Bobbi Brown Sandstone Shimmer Brick

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Bobbi Brown Sandstone Shimmer Brick

Give me bold highlighters…or give me cats!


Or both! Give me both, preferably!

I’m on a bold highlighter kick right now — bold as in high-shine, borderline disco diva shimmer.

It’s because I’ve been wearing a new foundation by Laura Mercier, which is super matte, and when I wear it, unless I’m rockin’ a strong highlight, I feel like my skin looks flat.

I’m really into this limited edition one by Bobbi Brown called Sandstone Shimmer Brick ($45, from the new Smokey Nudes collection coming September to Bobbi Brown counters and It’s like a slightly peachier version of BECCA Opal.


Sandstone’s shiny finish is probably visible from low Earth orbit, but that’s what I like about it. 🙂 You have to be careful not to go overboard with it, though, because it’s very easy to go there, especially if you’re in a hurry…or if you have Hulk hands.

I try to be very careful and use a small tapered eyeshadow blending brush (Laura Mercier’s Ponytail Eye Crease Brush) to precisely place the highlighter on my upper cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose and on my Cupid’s bow, and then I buff out the edges, just slightly, with the same brush. That way, I get the impact from the shimmer, but I don’t get it all over the place.

Bobbi Brown Sandstone Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Sandstone Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Sandstone Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Sandstone Shimmer Brick Swatch

Sandstone is like a slightly peachier version of BECCA Opal


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  1. Agata says:

    Wow, that’s a lot of shimmer but I bet it looks beautiful applied with a light hand and a fan brush!
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  2. Beautiful, but probably way too shimmery for me.
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  3. Kim says:

    I’m sure the shimmer is very flattering on you. Rock it while you’re able!! 🙂

  4. Ondina says:

    Is this a repromote of her previous Sandstone shimmer brick or is it slightly different?

    • Karen says:

      Hi Ondina,

      It’s *very* similar but not an exact dupe. The bars on the pan are sightly different, and I feel like this one is more peachy, less bronzy. If you already have that one you probably won’t need this new version because it’s not that much different.

  5. gio says:

    That looks gorgeous! But I fear it will be too shimmery for me.

  6. kwmechelle says:

    Shimmer, shimmer! I already have oily skin for days so this doesn’t appeal to me. Even though I think the product itself is so pretty. Total sucker for pretty products and cute packaging….lol.

  7. Meghan says:

    Oh goodness, I bet this would be a beautiful eyeshadow too, I might have to pick it up!

  8. Fancie says:

    This turned out to be much lighter and cooler than I thought. It’s still very pretty though! I bet it gives a pretty glow to the cheeks.
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  9. Sylirael says:

    Wow! Hello shimmer! 😀 I’m a total highlighter n00b, mostly because I’m pale enough that I glow in the dark/blind people in direct sunlight anyway, heh 😉 ONe day, I will figure out how to use highlighter…
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