Have yourself a sparkly little Christmas – Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Hi Sweets,

bs1Frosty cheeks are not only seasonally appropriate but also a lovely way to fresh’en the face and add a summer glow.  To achieve this all you need is one little product… the beautiful shimmer-fest that is the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz.

bs4bs2bs3I love a good highlighter, there’s something magically transformative about highlighters where all of a sudden your makeup looks complete and that “oh hey there cheek bones, thanks for showing up today” moment happens.  Usually I go for champagnes or gold type colours but I decided to switch things up a little and get the Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz.

Pink Quartz, is a magnificently pigmented rose gold shimmer brick with some warm champagne undertones, even better the shimmer is really fine and the glitter particles are incredibly minimal (and who doesn’t love a little fairy sparkle at times).  It has 5 individual strips of twinkle-tastic product that will add that extra oomph to the face and when swirled together as one shade, creates a wonderful frosty luminosity.  If you are fair like myself, you will need to lightly apply this to the typical highlight areas as it does deepen  the skin tone if you use a heavy hand, however if your darker skinned (medium to dark) this will act as a wonderful warm highlight.

Another fantastic thing about the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz, is that it is multifunctional.  Individually each strip will provide a wonderfully shimmer-ific shadow for the eyes, or inner corner highlight and when used together can be used over bronzer or as a blush topper, creating an overall radiance to the face and deepening the colour slightly.

This Shimmer Brick is perfect for this time of year and looks so festive and chic when paired with a smoky eye, red lip and warmed complexion.  I also love this when I am doing very natural, dewy looks as it adds a hint of necessary dimension to the face.  This is my first Shimmer Brick and I will absolutely be getting more.

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photo taken in sunlight

I am increasingly becoming more interested in Bobbi Brown cosmetics.  Do you have any favourites or are you thinking about picking something up from their line?

As always thanks for stopping by, please follow my blog using tab on the left if you like, I would love you to join the Sweet family;) -Thanks, Rachill
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