June 26, 2014

Bobbi Brown Pink Brightening Blush Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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Bobbi Brown Pink Brightening Blush is one of two new highlighting blushes released with the Bobbi Brown Surf & Sand Summer 2014 Collection.

Let’s take a look!

Bobbi Brown Pink Brightening Blush kinda reminds me of the Brightening Powder range as it isn’t quite a blush nor is it exactly a highlighter. It’s more of a combination of a blush and highlighter in one.

Bobbi Brown Brightening Blush in Pink combines three shades two of which are a darker and a lighter shade of baby pink along with a sparkling white highlighter that contains silver micro sparkle. There is a faint over spray of shimmer on the two pinks and under that you’ll find there’s a very subtle bit of sparkle in the blush but for the most part the texture is soft, silky, and only subtle shimmery. The pink blush portion actually relies upon the white highlighter to provide the sparkle so combined the shades even a very, very soft pink luminosity on cheeks and face. I find the color is super sheer for my skin tone but will likely work best for those with fairer skin as it isn’t loud or garish but has a very natural, healthy flushed finish!

Bobbi Brown Pink Brightening Blush

Bobbi Brown Pink Brightening Blush

Bobbi Brown Pink Brightening Blush swatches

Bobbi Brown Pink Brightening Blush Swatches

It does tend to wear a shorter time on my skin and fades within a five hour period. I also felt the pink was already sheer but by adding the white highlighter the colors tend to end up even more subdued as the white tones down the pink even further. This, for me, proves disappointing because it is a $45 powder! Ouchie!

I do wish the Bobbi Brown Pink Brightening Blush had a little more oomf to it! I needed a little more pigment here! But it’ll probably be brilliant for those with fairer skin who haven’t been able to locate a pink blush that doesn’t add redness to their face. This color is very natural and pretty but just not suitable for my skin tone.

It’s available now for a limited time with the Bobbi Brown Summer 2014 Collection at Nordstrom, Nordstrom.com, or your favorite Bobbi counter.

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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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.

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  • sara

    I ordered the other one, I hope it’s better than this one..Also picked up the Surf & Sand “sand” palette and the sheer lip color in pink taffy…Looks like a beautiful summer collection!

    • Isabella Muse

      you’ll be happy with the other one sara, it’s much more pigmented 😀 great haul!

  • rinnie

    Thanks for the review! I wasn’t sure if I should order the pink or the bronze. Now I’m going to go with the bronze. 🙂