Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals Collection

Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals Collection:  Cabo Coral Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown Cabo Coral Pot Rouge ($22.00) is one of two new shades from the Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals Collection. The other shade is Calypso Coral (a bright coral).

Cabo Coral is a very peachy coral. It’s more peach than coral–but it does have a slight pinkness to it that makes it read a little coral. I found it looked more coral on my lips (I imagine from some of the natural pinkness of my lips) than on my cheeks (which was peachier).

Pot Rouges are designed to be used on both lips and cheeks. It has a creamy formula that feels like like a hardened cream almost, because it’s not actually that creamy in the pot. On the cheeks, it’s easy to apply with a stippling brush or blended with fingertips or a sponge for soft, natural color. It’s peach enough to work well on cooler skin tones, while it also works on those with warmer skin tones.

What I really like about the Pot Rouges is the staying power. This is more of a blush stain than a cream blush, because it really does grab and stay on cheeks throughout the day. It doesn’t fade or melt away by mid-afternoon, which is a huge plus for when you need your makeup to look on point all day long. It’s pigmented enough to give you nice color on both lips and cheeks, but not so pigmented that it’s easy to overapply.

This is my first Pot Rouge, but it makes me excited to check out some other shades. What are your favorites?

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  • Product: 29/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 4/5

Recommendation: If you’ve always wanted to wear coral, but you couldn’t find the right shade, Bobbi Brown has five different versions to check out.

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Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals Collection

Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals Collection
Bobbi Brown Cabo Coral Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals Collection
Bobbi Brown Cabo Coral Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown Cabana Corals Collection

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23 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Cabo Coral Pot Rouge Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. omo

    this is beautiful…..i like it!

  2. Mora

    what a lovely color!
    Christine, do you swatch the other pot rouge too?
    And do you know if these pot rouges and the shimmer bricks became permanent or not?
    I tought, i read something about this.

  3. It looks so pretty on your lips!

  4. Krys

    I bought this recently. It has very buildable color. It can be as sheer or as deep as you want it to be! I love that about it and other cream blushes. It is not my favorite cream blush (that old lancome mousse blush in pink parfait that was discontinued was my fav) but this is great. I’m esp looking forward to using this in the summer when its a hot day and I want staying power!

  5. Krystal

    I’ve been wondering what this would look like for on you. I’m glad you reviewed it! I try to always wait and see if Temptalia will try it on! Thanks girl! I think this is a beautiful natural lip color for you!

  6. ileana

    Leave it. I rather save up for Back to the Beach and the Papier one. I want to many things from those two to be thinking about this pretty color on my cheeks and its awesome staying power =/ LEAVE IT!!!!

  7. Natalia

    Looks surprisingly good on the lips!

  8. neeshie

    I love the pot rouges!

    I got Cabo Coral and love it – it definitely is more peachy than coral
    I’m on the fence about calypso coral – but it wasn’t discontinued here so I have time to decide.

    My favourite is Velevet plum…its soooo pretty

    I also have chocolate cherry, blushed rose and pink truffle.

    Did I say i really like them?

  9. Amber

    Gorgeous! must have for me – i love corals! I am waiting for her latest Shimmerbrick in Nectar – so excited! Will be picking this beauty up soon.
    Thank you Christine!

  10. Annie

    looks pretty, my kind of coral. i could wear this every day….

  11. ShyBoo

    I read in a magazine, I believe it was an issue of
    In style with Anne Hathaway on the cover, that this color
    is supposed to look good on all skin tones but they failed to
    mention you can wear it on your lips too! I’m sold!

  12. civa

    it looks so gorgeous on your lips!
    does it feel dry after awhile on the lips and how is the lasting power?

  13. leslie

    can you review the rest of these?! thanks :)

  14. try out blushed rose. its such a flattering color, one of my favorite blushes of all time

  15. Rosanna

    Definitely leave it :) This color wouldn’t look good on me IMHO

  16. Kellyk

    i actually have another color, but this is so nice!! What do you think Christine…before or after with mineral/ powder foundation?

  17. Patty

    I know this has been around awhile, but I just got Cabo Coral and love it! I never thought I could wear corals, but this made my eyes look incredibly blue and looks great. I tried it on my lips, put a clear gloss over it and it’s perfect. BB Pot Blushes are my favorite and this makes my fourth one. It lasts all day even on my slightly oily skin.

  18. jennifer

    Hi there,
    I know you posted this a while ago I don’t know if you see this, but I really hope you can reply to this!! Anyways, I like the dewy look and hate anything powdery or matte, I was wondering if the pot rouge leaves a more dewy finish or a more semi-matte finish? Thank you in advance!!