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Shimmer Bricks: Bobbi Brown vs Famous by Sue Moxley

Remember that craze we all had about Shimmer Bricks? Shimmer Waves.. Shimmer cubes.. and oh so weird names given to such similar products by a gazillion brands.

What are Shimmer Bricks? To me these are fool-proof cheek make-up. They give dimension to the cheeks, that rosey dewy glow and a lovely sheen on the cheekbones we all swear by. It removes the need for a separate bronzer and a highlighter? We like!

I recently tried out one called Famous by Sue Moxley. It's this brand you'll see in Superdrug but always pass by for some reason. I got the Shimmer Brick in Golden Rose. It is obviously shimmery as the name goes and has a stripes of gold, pinks and bronze and seriously speaking, it is the best I've come across after Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Bricks.

How is it different from other gimmicky 'shimmer bricks'?
- It does not contain cheap chunky glitter, just a sheen
- It is very pigmented and gives an awesome glow!
- Does not enlarge pores
- Blends well so you won't see where the shimmer ends 

Now I have only owned BB's Shimmer Brick in Rose to which this is quite different in colour. This would be more similar to BB's Pink Quartz, very similar indeed...besides the packaging. 

I will not deny that I any day drool over BB's packaging, however considering that this is a quarter of the price of Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Bricks, I am willing to oversee that and accept this in my train case wholeheartedly ♥ 

And to be honest, this is much more compact compared to how humongous Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Bricks were to carry around. Now only if this would have a mirror, it would sleep next to me :) 

I like to use the stripes individually, using the bronze to contour, the medium pinks for the apples of the cheeks and the light pink for a highlight. 

I say this is the best I've ever tried after Bobbi Browns Shimmer Bricks is because it replicates exactly the same effect for around £7! So that way I can try out other shades in the range without breaking the bank.

If used sparingly, shimmer can make you appear glowing from within and can look much less obvious than usual blusher. I suggest using a precise brush for application so you don't get it all over your face. 

I have some stunning eye shadows from this range to show you guys, so keep your eyes peeled!

FunnyFaceBeauty said...

Wow it gives your cheeks such a gorgeous glow! I haven't tried any of the BB Shimmer Bricks but really want to. Thanks for sharing

Sarah Ashley said...

Amazing!!!! If only it was in Canada :(

Jenni said...

lol i bought 3 of these Famous 'shimmer bricks' from Superdrug for over a year and can't get myself to post swatches up to now XD you totally beat me to it!

I was worrying they will get cracked up :) luckily they don't!

Eve said...

OOOO It looks interesting, but how do you use the stripes individually? It looks too thin to do that ><

Anonymous said...

Great review! I love shimmer bricks, the glow you can get while using them is unbelievable! :)

Shivani said...

Miss Model!! So gorgeous <3

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

wow..so lovely..i love the shade.

Roshni said...

you look amazing! the product looks flawless on your skin xx

Unknown said...

Oooh I think I'm going to pick one of these up it looks gorgeous! xx

ihavemostlybeen said...

Have always avoided this kind of thing because thought it would be too obvious and shimmery for me - like the idea that if used lightly it can give a nice glow and be less obvious than blusher, am now going to have to check these out. It looks fantastic on you btw.

graphology said...

This is such a pretty look :-)

Sheefa F said...

@Shivani - hehe..thank you hun!

@Roshas - aww thanks babe!

Princess Feef said...

gorgeous glow ,,, i love it on u ,,
i have similar one from the body shop =)

Unknown said...

Your face's structure is just gorge
in awe x


roseannetangrs.com said...

what a good dupe, your skin look amazing hunny! I did a review of the shimmer brick as well in rose, thought you might like to add that to your stash http://roseannebeauty.onsugar.com/Bobbi-Brown-Shimmer-Brick-Review-12337803 :)




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