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Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge

This is not your contempory illuminating feather-light blush. To me this screams 'rouge' which was originally designed as a cosmetic color solely to be used on the cheeks. It is highly pigmented, very concentrated in my opinion and is also kind of tricky to blend.

The consistency is a thick yet transparent cream which sticks to the skin on application and needs to be buffed right into the skin if you do not want to end up with clown-like cheeks. It leaves a semi-matte dewy finish.

What I feel is a must have for using this product is a small sized blush brush like the MAC 188 perhaps. The 187 was kind of too large to directly apply product to the cheekbones. I ended up applying it with a flat top buffer brush I have from Victoria Jackson and then blending the edges with a foundation brush.

Coming on to the color, 'Summer Tan' hinted muted brown to me, whereas this is a plum-ey red color infact. I mean I really do not mind it however I always avoid wearing such traditional red based colors to avoid looking made up. I would have definately been better off getting a subtle color.

This is however a dream to apply on the lips as it adheres effectively, glides on smoothly and stays all day. The color apparently changes on my lips to a much more wearable beige-brown which I absolutely love especially when I am on-the-go.

Overall a decent purchase as I grabbed it for a quarter of its retail price on ebay, but definately not a must-have item. I am however eager to check out the other colors in the range :)

I am wearing the Pot Rouge in Summer Tan on my cheeks as well as the lips in the picture above.

What are you favourite colors in this range?
Cynthia Z said...

Aww...Pot Rouge has been in my wishlist for a while now. But haven't found a shade i want on ebay. Can u pls give me yr seller's name? Summer tan looks gorgeous on u girl...u look so pretty.

Sheefa F said...

I got it from topbird-26, however this was a one off piece the seller had to sell hun :(

oh btw, check out the bodyography blushers and other items from this seller captain1.0174. Bodyography is a professional makeup brand and their blushers are madly pigmented and transparent.

Cynthia Z said...

Thanks a ton hun. Will check that out

Divija Reddy said...

Give me anything from Bobbi Brown, especially the pot rouge! I am ready to xperiment :) yet to try pot rouge! now that u did review, will def. prepone the purchase ;) muah

tiff said...

i do like how it looks on you, but i agree, if it's hard to blend, it's not really worth it!


Resham said...

its a beautiful colr....I just hope its not as thick as Stila's convertibles...

Sheefa F said...

oh no its not! Its not that creamy or greasy. Its more like a tint or a lip balm texture :)

Sheefa F said...

@Divija - Yea give it a try for sure hun :)

Michelle @Lipstickrules said...

am adding to my wishlist! as always you look amazing.

Me said...

Whoa, it looks so natural on you! Like, it's not "LOUD-IN-YOUR-FACE" at all. I want to get it now! :p

Dani M said...

I think I need this!
You look beautiful!

Shannon Marie said...

You look beautiful(:
It's a lovely colour

Shabna said...


Anonymous said...

Very pretty colour you got, it really flatters you! XO

Witoxicity said...

I like how it subtly colours your cheek. Very nice indeed!

MEVISH said...

looks gorjus on ur lips :)

Anonymous said...

Loooove multi-use products. This is so lovely! x

Dila said...

great clor love it looks great on you




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