Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Bronze & Vitamin Enriched Face Base

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Mini in Bronze ($25, .14oz/$45, .4oz)   Bobbi Brown says: Shimmer Brick instantly creates a gorgeous lit-from-within glow. Handmade in Italy, this compact features superfine pigments that reflect light and radiance.

Product: A very popular product in the Bobbi Brown line, the Shimmer Bricks come in several colors (Rose, Nectar, Pink Quartz, Beige) that contain 5 shades infused with superfine pigment. These can be used in several ways as eyeshadows, highlighter, bronzer, or dusted on lightly as an all over glow. This is the mini version of the shade Bronze which has a great range of champaigne/gold colors. It comes in a sleek, high-quality packaging and contains a lot of product.

 Shades: From top-bottom there is a pale cream, a rosy champaigne, a warm gold, a neutral gold, bronze gold. All five swirled together gives a true champaigne gold color. These are not overly shimmery or contain chunks of glitter but have more of a “metallic” look to them.

Application:  For a daytime look I kept my brush towards the top and got an off-white, light champaigne glow that really ended up looking like a radiant lit-from-within-glow. At first application this isn’t a BAM in your face highlight, but is definitely buildable to that level (2-3 swipes should do it). Bobbi Brown is all about enhancing your natural beauty and so with this shimmer brick you can definitely achieve that soft, natural looking glow. It also sits beautifully on the skin and doesn’t budge or spread all over.

 (L.-R./Top-Bottom; last shade all 5)

Overall:  I’m really loving this so far, it’s definitely pricier but is well worth a try for such a well made product.

Bobbi Brown Vitamin Enriched Face Base-deluxe sample ($58, for full size, 1.7 oz/50 mL)

 Bobbi Brown says: A primer plus moisturization for smooth makeup application..This oil-free formula combines the moisturizing power of Shea Butter with Vitamins B, C, and E.

Product: Redeeming some points on Sephora’s website I chose this deluxe sized sample which comes in decent sized container. This is supposed to be a primer/moisturizer and be not only a great base for makeup application but as a day and night cream. The full sized comes in a large glass jar.

Application: This moisturizer has grapefruit and geranium fragrances and to the touch has a pretty thick consistency. When applied it feels very moisturizing yet lightweight. When I used this underneath foundation it almost had the same effect as my much loved Josie Maran Light Argan Oil. They both give a smooth, and beautiful finish to the foundation. 


 These are some of the only products I’ve tried from Bobbi Brown, but I’ve always been intrigued with the simplicity and look of their products and they are definitely a high-quality line. What are some of your favorites from this brand? 


One thought on “Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Bronze & Vitamin Enriched Face Base

  1. I’ve been wanting a Bobbi Brown shimmer brick compact for ages but never pulled the trigger. I did have a couple of Body Shop’s version of it but I gave them away because I hardly used them. I suspect I would neglect the Bobbi Brown one too if I got one! I don’t own a lot of Bobbi Brown products but I do like her eye shadows and blushes – very buttery consistency.

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