Hello lovely ladies.
Bobbi Brown are one of those companies that I've always lusted after, but never bought anything from. I had eyed up the Bobbi Brown shimmer bricks for years, but at £30.50 each, I just couldn't justify it, so when I spotted the Famous by Sue Moxley Shimmer Brick in Superdrug I couldn't hep notice the unbelievable similarities.
I was suprised by how tatty the outside packaging was, all the mirrored edges had rubbed away but its whats inside that counts, yes? Personally I really don't like the packaging, it all looks a little tacky, something I would expect from a cheaper brand than Famous.
(image via Bobbi Brown)
As you can see, the colours of the two bricks are so utterly close it's almost unbelievable. As for packaging I much prefer the Bobbi Brown, much cleaner and a lot less tacky.
The brick is called Golden Rose, and the Bobbi Brown is called Rose Gold, again, so very similar!
I swatched the top 4 colours on my fingers so you could see some of the colours. I really like the pink colours but I was a little unsure of the browns as I am so pale bronzer and so on never looks quite right on me.
When I swirled it together and applied it to the back on my hand I was instantly disappointed. The colour is way way to dark for my skin, which is a shame as I really wanted to like it. I think I will be using the pinks alone and avoiding the browns. For reference I have the very palest skin tone, I can never find foundation to match my paper white skin!
But is it a dupe? The colours are extremely close but the pinks in the Bobbi Brown are deeper and it helps balance out the bronzing of the brown. But for £7 I think it's as close as your going to get without shelling out £30.50 for the Bobbi Brown.
Have you ladies tried anything from Famous? Any recommendations?