Bobbi Brown multi-tasks with Sandstone Shimmer brick!

Bobbi Brown multi-tasks with Sandstone Shimmer brick!

Bobbi Brown Sandstone Shimmer Brick, Nude Peach blush, Bare Peach High Shimmer Lip gloss and Nude Pink Lip Gloss - a complete look!

Bobbi Brown Sandstone Shimmer Brick, Nude Peach blush, Bare Peach High Shimmer Lip gloss and Nude Pink Lip Gloss – a complete look!

I’ve always loved Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick compacts, ever since my first purchase; I think it was a lovely Pink Shimmer Brick. The Limited Edition Bobbi Brown Sandstone Shimmer Brick ($45) does not disappoint. When used with a fluffy bronzer or powder brush (Bobbi recommends the Face Blender Brush, ($48), you can create a soft but shimmery bronzer, contouring and brighting up your complexion. Dust the tops of your cheekbones, nose, chin — wherever sunlight would hit your face. The mirrored compact is handmade in Italy and has a lovely tortoise-shell finish. I suggest keeping the little foam pad in the compact to add a cushion if the compact is dropped; the pad seems to make it less likely to crack in an accidental fall.

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Sandstone Shimmer Brick complete look

Bobbi Brown Sandstone Shimmer Brick, Nude Peach blush, Bare Peach High Shimmer Lip gloss and Nude Pink Lip Gloss – a complete look!

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Sandstone Shimmer Brick

Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Sandstone Shimmer Brick has a gorgeous case!

Here’s the multitasking part: this Shimmer Brick works for both face and as an eye palette. Grab a good eye shadow brush and a nice lining brush (my favorite is the Bobbi smokey eye liner brush) and you have a wonderful nude shimmer eye palette. Pink Quartz and Beige Shimmer Brick Compacts also offer great cheek/eye multi-use. Add some nude, barely-there peachy-nude lipstick or gloss, like Nude Pink Lip gloss or Bare Peach High Shimmer lip gloss (both $25), some mascara – Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara ($28) – and you’re done. If you need more color, try a bit of Bobbi’s blush. I like Nude Peach ($27) and a brighter pink/peach would be lovely, too.

Shimmer Bricks have good staying power for both the color and the shimmer. If you want a more subtle shimmer, I’d suggest using Bobbi Brown Illuminating Bronzing Powder ($40), maybe in Bali Brown. Shimmer Bricks are SHIMMERY.

Try the products listed here — you’ll have a brand new Bobbi Brown collection for your makeup bag in nude tones for fall — the Shimmer Brick was just a place to start! Grab the Bobbi Brown Sandstone Shimmer Brick (and hurry, because it is a limited edition shade), a few other Bobbi pretties, and you’ll have a brand new look in your makeup bag, Baby!