16 March 2015

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful Pot Rouge II

Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful II Pot Rouge Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful II Pot Rouge

I remember last year being vaguely aware of the Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful campaign yet it was something that I discovered a little too late whilst admittedly I didn't look into it all that much. Therefore when I saw this year's campaign being promoted late last week in House of Fraser I immediately decided to take a closer look. If you're new to this campaign then putting it quite briefly each year Bobbi Brown dedicates a product of which the full retail price (less VAT) will go to the chosen charity for that year.

This year the limited edition Bobbi Brown Pretty Powerful II Pot Rouge will be being sold at Bobbi Brown counters across the country in which the proceeds from the £19 RRP (less VAT) will be going to Smart Works. This is a charity that dedicates its efforts to helping out of work women by offering them interview training and advice, smart clothes and styling so that they're prepared for the interview process and everything that comes with it. The money raised from the campaign will help to run the Smart Works centres in London as well as providing support for opening up more around the UK. It's an awesome charity in my eyes and is one that I must admit I had never heard of until now; therefore I think it is great that Bobbi Brown has teamed up with Smart Works in order to help spread the word.

Onto the product itself as I mentioned before this shade is a limited edition and is available now to pick up. It's a multi-tasking product in which it can be used as both a blush as well as on the lips. Generally I'm not a fan of this type of product however I'm willing to give it a go with this as the shade is simply beautiful. For me despite it looking quite bright in the pan it is in fact much lighter in shade when applied, it's more sheer and would require a little bit of extra application in my opinion to build it up to a bolder finish. Personally when using it as a blush I do prefer this as I would rather have to build up a blush as opposed to putting too much on in the first place. As for a lip colour I can again happily work the colour intensity up to something I'm happy with where if I'm honest I'm still much more comfortable with a low maintenance lip colour as opposed to a statement lip.

The shade looks like a deep berry pink in the pan yet as I said it is quite sheer once applied and looks like a nice soft berry wash of colour on both the cheeks and lips. It's certainly very pretty and is one that I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of over the next few months.

I have never tried any of the Pot Rouge products from Bobbi Brown so it's nice to have the proceeds of my first purchase go to such a good cause.
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24 comments

  1. This is such a beautiful shade and I agree with what you say about not generally being a fan of this format. This does sound lovely, though.

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  2. love that the money goes to a good cause ! and the shade is absolutely stunning, sounds like a great product x

    CLUB AVENUE / http://club-avenue.blogspot.com / instagram

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  3. This is a fabulous product for a great cause!

    Stephanie

    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/

    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251

    xxxx

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  4. I've heard some really amazing things about the BB Pot Rouges, would love to try them! This is going towards such a great cause as well!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  5. I love it when brands collaborate with charities - it look like a great product too x


    www.ofbeautyandnothingness.co.uk

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  6. This looks lovely and what a great cause and it convinces me to buy the product more sometimes.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  7. I love these pot rouges and this one looks great!

    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  8. I have to agree this shade looks beautiful, and I love the fact that this is for charity! I’m very tempted to pick this up :)

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

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  9. this is too gorgeous! i've always wanted to try bobbi brown's pot rouges... this one has the coolest packaging : )

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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  10. This is a beautiful shade. I'm a little ashamed to say I don't much from bobbi brown, only a gel liner. Might have to change that!

    thebeautybloss.com

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  11. The shade of this looks stunning. It's amazing how they give some money to charity too :)

    Elise @ Elise Dopson

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  12. It’s such a great post! Thank you for sharing this!


    Diana Cloudlet

    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  13. It just seems weird to me although I've never been one for multi purpose products, I can't even adapt to using my iphone for music, I have to have a separate ipod haha x

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  14. Me too Elza, the cause behind this is brilliant! x

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  15. I couldn't agree more Stephanie x

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  16. I had heard they were really good too but up until now I had not tried them. I'm looking forward to road testing this a little more as I'll be able to decide whether I invest in more in the future x

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  17. It's nice isn't it, I actually wish there were more collaborations like this x

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  18. To be honest it does with me too. I mean this is Bobbi Brown so it stands to chance the product will be really good anyway, however I had no idea what it would be like beforehand as I had not read any reviews on it. Knowing that the bulk of the price went to charity was a nice feeling x

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  19. It's lovely! I also love the extra special packaging on this too x

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  20. It's a nice added bonus to an otherwise great little product :) x

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  21. It does doesn't it! I really like the design of it and of course the product itself x

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  22. No don't be at all as I honestly own very, very little myself. I have heard great things about the gel liner, that's probably one of the best products from Bobbi Brown to have x

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  23. Thanks for reading Diana x

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