Okay, it’s time to present some luxury holiday items. I’ve never made a Bobbi Brown purchase for myself in my life, yup, that’s the truth. That changed last week when Rustan’s invited me to the relaunch of their beauty department in Makati. I never purposely avoided the brand, there was no particular reason I didn’t buy Bobbi Brown, I just always seemed to have something else on hand and the “stripe-y” design of their famous shimmer bricks didn’t appeal to me back then. Mom got me the duo pack of their gel eyeliners from an airline duty-free and that’s all I had until this year when the brand contacted me and now I get to try random bits of their stuff to review, this glam one though is an actual purchase :). One factor in the past may have been the price, Bobbi Brown have come a long way and are now undoubtedly one of the world’s most luxe cosmetic brands. I’ll admit, I can’t afford their stuff on a regular basis. However know this, from product to packaging they don’t tend to disappoint. When I first set my eyes on this beautiful, GORGEOUS holiday 2013 offering, the Nude Glow Shimmer brick highlighter, even if I knew it was overpriced compared to abroad I still caved and what closed the sale was when I tried it on for the first time, and guess what it’s HANDMADE IN ITALY. Presenting the first half of my first Bobbi Brown purchases and also featuring the Soffia Opulence Soft Focus brush (premium grade goat hair, available this link, PUREBEAUTY & Sofa Retail Lab, Powerplant) which I used for soft sweeping application today, super soft bristles.
“Give the gift of “glow” with this limited-edition Shimmer Brick – sure to make faces light up instantly. A shimmering quartet of pearlescent colors highlight the skin for lit-from-within luminescence (think of it as candlelight in a compact). Each shade also doubles up as an eye shadow.” MADE IN ITALY Php2,900.00, from Bobbi Brown counters and boutiques (Rustan’s The Beauty Source, SM Megamall)
Unlike its striped older sisters the Bobbi Brown Nude Glow Shimmer Brick is a quad, hence, YES, yes…you’re catching on quick, yup it’s also an eyeshadow palette, not just an all over glow giver so the high limited ed. price point (Php2900 yowch) has multiple value behind it.
You could say it isn’t miles away from MAC’s mineralize range (they wouldn’t mind, sister companies). With this what stood out completely for me was you could “GET THAT GLOW” without looking frosty, as someone who put up her review on the Bobbi Brown site said. I feel this is a smoother, luxuriously packaged, soft version of MAC’s Soft & Gentle MSF which is either not available or often sold out. Read more to see this highlighter applied on me and see how it also looks applied as eyeshadow .… To full post & COMMENTS...