Monday, January 03, 2011

Bobbi Brown Tawny Blush





With all the palettes, limited edition colors and effort to attract the glitter-wearing customers who usually skip the Bobbi Brown counter it's easy to forget what Bobbi does best: wearable, natural looking shades of no gimmick makeup. Like her regular blush- a matte and silky pressed blush that comes in 15 pretty colors.

I chose Tawny, a very warm brown-based pink, to fill a gap in my blush wardrobe. It's among the most pigmented cheek colors I own and requires a light hand - my skin is olive but quite pale and doesn't look good with too intense blushing. I use a duo-fiber brush  to make sure the result is sheer and light enough- regular blush brushes pick up too much color in this case.

Bobbi Brown's blushes are very soft and silky, making blending as easy as can be. I love the matte finish- it's perfect for casual and daytime looks and allows me to add shimmer and highlighters separately, when and where I want them. I swatched Tawny pretty heavily here, but a sheer application seems to have the potential to look flattering on various skin tones (note to self: get my very pale sister to try this).

Bobbi Brown blush ($22) is available from most department stores, Sephora (only select colors, Tawny included) and bobbibrowncosmetics.com.

All photos are mine.

3 comments:

  1. With companies throwing so many limited edition items our way, I'm surprised that they sell anything from their permanent range!

    This blush looks like a good everyday kind.

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  2. I love Bobbi Brown blush.
    And I agree. It's novel that a company would have a permanent range!

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  3. Hi Gaia! I've used BB makeup for years - love it. I have fair skin with yellow undertones and Tawny works great for me. I also like the Sand Pink, and use the Pale Pink for Bobbi's suggested "pop" of color. Apricot is great, too. As you say, the pigments are strong! Use in moderation. ;-)

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