Pale Pink has quickly become my go-to everyday colour: I either wear it alone for a youthful pink flush to my cheeks or layer it on top of bronzer. Neither too bubble-gummy nor too dull, I think this would suit a large variety of skin tones. I also really like the formula: highly pigmented, quite hard and dense it may take a little bit longer to blend out, but it does last all day without feeling sticky. Definitely my most-reached-for cream blush and one that I would surely repurchase!
This stuff is just delicious. Apart from being practical, wearable and easy to apply, it's just a nice thing to HAVE. It comes in a nice little jar and it's so creamy and such a lovely bright pink colour and it smells like flowers. If, like me, you can't resist yummy smelling lip balms in cute tins and that kind of thing, Bobbi Brown's Pot Rouge is a covetable treasure. I can't resist reaching for it.
As other reviewers have said, it's a bright peony pink in the pot (alliteration!), but on your cheeks it's a really natural rosy flush. It's totally buildable but impossible to overdo. Due to illness I'm about as pale as it is possible for a living and non-zombified person to be, so I tend to go with a pale foundation (Estee Lauder's Double Wear in 'Shell' - the old formula) and then layer on blush with a fairly generous hand, starting from the middle of the apple of my cheek and blending (REALLY thoroughly) back towards my temples until I've achieved a healthy glow. This is the most natural way to brighten my complexion without looking orange or muddy, and the rosy flush of Bobbi Brown's Pot Rouge in Pale Pink is the ideal shade.
Because Estee Lauder Double Wear is long wearing and sets quickly, I do find it a bit tricky to blend cream blushes over my base, so I use my fingers to pat this in. It warms everything through and helps to blend the blush. This shade has absolutely no shimmer, but it does have a very subtle dewy sheen, so it makes your cheeks look plump and fresh. If you want a natural lit-from-within radiance, this is the product.
The cons are few, but for me I find this blush less long-wearing than a powder blush, and because of my base it's a little bit more time consuming also. I may purchase the same shade in Bobbi's Powder Blush for days when I'm doing a full face of makeup and keep the Pot Rouge for those days when I'm aiming for something a bit lighter and cleaner. The only other downside is that, compared to other cream blushes (like NARS) it's very sticky in the pot, so I find that no matter how hard I try to keep in clean, it does attract tiny particles of fluff. This isn't really a big deal and doesn't diminish the effectiveness of the product, I just thought I should mention it.
I suspect this will be a staple for me, and I'd recommend it to anyone. I can picture this shade and formula working on a variety of skin tones and with a huge spectrum of makeup looks. This is the rouge for people who love makeup, and it's the rouge for the people who hardly wear any makeup. You can't go wrong. It's just very, very pretty!
I would never have selected this color without doing a lot of research first, as the words "pale" and "pink" aren't generally good news for my tan olive skin. Bobbi Brown's pot rouge, however, is the exception to that seemingly unbreakable rule. It leaves my cheeks with a soft, natural-looking flush that wears well even in the hottest weather. (And did I forget to mention that my oily skin eats blush for breakfast?) This and Calypso Coral have immediately become my staple blushes. Not only are the colors flattering, but application is fool-proof (just a tiny bit of rouge blended with the fingers onto the cheeks), the packaging is sleek, and the price is fair given the amount of product you receive versus the amount you actually apply per wearing. What's not to love? I will definitely repurchase.
I am absolutely love-struck by this blush. (well, technically this a blush/lipstick combo because you can really use this as a lip-tint/lip-gloss unlike NARS cream blushes which are far too dry and powdery to be used on the lips alone).
I have veered away from colors in the "pale" pink category for years thinking they were not right for my warm-toned, often a little to a lot tan skin with yellow undertones. I did learn via some NARS powder blushes (Angelika and Desire) that I could pull them off but I had not tried any of BB colors. All I can say is that I am SO glad that I did.
This color is so absolutely gorgeous on. It is easy to apply and blend whether I use my fingers or a foundation brush. It has decent staying power and never looks over-done or clownish. The color on my pigmented lips is gorgeous as well and for a quick, simple pulled-together look this works fabulously. I do however like pairing this blush with BB rich lip color in Uber Pink.
THis summer might be all about corals but I am all about pinks right now and couldn't be happier about it.
I bought this at the CCO about six months ago, and it's just lovely. I still have my old Pot Rouge in Blushed Rose, and it's still soft and usable (and barely dented because there is SO much product) but I've dropped it a few times and the top has chipped so much that it might be at the end of its lifespan.
Anyway - Pale Pink is clearly a new and sheerer formulation, but it's much easier to apply and wear. I don't bother using it on my lips because it's too pale to do much good there.
Pale Pink gives me a lovely "doll face" look, especially if I limit application to the apples of my cheeks. It sounds like it would look weird, but I've seen myself in store windows/mirrors in the winter with this application and it looks great on me.
I like cream blushes in general, but especially for winter because my skin is dry. In fact, I often use lipstick for the purpose! I don't think this blush lasts forever (maybe 6 hours) but it's compact enough to travel with you.
This was my first cream-based rouge. Prior to this, I'd only worn dusty pink powder based blush, so understandably, I was quite anxious about using a brighter shade of pink. However, once applied, it has the prettiest pink hue, adding a girlish vibrancy to your face. I rarely use the stuff on my lips, but when I do, it's only when I'm wearing little to no visible make-up.
Got this at an outlet, great bargain!
As a lip stain, the color is amazing, natural & cool-toned light pink, doesn't dry out lips.
As a blush, it's less pink but healthy and long-lasting.
I think they have a new version with mirror, but lot less volume.
A staple for me.
Beautiful, fresh, natural-looking blush. I have naturally cool-toned (pink undertone) skin, and this pale pink (which is actually a bright pink) blush really compliments my natural coloring, and adds a bit of freshness, and makes me look a bit healthier (haha!), especially when I am wearing foundation that cancels out my natural rosiness. Love this blush, and the cream formula makes the finish look more natural than powder. Will always repurchase this blush.
I really like this product. This is my second lip and cheek product and it really great. before this I tried make up for ever aqua cream for lip and cheek and it's kinda dry. But this product is awesome. It doesn't dry your lips and the texture is really creamy but doesn't leave your face oily. The color also really beautiful and natural that you can build up the color. I try the new packaging that comes with the mirror, so you don't need another mirror to wear this. And I bought this online when there is a promo from bobbi brown online, so I got this when it was discounted for 20%.
The new packagin comes with a hinged lid and a mirror, which is nice. The color is beautiful and a nice color even for more yellowish colored skins like mine. Application is best with a brush and a light hand, you don't need a lot of product and even though the color looks very intense in the pot, it's actually quite natural looking . It doesn't look too good applied with my fingers and the staying power is pretty bad actually. Also it's difficult to apply it on your lips unles your lips are very moisturized. It's a nice product but I tend to not use it often, because the staying power is not very good.