March 19, 2013

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge Spring 2013

If you’re going to buy a new Bobbi Pot Rouge might as well grab the Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge as 100% Off its proceeds goes to charity.

Seriously, buying makeup and doing good? I’m in!

This universally flattering shade of pink blush comes in a limited edition Pretty Powerful Compact from now until September 2013 the $25 you buy it for will go for to Dress for Success a non-profit organization that provides interview suits, confidence boosts, and career development to low-income women in over 75 cities.

Take a look!

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge

Bobbi has worked with Dress for Success for many years and she herself is such an inspiration to many women.

Show your support for Bobbi’s Pretty Powerful campaign and tweet it to the world: “Proud to support @BobbiBrown’s #PrettyPowerful Campaign for Women and Girls. RT if you believe in empowering women!”

The Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge can be used on cheeks or lips and is a universally flattering shade of rosy pink. I can’t begin to tell you how many Pot Rouges I own. They are my favorite cream blushes and that’s saying something considering I’m not a huge cream blush fan.

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge 1

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge Swatches

This has a dense formula with an emollient texture that has a dewy finish. No worries, don’t get scared of that dewy finish as it blends out beautifully and doesn’t have a shininess to it so all skin types even oily ones can easily use it. I think the dense texture sometimes proves a little challenging to blend as you expect a blush like this to be creamier but no worries, it just needs a little warm up so when it hits skin and you start blending it’ll soften up easily. This texture also aids in keeping it wearing very long and strong. One reason I avoid cream blushes is they tend to fade quickly on me but Bobbi’s Pot Rouge has always had a good long wear with very minimal fading as I reach hour six of the wear.

This shade of rose is very natural and should work on fair, medium, and tan tones. It’s a shade that will work perfectly with a range of tones but I do think it might not be pigmented enough for extra dark tones. The color gives my cheeks a pretty flush of natural pink and couldn’t be introduced at a better time as Spring is the perfect season to get your natural on!

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge FOTD

If you’re buying blush anyway why not make it this purchase with 100% of the proceeds going to an incredible charity! Be pretty and powerful.

It’s available now at all Bobbi Brown counters or online at

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Let

    The blush looks really pretty on you! πŸ™‚

    I might check this blush when it comes out, but are those sparkles that I see in the swatch?

  • Jayj

    Beautiful blush! The color (and price) have me locked in. I love Bobbi Brown and Dress for Success is an amazing cause. Will definately check out !

  • Cj

    Ooh definitely ordering this, did you buy that new primer bb is selling? SPF 50 protective face base?

  • JenJ

    This is on my list to pick up. Love the Pot Rogues and I love the cause behind the product πŸ˜€

  • Wenz

    I love when products come out and 100% of proceeds go to charity like MAC Viva Glam… vs 5% (such BS)
    Plus even if you dont like it you can pay it forward double time by passing on the blush (and anything else in your stash/ closet you dont need) to a local/ community womens shelter!!

  • Lilo

    How did you apply the blush to your cheeks to make it even? Did you just use your finger?

      • Lilo

        Thanks! I’ve always had issues with cream blushes so I’ve tried to stay away, but this one seems like a good one to try for a good cause.

        • the Muse

          I’m not much of a cream blush wearer either lilo! Try it on counter, see what you think! πŸ™‚ they’ll happily apply it for you and you can get a feel for the product! πŸ˜€

  • Anna

    This is awesome, I am totally purchasing. It’s an organization I would love to donate to anyway, yet I get cute and wearable in return for it? Win win!

  • Iris

    I’ve haven’t used much blush before (only having my often used Hello Kitty Graffiti palette ones) nor have I used cream blush but I’m tempted by this. The colour is pretty, and it’s going to a good cause. This would be a good first introduction to Bobbi Brown as well.