Bobbi Brown as a brand seems to get a lot of flack for being 'boring' however not everyone gravitates towards Urban Decay or Illamasqua's vibe and personally I think they always deliver if you're looking for classic and wearable shades. Personally I'm rarely disappointed by the beautiful selection of nudes and wearable colour as well as the quality of Bobbi Brown products and it's fast becoming one of my favourite brands.
The two products I picked up are in the same nude-brown rosy caramel colour family as each other: the Blush in Tawny (£19) and Lip Colour in Nude (£19.50). This is my favourite kind of shade to wear as I find them suitable for day or for a classy evening look and I think I just tend to suit these colours. The packaging is simple, however it does feel like a high-end product. I also love the subtle gold detail on the lipstick. With the blushes you can actually pop them out of the outer casing and add it to the palette Bobbi Brown does separately, which I would do if I got another.
Firstly, let's talk about the Lip Colour in Nude. I'm not sure the name is quite accurate but I guess 'nude' is a word that's relative to the person using it. Like I said it's a sort of nude caramel brown with some rose mixed into it. I know I own a lot of brown lipsticks and a lot of rosy lipsticks however this is definitely a little different to anything else in my collection. It's really pigmented and applies like a dream, I also like the curved bullet, as judging by the state of my other lipsticks, I tend to apply it like that. The finish is hard to describe; it's creamy but also has a bit of a sheen. Definitely not matte but definitely not sheer, it's somewhere right in the middle. I find this so comfortable and easy to apply and wear. The lasting time is fairly average as I can get a good 4-5 hours out of it.
Tawny is a similar colour, almost like a blush equivalent of Nude. The formula is matte and has a nice level of pigment; not clown-esque but you're not apply loads to get the colour pay-off. I actually did struggle to get this to apply nicely, whilst I could get it on relatively easily when I switched to the Real Techniques Multi-Task Brush, it did go patchy mid-way through the day. It's nice enough and I can work with it but personally I think for the price it should be a lot easier to apply and last longer. I do appreciate though that my skin type doesn't respond that well to matte blusher in general so this won't be the case for everyone.
Overall I really love the lipstick but I'm a little more lukewarm on the blusher.
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