I always look forward to Bobbi Brown’s holiday collections every year – she comes up with gorgeous and handy palettes for travels and touching up on-the-go. This year, I picked up two items – not entirely sure if they are available in Singapore yet, I picked them up at the KL airport.
In this post, I shall share my first impressions of them together with some swatches.
24 Karat Shimmer Brick Compact retails at RM170 ≃ S$68 for 10.3g of product, made in Italy.
Considered my first proper shimmer brick I guess because the first I got is the Party Shimmer Brick which is slightly different. This limited edition shimmer brick features five bars of pearlescent shimmer highlight for the skin to create a lit-from-within glow. Each bar also doubles up as an eyeshadow.
All swatches taken under natural sun light without flash – on dry arm.
I am in love with the silky smooth texture of this shimmer brick. All five shades have excellent colour payoff ranging from a shimmery/frosty white gold to warm pink. Together (depending on which colour you pick up more), I have a subtle yet luminous warm beige with gold sheen for highlight.
I think it’s a very wearable yet understated tone and will suit many skin tones. A sheer blend of this is suitable for day, add a touch more for going out at night.
Powder Pearl Eye Trio retails at RM180 ≃ S$72 for 3 x 3.3g of product, made in USA.
Some sparkly, pearly, shimmery eye powder for Christmas this year? Yes, I am in for all. This trio claims to be easy to apply and blend, each shadow boasts 95% pure pearl pigments and rich sparkle to create a subtle wash of shimmer or a burst of ultra-intense color (depending on how you put it on). It’s crease-free wear and flake-proof too.
They reminded me exactly of the bareMinerals High Shine Eyecolour – the packaging is exactly the same and they are both made in USA. The spring mechanism and sponge applicator are exactly the same too – makes me wonder if both companies have used the same manufacturer.
But even so, it doesn’t matter at all – to me. Because what’s inside, is absolutely amazing.
The Powder Pearl Eye Trio comes in:
- Pink Pearl – a shimmery golden peach
- Moonlight – a shimmery purple pink
- Black Pearl – a warm grey with gold specks
Swatches above taken in order of shades mentioned, under natural sun light, without flash – on dry arm.
They are incredibly pigmented and smooth, just like pigments but in a tube with an applicator. Like the bareMinerals High Shine Eyecolour, the packaging of these Bobbi Brown eye powders is the only problem – the applicator picks up too much product which will indeed create a little mess.
And because of that, I find it difficult to apply directly onto my lids – prone to fall outs and it’s just too messy.
I prefer dabbing the sponge applicator onto a piece of tissue or a mixing palette to remove access product – from there, you can either use the sponge applicator or your own brush to apply. Of the three shades, Black Pearl is the most powdery, wearing a creamy eyeshadow primer may help this colour to adhere better.
Hope this post helped. What are your picks from this collection?
Thank you for looking.