Growing up, my best friend and I had this game we liked to play. We’d ask each other, “If you were stranded on an island for the rest of your life and were only allowed to bring one cosmetic item… What would it be?” When we were 12, it was flavored Chapstick. When we were 16, it was eyeliner. When we hit our twenties, we wouldn’t be caught dead without mascara. Now I’m 24 and although mascara is a staple in my every-day makeup, my answer has changed again!
This time, if I was stranded on an island, I’d have to pack my Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick. Not only is it my favorite bronzer… It’s also my favorite eye shadow! Two-in-one makeup? You might be thinking… Is this like a Shampoo/Conditioner combo? Absolutely not! Using your standard bronzer brush, swipe through all the colors, apply to your cheeks, nose, neck—anywhere that might be looking a little pale—and you’ll achieve a beautiful, sun-kissed look. You don’t have to use a lot… A little goes a long way with this product. Secondly, I use an eye shadow brush to cover my lid with one of the lighter colors and then use one of the darker colors in the crease of my eye—leaving more of a “smokey eye” look.
At first, I was skeptical of the price… $39! But think about it. Add up what you’ve spent for your current bronzer + all the eye shadows that have fallen to the bottom of you makeup bag, cracked, and made a mess anyway. All I need to pack for a weekend is my Shimmer Brick and a mascara (I also recommend Bobbi Brown’s Lash Glamour Extreme Lengthening). Prefer blush instead? No problem—Shimmer Bricks come in pink and rosy colors, too! You can find all the Shimmer Brick colors here.
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