I’d been following the on-going discussion between S-Kay and Jessie below with great interest, regarding the new Bobbi Brown collection. Coincidentally, yesterday, I happened to chance upon a reference to a Pink Quartz Shimmerbrick. I did a review of the Bobbi Brown shimmerbricks once on my old site, and I thought I’d imported it here but apparently I did not! So, look out for a revamped review of the Bobbi Brown Shimmerbricks soon.
Anyway, what with Jessie and S-Kay’s comments and reading about a new shimmerbrick, I knew I had to do some research on this. And here is the information I’ve obtained (All Malaysian Ringgit prices courtesy of Jessie). Picture heavy so pictures and info are after the jump (click on the “Read the rest” link)
Pink Quartz Shimmerbrick (RM145)
This looks like it might be pretty. However, knowing how sheer (and shimmery) the shimmerbricks are, I wonder if it might be like the Pink shimmerbrick which tends to be just pure shimmer with no colour.
Lip Gloss Trio (RM68)
Colours are: Pink Sugar Shimmer, Slopes Shimmer and Buff. More info on Neiman Marcus.
Pink Quartz Mini Brush Set (RM350)
This one looks like it would be a steal. However, I’m only rather concerned about the size of the brushes. Usually, Bobbi Brown’s short handled brushes are just shorter versions of the full sized ones so when they call these Mini, I’m wondering if they are just short-handled or smaller sized overall. More info on Neiman Marcus.
Jessie also made reference to some brush sets of which I found the following:
10 brush set with case (RM950)
These look more like the real deal i.e. short handles but on a full size brush head. This is reflected in the price too. Ouch! More info on Neiman Marcus.
7 Short Brush set with case (RM550)
This one is a smaller version of the 10 piece set. Short handles with full size head. Honestly, I think this makes more sense for me because it contains most of the brushes one uses everyday and makes an awesome gift for someone because a good set of brushes can literally last you your whole life. Details on Neiman Marcus.
Actually, I do remember the 2 short handled brush sets above coming out last year too, also around the end of the year. It looks like it might be a seasonal offering from Bobbi Brown – just nice for the woman in your life… or for myself of course! I missed out on them last year. I’m wondering if I should check them out this year because I have been wanting the Face Blender Brush for my shimmerbricks.
And finally, while browsing Neiman Marcus for all the detailed information on the products that you see here, I came across this – the Mother of all brush sets.
This is an exclusive Luxe Brush Collection by Bobbi Brown. This brush collection features 10 luxurious brushes hand-crafted with 24-karat gold accents and ebony handles abd comes in a collector’s edition box crafted in genuine leather including a portable leather case for travel.
It also retails for US$650 (RM2,275). Super Ouch! I’m not anticipating that we’ll see this here any time soon though. Probably makes a great gift for that makeup afficionado who has (nearly) everything… ;)