I've just started using cream blushes, and this pot rouge is fantastic! It's so easy to use and I only use a dot on each cheek. I have oily skin, so I set with powder and it lasts all day.
Pros: creamy, blends easily, great color, need only a little, long-lasting, doesn't break me out.
I use a fairly large foundation brush to apply this across the apples of my cheeks and outwards. This creates a soft wash of pink color that looks lovely over tinted moisturizer. Only problem for me is the lack of staying power. I have to reapply a couple of times during the day. Pale Pink also looks lovely on the lips. I brush it on over a deep pink lip liner.
I love this colour i have really pale skin but this just brings a lovely flush of colour to my complexion, just a small amount is needed and its such a beautiful colour that goes well with pale skin.
Its also a lovely colour for lips to and feel really soft great product! :D
This looked so great in the pot!
But it is SO HARD TO BLEND!! It is so thick and when I put it on its always uneven and its just a pain and its too heavy.... But it is beautiful on the lips!
I cant return this so what I did was I took my Clinique moisturizer and I blend it together about 50/50 (pot rouge and the gel) and then I get amazing texture, lightens the texture and it is really easy to blend and buildable color.
I do not recommend this but you can make it work. For me the MAC cremeblend blush is way better because it is so easy to blend it.
But overall I think the powder-blushes are always the way to go! ;)
This is my favourite blush of all time, especially for everyday wear. Bobbi Brown does give her shades some questionable names - "Pale Pink" is actually a bright, cool pink that looks alarming in the pot, not pale at all. I am cool toned but very fair, and would never have gone near it if I hadn't read the raves here first. As promised, it translates to a beautiful innocent, transparent stain on the skin, and can be very subtle or built up, depending on your skintone and desired effect. I have always been a cream blush fan and the consistency of the Pot Rouge took some getting used to. It is nearly solid at room temperature, very dense, and not creamy but more like a very stiff gel. I wish it were easier to work with fingers, but I've found it applies best with my MAC 188, which I use to stamp along my cheekbones, down my temples and the bridge of my nose, then use swirling motions to blend in the colour. It took practice to get an even application with this, compared to softer, creamier products such as Stila's. The final effect, however, is even more natural and gorgeous. As I've said, this is transparent and its finer texture is imperceptible on the skin in a way that powder or thicker cream products never are. I can wear this with no other makeup, and frequently do - that's why it's my favourite for everyday. I find that blush is the one product that makes me look alive when I feel like crap, but powder blush can look too obvious on an otherwise naked face. My only criticism - not really of *this* product - is that the other Pot Rouge colours contain a lot of brown or orange, so there isn't much choice for pale skintones. Bobbi Brown's packaging is also fairly dull, but it's what's inside that counts :)
This is my second choice cream blush after Becca Wild orchid; I like the Becca texture better, finding this a little waxy rather than creamy. You have to be careful not to apply too much as it's strongly pigmented. Apart from that, no complaints - lovely colour which comes somewhere between a bright and a neutral, very flattering on pale skin. I always take this one when travelling because of that. Will re-purchase, if it ever runs out!
A pointer to those not used to cream blush - it goes on OVER any liquid base and UNDER powder. You may find this improves staying powder and the effect on the skin...
I bought this pot rouge in pale pink a few days ago and put it on yesterday for more than 6 hours at school. I had a layer of Mac sunscreen, and followed by a layer of Laura Mercier loose powder, and lastly I lightly pat the pot rouge pale pink blush on my cheeks using my finger around 2 pm. later at around 6 pm, the color has almost gone, so I pat a little more on the cheeks. Last night before I removed the makeup, I noticed that I have bumps on both cheeks just under the cream blush. As conclusion, the stay power is fine for about 4 hours, I guess the blush will stay a little longer using a brush instead of finger, but compared to the pot rouge, my Nars angelika powder blush stays way longer for at least 8 hours without the need for a retouch. The biggest problem I have with the pot rouge is that it seriously breaks me out, I have no idea what is in the pot that clogs my pores, and I will not try this again.
Pale Pink is a gorgeous color to add a pop of youthful, fresh pink on the cheeks. It is not pale, though; it is definitely a brighter shade of pink, but still wearable and pretty. Unlike other lip-and-cheek products, this one actually works on the lips, too, without being chalky or too drying. It is perfect for minimizing your makeup bag -- this is a handy item to have in your purse for a quick touch up. I now want to buy other shades!
BB's PR are, in my opinion, the very best for your money that is on the market today. I have tried MAC, BB, Stila, LMdB, Chantecaille, 29 Cosmetics, NARS, Dior, JH, YSL, Jouer, Becca, you name it... many are nice but none compare in terms of: 1) amount of product for your money 2) quality of product in formula, pigmentation, and shade range.
Pale Pink looks very bight in the pan, and it is bright, but the point is to wear as a brightening shade, the pop of color on your cheeks. This is not as subtle as say Milk Chocolate, Powder Pink, or Blushed Rose, which can be used as well to "contour" as you sweep the color back. Rather this is the shade for a quick, soft pink wash of brightening. This is a creamy fresh pink. It is not going to be as bright as NARS Desire (powder), BB's Pale Pink or her Pink Raspberry (powder). It settles down nicely. I could see this suiting a variety of skin tones, it wears nicely in the winter when I need something to look fresh and still want a dewy finish. I will set this with a dusting of her platinum pink or rose shimmer brick and that seems to soften the pinkness of the Pale Pink PR without detracting from the brightening of it all. Absolute essential, provided you know how to work with a brightening pink product. As always, fantastic formula. Would absolutely repurchase. I get the most use out of this in the dead of winter when I need something to resuscitate my flat complexion.
Edit: This blends nicely with her Chocolate Cherry PR to make an almost pinky-cherry tone. Highly recommend!
(0 - 5 points, 5 = excellent, 0 = very bad)
staying power: 5
TOTAL POINTS: 26 of 30 = very good
My first BB pot rouge and I like it sooo much! The word "pale" may lead you wrong - this one is very pigmented and a mid-tone pink. Use a light hand for a gorgeous natural flush of colour - but it's very buildable if you want too. The texture is great and it blends like a dream! The staying power is great too - lasts all day on my combination skin! Though it is a cream blush, I experienced no breakouts. I tried it on the lips too and it looks like a darker version of MACs VG Gaga on my lips. I had to use a lip balm underneath, cause it would have been too drying otherwise. Recommendable if you want some colour and a long-lasting blush!