Monday, 24 February 2014

Is Revlon's Highlighting Palette a Cheaper Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick?

Hellooo beauties!

At first glance, you could quite easily mistake this for one of Bobbi Brown's shimmer bricks but it is infact Revlon's new highlighting palette . That is infact what made me stop and take a second look at this product. I have been lusting after a Bobbi Brown shimmer brick for a while now and I thought this would make an excellent dupe since Bobbi Brown's costs £38.00.

 I had no intention of using this as a highlighter but instead I wanted to use it as a bronzer because I have heard about the Bobbi Brown shimmer brick being an amazing bronzer and this palette also has deep bronzey colours in it. However it definitely isn't a dupe, although I haven't tried Bobbi Brown's shimmer brick I would imagine it has a lot more pigmentation than this. With this product you really need to press hard up and down with your brush to get decent enough colour payoff for it to show on your face. Don't be fooled by swatches of this because it seems to show up more pigmented on your fingers than it does when transferred to your face. It would be really nice if you wanted a super subtle all over bronze look but for contouring it's a definite no go and even for me it doesn't give the colour pay off I want for an all over sun-kissed look.

 It is an okay product and I will continue to use it but I won't be repurchasing this and nor will it be replacing my beloved Sleek Face Contour Kit. It has however quenched my need for Bobbi Brown's shimmer brick quite a bit though which is a positive for my piggybank! You can also get this in a blush shade with rosey pink shades in it that would look amazing paired with the Naked 3 palette so I'd quite like to give that a bash. Although the lack of pigment has put me off as I think there are better, more reasonably priced products out there. So overall it's not a bad egg but there's definitely better one's out there!

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Previous Post featuring shimmer brick:-

Have you tried any of the Revlon Highlighting Palettes? What did you think of them?

Lots of Love,
A x x x 


  1. I was sorely tempted to pick this up the other day, I love the colours! I might get it as a budget buy until I can afford the Bobbi Brown one! I was also thinking about trying the Sleek contour kit - is it good? x

    Hannah @ FashionistaDigital

    1. I'd go straight for the Sleek Contour kit babe! :-) It's amaaazing, brilliant contour and can be used to bronze up the face aswell and the highlighter it comes with is alright too! xx

  2. Seventeen do a good dupe too for the Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks too! I always forget about Revlon makeup, think I need to go and have a nose at these!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  3. Hi Abby!
    I love your blog and I decided to nominate you for a Liebster Award.
    Have fun with it!


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