Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Bronze Review, Swatch, FOTD

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Bronze Review, Swatch, FOTD

Claims : The original Shimmer Brick Compact. This shimmering, brush-on powder creates a deep, bronzy glow. Works well with neutral and deep blush shades.

Beauty Bonus: Five bars of luminous colour work as individual eye shadows.

Application Tip: Sweep the Face Blender Brush through all five shades and dust lightly on cheekbones after Blush. Focus on applying shimmer on the top of cheekbones – where light naturally hits the face – for the most flattering look. To add a highlight to eyes, apply the lightest shade in the compact just under browbone with fingertips or the Eye Smudge Brush.
bobbi brown shimmer brick bronze

There are 5 shades in the Bronze brick : (from top) a champagne gold colour, peachy copper colour, metallic copper colour, golden bronze shade and a true bronze colour.

bobbi brown shimmer brick bronze

bobbi brown shimmer brick bronze

The Bobbi Brown shimmer brick is very fragile so you have to handle it with care.

bobbi brown shimmer brick bronze back

What I love about Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick bronze :

  • I took a long time to really understand about the usage of this product. It’s a super shimmery shimmer brick so every time I used to apply it, it used to either look OTT or the application used to be streaky. As I kept doing the trials and errors with the product I realized that the application looks the best when you layer up the product slowly. The powder is super soft so the brush naturally picks up a lot of product. I now tap off a lot of powder at the back of my hand , and apply little by little using a regular blush brush. The application turns out to be beautiful bronzy glow, the exact reason I picked it up for. For highlighting the cheeks I use a fluffy eyeshadow brush. You may check out my tutorial on highlighting HERE

bobbi brown shimmer brick bronze brush

  • There are other shades available in the shimmer brick as well . I was also drooling over nectar shimmer brick but then I already have lots of pinks and corals in my collection so I let it go.

  • The shimmer brick is very versatile. You can use it as a blush or highlighter and even as eyeshadows. I am not too fond of using it as an eyeshadow since I feel it’s way too shimmery for eyes. May be just a dot of shimmer only at the enter of my eye lid or in the inner corners but that’s about it.You can also use it just on top of your cupid’s bow or on the center of your lower lip.
  • I have not come across a product that gives such aΒ  perfect bronzy glow to cheeks. This shimmer brick is neither dark not too soft. Just the exact shade of bronze I would like for my skin tone. I love that light tanned look for summers.
  • A little goes along way. I think it’s going to last me many years.
  • The colours in the pan never get mixed up. They stay neat and separate in their own compartments.
  • It stays on all day long . The shine reduces a little as the day passes by but itΒ  doesn’t get patchy or streaky.
  • You can use the 5 shades separately or all swiped together. When swiped together it comes and a peachy bronze shade.

bobbi brown shimmer brick bronze

bobbi brown shimmer brick bronze swatch
Top, all 5 shades swiped together.

What I don’t like about Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick BronzeΒ  ?

  • People who have large pores should either use a pore minimizer underneath or a primer. The shimmers might accentuate your pores.
  • The powder is very fragile and soft. One fall and the product would shatter into pieces.
  • The colours are very pigmented and combined with shimmer, your application can easily end up looking OTT.
  • Bobbi Brown shimmer brick is one of the most dupe-able product so if you are buying the shimmer brick, buy it from the authentic dealers only.
  • Not available in India.

Some of the popular Shimmer Brick Dupes available in India are Colorbar Shimmer brick and The Body Shop shimmer Waves. But if you can get old of the original, nothing like it. πŸ™‚

And here I have applied the bottom two shades of the shimmer brick on the lower half of my cheeks and blended upwards with the lighter shades from the shimmer brick.

PS : I mostly use it as a highlighter or combine it softly with matte blush. This a heavy application just to show you how the shades look when applied on face.

bobbi brown shimmer brick bronze fotd

bobbi brown shimmer brick bronze fotd

Indian Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating : :-* :-* :-* + 0.5

Have you used Bobbi brown shimmer Brick Bronze? Please rate in the box below.

