Seventeen have a range of bronzing products called ‘Instant Glow’, and the range includes two shades of Shimmer Brick; Gold Bronze and Pink Bronze. The Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Bricks are just £4.99 each, and they contain four strips of shimmery colour for creating the perfect bronzey look. The Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Bricks are pretty impressive dupes for the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks, except the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks are £33 each.
I do own one of the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks, and it is definitely beautiful but I can’t help but think £33 is quite overpriced especially when there are some budget alternatives such as the Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick.
I have the Gold Bronze Shimmer Brick which contains four bronze toned shades; a golden champagne, a taupey brown, a warm gold and a rich chocolate brown. The shades are all very warm in tone, so I can’t use them as as bronzer or highlighter personally, but I imagine they’d look stunning on darker skintones than mine.
However I have another fantastic use for the Shimmer Brick, and that is as an eyeshadow quad. All four shades are buttery soft, with intense pigmentation which compliment eachother really well. The shades all work together to create a beautiful bronze smokey eye.
Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Brick – £4.99 – Boots
The four shades all apply beautifully without a primer, but with a primer layered underneath, the shades become even more vivid. I’ve also found that they can be used with a damp eyeshadow brush, to create a foiled effect too so it really is a versatile product.
I love wearing bronze smokey eyes, but I’m now dying to get my hands on the Pink Bronze Shimmer Brick as I bet the pinky toned shades would also be stunning when worn as eyeshadows. If you’ve been wanting to try the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks, I really do recommend trying the Seventeen Instant Glow Shimmer Bricks as they’re genuinely just as pretty, and pigmented yet £28 cheaper so it’s a no brainer really..
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