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Friday
May032013

Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint in Sheer Cherry

This review is part of a series: the Blush Week at Project Vanity. Read my first three blush posts (if you haven't yet)! ;)

It's a Blushin' Week at Project Vanity: My top five blushes | Artdeco Blusher in 38 First Love | MAC Dollymix Sheertone Shimmer Blush

Yesterday I was in a mild panic over losing my entire image database. I use iPhoto to store all my photos, and apparently, it became corrupted. It contains thousands of pictures but I can actually live without most of them - the crucial ones are the few hundred photos of products I have yet to write about. Sure I can retake these photos but I'd rather not because it would take me hours and the products aren't fresh anymore since I've used them.

Thankfully I was able to repair the whole thing. Whew. That's why I missed my blush post for yesterday. So! Today I'm going to talk about the latest product from one of my fave brands: the Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint in Sheer Cherry (P1,350).

This is part of Bobbi's Pink and Red Collection, which is now available in Rustan's. The collection features nail polishes, lipsticks, and glosses in pink and red - two color combinations that everyone says won't work, but do! It's a pretty interesting concept and I would LOVE to show a look to break that myth. For now though, let's discuss this cheek tint.

It's pretty awesome. Red can be intimidating, but this basic color is the most natural and versatile for all skintones. Ever wonder why most tints in the market are red? It's because a sheer wash of red on the cheeks blends seamlessly with any coloring! You can't go wrong with it, no matter how fair or dark you are. You just need to adjust the intensity to your liking.

What I like most about this tint is that it's the perfect level of sheerness for me. I don't even need to blend it; I just stamp it on my cheeks and then call it a day. Well okay maybe I'll pat it in quickly just to press it deep onto the skin! I would stamp/pat about twice per cheek and I already get this beautiful reddish flush.

This tint doesn't dry up completely (that means you can use it on the lips too) but it also doesn't slide off too quickly either. It stays on for about three hours on my combi skin before it starts to fade, which is not bad for a wet cheek product.

You can set this with a tiny bit of powder to prolong it if you wish. I like to leave it as is though, because the wet finish looks like its coming from within my skin instead of just sitting on top.

That said, I won't recommend this for very oily girls. If you have combination skin (oily on t-zone but dry-ish on the cheek area and sides of the face) like myself, then this is just right. If you have dry skin then this is perfect. :) It won't add to the dryness and it'll even add a touch of moisture due to its balmy texture.

The Sheer Color Cheek Tint is chubby and squat, just a little taller than an average lipstick. It contains 6 grams of product though! Since you don't need to use much, that 6 grams will come a long, long way. I'm actually surprised that this only costs P1,350. Bobbi's Pot Rouge is about P1,500+ here if I remember correctly.

Size comparison

Overall, I love the Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint in Sheer Cherry and would recommend it to girls who like a fuss-free, natural brush without even trying. Just stamp, pat, and go! This is convenient to bring for applying makeup out of the house, as well as touch-ups of course. :)

If you're unwilling to spend the P1,350, there's an affordable drugstore dupe. It doesn't stay as long and you would need to blend it with some effort, but it looks pretty much the same as Sheer Cherry. It's the Majolica Majorca Blood On Cheek Tint. It's part of a limited edition collection from last year so I'm not sure if it's still available (I hoooope it is!) but just ask and who knows, right?

So what do you think? Did you find a blush to love this week? ^_^

Reader Comments (11)

i'm dying for bobbiebrown products, though its pricey,the quality is superb, but If I could find a cheaper version of this bobbie brown sheer cheek tint in fuss-free and natural blush, its the Colurfull Lip and Cheek Tint,hehe, it super easy to bring with you all the time plus, its last long and sheering tint too.:)

May 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOhms

Judging from its appearance, the stick looks very intimidating, its so red! But looked pretty natural on your cheeks. Two pats on the cheek would make this last for months, heck even years! :) Guess that's the reason why BB is so expensive. :)

May 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlian

i have tried using the sophie magic pink cream. it looks natural and its very affordable. you would need just a little amount so a tube could last for 2mos at least. but i would not recommend it to those who have oily skin coz it might add up to your oiliness since its cream based.

May 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterconconichi

This looks alot like tarts cheek stain. :) wanna try this out!

Always been a big fan of red tints like the one from The Body Shop and especially Majolica's Blood On, my ultimate fave! Now if only it wasn't limited edition. Probably will get this one as I'm almost out and I'll definitely get back-ups!

May 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYsabelle

Red might be a bit scary for me 'cause it might be hard to blend. I love the packaging though. I like that it can be thrown into a purse when you're in a hurry

May 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

I'm a big fan of Bobbi brown cosmetics and also MAC, but I still haven't got this color, cuz I don't think red will look good on my cheeks. All blushes I have is just bronze and pink. But I really got to try this this one. Looks good on you though. :)

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersammy

I love Majolica Majorca Blood On Cheek Tint! I just finished the product and I went to their store to replace it but was informed it's no longer available. So sad, I love the natural glow it gives and it's perfect for the summer! I've been searching for a dupe and this review can't arrive arrive at a more perfect time :) But Liz, before I give this a try, do you know any cheaper dupe?

May 6, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergeorgette

Yes you got it right that some might be unwilling to spend that much (eherm that's me!) so thank you for the dupe part. Really thanks on that. Will check that out when I have time. :)

May 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterranne

Sheer cherry indeed! Looks intimidating but when swiped it's not a "swearing" red. more like, "pa-virgin red" hehehe

May 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDane Salazar

This review immediately captured my attention for I've previously commented in your Dollymix post about my mild fear for powder blushes. :) Apart from the pretty pigment, I love the stamp-pat-and-go philosophy of this cheek tint. I find it apt for girls like me who always do their make-up in a rush. :D

May 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEunice

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