Bobbi Brown • Coral LE 2007 • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love this blush! I was a little scared to buy it because anything warm-toned or orangey tends to make me look ill. Happily, this is a beautiful mixture of peach and pink that gives a healthy glow. I don't have another blush like it - on me it bears little resemblance to Orgasm and its clones, and I was glad to find something unique for a change.. It's very pigmented, so I just lightly dab my skunk brush into the pot and sweep it across my cheeks. Voila, instant health!
For reference, I am a cool-toned PPP with dark hair & hazel/green eyes.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this blush. The color is the perfect combo of pink and peach with a little tasteful sparkle. I wouldn't have picked this for myself, but the SA picked it for me and I'm so glad she did. I'm quite fair with cool undertones. This really brightenes me up. I'm sad that this is limited edition. Another SA told me that when I run out to try the Nars Orgasm blush. She said they're virtually identical. I may do this when it runs out!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
Love this blush! As far as the color, I'm in the "it's a true coral" camp. I have pinky-peach and peachy-pink blushes and this is definitely different from any of them. I don't find it too glittery at all, and I'm a shimmerphobe where blush is concerned. The coral color and subtle gold sheen combine to give me a gorgeous glow that I love for summer. I think this is as close to a universally flattering color as you can get -- I'm a cool-toned PPP and use it with a light hand, and I can see it being gorgeous on darker skin as well.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
This is my HG coral blush so far. It's high pigmented so all I do is dab my blush brush on the pan for each cheek and a natural, beautiful glow. It's blendable and just too perfect. You would think that since this is so popular they would have already made this a regular blush - although I hope to find a dupe (Hey you! If you are reading this, please let me know what it is). The gold sparkle in it is divine. So subtle and barely there. That it's gold makes even more perfect to me.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Well, when this was first released and sold out in a matter of days all over the country, I knew I had to have this blush. It's definitely not a coral- it's a bright pink-peach with gold shimmer. The shimmer is NOT over the top, nor is it disco ball-esque (unlike the Shimmerbricks), but just fine enough shimmer particles to get a glow. I contour with bronzer and use this for an accent of color at my apples- gorgeous! I love the blush in the LORAC Snake Charmer palette (which is LE) so I've been on the hunt for a dupe and this comes pretty close. NARS Gilda is closer to the Snake Charmer blush's base color, but BB Coral has the gold shimmer that makes the SC blush so pretty! For reference: NC30, med. yellow-beige skin, Asian.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
Where are people finding the "tons" of shimmer or glitter in this? It doesn't show up glittery on me at all, just a gorgeous, gorgeous natural looking coral with pinky-peach. This is nothing like Nars Orgasm, which makes me look like a disco ball. I use a skunk brush with Coral and the healthy color is fabulous. This is ranking right up there with my favorite blushes and I have been on a quest lately to pare down my blush collection and I mean *way* down. I bought back-ups of this and I am so glad I did. I am down to about six blushes now and this one is a favorite. Thanks, Bobbi, for another great product. Respectfully submitted, colormepink
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
This is my new HG blush! I went frantic trying to buy a backup when I realized it was sold out on every webiste, and in most stores. I LOVE this color! It's a unique coral-pink color with soft gold sparkles. Perfect for summer, because you can't really notice the sparkle unless light hits it. I now have my backup, so I am content.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I bought this without seeing it first, when it first came out, because I was excited at the thought of Bobbi coral blush. I was shocked at how shimmery it is. Not good! Almost glittery. A little bit of shimmer like her Soft Pink and Blushed would have been nice, but this is way too much. Nice color though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I was hoping Coral would live up to all of the glowing reviews it has been receiving, and I am happy to report, that it does. I cannot believe there is still a blush color out there, that I have not already seen out there, but Coral is quite unique. It is a beautiful shade of true coral...not too much orange, not too much peach, not too much pink. It is bright enough to bring color to my face, but not too bright that I will have to put this color away in the winter when I am super pale. I am self tanning my face right now, and Coral looks awesome with a tan! The shimmer is gorgeous. Subtle, but just enough to give a tiny, golden sheen. Another reviewer compared this to NARS Orgasm. This is very similar to NARS Orgasm, but more pigmented. I tried for months to wear Orgasm, but it never showed up on my light olive (C3/4) skintone. I ended up swapping it away, even though I loved it. Coral, is NARS Orgasms' more pigmented little sister. I hope BB makes this a regular blush color, and not just LE.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This blush lives up to all the hype IMO. Beautiful coral to brighten up my NC35 complextion with subtle shimmer. The texture of the powder is very soft and easy to pick up with your blush brush. I may just have to buy a back-up if BB doesn't make this a permanent color in her collection. Thank you MUA for helping me to discovery this lovely product.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Other Eyes: Blue
This is lovely....a nice pinky coral, with subtle shimmer. I apply it with my flirt skunk brush and get a nice light glowy color. If you used a regular blush brush, it might be possible to get too much color on your cheeks with this. Now if I could only find a lippie in this color, I would be really happy!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
BB's Coral blush was recently described in a magazine by a makeup artist as "lolly pink." Like many of the reviewers below, I had to agree-- Coral blush is more pink with golden shimmer than coral. It looks like an amped up version of Cargo The Big Easy, one of my favorite pick-me-up blushes. However, unlike Cargo TBE, you CAN go overboard with Coral blush, which is why I am giving it 4 lippies instead of 5. Instead of blending seamlessly into skin like TBE or NARS Blushes, Coral just sits there. You need to blend carefully and use a fluffy powder brush to disperse this color evenly. (I would not even use a blush brush like MAC 129, and if you use a kabuki brush, you are asking for trouble.) The best way to wear this blush is on the apples of your cheek, with a touch of subtle bronzer like Guerlain's Terracotta Bronzer in Blondes, or NARS Sertao, which has a pretty golden finish.
