Thursday, 10 January 2013

Review: Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral.

Hello everyone!
I thought today was the perfect time to talk about one of my favourite cream blushes at the moment!
Calypso Coral, that is!

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Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Calypso Coral - 22€

I've had this cream blusher for quite some time now, and was suprised that I never paid attention to it. During the colder months I always find myself reaching for cream products, just so I could have that healthy inner glow!

Calypso Coral is a vibrant coral with strong pink tones on my fair NW20 skin. It may not be the most natural, every day colour, but it certainly gives an awakening and refreshing effect. It is ideal for those days when you haven't slept enough, as it gives you an amazing pop of colour! I found it looked more coral on my lips(probably because my lips are not so pink) than my cheeks(which was pinkier). It also looks great when I'm tanner, although a bit more coraley, than pink!

It has a creamy formula, almost like a hardened cream and a dry powdery texture. Most people moan about the Pot Rouges, saying they're too hard to blend, but I find that it blends like a dream. What I do is I take my stippling brush and start blending is circular motions and then, if needed, I finish with my fingers. I have to mention though, as I usually suffer from dry and chapped lips, I moisturise and exfoliate really well before I apply it as it tends to be a bit drying on the lips.

The reason why I love this product is not so much the colour, but the staying power and the fact that it finishes smooth with zero stickiness! Mind you, I LOVE Stila's covertibles, MAC's cream blushes and so many others, but they always tend to be a bit sticky. You will not feel any kind of stickiness with these! They are superb! Also, I do have dry skin(surprise, surprise) especially on my face, so naturally, cream blushes tend to sit well on my skin. And last long, about 4-5 hours. But this is truly amazing. Add the fact that I tend to put my hands on my face a lot, this baby lasts for a solid 8 hours without even fading! Honestly, it's such a life saver as I put my make up in the morning to go to class and I want it to last all day 'till I go to my internship!

Overall, If you're looking for a long-lasting, not greasy cream blusher, then I'd recommend Bobbi Brown Pot Rouges. They do have a nice range of colours that will most likely suit any skin tone and any taste.

What do you think of the Bobbi Brown Pot Rouges? Have you tried any?

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24 comments:

  1. I really wanted to like this colour but it just doesn't suit my skin tone...! :(

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    1. eurgh, it suited most of my friends' skintones..what can I say, not all products have the same effect on everyone :D xxx

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  2. Ι do love cream blushes!! But never tried anything from Bobbi Brown!!

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    1. you should definitely try these if you get the chance then :) xxx

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  3. I did pop this blush to one side as I'm pretty hopeless as applying it, I did give it a whirl with a flat foundation brush in a 'painting' application and i found it easier! You spot on with it looking fab with a tan, definitely inspired me to whip it out! Have you tried any of the other shades? x

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    1. I may try it with a flat foundation brush to see how it applies. No I haven't tried any of the othet shades but I'm planning on getting a darker/brown one(can't remember the name) to have for contouring :) xxx

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  4. Πολύ όμορφο χρώμα και πρέπει να σου πηγαίνει τέλεια! Το χειμώνα και εγώ προτιμώ κρεμώδη προϊόντα για να δίνουν λίγο λάμψη! Ειδικά τις πιο μουντές μέρες τέτοια χρωματάκια σου φτιάχνουν τη διάθεση ;-)

    http://beautyincrisis.blogspot.gr/

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    1. Ναι ναι! Συμφωνω απολυτα μαζι σου ;) xxx

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  5. That looks like such a beautiful shade! I haven't tried Bobbi Brown blushers before, but definitely think I'll take a nosey now:)

    Sophie x

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    1. Oh please do! I think Calypso Coral will suit you perfectly! :) xxx

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  6. Calypso looks so pretty!I love that glow too for winter,damn with that cold we tend to look so dull.Going to check on that blush for sure,and start using cream products more often.I forget I have ...lol

    xxx

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    1. yep! I have a feeling calypso coral will look amazing on you :) xxx

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  7. lovely shade, I have to check out Bobbi Brown cream blushes, I am sucker for cream blushers :D

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    1. you have to! you beed ONE in you life xD. But seriously do go and check them out :) xxx

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  8. Δεν έχω δοκιμάσει cream blusher μέχρι τώρα, αλλά αυτό φαίνεται υπέροχο. Και μου αρέσει πάρα πολύ η απόχρωση που έχεις!

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    1. είναι πραγματικά πολύ όμορφο χρώμα :) xxx

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  9. I've had this blush on my wishlist for the longest time, until I found out that BB discontinued it... Now the new cream blushes are smaller in size and have a mirror in the lid which is fine, but WHERE CAN I GET CALYPSO CORAL NOW, mrs Bobbi? Ugh!

    xx

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    1. PFF! I;m sure this'll suit you beautifully. You can try ebay I guess ;) xxx

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  10. This is such a pretty colour. I've always been useless with cream blushers, they never seem to blend properly on me. I need to improve my brush skills!xxx

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