Posted on 13 February 2012.
Whilst I was excited about the launch of the whole Neons and Nudes launch, the two things I was most looking forward to was the Ultra Nude palette, of which I reviewed here, and the Nude Pink Blush. I went on a majorly obsessive hunt for the ultimate, shimmer-free, pale pink blush a while ago, so when I saw that this was going to launch, I couldn’t wait to try it.
The blush is described on the website here as “a palest pink” and I can confidently say that it’s the palest pink in the Bobbi Brown blush range. It isn’t super pale and is very pigmented, so it isn’t one that’s only going to show up on very pale skin tones, although I don’t know how well darker skin tones would fare.
It’s a warm and I’d say fairly neutral pink that doesn’t lean too much one way or the other, but if I had to choose I’d say it’s a little on the blue side. It’s very buildable and can be applied sheer for a light flush of colour, or built-up for more intensity. It also layers well with other blushes including creams. It’s a great natural blush that doesn’t have that ‘startling pink’ that can often occur with pale pinks.
I’ve been using this daily since I bought it and I’ve used it in various ways. For a very natural look I use it on it’s own, if I want a really strong pink that still looks natural, I layer it over Illamasqua’s Promise cream blush, but my favourite way to use it is slightly lower on the cheeks with Mac’s MSF layered over the top.
In conclusion, I’m really happy with this blush and I’m pleased that BB decided to release a pale pink as it manages to be a matte and delicately pale pink without looking chalky or washy. It can be purchased at BB counters and online at the Bobbi Brown store here