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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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!
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,