Welcome to my Cult Classic Revisited series, where once a month I’m revisiting an old YouTube/Blogger favourite and seeing if I still love it as much as I did/as much as everyone did back when it took the world of social media beauty by storm. Today’s pick is a blush that was everywhere back in the day: Apricot by Bobbi Brown.
I was shopping at the weekend and saw that there is a new Bobbi Brown shop in Bath. I couldn’t resist a peek inside and migrated to the blush counter where I saw this beauty.
‘Oh my god, do you remember this?’
Johnny replied with a blank stare and a ‘No?’. Men, eh?
But I did. I remember watching YouTube videos when I should’ve been studying, obsessed with this blush that everyone seemed to have and love. I watched swatch after swatch, tutorial after tutorial and put it in my online John Lewis basket so many times that I’m not sure why I didn’t just buy it. Estee Lalonde was especially obsessed with it as I seem to remember, and I trusted her opinion like it was gospel. (And still do!)
So, for old times sake, I promptly bought it and couldn’t wait to get home and try it and it truly is a lovely blush. It looks kind of scary in the pan for someone pale like me but if you just get a little bit on your brush at a time and build it up it’s very wearable (and very beautiful). It kind of reminds me of a peachier Nars Amour, which is one of my favourite blushes. As much as I like a light, peachy blush, I love deep pinks like this too. It’s completely matte which is my blush preference. I prefer to get my shimmer in with a bit of highlighter – although obviously I’m not opposed to shimmery blushes. I just find matte blushes easier to work with and build.
I can see why everyone was obsessed with this back in the day. It’s a really lovely quality blush that’s wearable on most skin tones and blends beautifully. Now I’m obsessed with it – very, very late to the party.
Which products do you want me to look at next? I have a few ideas (MAC Soft & Gentle, MAC Warm Soul, Urban Decay Naked palette – the original) but let me know! If I don’t already have it, I will re-buy it!