Bobbi Brown’s Fresh Melon Pot Rouge is a peachy pink cream blush with a creamy finish. It’s marketed for use on both cheeks and lips, and I did test it both ways.
The consistency is nice – it glides on and blends into cheeks or lips easily with fingertips or a brush (I prefer fingertips). This one has no shimmer, but the creamy texture can pick up a very natural looking sheen in the light, which I found flattering. Compared to another in the line (which I’ll be reviewing soon), this one seemed a tiny bit sheer. It wasn’t that it lacked pigment, it just seemed designed to be more buildable (which it is). But I don’t think it would show up much on deeper skin tones.
On the cheeks: Bobbi Brown’s Fresh Melon Pot Rouge lasted rather well for a cream blush, though not as well as the other shade. If I set it with a powder blush in a similar tone (or apply a setting powder over it), it lasts very well. Otherwise, it just needs a touch up at some point in the day.
On the lips: it looks nice, doesn’t move around too much, and is reasonably opaque. It lasts 2-3 hours, which is a little on the short side for me. Still, I think anyone would primarily buy this as a blush, and the fact that it can be used at all for lips is just a bonus. It does make getting ready super fast and easy on those days when you don’t have the time or just don’t care that much!
How I apply
On the cheeks, I apply this by gently swiping two fingers over the surface, rubbing them into the apple of my cheek, and then gradually working the color back toward the top of my ear. On the lips, you can use a fingertip, but I prefer using a lip brush – it just makes it easier to get very even coverage.
While this Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge shade doesn’t perform quite as well as another I have from the line, it does hold up well in comparison to most cream blushes. The wear time is pretty good. It’s slightly sheer but buildable, which means it may be just what lighter skin tones need but not so great for deeper ones. The finish is shimmer-free, but has a nice creamy sheen that looks natural. As a lip product, it’s fine but nothing terribly exciting, so buy it as a blush and consider the lip usage a bonus feature.