Bobbi Brown • Powder Blush in Desert Rose • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||77%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is a lovely blush. I have a very pale complexion and find that this is a perfect blush for everyday use. I tend to wear a more peach coloured blush at the weekends but I love this one for the weekdays. Its a very pretty colour. I have taken one point off as it doesn't last the whole day but then I am lazy and should reapply!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
For reference, I wear BB "Warm Ivory" foundation, am Latina, and have very fair "lukewarm" olive complexion. I also have some redness from rosacea. My coloring is the type where I usually need a warm-toned yellow foundation but cool-toned cosmetics (red, pink, mauve, plum cool beige or taupe) to look healthy and attractive.
Extremely dissatisfied with this product and with poor customer service. I went to the BB counter looking for a nice matte pink blush. The SA got all "professional" with me, insisting I'd look better in Tawny "to help neutralize the redness" in my cheeks.
Tawny looked horrible, very bronze and unnatural. Again, I requested a cooler, rosier blush. The SA held up the Desert Rose against the Tawny and insisted I shouldn't go any cooler than that. Compared to Tawny, Desert Rose looks pink so I bought it.
Desert Rose makes me look worse than sunburnt. Instead it looks like FAKE BRUSHED-ON SUNBURN! More a brownish-pinky-peach than anything else. It appears to be good quality with a nice matte finish, but the lovely natural matte effect is ruined by the obvious unnatural color. The only way to make it suitable is to layer a cooler pink or plum blush on top of it to "cool" the color down. I dislike layering products and I feel strongly I didn't get my $'s worth. BB cosmetics are too expensive to waste $ on unflattering, unwearable colors.
At home, I contacted the on-line MUA at bobbibrowncosmetics.com and explained the problem. Instead of offering me any type of assistance to exchange the product for a true pink blush, the MUA suggested I purchase bronzer -- and GLITTERY BRONZER at that -- "to help warm up" my complexion to better suit the blush. I am in my forties, I don't like bronzer, and have no intention of buying/wearing bronzer. I explained to the MUA multiple times I was uninterested in a makeup look featuring bronzed skin with sunburned blush and I wanted a true pink blush. The MUA insisted the bronzer was the way to go.
Q: Why do I pay more $ for expensive, department store cosmetics?
A: I'm paying for service and assistance. No department store makeup line has any products meriting their inflated costs. What justifies the expense is access to expertise and assistance. If the SA's are determined to disregard my specific requests for particular colors of makeup and insist on selling me things I dislike, I may as well not shop there.
BB has lost all my interest at this point. Following this unpleasant experience, I visited the NYX cosmetics website and purchased several lovely blushes in beautiful, rosy pink and mauve. In future I will be sampling the Laura Mercier foundation line.
The Desert Rose blush is a great choice for people with distinctly warm coloring. If the blush gives you a sallow (yellowy) appearance, or looks like a burn or a rash, it's not right for you.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Red Eyes: Grey
THis is a really great colour complements skin tone and is nice and light not too over the top. I wear it for a subtle rosy hint of colour. Really lasts.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
I love Desert Rose! I wear it daily. It's just the perfect blush on my fair skin, doesn't turn orange or brown. I can apply it lightly or layer for more color. I will gladly pay the price because it lasts FOREVER. It's matte but blends beautifully. LOVE!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
My favourite! The colour is just right. Lasts all day. The best blush in the world for me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
It is my favourite favourite favourite blush! Personally, I prefer matte blushes but sometimes they are just not pigmented enough (especially Bourjois!). But this one is extremely pigmented, comparable to NARS. The colour gives me (NC20/25) the most natural blush and makes me look healthy. I always reach for it!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is one of my all-time favorite blushes. Everytime I wear it, I always get compliments about how good my skin looks. It meshes well with my skin tone (NC35) and blends in perfectly. All I wish is that it comes in a bigger container. Def repurchase =)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
