Bobbi Brown • Blush • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||83%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
I use the powder blush in Slopes and I'm obsessed with it. I'd been using NARS cream blush and a Clinique powder blush and was sort of not that into either of them. This survives the workday and looks beautiful. BB products are expensive, but SO worth it, in my opinion. I like this a lot better than the NARS products I've tried, for sure.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
I'm writing this review without fully experimenting with all of her shades in the line to compare colorwise, however, this review is regarding overall formula, wear, pigmentation, price, deviation of quality in terms of distribution (palette vs. individual). I will update as time goes on and I have the time and $$ to try more.
Price: These are absolutely worth every penny. For pigmentation, lack of silicone particles, and wear, these go a very long way. For her powder blushes, which are slightly smaller than many other popular lines on the market, but so much heavier pigmented that it pays for itself in the end. At first I was taken back by how small it was but once I saw how very little was used, I haven't used any other line. Compared to other lines of cream blushes, there is simply no comparison. BB wins hands down in terms for quantity, pigmentation and price.
Formula: heavily pigmented in matte, shimmer and PR formula. No silicone particles (yay no breakouts for me) and what I LOVE is that the smallest amount goes a very long way = less overall stuff on my face. I try to wear the most minimal amount of cosmetic on my skin, so this is perfect for me because I don't feel like I'm wearing layer upon layer to achieve a look (ahem, MAC).
Her PR's are the most heavily pigmented I've found (and this is compared with Dior, YSL, MAC, Stila, Jouer, Becca, SB, MUFE, LM, Clinique, 29 Cosmetics, Chantecaille, JH, Nars). Only other line I've found that compared somewhat in terms of pigmentation is LMdB.
Her shimmer blushes vary in shimmer, you have to try it out to see how it wears. Bahama Brown and Washed Rose seemed to have the most prominent shimmer; Pink Coral shimmer didn't show up at all.
Matte (and shimmer): I've never had a problem with them oxidizing or fading, and I love that such a small amount looks so natural and goes such a long way. Great for all skin types. I love the finish of her PR's but have an easier time with shade selection from her matte powder line. I'll dab a bit of face oil over the powder blush once applied for a bit of sheen to make up for not using a cream blush. I missed out on some of the other shades of her PR's and I think those tones were more suited to my taste.
Colorwise: I love the concept of her brightening tones, and they truly are the most flattering brightening tones I've ever used. The softer tones rarely wear muddy or orangey on me. It's hard to go wrong with her shades, even if you pick out a color that might not be your best bet. Her line really is about YBB, so I love that I'm never worrying about people noticing my MU. The shades wear true to color.
As with all of her MU, wears in a very soft, flattering and natural manner. Unlike the cult-lines like NARS and MAC, this is a more natural effect in terms of shimmer, color and very little amount of formula required for effect. I haven't tried EB or Chanel (out of my $$-range), however, I'm so happy with these that the desire to explore other options isn't there. You get a very high quality product for your $$ and exceptionally flattering color range. I'm a little upset with the amount of money I've spent on other lines for them to not perform, and I don't have all the money in the world to experiment, but these absolutely deliver 110%. One of my new years resolutions was not to purchase from other lines, simply because I never feel like I've wasted money on her products, the color range is so flattering and her MU is just no-brainer MU, easy to wear, easy to coordinate, no skin issues.
I haven't found a deviation in her individual blushes and those found in palettes, which is amazing since even most extremely HE brands have a deviation in quality. If you can grab a palette containing one of her blushes, I highly recommend, they always coordinate well.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Lovely texture and finely milled blush ... but the colour doesn't work well with my skintone and makes my cheeks look a bit "muddy". Staying power is moderate - about 4 hours before it begins to disappear.
For reference, I have a fair Asian complexion and wear #2 in Laura Mercier Powder Foundation & Beige Ivory in Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
PROS: Nice texture (pretty blendable for being so pigmented.) Decent amount of color choices.
CONS (and alternates): I liked these, but suggest trying LORAC's blushes which are more sheer and blendable. (But I still liked the texture of these more than MAC's blushes, which were harder to blend and build with.)
****My review is for the powder blushes.*****
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I'm really disappointed in these blushes. The color selection is quite poor for someone with fair skin like myself and they feel very chalky. The shimmer blush looks incredibly glitter-loaded and, like the matte blushes, also has a poor color selection. I've found far better blushes at Clinique and MAC.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Olive, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Consistency- Powder blush
Color- Pigmented (not as pigmented as NARS); a little goes a long way. Definitely a department store (aka more professional looking) blush. There is a very slight touch of shimmer.
