Sunday, November 9, 2014

CCO Finds: Bobbi Brown 24 Karat Shimmer Brick!

My First Shimmer Brick!

Bobbi Brown 24 Karat Shimmer Brick
Thank the heavens for the CCO's or Cosmetic Company Outlets!! This is the place to go if your frugal like myself but want a taste of the high end world. If you're in Utah make sure to check out the one in Park City, in the Tanger Outlets and you'll be hooked! My first CCO find is this Bobbi Brown 24 Karat Shimmer Brick (*jumps with joy*) haha. Normally the shimmer bricks are about $45-$50 depending if its limited edition or not...way too much for a highlight powder. I found this one for only $29.50! :-) Still pricey for a highlight but for a makeup enthusiast it's an amazing deal! Here's what it looks like:
Bobbi Brown 24 Karat Shimmer Brick
This shimmer brick was released 2 years ago so it's not something you can currently find in stores. That's the beauty of a CCO; you can find limited edition products, discontinued ones or overstock items at a discounted price, normally 30% off or more! It's an Estee Lauder company so the brands you'll find will be Bobbi Brown, Mac, Clinique and many more! It really varies by locations, make sure to search for your nearest one to see what items you may find. 
Now back to the shimmer brick haha. It's described as a gold pearlecent shimmer which is pretty accurate! The pearlecent aspect comes from the bottom pink rows which leaves the most amazing "lit from within" look on your cheeks! It's so silky to the touch, just like I hoped! Here are the swatches:
Bobbi Brown 24 Karat Shimmer Brick
Here's every strip swatched plus the color when blended together, so beautiful! I love the idea of having options to make your own concoction, it's truly a versatile product. They would even make beautiful eyeshadows or inner corner highlight. At the discounted price I think one shimmer brick is worth having. It's a luxury item but I believe in treating yourself every once in a while! ;-) The sheen does last a good 4 hours btw!

Bottom line: I highly recommend the CCO route for the shimmer bricks! The discount is worth it, I can't imagine paying $50 for this. I tend to stop by the CCO seasonally just to see what new items they have. This was a great find and hopefully it inspires you to gift yourself a nicer product because your worth it! There's always cheaper alternatives from brands like Physicians Formula but there's nothing quite like the silkiness of the shimmer brick. YAY for discounts! :-)