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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Product Review: Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush in 8 Pink Coral

Most of my blushes are sheer since I now prefer sheer ones and those that I can build up the intensity of the color. At least, I don't have to worry about ending up looking like a clown when I'm in a rush. I have let go of almost all my pigmented blushes like NARS and MAC and I'm now left with just two pigmented ones - MUFE HD Cream Blush in #6 Quickie and the one I'm reviewing today - Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush in 8 Pink Coral.


I decided to get this with my Apothica sponsorship gift card together with CARGO Suede Blush in Montebello and Too Faced Caribbean in a Compact Bronzer in Sun Bunny. I love coral pinks that's why I chose this shade.


What I like:
- A very pretty coral pink shade that has stronger pink tones than coral. It gives a very healthy and natural looking flush on the cheeks.
- The shimmers may look intimidating on the pan but they eventually go away and blend once on the cheeks as if they melted on the skin.
- Staying power is awesome and lasts for at least 4 hours. A little goes a long way too. Just lightly tap the blush brush on the pan and the right amount of color is already picked up. Just apply with a light hand though as it is pigmented.
- Texture is not chalky nor powdery. It is rather finely milled, though not as silky as the other blushes I have.
- Does not break me out. I've been using this more often than I do CARGO Montebello.
- Very compact since it's small and it can easily fit in your purse.
- Locally available at Bobbi Brown counters here in the PH but I've never seen this shade though. (Does anyone happen to know if this is already discontinued?)

What I don't like:
- It only contains 4g of product. But then again, it is pigmented so I'm sure it'll take me a really long time before I hit pan.
- Might be a little pricey for more than Php1k and less than Php1500. Not sure but I'll check.
- It doesn't have a mirror. I'm used to having blushes with mirrors. I don't mind that an applicator isn't included though.


Overal rating: 4.5/5 I love the shade and staying power is great.

Will I buy again? I know I won't need to for the next couple of years but in case I have to, I definitely will.


Swatch (L - blended; R - swatched)

Have you tried this blush or other shades from Bobbi Brown?

Happy Tuesday, super awesome peeps! :P

28 comments:

  1. Gosh! another pretty addition to your blush collection..hehe

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  2. Hollie, thank you. I might be on a blush phase once again. And I thought that phase was over. :P

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  3. pammy!!! this is such a pretty color and kind of reminds me of my nars cactus flower creme blush. *nods

    RYC - why are you clicking food posts when you're hungry? :p i think it only means that you should eat hahaha! xD

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  4. Nadine, thank you. :)

    Sugar, I actually saw a swatches of bright corals and Cactus Flower and Guerlain Blush G Serie Noire were there with Pink Coral. :P

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  5. the blush swatch looks lovely when blended, but i'm not sure if i'll get anything from bobbi brown lol for some reason their packaging doesn't make me feel like buying...XD

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  6. Jennifer, I actually like the straight to the point packaging but a little cutesy stuff on it won't hurt. :P

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  7. Catmare, thanks. Coral pinks are l-o-v-e! :P

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  8. Wow super nice color I can imagine on cheeks na!! Bongga!

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  10. ayayay this shade is so pretty! perfect for those cute dolly cheeks! ^_^

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  11. Luiz, thank you. Will check out your blog too. :)

    G, the perfect flushed dolly cheeks. :P

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  12. i have that blush and really love it!
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  13. Julie, it's so pretty! Will check it out, thanks. :)

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  14. it's nice that the pigmentation is great and the staying power too! definitely worth what you paid for i guess :)

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  15. Hazel, I am really impressed with this blush. It's definitely a keeper. :)

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  16. I always adoe bobbi brown make up! everytime they have a sale I stock up on them :D this color looks really nice!

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  17. Juliepop, I hope there will be a BB sale here so I can try their other products especially the concealers and correctors. :P

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  18. Kim, I'm tamad to do FOTDs and I don't feel like wearing makeup na because of the heat. :P

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  19. Wow ang nice ng pagka pink niya, i loove it! i haven't tried any bobbi brown blush but seeing how it looks like makes me want to get one.

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  20. Mina, I love the pink-ness in this one too! I think you'll like it. :P

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