Have you ever built something up so much in your mind that the idea of it (whatever it is) proved to be more exciting than the item itself? I really have no words for the sort of disappointment and regret I feel at this moment, to the point where I feel so uninspired to even write about Bobbi Brown's Rose Shimmer Brick. I picked this up last year during an adrenaline fuelled shopping trip through Ala Moana Mall -- I shopped 'til I dropped. The time I allowed to pass by since buying this lacklustre blush should've served as some sort of indication that A.) I really didn't need it and B.) it's a stinker, a bomb, a dud. I hate it.
While pretty in the pan, it did very little to brighten my cherub-like cheeks. IMHO there's certainly room for improvement as the texture is gritty to the touch and I found the finish to be a tad too powdery for my liking.
Blush? What blush?
If you're looking for better colour payoff, do me a favour by chucking this imposter in the bin and pick up something else like NARS Orgasm or one of Clinique's Cheek Pops.
Normally I don't like to be so negative, but I'd be doing everyone a major disservice by not saying anything at all.
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for Bobbi Brown's Rose Shimmer Brick:
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 1 out of 10 bags — So happy I didn't buy this in Australia.
Would another purchase be on the horizon?:
- Not at this stage.