Friday, July 29th, 2011


Bobbi Brown Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “champagne with pearl.” High Shimmer Lip Glosses are supposed to have “light-catching shimmer with lasting, non-sticky shine” that will “moisturize, condition, and protect lips.” All of Bobbi Brown’s lipglosses now feature a doe-footed applicator (and they’re all a whopping 0.24 fl. oz. now).

Bare Sparkle is silver and champagne glittered gloss with flecks of copper thrown in, and all three hues of micro-glitter are suspended in a–virtually–colorless base. The way these sparkle reminds me of Chanel Glossimers–less color but lots of shine and glitz. As far as I can infer from the description, these are expected to run sheer in color.  It is easily duped, because ultimately it’s shimmer and no distinguishable color (just look in the Sheer Lipgloss gallery, and there are dozens of similar shades).

The formula is medium-thickness, and it applies evenly without trouble (probably helped by the fact there isn’t any real color!). It’s non-sticky, but it wears around four hours for me.  It smells like mint, but it’s not overwhelming or sweet, though there is no noticeable taste.  It wears well, and it doesn’t dry out lips–a little moisturizing, not ultra hydrating or a replacement for a real lip balm.

The most surprising element about this gloss is how noticeable, yet fine, the glitter particles are. Often, glosses chocked full of glitter are fun to wear initially, but the aftermath of traveling and/or gritty leftover glitter makes them a nuisance as they wear away. These are so much better! I didn’t experience any wayward glitter as it faded away (aka, I didn’t find glitter that was once in my gloss on my nose!), and it never felt gritty or rough, even as the gloss itself waned.

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Bobbi Brown Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches

A-
Bare Sparkle is about as sheer in color as one can get with a gloss, but it packed with a ton of sparkle and shine--but not in a way that's overdone or gaudy. If you like Chanel Glossimers, I think you'd like these--or at least they'd be worth a look-see!

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

4.5/5

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Bobbi Brown Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss


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Bobbi Brown Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss


Bobbi Brown Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss


Bobbi Brown Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss


Bobbi Brown Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss

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11 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Bare Sparkle High Shimmer Lip Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Elysia

    pretty sparkle, but i could get that w/o paying $23

  2. Champagne with pearl… or sheer with glitter? Looks like the latter to me!

  3. Devi

    I concur with the first comment, but I had to click love it anyway. There’s something about it (I guess it’s that “right amount” of sparkle and shine) that just works. Glamorously subtle? I can’t imagine this working on me (I have a really dark upper lip and a bright pink bottom lip :P ) but on less pigmented lips, it looks pretty gorgeous!

  4. So pretty and elegant on you! :)

  5. Brittany

    Christine, your cheeks look absolutely lovely! What are you wearing?

  6. Avatar of Aleeya Aleeya

    Cute but my Mac Evolution Revolution is my go to for sheer glittery glosses. I can’t get enough of that lipglass!

  7. Sophie

    this looks so pretty in the tube, but looks like a drugstore item when on your lips. i absolutely adore bobbi brown, but this looks like a miss for me. :/

  8. I’ve got it. I really love this glosss so much.