I have not learnt to truly appreciate blushes until very recently, which might explain why there isn’t much variety in my stash. In pursuit of something I didn’t already own and an “autumn” blush, I got Bobbi Brown Plum Blush. The verdict? I think I could use some more plummy pinks in my collection!
Bobbi Brown Blushes contain 3.7 grams (0.13 oz) and go for 28 euros here. The clear-top packaging is simple and practical.
Plum (5) is a matte plummy pink. When it is blended-out, I see more pink. However, it is also possible to build it up and make it look as intense as it does in pan!
Plum is finely-milled without being powdery, and it is easy to pick up enough color without kicking up any excess. While Plum is not one of the blushes that practically blend itself out, it is not tricky, either. It pretty much stays put all day, which is a big bonus!
If you are around my skin tone (NC 25) or fairer, you might want to use a light hand. Otherwise, it could be difficult to achieve a natural-looking result. I actually think Plum would look delicious on people whose skin tone is medium and above, since it’s a brightening shade that shows up easily!
Here is how Plum swatches. Left: built up. Right: blended out.
You have seen Plum on me in this look:
Bottom line: All in all, Bobbi Brown Plum Blush is a fairly good blush. If for nothing else, I like the plummy pink that both freshens my complexion as well as adding a touch of “autumn” to it. The formula is decent, though not the best I have tried (it’s hard to explain, but it doesn’t “melt into” the skin the way some blushes do). However, the great lasting power probably means I’ll reach for it often enough!
Do you have a plummy blush? If so, is there anything you would recommend? What is your go-to autumn blush?
Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx