Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Pot Rouge Review, Photos, Swatches

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.

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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

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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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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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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!)

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…

The texture of this is much more emollient and the end result is a dewier finish! I prefer MUFE, because I prefer a powder dry down.

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.

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.

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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