Also Read :

Estee Lauder Shimmer Powder Compact and Collectible Compacts
Shimmer Body lotion, SoufflΓ© & Spray: Dove & Oriflame
Basic Blush and Highlight Application Tips
How to Highlight Your Face – Photo Tutorial
Revlon SkinLights Face Illuminator Review, Uses
Clinique Fresh Bloom All Over Colour Review: Almond Blossom
Bobbi Brown Extra SPF 25 Tinted Moisturizing Balm Review
Bobbi Brown Cabo Coral Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks Review, Swatch, FOTD


136 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Bronze Review, Swatch, FOTD

  1. very pretty……the blending is awesome :inlove: :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:
    I wish it was available in India :((

          1. hmmm ryt I do not trust Colorbar for such quality as BB… 3-4 months my Jiju is going Dubai…will have a big list made by then to get from Sephora…. :yahoo: :yahoo:

                  1. Very nice Rati πŸ™‚ I tried the TBS one at the store the other day…it isnt as nice as this one…not as pigmented πŸ™

                    1. Thanks Shanaiia. Oh that’s bad. Actually dupes would always be dupes. they cannot beat the original product. This one is pretty pigmented and gives a right mix of colour and glow to cheeks.

                      you may try TBS bronzing pearls?

  2. U wearing orange…hehehe Dia ka asar :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: Today only i was going thru ur SIngapore Haul post and wondering u have not reviwed this…also that Dior cheek and lip sumthng u havent reviewd na :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown: :sidefrown:

    1. Dior ka lipstick I have reviewed Farha. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

      There are only 2-3 products are left to be reviewed from the haul. i’ll review them within this month only. :))

      1. Nahi not lippy another product it can be used on cheeks and lips…hehe was talkin abt that…. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      1. :-* :happydance: Nopes havent used it…m sooooooooo busy with all office work and shaadi ki tayyariyan…hav no time to do enethn else…i soooooooo waana see how it luks on moi… :)) ….i was wondering…i m increasing my blush list but wen will i wear them :kissblow: …coz i m gettn that tomato blush and Nars orgasm for sureeee…. :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

          1. Haan Haan pot rouge…gosh i m sooooo baaaddddddd with names :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

        1. you know in one of the interviews Mr Nars said ” who doesn’t want orgasm? Orgasm is a good thing” These were not his exact words but something similar. It felt so right. you know there is a certain charm about owning the Nars orgasm blush. You get it πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

          1. Totallyyyyyyyyyyy :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: Everyone needs Orgasm :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

  3. Your cheeks looks so perfect!! :jaiho: You’ve blended it soo beautifully, the shimmer looks just right and its giving you a nice slightly tanned look. I wanted to check out the Colorbar dupe but the SA told me they are revamping the packaging so its out of stock right now :idk:

    1. Thank you Ankita. I like it so much because it really gives that perfect tan without looking fake. πŸ™‚ I hope colorbar brings it back. They said the same thing for their concealer also and it never launched again.

    1. no I had not. Super lazyy :yawn:

      Ek sher suno

      Mere pyaar ki koi Seema nain
      Mere intezaar ki koi seema nahin

      Mere pyaar ki koi Seema nain
      Mere intezaar ki koi seema nahin

      Kyonki aaj Seema college nahin aayi hai.

      😐 😐 :toothygrin: :plane:

      1. My pet name is Seema….heheh but i like Farha better :toothygrin: …everyone thnks that after marriage i got converted hence the name Seema…i keep on givin explanation to ppl that all of us siblings hav hindu pet names…. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: Seema,Sameer,Raj :toothygrin:

        1. Hey Farha…I bought the saundarya ubtan..and i dont think its suiting me..i got this kinda rash on my face…:( πŸ™ πŸ™
          Does this happen initially when one starts using the ubtan??

            1. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

              1. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: some more

                  1. I called and told Rati when I bought it :happydance::happydance::happydance::happydance::happydance::happydance::happydance: :yahoo:

  4. Thats some blending work rati!! U r good…I have TBS one…dont know the name..too lazy to find out…..wait…..*runs and checks name*…..Ok..its Shimmer waves Rose….I use it kinda individually….like highlighting or eye shadow..But now will use is swiped together..!! :thanks: :thanks:

  5. Hi Rati…it’s a lovely glowy look and you have done it so well. I was looking at BB website only the other day and was eyeing the Nectar Shimmer Brick, it looks really fab. BTW, next week, if all goes well, I should be getting NARS Orgasm and a BB Pot Rouge from someone coming from abroad. :fingerscrossed: I hope they’ve already picked it up or else I’ll be so disappointed. :weep:

    1. Oh wow, sabrina. Yiipiiee!! You’d love the orgasm blush, I am sure. :))

      Yeah actually nectar shimmer brick is gorgeous but I have this little inclination for bronzy products so I picked this one instead. :))

  6. Oh, I forgot to mention that Inglot has some interesting shimmer palettes too and a liquid shimmer….was presented 2 palettes and the liquid shimmer as a Christmas gift but haven’t used it as yet. I hope it doesn’t accentuate the oily skin.

