Apparently, the drinks are on Bobbi tonight!
Oh, I get it… It’s gonna be one of those Fridays.
Judging by the shaker and martini motif of the Bobbi Brown Party Shimmer Brick ($40), Bobbi was either watching a James Bond movie marathon (“Shaken, not stirred”), or was feeling extra festive, when she designed her latest powder duo, a limited edition piece released with the new Party Collection.
Wear one or both of its shimmery silver and gold powders as highlighters on your upper cheek bones, like I’m doing here, or dust ‘em all over the face for a more complete glow.
Both powders contain quite a bit of glitter, medium-sized flecks in the super soft, pigmented gold, and larger, chunkier pieces in the sheerer, silver shade.
When I apply either shade, I can see the powders shimmering on top of my skin, and I think the effect looks subtler in these pics than it does in real life.
Now, I love glitter and all…but I keep wishing for the flecks in these two shades to be finer and easier to corral and control. Even using my smallest blush brush to dust Party atop my cheeks, and it takes about three layers to reach a level of pigment that I like, I still end up getting glitter in my hair.
The next time I reach for this duo, I think I’ll pat it on my cheekbones with a finger instead.
If you prefer eye-catching glitter to subtle shimmer, there’s a party here you might want to crash.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Bobbi Brown counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,