Let’s Hear it for MultitaskingAre you a multitasker? I’m certainly not. No matter how much I try to convince myself that I am —I mean it’s the Age of Multitasking, who’s not a multitasker these days?— when it gets down to it, I can only ever do one task at hand. I can’t text and listen to someone speak at the same time. I can’t write a blog entry, watch a movie/show while texting and browsing Facebook. I can’t even take notes while a professor is teaching which means during school, it was either I sat through the whole lesson and rely on auditory memory later or take notes and not remember a word from the lecture. I mostly engaged on the former, if you’re interested to know. Thank God beauty products can be multitaskers.
Bobbi Brown Pot RougeThe Pot Rouge is a cream-based formula which is great on both lips and cheeks for a sheer, stained finish. The cream is more of the waxy type as opposed to the velvety, somewhat silicone-y texture of the Chanel Creme Blushes. They are soft and smooth – not at all sticky so those who are wary of products that may leave the skin overly dewy verging on oily would be happy to know that this is not one to overlook. Fresh Melon* is a beautiful peach with a slight pink undertone. On the cheeks, this is very non-greasy (as compared to the Stila Convertibles) and blends so easily that it sheers out to a very subtle skin-like glow. It looks so natural that I could almost swear I flush peach naturally. I usually do a few layers to get it to the opacity I’m comfortable with, as one layer is a bit too subtle for my liking. On the lips, they don’t sit well with parched, flaky lips so proper prep is necessary. What I do is top it off with a gloss for times when I only have 30 seconds to spare on makeup. I apply this purely with my fingers but I found the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to pack this on perfectly at the opacity I want in fewer layers.
Final ThoughtsThe Pot Rouge is a beautiful cream blush for those who love natural, dewy yet non-greasy finishes. I would say this would work on combination skin but maybe the oily-skinned would find it a bit too heavy for their liking. This is perfectly suited for those with dry and extra dry skin because they do not cling on dry or flaky patches. For those who are combination-skinned like me, you can pat on translucent powder on top to reduce the dewiness. I personally love the glowing natural flush it gives my skin… I mean, if I flushed peach naturally. I’ve been enjoying using Fresh Melon a lot these days and I haven’t felt that it was too heavy or icky despite the summer heat. I also used this during my recent beach trip and it was perfect for the sunkissed look! It pretty much tied up the effortless, beach chic look I was aiming for.
Have you tried any Bobbi Brown Pot Rouges? Would love to know your thoughts on these!
*I received Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge as a PR sample from a press event. I received no compensation for this review as it was not required of me. All thoughts and opinions are purely my own.