Musings of a Muse

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Jan 5, 2009

MeMeMe Shimmy Shimmers Pink Shimmer Highlighter Review, Swatches, and FOTD

The Muse thinks it's ok to cheap it up sometimes. Hey, we're living in hard times here! Cheap is obviously where it's at!

When Superdrug had a sale on MeMeMe cosmetics the Muse decided to haul it for all it was worth and take advantage of the buy two get one free deal! I'm all about cheap and English makeup!

I recently reviewed MeMeMe Pussycat Cheek and Lip Stain for you and today I'm bringing you a review of MeMeMe Shimmy Simmers Pink Shimmer Highlighter.

Excited? Read on for more excitement....

If you have a certain love (or an addiction) for Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks but don't enjoy the price you can cheap it up with MeMeMe Shimmy Shimmers. Virtually the same product but just heaps cheaper! We like that don't we?

MeMeMe Shimmy Shimmers are a dual product for this Muse as it can easily work as both a blusher and a highlighter. It's nicely pigmented to create a soft flush to cheeks while adding a hint of frosty shimmer to highlight the face. The palette is made up of five color variations most of which are deeper shades of rose and pink. Together the shades create a soft pink flush that's quite natural and pretty.

The powder comes housed in a cute pink flip top cardboard box with a full size mirror inside. I like the packaging as it's thin and compact which makes for easy travel and most important, easy storage. The formula is pretty silky and nice although it's name "shimmer" is misleading as I think it gives a bit of a frosty finish. I actually feel that Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks have a frosty finish as well so the entire shimmer aspect seems somewhat pointless.

I think I love this so much because it works well as a blush and a highlighter which I can't say for many Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks. This particular color combination is quite like Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Peony which has long since been gone so if you've been lemming it you can replace it with MeMeMe Shimmy Shimmers!

Wearing MeMeMe Shimmy Shimmers as a blush and highlighter

All in all at £6.99 with a little bit tacked on for airmail charges I thought this was a rather nice little budget option! If you're in England, lucky you, you can nab this at your local Superdrug! If you're in the US head onto to your favorite forum and ask a nice Brit for a swap.

The Muse is all about approving this one for purchase!

Like it alot!

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Anonymous Elizabeth said...

Hey Lady, long time, no post!

This reminds me of a milani shimmer-stripe thing I picked up on clearance this past holiday for my sister! I wish U.S. drugstores would make cuter containers, I'd be more apt to feel good while being a cheap-o.

January 5, 2009 at 10:46 PM  
Blogger Haru said...

Izzy!! You may have seen this already but Bath & Body Works has all three the Radiant Powder Sprays on sale for $12.25!! Are you getting any backups?

January 5, 2009 at 10:59 PM  
Anonymous SarahPUFFY! said...

thank GOD I'm not the only one that thought BBBs (Bobbi Brown Bricks...LOL! Oh wait...ewww I just reminded myself of that one Bobby Brown episode) are nothing but frosty! Thats probably why they're so unappealing to me, though. Then again, I can be a picky one!

January 6, 2009 at 12:08 AM  
Blogger Jossu said...

That looks so cute! I have a question for you: does Estee Lauder sell Youth Dew deodorant in US? It seems this wonderful deo isn't in Finland's market anymore.

January 6, 2009 at 3:23 AM  
Blogger birkinbagbeauty said...

Ohh, that really looks like a me product (no pun intended). I need to go to the UK sooner or later...

January 6, 2009 at 4:49 AM  
Blogger DaisyChain said...

I'm so glad I grabbed one of these for me too, I love it.
Let me know when you run out ;)


Ohhh I had a look for the Chilli Pepper bits in my town with no joy
but I'm in the city tomorrow so shall check there

January 6, 2009 at 9:41 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi elizabeth

how are you!??!?! :)

I think it's much better than milani :) Plus I'm like you I hate the cheesy packaging on US drugstore brands in particular milani's packaging is ewww!

hells yes! I'd feel heaps better buying DS if it was cute...I probably would even convince myself that it was AWESOME!

January 6, 2009 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

iris hey girl!

I KNOWWWWWWWWWW AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I think i should order some backups!

Want some!??!?

January 6, 2009 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi sarah!

they are ALWAYS frosty...I never get shimmer lol!

and frost makes my full face fuller ewww!

January 6, 2009 at 1:29 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi birkinbagbeauty!

it's cute right?! :) the entire line has some cute items in it!

January 6, 2009 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey girl :)

I'm so glad you got this as it's major cute :) aw shucks thanks *hugs* my little cp queen hehe!

no probs don't go nutty! I seen them online on sale so I thought boots might have one or two left over..they are cute! I appreciate all you do hun!

January 6, 2009 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Haru said...

Hi Izzy,

I'm trying to be good this year so I'll pass on the BBW sprays. Lord knows I already have enough shimmer powders for a lifetime! Thanks, dear!

January 6, 2009 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey iris!

me too lol it's hard...hold me lol!

You're most welcome!

January 8, 2009 at 12:51 PM  
Blogger Anitacska said...

Just to say I bought one of these at the weekend based on your recommendation. :) I have some e/s from mememe and they are pretty nice too.

January 13, 2009 at 8:15 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

whatcha think whatcha think?

did you like the powder?! :)

January 13, 2009 at 4:09 PM  

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