Hello everyone, I hope you’re having a lovely Sunday. I went out for a coffee earlier with one of my good friends and we took a trip to the department store where I picked up this cream blush.
This is the Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks from Bobbi Brown in the colour Powder Pink (6) and it cost £19.00.
First lets talk about the packaging. As with all Bobbi Brown makeup this compact comes in the sleek black packaging with a mirror on the top making it perfect for touch-ups on the go. The texture of this is extremely emollient and oily which makes application a dream. It is best applied with your fingers or a soft blush brush. On the lips this has the texture of a moisturising lip balm.
The colour of this cream blush is very different to most pink blushes, it’s a soft pink with a brown undertone which makes it look very grown up. It leaves an extremely dewy, “expensive” finish on the cheeks. If you have very oily skin this is probably a no-go for you because the formula contains castor oil, also if you have sensitive skin you should avoid this as it contains perfume. The colour pay-off is subtle but can be built up.
Overall I am loving this blush, I often find pink blushes a bit too bright and garish. If you’re looking for a more mature way to wear pink then this is the way forward. If you’re someone who touches their face a lot then you will need to reapply this blush as it rubs off easily.
So I popped into Lush last weekend to exchange my 5 empties to receive a free face mask. I decided to try one that I haven’t tried before called The Sacred Truth. The Sacred Truth is intended to brighten dull, dry, tired looking skin.
Taken from the Lush website:
Revive your complexion with ginseng and ginkgo leaf to boost blood circulation, whilst honey, yoghurt and free range eggs leave skin soft and moisturised. Wheatgrass is full of nutrients to feed your skin, whilst the enzymes in fresh papaya will strip away dead skin, helping to give you a gorgeous glow. Smoothe a generous layer of this mask onto your face and leave for 10 to 15 minutes and let the ingredients get to work before washing off gently with warm water.
The mask has a really earthy plant like smell, I think the ginseng is quite pungent, but it’s nice nevertheless. Straight out of the fridge this mask feels extremely cooling after a long hot shower. It has a really smooth texture and is light green in colour. After 15 minutes the mask dries completely and is ready to wash off with warm water.
Immediately after washing this mask off I noticed that my skin was much brighter and hydrated. Also the next morning my skin was really plump! The papaya and ginseng gets rid of the skin cells in a gentle way to reveal softer, brighter skin and the shea butter and essential oils gives the skin some much needed hydration. There is also green tea powder in the mask which is a great anti-oxidant. Because this mask is so nourishing you could even use it twice a week as it has great anti-ageing properties.
I’m loving this mask so far and I am going to repurchase soon. It is hydrating and brightening so I would recommend to anyone with dry, dull or mature skin, however I would not recommend to anyone with acne-prone skin as the oils could trigger a break-out.