November 3, 2011

Bobbi Brown Party Shimmer Brick Review, Swatches, Photos

Bobbi Brown Party Shimmer Brick

The Bobbi Brown Party Collection should have totally been released mid December, true story. The collection just feels like a New Year’s Eve Collection which is unusual as not many makeup companies are pimping out such a seasonal release.

This collection is inspired by Bobbi’s memories as a child of her mom applying makeup at the bathroom mirror.

I so don’t have those types of memories since my own mother is a very no nonsense type of gal. I actually just got her into applying a smidge of Tarte Cheek Tint.

One of the exciting parts of this collection for me was the introduction of the Bobbi Brown Party Shimmer Brick. I personally always had a love/hate relationship with Shimmer Bricks because I tend to overdo application which results in Disco Fever…! But who can resist this unique Shimmer Brick which is imprinted with a martini glass and shaker.


Let’s have a lookiee!

Bobbi Brown Party Shimmer Brick

Unlike Bobbi’s traditional Shimmer Bricks which are made up of several strips of color, the Party Shimmer Brick is a study in simplicity, choosing to focus on two shades instead of several.

The Brick is split down the center and includes a true shimmering gold and looks are deceiving but that isn’t silver you’re seeing on the other side, it’s actually a white shimmering gold.

Bobbi Brown Party Shimmer Brick

I like this Shimmer Brick because it offers not only the option to combine the two shades but also use the shades separately as both a highlighter for your face combining the two shades, using them individually, or as a wash of soft color on your lids.

Shimmer Bricks are nice in general if you know how to use them correctly (I’m not a great expert at highlighting) but I find this one offers an easy application method as you’re not working with a ton of shades and can concentrate on a single color if you so please.

Combined together you get a very soft golden glimmer. The shade reflects white gold on cheek bones and has a soft shimmering effect that isn’t too overly done so long as you blend out correctly. The powder has a soft, silky texture as well and so far after a few swipes I’m loving that the design hasn’t budged since it’s rather deeply etched in.

Bobbi Brown Party Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Party Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Party Shimmer Brick

Overall, the Bobbi Brown Party Shimmer Brick is easily something Bobbi fans will want to haul. It’s unique and different for Bobbi which gives it some collector’s value for those who take their makeup love to that level (I do, nothing wrong with wanting to keep a few of your favorite pieces in the old beauty vault). As for the normal people who aren’t collector’s it offers a softly focused highlighting on cheeks and face while multitasking as an eyeshadow if you like!

Loves it.

Quite worth picking up in my humble opinion.

It’s $40 and available now at or Bobbi Brown counters.

Have you seen it at your counter?

Plan on purchasing it?

Do share!

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • RM

    Very pretty, but I would probably use this as an eyeshadow over a highlighter. I do like how it’s not too pink in color, like alot of highlighter tend to be!

    My mom is a very non-makeupy kind of person too! I think I was rummaging around her drawers in say, 2009ish, when I found some super old Revlon eyeshadow from the 90s. That was pretty much the first time I tried on makeup, and it gave me an eyelid infection because it was so old, LOL. Lesson learned!

    • the Muse

      LOL rm ;-D my mum never even owned an eyeshadow I’ve no idea where I came from hahaha!

  • Sarah S.

    want, but i would be sad when the cocktail disappeared… sounds like real life, LOL!

  • Cj

    I have a similar memory, but it was me helping my mom put on makeup in the bathroom mirror lol. This looks really nice, I’ve been using Mac’s lightscapade for all my highlighting needs for a while now. Definitely will check this out.

  • Pappetee

    This palette looks soooooooo gorgeous and fun for the Holidays, Muse! I would love to purchase it but I am curious if these shades are similar to the the gold and white shades of the Nars Hanamichi Kabuki palette? I have the latter and if it’s quite similar, I would skip the Bobbi Brown. (sad)