10 April 2013

My first Bobbi Brown blush


After having my makeup done at a Bobbi Brown counter in House of Fraser, I fell in love with a couple of products used on me and just had to pick them up. One of them was a powder blush in the shade Almond. This really opened my eyes to blushes; before getting my makeup done at Bobbi Brown, to me, blush always had to be a 'colour'. Pinks, corals, peaches, reds, a colour which made an impact. After having Almond used on me I realised that a natural shade of blush  across your cheek followed by a pop of colour on the apples of your cheeks, created a far more natural and flattering look. And boy am I now hooked. 


I bought my Bobbi Brown Almond blush over on the John Lewis website and at the time it had a 10% discount so was just £16.20, although now it is back up to full price of £18. The blush itself isn't huge; a cute and sleek square blush in the typical fierce and professional packaging of Bobbi Brown products, it's not quite as generous in size as my MAC blushes. But the formula; soft, creamy and super easy to blend, with it's super pigmented colour and great long-lasting colour pay-off, makes it a blush worth the price. I find just the tiniest amount is more than enough for a sweep of natural colour across my cheek bones, and it works so well with any blush I then decide to use for a pop of colour - it's such a flattering shade that I've literally not found anything that I can't use with it. 

If you asked me a month ago whether I would buy a neutral, natural shade blush, I would have asked you what on earth the point in that would be... Now? I couldn't imagine not having this in my collection. So much so, that I also picked up a natural shade blush from MAC which I will also be reviewing soon. I'm really impressed overall with the quality of this blush and I would definitely branch out and add some more Bobbi Brown blushes to my collection! If you have any colour recommendations, I'd love to hear them! 


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  1. Can we see some pics with you wearing it?? Also, a bit more of a description of how you applied??

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    1. Sorry, I don't really post photos of me wearing the makeup I review as I cannot master taking good, clear photos of myself! You would just sweep this across your cheeks :) Then a pop of colour on the apple of your cheeks! xo

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  2. Its such a pretty colour, great review. Iv wanted to get a Bobbi Brown blush for so long but didnt :)O

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    1. They are very much worth the investment, I'm massively impressed! Thank you, glad to hear you like my review! xo

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  3. I lurve my bobbi brown powder blushes. I agree that they're not massive, but they last ages.

    I own Pale Pink and Pink Rose. I've blogged about them.

    Jules x

    @flabbyface

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    1. I want to add Pink Rose to my collection too :) xo

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  4. Nice purchases recently! :)

    www.rebekasbeautyworld.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Rebeka! I've been abusing my purse a little bit for sure! xo

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  5. Gorgeous colour, i've never tried BB blushes!! x

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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    1. It is, isn't it? :) You should give them a go! They have a massive selection xo

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  6. Hi,

    I've nominated your blog in the Versatile Blogger Awards because I really love your blog.

    Check out my blog, World of dilEMMA, for more information :)

    And now I'm REALLY tempted to visit the Bobbi Brown pop up make up counter near where I work. Would you recommend I do?

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    1. Thanks Emma! So lovely of you! I would definitely recommend popping over to a Bobbi Brown counter for a little swatch of the products, for sure! :) xo

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  7. Such a lovely shade :) I never thought about wearing neutral toned blushers either! xx

    belle-amiebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's really opened my eyes to blushes on a whole, and for the better I think! xo

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  8. Ooouhh me like! One day this will be mine as well :)

    natalielovesbeauty.blogspot.ca

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    1. I hope you get to add it to your collection soon! xo

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  9. This is a shade I wouldn't normally look at but I bet it looks lovely on you! x

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    1. Thanks, I think it does :) I think it'd suit any skin tone too! xo

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  10. I would have said the same thing about a natural blush. I was always under the impression that it was supposed to POP! Recently I've been going back to the natural make-up, and it isn't half bad. Who knew! I've been meaning to look into Bobbi Brown since it's more for yellow undertones, it might be perfect.

    Little Red Umbrellas

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    1. Ooohh I'd love to hear what you think to them if you do decide to have a look and pick anything up Kelsey! xo

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  11. This was my favorite blush....Bobbi Brown no longer makes this color! :( Do you have a suggestion for a color that is similar?

    Thanks!

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