Gorgeous colour, long lasting, and easy to blend. Don't have much to add to the existing reviews, except it's a great blush. *Edit* August 16, 2007: It turns out that this is a bit warm for my skin tone. My reigning favourite is now summer pink.
This is a gorgeous product. I chose the colour Powder Pink for a more natural look on my fair, warm ivory skin tone. I found that, even with my oily skin, this is fairly difficult to blend well, so you really need to have well moisturized cheeks before hand. But I simply pat it on and this warms it up a little, allowing me to blend it well. The colour looks different on than in the pot, it just really makes me look fresh and healthy. I've taken to doing a swipe of the Beige Shimmerbrick on my cheek bones after applying the pot rouge and WOW!!! Stunning look. Love love love this product!!! Also I've recently started to dab this on my lips to keep the colour the same as my cheeks. Then I added a slick of the BB Brightening gloss in White and voila, pure gorgeous lips!!
This is a neutral medium pink with a touch of brown to mute it a bit. No shimmer at all. This adds a super-natural soft wash of color that would look good on probably most complexions. Due to the fact that it's a cream, it melts into skin and looks more natural than powder. Pot Rouges have a stiffer texture than most cream blushes, more like lipstick, and are intensely pigmented. I use a skunk brush to apply mine in order to build up the color slowly and get a really, really natural look and finish. Applied this way, this is strikingly similar to NARS cream blush in Penny Lane on me (light, yellow undertones),though they are not at all similar colors.
If I want more intensity, I touch the pads of my fingers to the surface (without swiping), then pat it onto the apples of my cheeks (this works as well or better than blending in circular motions since it won't disrupt your foundation or concealer. I was skeptical of this method too, but it does work very well. Just keep patting until it's blended in).
Plus, it actually looks pretty on my lips, making this a truly versatile item. And the lasting power is surprisingly good for a cream. I also love the chic, minimalist packaging and lack of fragrance. The price isn't too bad either, considering how much product you get. Love!
Love this product!
I've always been fascinated by Bobbi Brown's chic and minimal packaging and makeup philosophy, but had never tried one of her products. Searching for the perfect cream blush, i headed to a Bobbi Brown counter and found this would be the perfect color for my NC20 skin. First, i though it was too highly pigmented, but a little goes a long way, and by dotting just a tiny bit on your well moisturised cheeks and blending,
it just looks like the perfect natural flush of color.
It also works on tanned complexions... I'm beginning to have some color (self-tan of course), and it just makes you look like you came from the beach or from a glorious sunny day at the park.
Also, because you use just a little bit, it goes on for ages.
As for lips, i wouldn't recommend it - at least it didn't work on me.
This chic makeup pot is definitely a must-have!
Powder Pink Pot Rouge is gorgeous (NW20), it kind of looks a ruddy pink in the pot. When you apply it to your cheeks, it doesn't look as ruddy- it kind of takes on a coral-pink hue. (Don't know how accurate my color descriptions are, but I really do like the color.) I don't use this on my lips, I bought it primarily for (face) cheek use. Too bad that it doesn't blend into my skin as flawlessly as MAC's Blushcreme creme blushes, which is why I only gave this 4 lippies. This would be my favorite creme blush of all because of the color, but I have tried applying this with my fingers, make-up sponge, and a skunk brush... and I just can't seem to get the application to look natural. This creme blush is a little tackier in consistency, and I find it really grabs hold of my skin as soon as it touches it and doesn't give me much time for blending. It dries to a powdery finish quite rapidly (I DO like the powdery, matte finish, though), so I feel like this blush can look a little streaky if not applied properly. Usually, I have to blend around the edges with tinted moisturizer just to get it to look right; or, I have to dust some MAC MSF natural (medium) over it to kind of buff out the streaks. I really do like this blush- I just wish it were easier to blend. It needs to be a little more "airy" like those little, creme blush in the pots that Stila used to make. (Do they still make them?) continued >>
I adore this product, it's a beautiful pink that works great on my skin tone, I love how much more natural it looks than powder, the container it's definitely not my favorite since I hate sticking my finger in it, so most of the time I try to use a sponge. I haven't had a break out from this which is a major plus. it lasts for a long time but will definitely repurchase!
I love this blush, the best blush around. I prefer s.
creamy blushes, since can be applied more natural than the powdery ones
The texture is great and the colour.... love it
I am a PPP/LLL pale skin wiht yellow undertones (NC20), and this is perfect match
Will buy other colours of the BB pot rouge very soon!
This is a lovely color-- both on my cheeks and lips. (unlike Stila's Convertibles...baaaad on your lips. Ashy!)
I wish it was a bit warmer though, for my NC30 skin. It was a bit on the berry/mauve-ish side for me and I prefer more peachy and warmer tones.
Apply with a stiff foundation brush-- sheer and gorgeous!
The packaging is kinda gross-- not very hygenic, I think.
Not sure if I'd buy this again...still on the search for my HG blush.
Love this color! Works well with my skintone. I use MAC 25-30/C3, Armani HydraGlow #5. When I put it on, it looks like I'm flushed! I can see why some people might think this looks dirty though.. It has some brownish color to it. That's why, I also bought the Pale Pink Pot Rouge (check out my review for that) which adds more POP! to my cheeks. This is my first cheek cream and I'm not having any trouble blending. It stays on for a long time. Again, this is for the girls who want a natural flush, that doesn't look like you're wearing any blush at all. Just voted #1 blush from Seventeen magazine (March 2006) and one of Allure magazine's top picks!
Powder pink is very natural on my pale skin tone with asian yellow base.
I usually don't like to use cream/gel brush as I found it very difficult to blend on skin evenly, yet this Pot Rouge is surprising easy to blend and it has a natural finish.
The concern I have is hygiene as I think it's kind of dirty to touch it with finger. Also, this Pot Rouge can only go with Foundation. The MUA told me that it's difficult to blend on top of foundation powder.