Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “dusty mauve.” It’s a gray-tinged mauve with a hint of plumminess and pale mauve shimmer. What it does on my lips is darken the natural lip color, give it a cool-toned cast, and add a healthy dosage of pale mauve shimmer. Chanel Pleasing is warmer, less plum. Urban Decay Perversion is a bit darker.

This shade yielded semi-sheer color coverage, but it distinctly added/altered my natural lip color, and there was a lot of visible shimmer. The shimmer spread evenly across the lips, and it didn’t settle into lip lines. It has a very thin texture with a lightly tacky feel. The formula is vanilla-scented and comes with a doe-foot applicator. Black Pearl wore for three and a half hours on me, and it was neither drying nor hydrating.

The Glossover

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Black Pearl

B+
It's an interesting color and an easy way to wear something a little vampy without wearing something too dramatic. It's like having a wearable version of more intimidating vampy lipsticks.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4/5

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Dupes
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Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Nordstrom, $23.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

Chanel Pleasing is warmer, less plum. Urban Decay Perversion is a bit darker.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: (your left) Tarte Carried Away Palette, DiorShow Mascara, bareMinerals 5PM Eyeliner; (your right) Tarte Carried Away Palette, DiorShow Mascara, bareMinerals 1PM Eyeliner, Make Up For Ever #303 Powder. On cheeks: (your left) Clarins Odyssey Face Palette, (your right), Bobbi Brown 24 Karat Shimmer Brick. On lips: Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Lipgloss.

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24 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Black Pearl Shimmer Lip Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of Lacey Lacey J.

    NOT LIMITED EDITION, HOORAY. I love this. I can’t wait to try some bobbi brown lip products, but I have to get through a few of my other glosses first. This is on my list to buy for sure.

    I call my piece of crap car the black pearl. It’s ugly but trusty. I love pirates har har har.

    It looks amazing on you.

  2. I love this color. It seems more glittery in your swatches than in others I’ve seen.

  3. Oh wow, the color is a lot more wearable than I had expected.

  4. This reminds me a lot of MACs Utterly Discrete.

  5. Avatar of Cat Cat G

    I saw you wear this on a photo recently and I remember asking what it was, because I LOVE IT! So glad you reviewed it! I will certainly buy this someday.

  6. OMG, I didn’t expect to like this color but it is beautiful! Want, want, want!

  7. Maëva

    not the same make up on the two eyes! just a little weird ^^ but a beautifiul lipgloss!

  8. Meagan

    This is so wearable, what an excellent stocking stuffer to buy myself! Also, I love the two different eye-makeup look, you’re too cute! Thanks for working so hard for us, we all appreciate it.

  9. I wouldn’t pick this colour to buy but it look really great!
    I think I need to experiment more with glosses colour now.

  10. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    *sigh* and another BB lip gloss gets added to the list…I have like ten already, you’d think that would be enough!

  11. Avatar of Veronica Veronica

    Oh wow, that’s the first gloss I’ve seen from her that made me get up and go, “WANT.” I’ve been pushing myself to use my gloss more often so it doesn’t all go bad, so maybe I can convince myself one more won’t hurt… :P

  12. VickyM

    Amazing! I don´t really use lip gloss, but this one is unique enough to become one of the few glosses I will have. I love it! :D

  13. Liz

    I like it on you, but I wouldn’t wear it.

  14. Avatar of Andie auroragyps

    I wonder if this shade is close to Loreal’s Color Riche lipstick in Mica. That is an old, classic color of theirs… I wore it to my Junior Prom over 20 years ago & they still make it.

  15. Wow, this is pretty! It definitely looks a little scary in the tube, but in the swatches and on your lips, that touch of mauve really does come through. I am obsessed with mauve! Definitely will be checking this gloss out!

  16. Avatar of Natalie Natalie

    Hi Christine, is this color similar to MAC Utterly Discrete?

  17. Avatar of SandraJT Sandra JT

    This shade looks great with your skin tone. I love BB Rich Color Glosses & Rich Lip Colors, big time (they have such great coverage, staying power & moisturizing properties) !! but have pretty much ignored their shimmery lip products. Ill have to check them out the next time I’m at Bobbi Brown.

  18. I’m really into purples and mauve’s recently, this looks SO cool. Every time I walk past Bobbi Brown now I spy the High Shimmer Lipglosses… going to buy one, just not sure when! So many things I want to try!

  19. ALONA

    Per internet swatches this seems similar to Revlon Just Add Sparkle Holiday 2012 ColorBurst Lipgloss in Brilliant Bordeaux

  20. Ann

    It looks great over MAC Grey Friday lipstick !

  21. Been waiting for swatches for this. Thanks, Christine! :)