Defeat Dark Days With Bobbi Brown’s Brightening Blushes in Pink and Bronze

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With the two new Bobbi Brown Brightening Blushes from the new Surf & Sand summer collection

With the two new Bobbi Brown Brightening Blushes ($45 each) from the new Surf & Sand summer collection

Order! Order! People, please, settle down. I know we’re all upset, but let’s approach this like adults.

OK…I call this meeting of the I Heart Ryan Gosling Support Group to order.


As most of you probably know, my name is Karen, and I’m the current president of the Northern California chapter. I called this emergency meeting in response to the tragic news yesterday about Ryan.

We’ve received more calls to the counseling line over the past 24 hours than we have in the prior two years. Clearly, many of us are upset.

There’s no two ways about it — this is a catastrophe, so we’re officially in disaster recovery mode.

But as bad as things seem, we have to get it together, people. Come on! If I have to listen to another person cry on the phone for 45 minutes about she-who-will-not-be-named, I will lose my sh*t.

Focus. Quit listening to Adele, get your butt off the couch, and change out of your pajamas. Pull yourselves together! Ryan needs us now more than ever.

In situations like this, I can’t recommend makeup enough. It always makes me feel a little better. In fact, blush is a personal favorite of mine.

Bobbi Brown Brightening Blush in Pink 2

Brightening Blush in Pink 2

Bobbi Brown Brightening Blush in Bronze 1

Brightening Blush in Bronze 1

Why, before I applied these new Bobbi Brown Brightening Blushes this afternoon, I felt like this…

Bobbi Brown Brightening Blush Pink

Bummer, dude

But now I feel like this…

Bobbi Brown Brightening Blush Pink

Everything’s gonna be A-OK

The 411 on Bobbi Brown’s Brightening Blush

  • Bobbi Brown’s new Brightening Blushes in Pink and Bronze. I’m wearing the pan on the far left from Pink on the apples of my cheeks, and the two smaller pans on the far right from Bronze as a highlighter on my upper cheekbones.
  • What, exactly, are the Brightening Blushes? They’re the two new limited edition Brightening Blushes from Bobbi’s Surf & Sand summer collection. Each one has three shades that you can wear either separately or mixed together. Pink is the lighter option, and Bronze is the darker.
  • What are they for? They’re for using as a blush, and/or a highlighter to brighten and lift your look, and depending on what kind of cheek look you’re going for, you can turn the shimmer up or down.

    The shade on the far left of each pan is like a sheer, natural blush with a soft sheen finish. I like to use that one as a basic blush on the apples of my cheeks.

    The center and far left shades contain much more shimmer, so I like to wear those as highlighters on my upper cheekbones.

  • How do they perform? Fantastic! They aren’t excessively frosty, so they look natural on the skin, and they don’t look or feel chalky. On my combination skin, they last a good long while, too. I don’t feel the need to touch-up until around hours 6-7.

    These are dainty, pretty, natural blushes that are easy to use and last almost all day.

  • Where can I find them? Both Pink and Bronze are available now with the rest of the Surf & Sand collection at Bobbi Brown counters and online for $45 each.

Bobbi Brown Brightening Blush Pink Swatch


Bobbi Brown Brightening Blush Bronze Swatch


Bobbi Brown Sand Surf Collection

The Surf & Sand summer collection


On that note, unless anyone has anything specific to add about Ryan, we’ll bring this meeting to a close.

If you have any questions, support group officers will be available in the hallway on your way out. We also have a nice selection of sweets and chocolates in the back (BTW, thank you, Margaret) for stress eating. Feel free to indulge.

Stay strong, everyone. We’re going to get through this.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. fancie says:

    I’m so out of the loop! I had no idea they were dating lol. They’re cute together though! The blushes don’t look like much in the pan but those swatches are everything. The bronze one is so beautiful!
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  2. gabby says:

    OMG, I still can’t believe it!!! A lot of broken hearts! You look good and your cheeks look fab. What are you wearing on your lips pretty lady???

  3. Lisa says:

    the Ryan news and the Bronze 1 photo makes me feel like neopolitan ice cream

  4. Your posts are always so entertaining, Karen! When I heard the news, I was shocked, especially since I had no idea they were even a couple, hah! Your cheeks look great. The Bobbi Brown Surf Collection looks beautiful on you!! (Thanks to your review, I purchased the Sheer Lip Colors in Pink Taffy and Peach Sorbet today!)
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  5. Bella says:

    LOLOL!!! Not interested in this Bobbi Brown collection in the slightest,but I absolutely love this article!

  6. Stephanie says:

    Yum, those blushes! They would definitely help me perk up.

  7. Chelsea says:

    I don’t dislike RyGos, I just never was into him! Sorry for your loss though bb!

  8. Sylirael says:

    The pink one looks so pretty 🙂

    *sending you fortifying thoughts from Middle Earth* 😉
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  9. Etomidac says:

    Is it me or the Bronze looks exactly like Too Faced’s Snow Bunny (just with different powder shade proportions…)?

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