At first glance this Limited-Edition The Illuminator All Over Face Color palette from Prescriptives looks a lot like the famous Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks. Unfortunately, when you begin to examine the colors, you'll find that it's definitely not as neutral or as versatile. In fact, instead of being wrapped in a pretty faux-leather gunmetal case, I think it should come with a a warning label that reads: FOR THOSE WHO CRAVE A GLITTERY ORANGE TINT.

The shimmer strips are so sparkly that it's hard to make an excuse for why you would wear heavy gold all over your face, but if you can separate the colors with a shadow brush, then the lighter shades are nice for your eyes.

Maybe I'm being bit harsh. The truth is, it's not completely terrible, but it's certainly not my favorite palette of all time. For those of you with olive or ebony skin tones, I think you may be able to pull it off, since it contains a bright pink blush as well as coppery-gold bronzers. But my skin is too fair to work with these colors.

Also, I think the price point is fair, so that is why I gave it three stars. I've read a lot of reviews on this product, and I've been looking for someone to commiserate with, but to no avail — so it's possible that my negativity stands alone. Have you tried it? If so, what do you think?