When Makeup Revolution released their new Shimmer Brick compacts I was immediately drawn to them. I suspected that they would be too shimmery to use as a bronzer but I hoped that perhaps as a highlighter, blush topper or eyeshadow they may work really nicely.
I have not been disappointed.
I purchased the Shimmer Brick in Radiant as I thought as the lighter version of the two I may be able to use it as a highlighter. With a brush directed at the lightest tones it makes a very vivid highlight and even though it comes across as a darker champagne colour when used in this way, it is shiny enough that I think I can get away with it. I was surprised that when mixed the overall colour is actually light enough to be used as a shimmery bronzer too if you want a bit of overall glow. Be warned though – if you don’t blend this out they will be able to see your glow from space 🙂 Use a light hand!
This Shimmer Brick is PIGMENTED. Each strip functions completely as a discrete colour and so this makes a really compact and very beautiful eyeshadow palette too. I have loved this for travel. I just use some of my matte bronzer in the crease and these shimmers on the lid and it really is stunning. I wish now that I had just lashed out and purchased both versions of the Shimmer Bricks because I enjoy the formula so much for eyeshadow use! The Rose Gold version is now on my wish list!
Overall I have been very impressed with how much I have enjoyed this product. I have worn it mainly as a highlighter and as eyeshadow and it has always looked beautiful. Although the powder can kick up a bit of dust if you aren’t gentle, I haven’t had an issue with fallout and this lasts all day on my face and eyes. At 3GBP or approximately AU$6 I think this is a very budget-friendly, cruelty-free purchase!
If you would like to have a look at the MUR Shimmer Bricks for yourself you can find them here.
Have a wonderful week!