Gorgeous blush! I am light skinned, cool toned (NW15) and most blushes are either too brown so I end up looking muddy or too pinkish-red so that they bring out the redness in my skin, also not a good look. This is just right. Finely milled, the usual Bobbi Brown quality. Will repurchase. Retails for $24 and is worth every penny in my opinion.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I have fair skin (NW20) and this looks absolutely goorrgeeouuss!!!! It brightens up my face and lasts all day. Definately repurchasing this one!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Other
This is my favorite blush. It is possibly the most natural looking blush I've ever chanced upon. It's a matte light rose that looks way too pale in the pan, but on my face, it brightens just enough. One or two swipes is enough, but even with more, it looks completely natural. I just hope Bobbi Brown never discontinues it!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Black
Oh no. This was brown on me. Orange-brown. More orange than brown. Maybe it's my skin tone. I have fair olive skin with freckles and I'm of Chinese descent. "Desert Rose" makes me look sunburnt and dust-blown, as if I had spent a few days in the desert without sunscreen. I wish it only made me look like a rose, I mean I wish it made my cheeks look rosey. I find that a lot of Bobbi Brown's colours make me look muddy. The colours from this line that best suit me are the pinks and lilacs. Is it just me or are ALL of Bobbi Brown's blushes somewhat too warm-toned or dark orange? Maybe it's just me. The good news: the texture and staying power of her blushes are really great and they don't cause breakouts (on me, I have sensitive combination skin), and the packaging is sturdy and no-nonsense classic.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I own many blushes. I am always looking for that perfect pink cheek..the kind babies always seem to have. I've also bought blushes because of the hype surrounding them like Nars "o" and others. I find many blushes have too much shimmer and the effect is totally unnatural. Bobbi knows color. Desert Rose looks great on my fair, Irish skin. It is my favorite blush in her collection. Just the perfect color for someone as fair as me. It imparts the perfect rosey glow - sans shimmer. I prefer it over Desert Pink which can best be described as Desert Rose's shy younger sister. Color payoff with these blushes is impressive so use a light hand.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Ref - Asian NC25, Black hair, yellow undertones.
This is a very very natural looking blush - perfect for everyday. Its hard to go wrong with this and I LOVE how it fits into a palette.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this blush! I am very fair, I can wear both cool and warm tones. But this is very neutral. It always looks good, stays on forever, lasts a really long time and I like the packaging. I have dropped it many times and it has never broken into a million pieces. I always go back to this color. Its a great blush. I have many Blushes, Christian dior, MAC, Cargo - So far I find Bobbi Brown - Desert Rose is the best, followed by Cargo in Catalina....
Age: 44-55 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This is pretty brown on me...it seems to have a fairly strong orange undertone. But with that said, I don't do well with BB's products. I always feel like I'm coming down with a cold whenever I use anything of hers. I don't know what it is, but this blush made the back of my throat burn (I know, I'm so weird)...I washed it off and I felt fine. Wild.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is a beautiful basic color that gives a lovely healthy glow without being obvious. Probably best for fair to medium toned skin. It's my first BB product and I will probably repurchase over and over.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Kinky, Fine Eyes: Grey
Sorry girls but I'm going to rain on the parade...yes this looked like the perfect blush for my ppp skin but it oxidized on my skin NOOOOOOO! I was so disappointed.However it seems I'm alone in this but just to advise anyway
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I am in love with this blush. I recently got it in a swap and i'm so glad i did. It is perfect for an everyday look. It's not overpowering and it does not make you look clownish. I love wearing it when i don't feel like putting a lot of makeup on. It makes my face look alive but not overdone. Do not pass up this gem from BB.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Blue
Pale skin+ desert rose= Perfection. I don't know what it is about BB products but all I can say is WOW. I love this color an it glides on beautifully. Pale skinned girls please try this!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
this is a very neutral pink blush with slightly mauve undertones. probably goes with all skintones-from very light to medium dark ones. pigmentation is great too