Neiman Marcus Holiday Exclusives for Bobbi Brown: Mini Shimmer Bricks & Lipsticks

November 23, 2009

The Bobbi Brown Neiman Marcus exclusives have arrived in-store which include 3 mini shimmer bricks in Nectar, Plum and Sandstone along with the exclusive lipsticks in Pink Nectar and Sand.

The colors are stunning and the packaging is gorgeous, but the bad news is that there is no set price as thought by my SA and price is steep at $45 each. They are extremely tiny and encased in a heavy magnetized metal compact with a velvet pouch. The lipsticks are regular price $22 and come in the same special packaging as the chrome lipsticks in Sand (nude beige) and Pink Nectar (coral-pink). They are also repromoting Port from the Chrome Collection.

There are three ways to get a better deal on these:

* Starting the 22nd until the 29th, you can save 10% off a purchase of $200 or more at Neiman Marcus
* Neiman Marcus will have their Incircle event starting December 7th – there will be a GWP
* Wait for Bergdorf Goodman’s $25 off $100 event starting December 2nd (however do note quantities may be limited)

The Neimans near me said they only received 3 of each shimmer brick and a limited quantity of the lipsticks. I was on the wait list, so my SA called me as soon as they came in.

The colors are indeed stunning but at $45 each, I feel they should have at least been the full size or come with a brush.

Close up of Plum & Nectar:

Size comparison:

Lipstick and lipgloss comparisons:

The Paul & Joe series will be continued tomorrow.

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  • Rivoli November 23, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Thank you for the lovely and prompt news! Do these appear as a blush (that is, do they deposit much color before the shimmer becomes overwhelming?). These are, as you say, a little high. They are close the the Chanel Joues Contrastes–maybe I'll pick up Fresques after all. Thanks!!

  • Sarita November 23, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Thank you for the post. I was curious about the size too. It's odd that they have no set price and received so few isn't it. They do look pretty.

  • Catherine November 23, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Oh, Nectar is soooo pretty but it is reallllly steep at at $45!

  • Anonymous November 23, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Excellent post, Lina! Thank you so much for covering these. I especially like the size comparison pic. I feel that if BB even priced these $10 cheaper, at $35, it would have been a more attractive offer. Still, they are really nice and a step up from the regular shimmerbricks. Thanks also for the scoop on how to get a better deal…you always have the 411 on stuff like that!


  • jojoba (My Makeup Reviews) November 23, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    i am not a fan of BB shimemrbricks as they are too shimmery for my liking. but i think for the fans, the mini version is a lot better. i don't know, i have a soft spot for minu palettes and these are darn cute!

  • Replica November 23, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    I was put off by the price, £42 each here in the UK. We have sets here though as well but with different lipsticks,gilded pink,metallic brown and I think berry, and they come with a buffer brush,do you have them over there ?

  • Anitacska November 23, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    They are tiny and even more expensive in the UK at £42 (about $60)! Very pretty though. Here they also have a Sandstone version, but I already have the big one, so didn't bother with it.

  • Joey November 24, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Wow what an overpriced Shimmerbrick! They're lovely but no, not at that price! $45 for both, or $50 for both, would have made much more sense given they seem to be the size of a regular blush.

  • em November 24, 2009 at 11:38 am

    eek thay are beautiful! I've been waiting for these to be released so you could post about them 😀 Such a shame about the price though 🙁

  • * swtexcape * November 26, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Ahhh… I fell in love with Nectar when I saw it <3<3 Such a pretty colour!! I wish it wasn't so expensive though >< All these sales are happening at the SAME time! I'm going to go broke before the holidays actually come lol! *must resist* xx

  • FlyerFan December 1, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Can these shimmer bricks be removed from the original packaging and placed in the create-your-own palette pans? I would soooooo love for that to be the case!!

  • Lina (TheBeautyLookBook) December 1, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Hi Ladies – an update for you! It looks like the Nectar Shimmerbrick will be available in February with the Corals Collection. Check out Makeup4All or Temptalia.com for details – it all looks gorgeous!

    Flyer fan – I wish there was something you could do with the compact once the product is done, but it doesn't appear that they are reusable. The product can't be removed from the compact.


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