    1. I used to own one not the shimmer palette but the bronzing one. :)) They are very fine powders. Wear a primer underneath and it should just be fine. :))

      1. Thanks Rati. Yes, with a primer it should be fine, I am also using MAC Skin Refined Zone for the open pores, and it’s wonderful. I think I should review it now, I’m really pleased with it. :yahoo:

      1. CHANELLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

  7. wow wow wow. i love thz shimmer bricks… m going to singapore asap to get them :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
    acha rati, i have seen one such brick in silver shade too.. u havent included dat here

  8. i dont knw wether it new…
    arre haan this MUA used it on me in june 2010 ,( i remebr coz it was my czins wedding).. i told u naa, dat she was acting v pricey n not showing it to me…

    1. Pragna, I got mine from Singapore. bobbi Brown is not available in India. :(( It costed m around 1500 but don’t remember it sinc ei bought it last August.

      1. I think I will get the colorbar one at the moment .I have bee using colorbar foundation,colorbar compact,pencils.colorbar is the best match for my skin,and no worry of quality issues.I will tell you how well (or not) it compares with the Bobbi brown one.

  9. Very nice review Rati..I earlier thought this to be some shimmery eyeshadow palette!! 😐 😐 😐 …Your review really made me actually understand what the product is all about..and your pics at the end are simply superbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

  10. RATIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII – My friend loves the TBS Rainforest Moisture Hair Butter – I gave her the dabba I had – and she LOVES it and she LOVES you. Now she wants to know what all you use for your hair:
    Oil/shampoo/conditioner – everything in detail. She will buy only if you approve now 😐 😐 And she wants to know your haircut. She is like whatever Rati has I want 😐

    1. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: Radhika I am just finishing my old shampoos and going to buy the whole rainfiorest range. lolll!!

      Oh! haircut. I am left with no haircut as of now. I have to get one this month or may be next. :((

      1. Okay but she needs to compulsory…everything that you talk to your hairstylist…starting from Hi to Bye. She might write it down and speak the same way when she goes to get her haircut. :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: I have mad friends 😐

        1. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› Last time when I went to the salon I just said that I want a little short hair in the front and rest he can do whatever. the only thing i know about my hair is that I cannot get layers because they give volume to hair. And I already have thick hair so my hair would look like a big tokra on my head if i get layers 😐 😐

          he he me louu your frand. πŸ˜›

          1. My friend’s hair and hair problems are just like yours. I will tell her no layers. Short in front – rest do whatever you want. I hate you and I hate my friend :yelo:

            1. I hate you toooo Radhika. :happydance: :happydance: :happydance::happydance: :happydance: I winnnnnnn :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  11. Ratiiii…my friend is so horrible…she is very :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: that stupid TBS butter didn’t work for me…and she happily took it from she is asking me to buy the Rainforest shampoos and is telling that all shouldn’t work for me so she can get it from me!!!!! Oh and she wants you to try all the Rainforest shampoos and tell her which one is the best!

    1. rainforst shampoos come according to hair type oily, normal, dry kinds so she can pick whichever is suited for her hair. he he he Me grinning :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      1. I told her…she not listening and is not interested also..she wants you to try it first…then if it suits you, she want me to buy it for myself because well according to her she is damn sure it won’t suit me…then she will very generously accept it from me for free 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 No but she said, she only buy after you try it seems..and now she is going to Fabindia to buy the conditioner. Am telling you, she obsessed with your haircare routine.

        1. 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 I think I am picking the shampoos in another 15 -20 days because my current stoopid shampoos and conditioners are getting over. So i’ll review it once I get it. πŸ˜€

  12. She doesn’t even open the internet…forget reading blogs…and she already loves you…is so unfair..I told her your are an ugly looking horrible alien :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: :vampire: oh and she wants to know what rubbish thing I used on my hair cos it’s looking horrible..I told her TBS Rainforest Hair Butter 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐

  13. :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :violinbash: I had to update my fabulous review because of you both hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmph…I wrote it suits dodos :yelo: :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:

  14. go get ready and go out πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜› Tataaaaaaaaaaaaaaa…stupid hair butter using alien and happydancing Cali :yahoo:

      1. me too going out :yawn: err…not shoping just 2 Spencers mart.. :yawn: came back 2 Hyderabad after 20 days, my kitchen looks alien :wilt:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *