17 Instant Glow Shimmer Brick - Pink Bronze...

Monday, 6 August 2012
Before I get into the main feature of this post (the beautiful shimmer brick) I just wanted to know what you all think of the new layout? Leanne sorted me out over the weekend when she was down for a visit and I am now more motivated to blog than ever! I even have a blog diary - which pleases the oober geek inside me.

17 Instant Glow Shimmer Brick - Pink Bronze £4.99

Move over Bobbi Brown is all I can say. No one can deny that this looks like the infamous Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick but for a fraction of the price. Now I don't own the Bobbi Brown version, but one lunchtime my colleague and I were having a mooch around the makeup counters in Howells and she had the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in the pink version applied to her face. A polite "yeah it looks lovely" to the assistant, we walked outside to see that there was no difference in her face. Literally nothing. Anyway, we went back to work where another colleague mentioned that she bought the 17 Shimmer Brick and it was amazing.

Boy was she right (Thanks Jen!) The 17 version is so pretty, pigmented and a great price. You can have a range of different looks with the one product. I use the dark colours when I am more tanned, the lighter pinks when I am paler and then a swirl of them all as a nice highlight to any blusher. The product isn't too chalky, there is some fall out but nothing that makes me not want to use it. Overall it's a really good all rounder, plus the colours make nice eyeshadows too!

What do you think?




  1. oooh, had my eye on the Bobbi Brown shimmer brick for AGES, but think I will give this a try first! x

  2. Wow this one looks amazing, I had been thinking of getting the BB one but now my mind is changed and will look at this one instead :)


  3. I swear by this product! Have been using it for about a year now. You put it on and you just glow, in the freshest possible way. People always ask if I'm wearing the bobbi brown one.
    Found you on Hell Cotton :) Lovely Blog
    Tink Jayne x x

  4. This looks really similiar to my Bobbi Brown in Rose Quartz (I think thats the name)
    I havent worn it that much but this seems so much more affordable!x

  5. This looks so good! :) definitely going to have a swatch of this :D xxx

  6. looks beautiful! i may have to buy it :D
    Rosie xo
    A Pocketful of Rosie

  7. That looks like a fantabulous bargain product right there! Absolutely love the colours which is unusual for me as I am generally not a fan of blush/bronzer in the slightest (far too used to being pale!)