Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmerbrick Review, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals:   Nectar Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmerbrick ($38.00 for 0.4 oz.) is new for spring–part of the Cabana Corals Collection–and is a coral lover’s dream. If you love Shimmerbricks and have an affinity for corals and bronzed golds, I think this just may be a new favorite for you.  (Also releasing with Cabana Corals is Pink Quartz Shimmerbrick!)

When worn on cheeks, it works as a blusher and highlighter in one, because it packs plenty of color along with a soft frosty shimmer sheen. Although some Shimmerbricks are just a tad too frosty to me at times (at least on cheeks!), Nectar is just right. It hits that sweet spot of color, shimmer, and sheen. It can be applied with a light hand for a softer application or layered for an intense cheek for night time. Since I am an absolute fiend for all things coral, Nectar is most definitely my favorite Shimmerbrick to-date!

Shimmerbricks are a pricey investment, but they’ll last you a long time (or forever, in my case) — you get a whopping 0.4 oz., which makes the cost per ounce just a smidgen more than MAC blushes. Each of the five strips of color swatch beautifully; rich color, intense pigmentation, and smooth to the touch Shimmerbricks can be used on the eyes or cheeks, and you could get a very pretty sunset-esque kind of look out of these shades in addition to its usage of a very coral-bronzed blusher. I like that it can be a multi-tasker, at least. I have to admit, I haven’t worn any Shimmerbricks on my eyes yet but may have to give it try with Nectar.

You can see me wearing it in this look! 🙂

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 9/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you’re a Shimmerbrick collector, I know you need to check this out. If it’s your first-time thinking about a Shimmerbrick, I think you need to swatch!

Availability: Bobbi Brown, Nordstrom

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Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmerbrick

Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmerbrick
Bobbi Brown Nectar Shimmerbrick

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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Chrissy check out the post below, where she pairs this with the new UD palette. Ugh! Looks like it is going to be an expensive Spring make up season for me.

oh SO pretty!!!  and i’m obsessed with corals!!  i don’t know what to do!  i’ve also been lemming benefit sugarbomb…

i love the pink and coral colors, they are very beautiful. christine, which one would you prefer the most this one or dior amber or rose shimmer highlighter?

Two totally different products, IMO! The color alone is way, way different, but this one is pretty pigmented, so it’s not just a highlighter. I find the Dior DiorSkin Shimmers to be mostly highlighter on me (but still lovely!).

I got the small one a few months ago, but now I’m wishing I hadn’t, as that was so expensive, but I might just buy this normal sized one as well, as it’s very pretty.

wow! this review has been really helpful because i have the platinum pink shimmer brick and i had no idea what to use it for since its to frosty for my taste,but now i know haha.Anyway Thanks a lot. <3

Omg… damn it Christine! You know I love Shimmer Bricks why did you have to swatch?? I could’ve avoided the counter and kept my money, but noooooooooo… and I love you for it lol ;-D

After seeing this post, I went to Bobbi’s website and ordered it! You have no idea how much your posts and swatches help us girls out who don’t have counters or stores near us to swatch or see in person!

Hey Christine,

Besides being more pigmented .. How pigmented is it on the cheeks? Is it really sparkly or shimmery in that elegant kind of way?
Usually peachy/coral-a bit pinky tones look quite nice on me but difficult for me to tell on the swatches.

I found it quite pigmented on cheeks, actually — there’s a link to me wearing it in a look in the review, if you want to see how it looks on me. It’s not sparkly, though it has a good amount of sheen. I think it’s wearable (I do tend to find most Shimmerbricks too frosty for me, but I like this one).

Thanks Christine for the awesome review!
I have been totally wanting the apricot SB, but now I’m not sure between nectar and apricot; what do you think? For reference I’m NC15/BB Warm Ivory.

I think either, really. Apricot pulls a little peacher, I’d say, and maybe not quite as pigmented as Nectar. (Though, since you’re NC15, I think both would show up nicely on you!)

how does this compare to the apricot shimmer block? I have wanted apricot but I think it is discontinued and my bobbi counter was quick to say check out nectar.

Ohhh so pretty!!! I have been debating about Shimmerbricks and think this one is just up my alley 🙂

Now to find a supplier in Canada…. Anybody know of any in Toronto? Holts?

I use the shimmer brick on my brow bone sometimes, just under my eye brow for a highlight effect. Not really sure if this practice is “out” lol but I still do it! Also I love to use the lightest strip on the bow of my upper lip for a highlight. I am a big fan of BB shimmer bricks. I think the nectar shimmer brick packs more color than previous versions … I do like the idea of a shimmer brick and a blush all in one step! xo

Hi Christine!
Ilove reading your reviews, i want to try a new highlighter(powder),but i already own albatross and mac strobe. I looking for a more natural glow type. What would you reccomend? thanks!

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