Archive for the ‘highlighter’ tag
Most makeup brands that make it in the cutthroat world of beauty products include at least one item that achieves cult status among its fans. For Bobbi Brown, shimmer bricks are one of those – and they have an interesting backstory, according to the brand:
One season, with just minutes to go before the runway lights went up, a fashion designer asked Bobbi to give all the models a lit-from-within look. So she took a shimmery eye shadow and dusted it on everyone’s cheeks—and that’s how the idea for Shimmer Brick was born.
Obvious, perhaps, but it worked for her! Shimmer bricks are handmade in Italy by pressing five different shades of “ultra-luxe pure pearl pigments” into one pan and double-baking them, the brand explains, and a variety of highlighter shades have been available through the years, some permanent and some limited.
The latest addition to the family is Bobbi Brown Wild Rose Shimmer Brick, and this one is exclusive to duty-free and travel-retail locations. As the name implies, it has a duskier, darker rose colour pattern and, if the product shot is anything to go by, could probably be used as a blush if you’re light-skinned (and use a heavier hand).
The Wild Rose Shimmer Brick is available from this month at worldwide travel-retail locations, and I’ll update this post with the price as soon as I see one in loco. Click on the picture for a larger version.
Part of the Travel@Clarins range of duty-free exclusives, the Clarins Instant Light Kit includes a 30ml tube of the brand’s Instant Light Complexion Perfector in shade 00, a product that combines the effects of a primer and a highlighter to leave skin beautifully glowy; an Instant Light Perfecting Touch pen in shade 02, Clarins’ version of Touche Eclat or other similar highlighting pens; and a free 5ml sample pot of Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch, a silicon-based primer that compared well against the best available in the market and is great if your skin doesn’t have problems with ‘cones’.
I bought this set at London Gatwick airport, where Clarins has a dedicated travel-retail boutique, and while I don’t remember exactly how much I paid, I’m sure it was something around £25 (about $38 in today’s exchange rates) – a real bargain considering what you get in the kit.
Click on the picture below for a larger version of the set’s contents, or on the picture on the right for the packaging.
Guerlain has done it again, launching an Asia-exclusive trio of its cult highlighting product in to-die-for packaging. Guerlain Météorites Miniatures Collection Asian Seasons is a limited edition and, as the name implies, is only available at duty-free outlets in Asia or on board Asian airlines. It retails for about $70, but the price will vary according to local exchange rates – it’s not bad value if you’re a fan of the product or a sucker for pretty packaging like me.
The official description of the product says:
Guerlain’s Météorites pearls have been the mythic finishing powder since 1987, illuminating the complexion with an incomparable radiance, thanks to its fine and transparent texture. These three Météorites Miniatures Collection limited editions come in a new, collectible design and are individually packed in a set.
It’s a shame I don’t have any trips to Asia planned in the near future, or else this baby would certainly be on my shopping list.