March 13, 2013

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick Review & Swatches

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick Spring 2013

I admit I didn’t think I needed the new Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick. This from a girl who has like 15 Shimmer Bricks…seriously, do I really need another one?

But…Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks are that type of product that you feel the need to collect them all!

Another reason I didn’t feel I needed the Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick was I wasn’t so sure how shades of lilac and rose in a Shimmer Brick would be on my skin tone….!

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Lilac Rose

Take a look!

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick

Turns out YOU need the Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick! Outside of the Wild Rose Shimmer Brick, Lilac Rose is possibly my fav color to date! This is actually completely wearable…looking at promo images it appeared more lilac than pink but it’s actually a very flattering array of pinks that will brighten up your face and chase away Winter with pops of Spring pink!

The five bars of pearlescent shimmer contain graduating shades of bright pink, golden pink, and icy pink pearl pigments mixed with a smidge of lilac pink create a perfect flush of shimmery glow on my cheeks. If you’re fairer of skin you’ll find it’ll work as a nice shade of glowing blush and if you’re darker you’ll be rewarded with a cooler pink gold glow.

Shimmer Bricks can be used on your face as well as a color wash on your lids. The formula has a smooth, silky texture with a shimmery finish. I typically use a kabuki and buff into my skin if I want to use it as a blush. As a highlighter I use a fan brush to apply on my cheek bones and on my eyes I sweep on with a sponge tip applicator (sponge applicators prevent shimmery fall out on cheeks!).

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick Swatches

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick  Lilac Rose Swatches

Don’t let Lilac Rose escape you, she’s a bit of a sleeper at a glance but once you use her you’ll be quite pleased with the pretty flush of pink shimmer she adds to your cheeks!

For my look below I used it all over my cheeks as a blusher.

Bobbi Brown Lilac Rose Shimmer Brick FOTD

Loves this!

Muse Approved.

Available at and all Bobbi Brown counters.

Own it?

Planning to pick it up?

Do share your thoughts!


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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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  • Ashley

    OMG THAT LOOKS GORGEOUS ON YOU! You look so posh and put together! So pretty

  • Kimmwc03

    Another review I was waiting for! Looks nice on you. I think I will pick this up the next time I go to the BB counter.

    • the Muse

      yay kim! I LOVE this shade. I thought it would be oddly lilac but it isn’t, it’s a soft glow-y pink! 😀 My fav next to wild rose 😀

  • Shelby

    I was lusting over this and this post definitely didn’t help. 🙁 It’s $50 here in Canada and I’m so broke. Damn.

  • Audrey

    I adore Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks! I’m wearing Pink Quarts today for my eyeshadow AND cheekbone highlighter. It’s amazing! Lilac Rose is so, so pretty on you – I will have to check it out for myself!

    • the Muse

      aw thanks audrey! Pink Quartz is another lovely pink brick ;-D I bet it looks fab!

  • Karena

    This one is truly gorgeous! Thanks for the great swatches! You look fabulous!!

    • the Muse

      aw thanks karena you’re too kind! my pleasure hope the swatches help!

  • Vail Valley Girl

    Sorry to be DebbieDowner here but, I am tried this on last week at my local Bobbi Brown counter and I was not impressed. There wasn’t much color. This is coming from someone who is two shades above albino.

    However, my favorite Bobbi Brown rep said that there will more releases to come this summer. She agreed that it was sheer.

    I am hoping that Bobbi Brown comes out with more this summer.

    Oh, and I absolutely LOVE the Wild Rose Shimmer brick.

    • the Muse

      no worries vail! this is an open forum and I value your thoughts on products ;-D so def say what you think! I thought it had a really love pink effect on my cheeks sorry you didn’t like 🙁 it surprised me as the promo pics looked very lilac but it turned into a really pretty pink! me too! best shimmer brick ever! seriously, wild rose was amazings!

  • Ahhhsoneo

    At firstblook I thought that this was that Chanel blush that came out a few years ago? How does this compare to the Chanel?