Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Eyeshadow Palette Sandstone
By Contributor: Tejinder Kaur
Here I am with a review ans swatches of Shimmer Brick eye shadow paletteI received as a gift. I was trying to find more about this Sandstone palette on Bobbi Brown’s official website but couldn’t find much, so I believe it may have been discontinued or the packaging changed has been changed. But I did find something similar on ebay. I had totally forgotten about it but found it while cleaning my cupboard yesterday. It is a very pretty palette and I thought should share my views with you girls.
The shimmer brick eyeshadow palette can be used to create either an everyday soft natural look or a more dramatic look. There isn’t any matte shade in this palette which suits me as I don’t like matte shades, but might disappoint some. It contains very fine milled glitter which does not look OTT on the eyes. But it helps in creating amazing smokey eye makeup looks. I found this eye shadow to be long wearing even without a primer. The texture is a bit powdery but silky smooth and blend able. When applied on eyes it does fall out, so be careful while picking the product. All the shades are wearable and would suit all skin tones. It can be used to create a variety of looks. There are 7 colours in the palette stored in a stacking form.
Packaging: I love the classy packaging; compact and sturdy enough to carry around while travelling. It comes in a rectangular shape black palette with brand name embossed over it. It comes with an applicator although I prefer to use my own eye shadow brush. The palette contains a mirror as well which is a plus point. The colours are stacked very creatively. When you open the palette, you see 4 shades sitting together in a row while the other 3 shades are hidden beneath it. You have to slide the top row to the see rest of the 3 colours. I like the slide mechanism and absolutely adore the packaging.
Texture: The shades look very creamy and silky but fallout when picked with brush. Texture is mixed – powdery and creamy. Very easy to blend with lovely wearable colours! You can create multidimensional, glamorous eyes looks with this palette by mixing lots of other colours together.
Pigmentation: Pigmentation is great even without using a primer or base with it.
Staying Power: The staying power is superb. With a primer they stays up to 6-7 hours without creasing or fading.
Description of shades: First two shades in the top row are very light and can be used on inner eye area/tear duct area. 1stshade can be used on brow bone or even to highlight the cheek bone.
The next two shades are very pretty; a lovely pigmented copper and a brown shade. They blend really nicely, suitable for all skin tones and contain mild glitter and go very well with Indian outfits. Very gorgeous shades; I created my eye look which you see below by using both of them.
The second row also contains very pretty shades; first one is a gold shade and other two purple shades which go very well with Indian attires.
Swatches of Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Eyeshadow Palette
My eye makeup look using the palette
And here is my FOTD with the eye makeup
Pros of Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Eyeshadow Palette:
- Collection of 7 shades in one palette
- Don’t crease or fade
- Many wearable shades to smokey eye looks
- Long lasting
- Travel Friendly
- Don’t irritate eyes
- Good pigmentation
- Packaging is very class and chic
- Comes with a mirror and double sided applicator
Cons of the eyeshadow palette:
- Applicator provided is useless
- Some fallout while applying
- A bit expensive
- Cannot locate on Bobbi Brown official site as the packaging may have bee changed
Price: approx. £15from eBay
VNA Rating: 4/5
Conclusion: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick Sandstorm Eyeshadow Palette is a beautiful collection of 7 shades which are great to wear with Indian outfits or smokey eye makeup looks. The shades are all shimmery but in a good way. The stay for around 8 hours without creasing or fading. The packaging is quite attractive too. If you find one, then do get it!