Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “pure gold with gold pearl.” I’d like to call it sparkling lipgloss gone absolutely, positively insane. This is quite possibly one of the most shimmering, glittering, glimmering, dazzling, so on and so forth glosses I’ve ever used. The base color is really a pale gold that yields little color, but it’s full of yellow gold, molten gold, and copper shimmer, so it brings the coverage up to semi-sheer to semi-opaque. The overall effect is very shimmery, metallic, and it gives lips a browner look. Though it appears “sheer,” there is a marked difference between my bare lips and this on.

MAC Straight to the Head is very brown, there’s no real gold in it. Make Up for Ever M6 is bronze and the shimmer is finer. NARS LusteR is such a tame, tame version–it looks so flat in comparison. MAC Gold Dust is a bit better, but it still doesn’t catch the light as well. ¬†This is a shade that looks fine on its own, but it will be the perfect way to add glossiness and¬†warmth to your favorite lipstick (try it over a red).

I’m a big fan of Bobbi Brown’s High Shimmer Lipgloss formula–it has an amazing high gloss shine that’s ridiculously glossy, shimmery, and all-around dazzling. If you’re a fan of Chanel Glossimers or MAC Dazzleglasses, you really should check out this formula, because (and in my opinion only, of course) these are even better. The formula is lightweight, comfortable to wear, glide on easily but never slip around, and wear for four to five hours–and the best part? The shimmer never feels gritty and doesn’t travel. When I wore Canary earlier this week for a wear test, it wore for four hours. These are mint-scented, taste-free, and non-sticky. It’s moisturizing, though it won’t replace your lip balm.

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If you're a fan of Chanel Glossimers or MAC Dazzleglasses, you really should check out this formula, because (and in my opinion only, of course) these are even better.

Product

10/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4/5

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Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss
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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Straight to the Head is very brown, there's no real gold in it. Make Up for Ever M6 is bronze and the shimmer is finer. NARS LusteR is such a tame, tame version--it looks so flat in comparison. MAC Gold Dust is a bit better, but it still doesn't catch the light as well.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Make Up For Ever #32E, 20E, and 2E Aqua Shadow Pencils. On cheeks: Sleek Peach Shimmer.

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25 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. This one has been on my wishlist forever! It’s so pretty – I’m glad you swatched and reviewed it! Of course, that makes me want it even more now… ._.

  2. Agata

    I have to get this one, it’s amazing!

  3. Jennifer

    Ooo, can you swatch this over a red?!

  4. Ada

    Le Metier de Beaute’s Summerland is my stndard for high quality, super-sparkly glosses, but this looks even more glittery. And it’s more yellow-toned and less pigmented – sufficiently different to purchase, in other words!

  5. Sabrina

    Love this!! The shade ‘Hot’ is also absolutely amazing and the best glitter gloss I’ve ever used! I always get compliments, seriously amazing, especially on yellow undertone skin! I must try this one as well!

  6. Kenleigh

    If you thin this is sparkly, you should try the Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity glosses!!! Crazy glitter and shine!!

  7. Tamara

    That is some insane glitter but very fun!

  8. avroys

    Ooh, that is REALLY pretty!!!

  9. Normally I’m not a fan of glittery glosses, but I would spring for this one. It’s so gorgeous!

  10. Lilly

    Where I live, Bobbi Brown and Chanel are in the same price range… Almost exactly the same price on all products. With that in mind, would you buy Chanel glossimers og Bobbi Brown’s glosses?

  11. Kimberly

    This is gorgeous but I really don’t like the “high shimmer lip gloss” they have printed on the side. makes it lose some of the value for me.

  12. KK

    I’m not super crazy about the gold, but I would definitely love to see this formula in a pink or purple tone. I love Dazzleglass.

  13. Jane

    When Bobbi Brown does it right, she really nails it for me quailty wise.. I am a big fan of her concealer and foundation..but I know there are some misses too which is why I LOVE this website! xo

  14. Michelle

    wow, Bobbi Brown really meant high shimmer with this one. Really pretty, but it’s a little too bold for me. Can you suggest any glittery golds with a finer shimmer?

  15. Veronica

    That would look amazing over a rich red lipstick! Very pretty.

  16. Heidi

    The gold shimmer is gorgeous, especially on your skin tone! Speaking of skin tone, do you know of any foundations lighter than Bobbi Brown Alabaster and NARS Siberia? They are both very dark on me.

    • I want to say CoverFX has a shade that’s lighter or it might be Face Atelier – somebody has ZERO, essentially white, and then you can mix 1 in to get the right lightness.

  17. That is a crazy awesome gold! Your lips just look drenched in it. Love it on you!

  18. Sally

    This shade really does look amazing on you and the color difference it makes being mostly sheer with lots of glitter is really surprising. I’d love to see more of these that are cooler toned as well :)

  19. Julia

    It looks like a lip friendly glitter polish! I’ve never liked MAC lip glosses and go for creamier lip gloss shades, but this is beautiful! I imagine that in the centre of a red lip it would look even more amazing.

  20. Jamie

    Omg I must own this! How beautiful and unique. And I looked and Bobbi Brown doesn’t test on animals. Yay! this will be mine.

  21. Very cool gloss!! Thanks for posting this!!!

  22. When I think glitter gloss, this looks like the perfect, heavenly appearance I hunt for.

    I may very well have to get this soon!