I like blushes. There isn’t much to say. I have tried Bobbi Brown foundations , concealers and lipsticks and they are not a good color match. Bobbi Brown likes subdued and toned down neutral pinks, mauves and dusty roses. These are the types of colors I avoid because they enhance my sallowness. However, Bobbi Brown does have a few shades that I like.
1. Bobbi Brown Limited Edition Creamy Color for Lips and Cheeks in Honeyed Tea and Pink Truffle, 0.24 oz for $20.00
Pink Truffle is a classic Bobbi Brown color she likes to reiterate to death – neutral pink rose – in eyeshadows, lips and cheeks. Frankly, this was an accident and it is going back. I don’t know why I picked this up. Blah.
Honeyed Tea, on the otherhand, is a great muted sienna color that Sephora describes as a honeyed beige. I like this color alot and it actually works well with my tan and I think it will work well when I lose my color in the winter.
Overall, the formulation is easily sheered and you only need a tiny amount for color impact. I like the little tubes and it makes it gym bag or cosmetic bag ready.
2. Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Chocolate Cherry, 0.13 oz for $25.00
This color is a deep, reddish-brown plum shade. It is a dark, super saturated color that needs to be sheered out. I can see this easily applied as a heavy lip because of it’s saturated color. You only need a tiny amount to blend across cheeks for a windburned look in the dead of winter. I like it very sheered, otherwise it is too heavy. This color has enough pigment in it to be used on darker skintones, like ebony shades. I purchased this AGES AGO, which is why it is in the old packaging and not the new pot with fliptop mirror, which would have been nice. I don’t think I will ever finish this sucker. It’s a lot of product.
I have not used either of these products on my lips so I can’t comment on how it feels.
Here are some swatches.
Pink Truffle is a muted rose color compared to Chocolate Cherry, even though they look a little similar. I had to REALLY sheer out the Chocolate Cherry to bring down the strong color, otherwise it would look like a lipstick. There is a strong purple base to this shade that Pink Truffle does not have.
I compared Bobbi Brown’s Chocolate Cherry shade to Edward Bess’ Lip and Cheek Rouge in After Sunset. Chocolate Cherry has a distinct purpley-red base, compared to Edward Bess’ After Sunset.
I haven’t seen Chocolate Cherry in a while, since it’s been stashed in a clear acrylic box with most of my other blushes in a drawer. But I think I will have to bring it out for the fall. Especially since this fall is all about the dark plummy (reddish-purple) lip. I may even try it out as a lip stain.