (Coral, specifically), mostly due to a texture issue. Glad to see a good value for money combo palette.

I gave my sister-in-law BB’s Rose Shimmerbrick and my 14 year old niece commented that it would make her mom “look pretty”…out of the mouth of babes. ?

Christine Avatar

Haha! 😉

Yes, I think they are more like a highlighting blush than straight-up highlighter, but it’ll depend on one skin tone – kind of the same most multi-colored highlighter ranges (like Becca Topaz isn’t a highlighter on fair skin but can be a highlighter on very deep skin).

A Avatar

I definitely don’t need this and probably wouldn’t even use it if I had it, (I don’t tend like the way shimmery stuff sits on my skin) but this looks so pretty I’m almost tempted!

Katherine T. Avatar

I wish I could buy Gold as a single. I know many people are going to find it way too yellow, but I’ve found out that a lot of yellow gold highlighters don’t show up well on me, as my yellow undertones can absorb ridiculous amounts of yellow–it’s like putting white on white, can’t see anything! So I need something really yellow for it show up as yellow gold. But I do have the dupe Prosecco, and it’s gorgeous, so I will be fine. And I have dupes for the other two, but I feel like there’s way too much product in this one. Given you only need a little bit of product, but EACH pan is .40 oz, this would probably last me like 2 lifetimes. And $ 69 is a lot. I think it would’ve been better if they had done 1/2 the size at 1/2 the price.

Lulle Avatar

I’ve been a fan of the Shimmer Bricks for many years, so I’m glad to see that Bobbi Brown is finally promoting them again. I was wondering why they weren’t in these times of highlighter frenzy! Unfortunately I already own Bronze so it takes down the value of this palette for me. And like you said, I haven’t made a dent in it despite using it regularly and owning for at least 8 years!

Linda Avatar

I saw this and swatched it in Sephora during the promo day a few weeks ago. You know, I like makeup a lot, but I have to say this product not only had no allure for me, but it kind of confuses me. I mean I “know” what it’s for, but how in heaven’s name would I ever shimmer myself to that degree if I tried to the end of my days?! 🙂 I like to get product I at least think I might finish — even if that finish line is “someday.”

Lots of product, options are endless, it’s swatched fine, but it’s not something I think I would reach for except for the gold part, maybe, on occasion. It’s a beautiful world when one woman’s “meh” is another’s treasure trove.

Kalpana Sharma Avatar

There is no doubt that Bobbi Brown is an awesome Brand But unfortunately this is not available in India. One of my friend living in US recommended this to me. And She is sending this beautiful products to me. After reading this Detailed article I am eagerly waiting for this product.
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