Friday, February 28th, 2014

Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge
Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge ($26.00 for 0.13 oz.) is described as a “bright red coral.” In the pot, it looks like a really bright, intense red-coral, but applied, it’s much more muted–it’s a softened, medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a satiny sheen. theBalm Crisp is more shimmery. Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is a powder. Chanel Intonation (69) (LE, $38.00) is pinker. Kevyn Aucoin Fira (P) is darker, brighter, powder. Illamasqua Sleek (P, $26.00) is more muted. Chanel Presage (62) (LE, $38.00) is more orange. Tom Ford Beauty Flush (P, $55.00) is brighter, powder. NARS Boys Don’t Cry (LE, $41.00) is darker, powder. MAC Out for Fun (LE, $20.00) is slightly more orange. Guerlain Peach Boy #1 (P) is a powder. See comparison swatches.

The Pot Rouge formula is supposed to be a “multi-tasking cream color” for lips and cheeks. Bobbi Brown says to “blend it on the apples of your cheeks for a just-pinched look.” The color is buildable, but it never looks as intense applied as it does in the pot, even though it seems opaque when layered on the skin. The finish has just enough sheen to give the skin a natural, lightly dewy finish that doesn’t look oily or shimmery, and it didn’t emphasize pores. It wore well for seven hours applied to cheeks, and I had no trouble wearing it on bare skin or patted over (liquid) foundation. As a lip color, it was somewhat drying over time, though it lasted for four hours and left a very subtle stain behind, but it did have fully opaque color coverage–again, it did not look anywhere near the intensity or richness of the color in the pot. As tends to be the case, this product performed better as a cream blush than a lip color, so you’ll want to consider how you might use this and round-up or down the overall rating, as the rating reflects how the product performs in both ways.

P.S. — Today is the last day of Bobbi Brown’s Friends & Family sale!

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Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge
Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge
Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge
Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge
Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge
Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge
Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge
Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge
Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge

Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge
Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge

The Makeup Look

On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Loose Finishing Powder, Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Cream Blush. On eyes: Bobbi Brown Nectar & Nude Eye Palette, Sephora Fairytale Eyeliner. On lips: MAC Be Nice Mineralize Glass.

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40 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. How interesting that it’s so much lighter out of the pot! It’s still a very pretty colour, but I guess a bit to orange for me. Chanel intonation on the other hand…! (It’s always neat , when I see something orange based that I like, to look in your dupe list and see ‘…but pinker’ ! Hehe!)
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    Wowie! That’s stunning

  3. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    I’m surprised at how different it looks in the swatch compared to the pot! I actually really like the shade, but alas, it’s just far too warm for me…

  4. Looks so much like the MUFE HD ones! Which one would you recommend between the two?
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  5. The Bobbi Brown Site has 20% off everything through end of today (Friday the 28th). Pretty color…not for me…

  6. I like this on you but I think for me it’s a pass. I do however love the Chanel listed in the dupe!
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  7. Pretty shade! I would have loved it if it didnt lighten of so much once applied. A bit more opacity! :-)
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  8. Well, I guess that’s the trend now: multi-taskers. In fact, as I hurried to leave the hotel to catch a plane home this morning, I used my Maybelline stick blush on my lips to save a little time. Frankly, that’s not usually my choice, but it did work in a pinch. That shade looks great on you! I’m a little afraid of orange but it seems to be the hot color so I guess I’ve gotta get up my courage and give it a try.
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  9. It looks completely different applied than in the pan lol. It’s gorgeous on you though!
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    You are glowing, lady! <3
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  11. I’ve been digging coral and hot pinks for the upcoming spring and summer and this looks perfect for transitioning to the warmer weather! It’s also great it can serve multiple purposes as well.

  12. Jules

    Does it dry down to a powdery feel on the cheek or does it stay slightly tacky?

  13. a very pretty shade indeed! <3 looks lovely on you!
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  14. Love this! This is definitely my type of shade and I can’t resist the name “Hibiscus” – it sounds so summery!

  15. For strictly using on the cheeks, would you prefer this or Clinique Ginger Pop? The colors are so similar, just wondering which formula you prefer.
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  16. I like the shade and it looks really natural and fresh on the cheeks but not sure if it works on the lips.

  17. My preeeeeeeeeecious!! Hahahaha awww what a lovely colour… I’m falling for this, a gloss and a nail polish from the same collection.