As a makeup artist, I’ve learned to trust my instincts rather than just follow rules. Sometimes a shimmery shadow doubles as a skin highlighter or a lipstick works on lips and cheeks. I can’t even count the times I’ve used a product for something other than what it was meant for. Ultimately, it’s about what works and what looks amazing.
That’s how the idea for the Shimmer Brick came about; I wanted a single compact with multiple shades that blended together seamlessly. Nothing like that existed at the time, not even for professionals. (Since then, a number of similarly styled compacts have come out, but there’s nothing quite like the original.) I use it on cheeks and sometimes eyes for a gorgeous, luminous finish. It makes your whole face light up.
The first Shimmer Brick—which debuted in 2001 and customers still tell me is one of their all time favorites—was the Bronze compact. Over the years, we’ve added more shades including Nectar (a peachy set that’s almost as popular as the original), Beige, Pink, Rose and a number of Limited Editions including my favorite- Brownie. In the summer, people love Shimmer Brick for Body because it gives them that sunkissed look without the rays.
Given how much I love this product (if I were stranded on an island it would be on my list of things to bring) you can imagine how thrilled I was to open WWD and see a whole article devoted to it. I couldn’t wait to share so here it is. Hope you enjoy.