Wear- Lasts for about 8 hours give or take. Optional to set with translucent powder (lasts longer if set).
Verdict - Definitely worth the money. The color is beautiful, great product and it lasts a long time.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy Eyes: Brown
Tawny Powder Blush is such a pretty natural looking blush. The color is just perfect, it really looks natural like it's your own flush. It really livens up my face, and brings a pop of color to it. The color in the pot is a bit intimidating, since it looks so dark, but on skin it's just this perfect rosy hue. And it lasts long too.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I really like the colour range for Bobbi Brown's blushes. Some of the colours might look bright in the container, but are actually quite nice and not OTT when applied to your cheeks.
The powder is very fine and doesn't seem to clog up your skin. The colours stand out but still has that sheerness to them so it doesn't look like you've caked on makeup. It lasts all day, although a touch up is advised during lunch time if you wanted a boost in colour.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Grey, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
HG, HG, HG! I got this in Plum and Desert Rose and love them both. I'm a pale, cool, light brown haired, blue eyed gal and both these make me look lit from within. They are so finely milled. The down side, which I'm overlooking because they are so great, is $$. Very expensive for a little bit, but I will hit bottom of the pan on both.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
I have used Bobbi Brown powder blush for 6 years. The product goes on naturally and lasts forever. A jar will last you two years. It is compact and the screw top ensures that it stays secure - easy to pack for travel, etc., and doesn't take up much space. Have the makeup artist pick a shade for you - they picked one for me that I never would have chosen (seems bright in the jar, but looks fresh & natural on.)
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
My favorite blush..my shade is 'Blushed.' Cool toned looks great with pale-ish skin. It goes on evenly & lasts a long time, making it a worthwhile purchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
These blushes are the only Bobbi Brown products I have tried and so far, I like them. They are all matte which I prefer. I don't mind wearing blush with a bit of shimmer but nowadays, it is harder to find matte blushes. It seems like most blushes are loaded with shimmer. These are not extremely pigmented but they are buildable. They last on me and don't change color. I have dry skin so sometimes blush tends to look chalky on me but these go on smoothly and don't look powdery on me. I don't have any real complaints about them other than the packaging. Mine have screw tops which can be fussy to use when in a rush. I just checked their official site and it looks like they have repackaged. The products are now flip tops. I was lucky enough to get these for $14 each but I would not buy them at the regular price of $22. They are nice but to be honest, I don't know if they're worth $14.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
BB makes on of the most natural looking colors. Good pigmentation and easy to blend.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have this in Slopes, which to me, is a dusty pink color. When I first saw it, I saw nothing special but was encouraged to get it, so I did. I'm not disappointed at all! It goes on a very natural color, but you can actually see it, which I like. I have pretty oily skin, so I never expect my blush to stay very long, but I checked a couple hours later, and you could still see it! Amazing! I'd love to try out different colors, but they're so expensive which is why I took off a lippie
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
i love BB blushes. i'm suprised to read that all BB blushes are matt bc there are a few that are shimmery too!! anyway, texture is amazing...so natural and velvety, goes on smoothly and blends perfectly..! i would like to see more colours on the BB blush collection though..because a live them!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I am a huge blush girl. I love blushes of all types. I tried the Bobbi Shimmer Blush and fell in love. So smooth and silky. It has a shimmer to it but does not appear "sparkly". I bought flame #4, and I think I need more!!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Nothing special. Very matte colours, good for every day use, but rather expensive. Revlon is better value, so is MAC and L'Oreal.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Best blush ever! The selection is not what I would like it to be but they are just simply the best.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
All BB blushes are matte and they go on very sheer.As a make up artist I like to have options and you can't go dramatic with those blushes no matter how much you put on.And if you put to much from those blushes(bc of the matte formula you get that dusty,"to much powder" look).They come in very good shades and if you want something natural for every day use BB blushes are an ok option but for me aren't good at all I hate the matte finish on my cheeks I prefer the natural finish that the dior and chanel blushes give
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Bobbi Blush in Tawny is daily staple in my makeup routine. I love the perfect round little pot that it comes in and the gentle, natural flush of color is so perfect on my skin tone. A wonderful product!