Get a Flattering Nude Glow That You Don’t Have To Get Naked for With Bobbi Brown’s New Nude Glow Shimmer Brick

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Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Shimmer Brick

Wearing the new limited edition Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Shimmer Brick ($45)

This is the look I wore on my lady date with Jen and Cindy yesterday, although really, I didn’t expect either of them to notice because 1) the Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Shimmer Brick I’m wearing wasn’t designed to stand out like that, and 2) neither of them are hard-core makeup people. In fact, the day Cindy turns to me and says, “OOH! I like how you blended that highlighter into your blush!” is the day I expect to see pigs flying and RyGos ceasing to be frickin’ adorable.

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown’s $45 Nude Glow Shimmer Brick

With Nude Glow, that’s exactly what you get — a nude glow, like kind of shine your skin takes on after a really good facial…or an entire day spent chillin’ at a spa (and not doing a damn thing for anyone).


This is one of those highlighters with a super forgiving sheen, and I think that’s why a lot of women — especially mature gals — are going to dig it.

I’ve worn the Shimmer Bricks in Bobbi’s permanent line and have also tried a few of her limited edition ones from previous collections, but this one, with its exceptionally fine powders, seems to be a step above the others.

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Shimmer Brick pan closeup

A closer look at the pan…

In this brick, you get a warm bronze, a rosy peach, a pinkish beige and a plum, any of which can be worn on your eyes and/or cheeks by themselves or mixed together.

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Shimmer Brick swatches

Far left, all four colors swatched individually; far right, all four shades mixed together

I tried wearing a mixture of all four of the colors a few times, but to be honest, the plum threw things off for me. I love the plum by itself on my eyes, especially in smokey eyes, but for some reason, whether by itself or mixed with the other colors, the plum looks really muddy on my cheeks.

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Shimmer Brick

Additional makeup worn in this look: Bobbi Brown Smokey Cool Eye Palette, Bobbi Brown Smokey Kajal Liner in Black Amethyst and Bobbi Brown Smokey Mascara on my eyes; MAC Give Me Sun Bronzer and MAC Blushbaby Blush on my cheeks; and MAC Cremesheen Glass in Over Indulgence on my lips

Instead, I like to just mix three of the colors together — the bronze, rosy peach and pink beige. Oh, gosh! Those three together are like Magic Mike dancing to Pony

Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Shimmer Brick packaging

The packaging

When I wear that trio on my upper cheekbones, my skin looks like it glows naturally! I might as well be wearing a muu-muu someplace warm and drinking mai tais for breakfast, b*tches, because yup — it’s that kind of glow. πŸ™‚

With an uber-flattering finish and all-day wear time (12+ hours), I think this brick compares favorably to other top-notch highlighters, like BECCA’s Pressed Shimmering Skin Perfectors.

Overall, good job, Bobbi!

PRICE: $45
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and at Bobbi Brown counters
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A- (the plum may look a little muddy on some skin tones)

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Erin says:

    Wow, really is very flattering on you! Tempting, tempting. πŸ™‚ Would probably make a pretty nice gift, too.
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  2. hanna says:

    Very natural looking on you!
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  3. Natalie says:

    This looks beautiful! I’ll have to check it out, I need to get a shimmer brick.
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  4. Agata says:

    That shimmer brick looks beautiful on you

  5. Lena says:

    “In fact, the day Cindy turns to me and says, β€œOOH! I like how you blended that highlighter into your blush!” is the day I expect to see pigs flying and RyGos ceasing to be frickin’ adorable. ”

    i just snorted into my tea, lol. yeah, i have friends like that, too. although? i’m still gung ho on my mission to save them. πŸ˜€

    lovely highlighter. but my makeup spending money is gone until at least february next year, with all these sephora, sales galore!
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    • Karen says:

      Hi Lena,

      My friend Cindy asked me out of the blue last week for a brown eyeshadow recommendation…I seriously almost passed out! πŸ™‚

    • Majick says:

      Hey Lena, I laughed my butt off on that one too! Most of the ladies I hang with, except the friends I made at ULTA (LOL)get me to do their makeup for them for special occaisions.

      Karen, you do have a way with words! πŸ˜€

  6. Sylvia says:

    I saw this when I was in Sephora today and wondering how it would appear on the skin and I’m glad to see that it is freakin’ stunning!
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  7. Chris25 says:

    I think it’s a good deal. You get 4 shades that can be worn on the eyes and cheeks, and you can mix them, so the palette is fairly versatile. πŸ™‚
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  8. Chelsea says:

    Your skin is glowing! I need to get me a new highlighter maybe…

    • Karen says:

      Thanks, Chelsea.

      I never leave home without a bit of highlighter these days. πŸ™‚ Which one are you currently using?

      BTW, I went to Anthropologie last weekend and saw TONS of cute bunny-related clothes and thought of you…

      • Chelsea says:

        Maybe I’ll have to hit up Anthropologie! I haven’t been using a highlighter that much, but when I do, it’s usually just a shimmery eyeshadow! I have a shimmery pink in a Lancome eyeshadow Quint that I have.

  9. Caroline says:

    Laura Mercier makes one that has those similiar colors. And it isn’t limited edition. It looks like a close dupe.

  10. Gowthami says:

    Tempting and flattering shade!!
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  11. Ritu R says:

    omg, I so want this in my life! looks more wearable than the shimmer brick from Bobbi, right?
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  12. Chaitra says:

    I wanted to buy the Dior’s Amber diamond , now i am confuded , Karen πŸ™ πŸ™‚
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  13. Jess says:

    So pretty! I’m thinking becoming a regular reader of your blog wasn’t such a hot idea…so much enabling, much to the detriment of my bank account!:-)

  14. I love my Bronze shimmer brick but the shimmer can be a little overpowering if not used properly. I love that this is more subtle though I think it might look a tad muddy on me unless I pair it with a brightening blush! You look so polished here πŸ™‚
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  15. Majick says:

    This is really N-I-C-E! I have never been a fan of BB shimmer bricks because I thought they played in the lines and made me look older than my years. I might actually consider getting this one. And if it’s a limited edition, so be it.

    I really want to retire in 5-7 so I’m getting a little more selective about what I buy. (NOT MUCH, but a little LOL) LOVE your blog and you make me laugh DAILY. p.s. head butt to Tabs.

  16. JudithDM says:

    The word Shimmer frightens me! At a certain age one has to be careful with the glitz or shimmer! Just the way it is if one doesn’t want to look ridiculous (at least me) and trying too hard to be young. I have worn makeup since my teens! We did the wild blue eyes decades ago. What goes around comes around! I do have highlighters, and am eyeing the new Hourglass threesome, so it’s not that I avoid it altogether! This is so pretty on you Karen. You are such a beauty it seems everything works!!!

  17. Corinne says:

    Karen, do u think this is close to Mac’s Superb (minus the metallicness)

  18. Brenda says:

    Have you tried the Hourglass ambient lighting palette? I want to know what you think of it.

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