Monday, February 16, 2015

This or That: Clinique vs. Bobbi Brown

Cheek products are one of my top three weaknesses. Both of these launches seemed super exciting, so naturally a couple shades of both of them made their way into my stash. They both have slightly different claims: the Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick Compact is designed to work as either an all-over setting powder or a blush to add subtle color. The Clinique Sculptionary Blush shades are designed to highlight, contour, or work together for a combined glow.

So which one do you need? I think it depends what you're going for--I tend to prefer translucent setting powders, which is why I picked up the two darker Bobbi Brown colors (Coral and Cranberry).  I would use these only as blushes--they start out sheerer, especially Coral, but can be built up. The lighter two pink shades that I don't have can work as blushes on fair skin tones or overall setting powders. They have more shimmer than the Clinique ones. I think for me, the Clinique ones (I have Defining Roses and Defining Nudes) are just a smidge better. I like to swirl all the colors together and the powder is so soft with a sheer shimmer. With both of them, the different variety of colors that works together allows you to create a custom glow every time. Overall, they're both great products and getting one color of each seems like the best idea to me!

L-R: Coral, Cranberry, Roses, Nudes

If you've tried either of these, let me know which one you prefer!


  1. Both palettes look absolutely stunning. I think I prefer Bobby Brown in this case, however, only because their pigmentation always shows up a little better on my skin.

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  2. These are so pretty! I may have to get my hands on a few of these!!

    XO, Erica

  3. Both look great, but I'd likely go with Clinique since they have slightly less shimmer.
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