A NOTE ON PACKAGING: Although I like to see the color through the packaging, I am not a fan of the screw-lid blush containers. Also, the surface area is so small, it is not easy to get this blush to disperse evenly over your makeup brush. That is why I gave the packaging quality a rating of 3.
UPDATE: Terrible texture. Did not look natural. Will stick to NARS and Chanel blushes for superior texture and lasting power.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
this blusher is part of the make up face lift collection (in the UK anyway) and I presume it is limited edition. I love the very subtle golden flecks and fully agree that it does lift your face. It is lovely worn over a (fake) tan as well. I think I got the last one on the counter. Really like this collection as I think the eye brightener is fantastic as well. My only gripe is, I think the pot is too small and awkward to stick my fat blusher brush into. It is more like an eye shadow-size. Other than that, I love it
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I snagged one of the last of these at my counter and I'm so glad I did. It's a beautiful true coral with subtle shimmer and in my opinion, the most perfect coral blush I've come across. It's nicely pigmented too - I have fair (NC15-20) skin and only needed a small amount, so this would definitely show up on darker skintones. I love pairing this with coral lips and gold eyeshadow or pale green eyeshadow for a more fun look. This is the ultimate coral blush, so get your hands on it before it's gone!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I agree with coutureisqueen - to me this blush is pink with golden shimmer. I would not call it coral or peachy. It is a quite neutral pink, I think that it goes with warm and cool skin tones. The picture on the BB website is quite misleading.
It is very similar to Nars Deep Throat, however it has a higher pigmentation. I think that it is a nice blush, but I cannot understand the hype.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Maybe I'm just color-blind, but I do not see any coral at all in this blush! And BB does have a tendency to name her colors weirdly..like her "grey" eyeshadow that isn't grey...To me it just looks like a pure pink, that when applied, has peachish undertones (but not really, just enough so that it doesn't show up as a pure pink). The shimmer is beautiful and this blush really does just wake up your whole face. I don't like BB's packaging though. Anyways, I can see why there was all that hype about this blush, it certainly is one of her prettiest IMO. Very pigmented, one brush can do your cheek sufficiently. Glowy, beautiful color & texture.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
UPDATE: I have never owned a blush that I have gotten as many compliments on as when I wear this one. It is just THE perfect color for my skin tone and makes my face look fresh in general. I thought the shimmer was going to be too much (I loathe shimmer), but its not even detectable. I don't get shimmer I get amazing glow. I just bought 2 back ups which should last a lifetime since you have to use so little to get such amazing results. THE BEST BLUSH for me EVER!!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous coral pink blush with gold shimmer. Makes orgasm look like a sickly older sister. On my MMM yellow based skin it shows up a true coral pink heading towards pink carnation, where Orgasm is more salmon, and LM's Orange Blossom has more orange. This one is the more vibrant of the 3. Whatever, the color is really beautiful and different from any other blush color I have so well worth the cost. The shimmer is very fine and doesn't show up on my skin, or is so subtle I can't see it even in direct sunlight. Goes on very sheer if I load up my blush brush, swipe across my hand first, then my cheeks. No blending needed. Texture is finely milled and perfect. Packaging is her usually little round pot which I love (perfect for travel and stacking). I've been wearing this almost every day. It's the perfect summer blush.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
A gorgeous pinky peach with slight shimmer, Coral would look great on a variety of skintones. It's not as glittery as Orgasm but is well pigmented, so it's best to use a light hand. From Bobbi's Spring 2007 line.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Product - Peachy coral powder blush with golden shimmer. Shimmer is more pronounced in the pot than on the cheeks. Perfect shade for my AAB/NC25 cheeks. This has the usual texture and packaging of BB powder blushes, both of which I like. Nicely pigmented and great staying power too.
Comparisons - BB Apricot is a darker shade of coral than this. BB Coral is a close match to the shades in SB Chic Palette in Samba. Also a close match to NARS Orgasm; Orgasm is a touch lighter and rosier and less pigmented. NARS Torrid is similar in depth but Torrid is definitely peachier or more orange; BB Coral is pinker than Torrid. MAC Style is peachier, more orange; BB Coral is pinker in comparison.
Overall - Lovely blush. As I own several blushes in this color family, I probably could have done without. But, if I had to do it all over again, would I repurchase? You betcha!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
I bought this after seeing the Bobbi Brown SA wear it so well on her cheeks and eyelids and after she applied some to my cheeks. The blush is a beautiful peachy/coral shade with gold shimmer and, like most BB blushes, looks way more intense in the pan than on skin. I am very light skinned (NC15) so I was a little concerned about the pigmentation of this blush, but as it turns out you can get moderately sheer, buildable color if you just use a light hand. The color on my skin is similar to NARS Orgasm but with less shimmer.. it just gives a subtle glow and a nice pop of warm, peachy color. On others with cooler or darker skin tones the blush may show up as a more true coral. In any case, this completely met my need for a bright peachy blush for spring.