Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Swatches, Reviews and FOTDs!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Today's swatches are from my own personal stash, instead of me lurking around makeup counters. Finally, something from my own stash! As some of you might know, I'm not a Bobbi Brown fan, but I LOVE her Pot Rouges and her Gel Liners, and over time I've amassed quite the collection of these. These are what I have now - I ued to have more, but I pared down because I just wasn't using some of them so much.

Anyway, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouges are, along with her gel liners, one of the few things in her line that are not overpriced and actually worth the prices they command. These cream blushes are definitely one of the best. Out of my many cream blushes, I've pared down to just three brands which are my personal favourites - Stila, Becca, and Bobbi Brown, and out of the three brands, I have the most Bobbi Brown. I always like to say that Stila, Becca and Bobbi Brown form the triumvirate of cream blushes. LOL.

So what do I like so much about the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouges? First of all, the colours are all lovely and wearable, and most of them could suit most skin tones. Secondly, they last forever - and by saying that, I mean the staying power of the blushes is really really awesome, and also that the pot of rouge that you get is so huge that it will literally last forever. Lastly, I like the texture of the pot rouges - most people don't like Bobbi's Pot Rouges as much as Becca, because they find the Becca softer. And I do concur - out of my triumvirate of cream blushes, Becca definitely has the softest, most blendable texture, but somehow I just personally don't really like this...It just kinda feels 'mushy' to me. I don't know why, either, I'm weird like that. Anyway, to each his own, I guess.

There's just one caveat though - although the product is sold by Bobbi Brown as being useful for cheeks and lips, I've only ever used it on my cheeks, and I don't recommend this on the lips, unless your lips are impervious to dryness. The Pot Rouges are really drying, and the few times I've tried them on my lips, it just looked bleh - matte, drying, and just unappealing. On the cheeks they're great though.

Without further ado then, here are swatches:

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Swatches

L - R: Flushed Pink, Powder Pink, Blushed Rose, Summer Pink, Summer Tan

I used to have Pink Raspberry, and Pale Pink, and possibly a couple of others, but I got rid of these two.

Flushed Pink is, as the name says, a flushed pink, and the most intense of all the colours I own. It's pink, with a hint of coral, and is a pretty and unique colour. I like this one.

Powder Pink is a light, fair, serene warm pink. This is really unusual for Bobbi Brown - a warm-toned colour! LOL, kidding. Anyway, this is a great neutral-to-warm colour. It is on the warm side, but I'm olive with cool undertones and it looks great on me too. I also like this because it's easy to apply and go - it's the lightest of the colours, so it's the easiest to put on and just go if I'm in a rush, because no matter what I do it doesn't look garish.

Blushed Rose. Ahhhh, this is one of my treasures, and Bobbi Brown's discontinued it. *Moment of silence* It was, I believe, one of the better selling colours from her line, so I've no idea why it was discontinued, but who knows. Anyway, this is a very universal neutral muted pink with a hint of brown. If you had to close your eyes and pick one blush blind, this would probably be it, because it's the most universal.

Summer Pink is my favourite out of all the colours, and this is my HOLY GRAIL CREAM BLUSH! WOOHOO! Now if only they had this in powder form...Anyway, this is the most perfect neutral pink. A lot of people have said this is almost identical to Blushed Rose, and I beg to differ. It's similar, but not identical. It's less brown than Blushed Rose, so that makes it a better colour for me overall, because it's less muddy, especially if you use it on the lips (although I don't recommend you to). This is my perfect pink - unfortunately, it just HAD to be Limited Edition. No fair!

Lastly, Summer Tan. This is similar to Blushed Rose, but a bit browner and darker. It isn't totally brown though, and when sheered out it gives a 'nude blush' kind of colour - there's still a bit of pink in it, but it's more nude than anything else. Also another limited edition colour. Stop discontinuing all your best colours already, Bobbi!

And because I love you guys, I looked through my computer to see if any of my previous FOTDs had these products, so I could put them up here for illustration purposes. Unfortunately, I only found two, but here they are!

The first one is an FOTD with Bobbi Brown's Blushed Rose Pot Rouge. Forgive the pimples in this one.

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge Blushed Rose FOTD

The second one is using Bobbi Brown's Pot Rouge in Summer Pink. And yes this was at my college graduation! (Ahh, college, those were the days.) It's my HG so I saved it for that special event! Unfortunately I obviously forgot to pluck my brows :X

I'm on the right, by the way. The left is my beautiful dorm mate! (And yes, she's of college-going age, but she looks really young.)

FOTD Bobbi Brown Summer Pink Pot Rouge
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  1. WOW those look so dark in swatches but they work beautifully on you!

  2. @ObsessedMakeupAddict: They are quite pigmented, and I built them up in swatches because most of the colours are similar and I wanted to show the colour difference between individual pots. But yes, they do look quite drab in the pan but when worn sheerly they really are very beautiful :) It's possible to overdo these, especially the brighter/darker colours! :)

  3. These are just gorgeous! Love how Blushed Rose looks on you in the first FOTD!

    I haven't tried any creme blushes yet, but I suppose I'll have to go take a look at these someday!

  4. Oooh. I think you just sold me on the pot rouges. Blushed rose looks lovely on you and that summer pink is so beautiful! Thanks for the great review and swatches! I think I know my next purchase!

  5. gooorgeous! I love bobbi brown pot rouge especially raspberry

  6. i love these too, my favorite cream blushes! i havent tried becca though. i wish i had summer tan and summer pink :/ they look beautiful! i feel like not enough people rave enough about these because they are so awesome.


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