Happy 3rd of December everyone! Only 22 days to go until Christmas!! Today us beauty brawlers are all reviewing a highlighter. Highlighter has got to be the makeup product of 2016 so I’m excited to see what everyone else has been buying and their thoughts. I’ve decided to review the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz – a cult classic from way before strobing ever became a thing!
I’ve got to say, I was pretty disappointed in this product! I can’t understand why it’s so popular because I really don’t think it’s great. It’s not very smooth or easy to blend, in fact it’s almost chunky and gritty. It has a very dry formula. The colour is also way too dark for my skin, which is no fault of the product it just added to my disappointment! For me it is more of a blush topper than a highlighter, and not a particularly good one at that. I’m sorry Bobbi but I just don’t see what all the fuss is about! I have found a dupe for it though, which is cheaper and, well, better! It’s from Makeup Revolution and is a blatant rip off of the shimmer brick, but for 3 pounds compared to 34 for a better product I can’t grumble too much about that!
As you can see from the pictures the Makeup Revolution offering is slightly deeper in colour, so it would be a beautiful highlight on dark skin tones or a lovely blush topper for us pasties. It’s creamy and blendable with a high shine and not glitter chunks. Basically it is everything that I wish the shimmer brick was.
I quite like the packaging of the product, it’s very sleek and understated. It’s a little too bulky and weighty for a makeup kit but it is aimed more at everyday women for personal wear so that is understandable. You can feel that it is good quality packaging but I’d like to see something a tiny bit more special just so that it look extra pretty in your makeup bag or on your dressing table. Also as much as I like the packaging it doesn’t make the product inside of it any better, so it’s a bit of a “fur coat, no knickers” situation, as my Mum would say.
Ludicrous! 34 pounds is a whopping price tag for any highighter, but for one that isn’t even any good it outrageous. My advice would be to trot along to your local superdrug, pick up the Makeup Revolution dupe and spend the 31 pounds that you’ve saved on literally anything else.
Thanks for reading everyone! Don’t forget to check out the other beauty brawlers, and come back tomorrow for my mascara review.
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