Bobbi Brown’s Powder Pink Pot Rouge is described as a “light pink” cream blush. This formula is intended for use on both lips and cheeks, and I tested it both ways, but prefer it as a blush.
While Fresh Melon, another shade from this line, seemed just a bit sheer to me, this one was rather opaque and also wore longer. This one lasted longer for me than any cream blush I’ve ever used. I usually shy away from cream blushes because they just don’t last that well on my compared to powder, but this one is definitely different.
As a lip product, it was more average. The wear time was average for a lip gloss and it had nice opacity, but it seemed to dry my lips a little. Maybe this is what makes it work so well as a blush, because it dries down. If you mainly think of it as a blush, and consider the lip use a bonus, it’s really awesome.
On the cheeks, Powder Pink Pot Rouge is also a joy to work with. I just touch it with two fingertips and start in circles on the apples of my cheeks, then push it out wherever I want it to go. It’s easy to blend and get just the right amount of coverage.
This product is a very neutral pink – it doesn’t have warm or cool undertones so much as a brownish base. I’m light skinned, and this was a really good choice for me, and would be for anyone fairer than me, too. For deeper skin tones, it may be too light – I don’t think it would turn ashy, and it has enough opacity to show up on deeper skin, but it might just not be the best color for some.
The finish on this one is a very slight sheen. It doesn’t look unnatural on the skin at all – more like a healthy glow.
That’s a heavy swatch on the left and a diffused one on the right. I love how evenly it goes on!