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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 Zacharica. 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.

Shifa 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 Zacharica. 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

trippingtiffies 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...

Shifa said...

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

Shifa said...

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

Lipstick Rules said...

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

glitteryeyesxx 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!

Schnella 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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