Let’s start a Makeup Revolution – we can begin with Shimmer Brick Radiant

Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick Radiant
Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick Radiant

Remember when the first shimmer brick became available? I do and I remember wanting it badly but I never did buy it. It was too expensive and it was too shimmery for me. I tested it so many times yet walked away looking like a glitter ball. Sadness prevailed. When Makeup Revolution sent their Shimmer Brick Radiant I was afraid, very afraid!! I thought it was just beautiful but all I could remember is the glitter ball. But I’m a champ and giving this a go was the only way to find out my results.

Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick Radiant (overhead light)
Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick Radiant (overhead light)

The results are positive. This $7 palette (exclusive to Ulta) is everything I was hoping for years ago. There’s a glow to it but there’s surprisingly no glitter. I was truly amazed by that fact. There are 5 shades in it that blend together beautifully to give me a golden peach glow. It’s not a palette I can wear on an everyday basis but nothing with this much gleam ever is.

Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick Radiant
Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick Radiant
Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick Radiant individual swatches
Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick Radiant individual swatches

There are two Makeup Revolution Vivid Shimmer Bricks, Radiant and Rose Gold. Rose Gold would be better for darker skin tones than mine.

The best way I’ve found to use this is to take a large fluffy brush and highlight my cheeks. I can then use a smaller brush to bring attention to certain areas. The lighter shades work for me along my upper cheekbones.

Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick Radiant blended
Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick Radiant blended

The individual shades can be used as eyeshadows but I’d only do that in a pinch. A good eyeshadow primer is needed to make the shades adhere better since these are powdery. When I tried it I made sure that I tapped off excess in my sink so I wouldn’t have massive fallout. The colors are beautiful on.

Here’s some hints from Makeup Revolution on how to create a glowing, radiant skin:

“For glowing, radiant skin:

  • Select a powder blush that contains a slight shimmer.
  • Start by applying the blush to the apples of your cheeks. Then slightly extend under the cheek bones.
  • Lightly dust Makeup Revolution USA’s Vivid Shimmer Brick in Radiant on the top of your cheekbones; the light will naturally reflect off of it.
  • You can opt to mix all of the tones together for a multidimensional glow or you can pick and choose one by one for the desired effect.
  • Besides the cheekbones, you can add shimmer down the nose, between your eyebrows, or on your temples and chin.
  • For the eyes, sweep product on the lids and around the corners. For an enhanced eye, add the lighter tones under the brow bone.”

If you are as fascinated by highlighters as I am, Makeup Revolution needs to be #1 on your list. For $7 you can look and feel radiant.

Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick Radiant (near a window)
Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick Radiant (near a window)

What do you think of this beauty?  — Marcia

*sent for consideration

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  1. Leelo | 8th Jun 16

    These shades look very pretty on their own and I when blended together they look perfect for those summer makeup looks.

  2. The Beauty of Life | 8th Jun 16

    Wow. This is definitely a dupe of the Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks. It’s interesting that they were allowed to name them the same too.

  3. Rosie Areola (Heather) | 8th Jun 16

    Love this, great alternative for the Bobbi Brown brick.

  4. Lola Seicento | 8th Jun 16

    This is absolutely gorgeous, and the price is unbeatable! I need to dig mine out and photograph it!

  5. Carleen | 8th Jun 16

    Very pretty. Yes I remember when shimmer bricks first came out. Glad this one isn’t too glittery!

  6. Phyrra | 8th Jun 16

    I like the idea of using them as eyeshadows.

  7. Never Say Die Beauty | 8th Jun 16

    I wasn’t sure if they were eyeshadows or highlighters at the beginning of your post, but it seems like you could use them for both. Very very pretty, and what a bargain!

  8. Stacie | 8th Jun 16

    That is so pretty! I need to try it at that amazing price!

  9. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 8th Jun 16

    I totally agree, the Bobbi Brown Shimmerbricks were a glitter bomb. Glad this is more subtle. I’ve been quite impressed with this brand.

  10. Chelsea | 8th Jun 16

    I recently saw this on someone’s Youtube channel and they said it was one of their favorite highlighters. Def worth a try!

  11. Kim | 8th Jun 16

    Oooh I need this. It looks beautiful on your skin.

  12. Shannon | 8th Jun 16

    Such pretty colors, but I find that the older I get, the more I can’t wear shimmery type makeup. I end up looking like a disco ball.

  13. Tiki | 8th Jun 16

    This is actually on my list to buy. I’ve heard great things about it and I know the top two shades are probably going to be what I will likely wear.

  14. Joyce Chitwood | 9th Jun 16

    There r so many Great products that MR have. I want so many of them. I have been getting their emails for a long time before they came to Ulta. And always wondered about a lot the products. Now with them at Ulta and a lot reviews. There is much they sell I wouldn’t like to try. This one has to be one. Thanks so much. I wondered if it was glittery.

  15. Leanie | 9th Jun 16

    Good review of the products, i’m just not so much excited about it since i tend to focus more on nails, lips etc.

  16. Destany | 9th Jun 16

    Definitely great, each of them.on their own. But blended it’s so pretty!

  17. Bailey | 9th Jun 16

    I’ve always liked looking at the shimmer bricks, but I agree, they always seem too shimmery. This looks like glowy perfection!

  18. Anastasia | 9th Jun 16

    Looks like a great dupe for Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks!

  19. Babi | 9th Jun 16

    Ooh every shade is pretty! I’m really into golds lately!

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