Showing posts with label Singapore. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Singapore. Show all posts

Friday, June 11, 2010

Bobbi Brown Pink Oyster Shimmer Brick (Asia Exclusive)

You all know that I love the unique and the hard-to-find :) I fell in love with the Pink Oyster Shimmer Brick ever since I saw Haru's review on Rouge Deluxe back in May (see her review here) and knew I had to find it. I am happy to report that she enabled me to get my hands on the Pink Oyster Shimmer Brick from Singapore thanks to a lovely custom purchase and I am forever grateful. (Thanks Iris! xoxo)

The U.S. market received the Beach Shimmer Brick for the summer collection. You can see my review, swatches and comparisons here. I called my in-the-know sales associates here to inquire about it's possible release here (especially since Neimans sometimes gets exclusives) - but no luck. At this time, you can only get it in Asia. It's a lovely block of white gold, sandy beige, pale gold, and light pearly pink shimmers. Swirled together it's absolutely stunning. It's definitely more of a highlight power - hard to describe but it gives a nice glow.




Here it is swirled, swatched and compared:


Compared to Pink, Platinum Pink, Pink Quartz:



Pink Oyster (Asia Exclusive, Summer 2010):


Platinum Pink (Spring 2009):


Pink Quartz (Holiday 2007):


Pink (Regular Line):


How much did this set me back? After the exchange rates, a little over $50ish USD each (which included shipping for 2 well padded shimmer bricks). Pricey? Yes. Worth it? Definitely yes. Unfortunately, even in my extensive stash of highlighters, I cannot find a dupe. It's what I wanted NARS Albatross to be (which turns a horrid yellow-gold on me).
 

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