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.