Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Rant or Rave?

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheek

One of the biggest trends on the A/W 12 runways was weather-whipped hair, skin and cheeks. Think long walk in the country on a cold day. One of the easiest ways to work the look is an outdoorsy flush blush.

The look should be vibrant and healthy so a cream blush works better than a matte powder.

£18.00 from Selfridges
The colour here is Rose

They Say: Our best-selling, multi-tasking cream colour just got even better. It's now in a mirrored flip-top compact for on-the-spot application. Blend it on the apples of your cheeks for a just-pinched look. Blot it on your lips for a soft, stained finish. For drier skins, be sure to moisturize skin first

Rose: Looks red in the pan but is in fact a a very warm pink shade. It's a very natural shade that would work well on a variety on skintones. 

I Say: Although this product claims to be dual purpose I find it a little too drying on the lips. I think multi-functional products are always better at one thing, you know what they say about stretching yourself too thin!

What in lacks as a lip colour it more than makes up for as a blusher. The product is very easy to apply and the colour is extremely buildable. It is very sheer so you can control the depth of colour. I like to apply with my fingers but the Real Techniques Stippling brush works equally well. To achieve that desired country ruddiness only apply the product to the apples of your cheeks and just below the cheek bones.

The finish isn't shiny or greasy but dewy and natural. It is great for achieving a really healthy natural looking glow, and especially good for adding a dose of radiance to lack luster winter skin. 

Have you tried any cream blushers before, what do you think of them?

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