Monday, February 21st, 2011

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick: Bare Pink (9), Plum Rose (10), Rose Blossom (11), Heather Pink (12), Mod Pink (13)

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color: Part 2

We’re back with the second set of five Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color SPF 12 ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.). These shades are officially described as: Bare Pink (beige), Plum Rose (rich plum), Rose Blossom (pink rose), Heather Pink (dusty rose), and Mod Pink (bright pink). The Rich Lip Color is new lipstick formula for spring (and being added to the permanent range). According to Bobbi Brown, these are “lightweight, yet intense” and have “a clear base to deliver pure, crisp color with just one swipe.” The formula is also “creamy and moisturizing.” (Be sure to check out part one.)

I’ve road tested three shades from the line-up specifically for wear: Bikini Pink, Soft Coral, Old Hollywood. The idea is to test for wear and to do so with shades with different intensities. Bikini Pink is the lightest, while Soft Coral lies in the middle, and Old Hollywood, being a red, was likely to last the longest. The lighter colors inevitably fade/last less than deeper shades, as deeper shades often stain, which is why I try to test from both ends of a spectrum when it comes to a new lipstick formula.

  • Bare Pink is a pink-tinged peach-beige with a creamy finish and soft shine. It remindedme of Guerlain’s Guerlinade, without the shimmer, and perhaps a touch darker. It is also lighter and less orange in compraison to Korres #34 Nude Guava.
  • Plum Rose is a plummy pink with a creamy finish and soft shine. It is similar to Hourglass Nocturnal, just a little less plum, along with Maybelline Bit of Berry (but also less plum).
  • Rose Blossom is a brighter plum pink–it is very similar to Plum Rose, but it’s a touch brighter. It is less plum in comparison to both Houglass Nocturnal and Maybelline Bit of Berry, but it is also brighter.
  • Heather Pink is a dusty, muted pink–a little beige-brown in it. It is a little pinker than Benefit Lala Land.
  • Mod Pink is a cool-toned, brighter medium pink with blue undertones. It is similar to Dolce & Gabbana Splendid and Lancome Pink Sapphire.

my thoughts on the formula: These are really comfortable to wear,with their semi-matte finishes, creamy but lightweight texture, and rich color coverage.  Every shade was opaque and needed very little product to achieve full color coverage.  They are also scent- and taste-free, which should appeal to some.  Wear was anywhere from four to six hours, with deeper shades like Old Hollywood lasting a full six and beginning to fade after that.  Lighter shades hung on for about four hours.

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  • Product: 30/30
  • Value: 8/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 5/5

final thoughts: I actually really liked these; I love how pigmented they are, but they’re creamy without actually being creamy.  They have the feel, glide, and finish of creamier formulas, but there is very little slip and very little product is on the lips, giving a rather featherweight feel.  These colors do not have a full matte finish, but they still wear well–no clinging or seeping into lip lines.

where to buy: Bobbi Brown, Nordstrom

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Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick: Bare Pink (9), Plum Rose (10), Rose Blossom (11), Heather Pink (12), Mod Pink (13)

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick: Bare Pink (9), Plum Rose (10), Rose Blossom (11), Heather Pink (12), Mod Pink (13)

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick: Bare Pink (9), Plum Rose (10), Rose Blossom (11), Heather Pink (12), Mod Pink (13)

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick: Bare Pink (9), Plum Rose (10), Rose Blossom (11), Heather Pink (12), Mod Pink (13)

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick: Bare Pink (9), Plum Rose (10), Rose Blossom (11), Heather Pink (12), Mod Pink (13)

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick: Bare Pink (9), Plum Rose (10), Rose Blossom (11), Heather Pink (12), Mod Pink (13)

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick: Bare Pink (9), Plum Rose (10), Rose Blossom (11)

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick: Rose Blossom (11), Heather Pink (12), Mod Pink (13)

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Bare Pink Rich Lip Color Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Bare Pink Rich Lip Color Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Plum Rose Rich Lip Color Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Plum Rose Rich Lip Color Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Rose Blossom Rich Lip Color Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Rose Blossom Rich Lip Color Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Heather Pink Rich Lip Color Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Heather Pink Rich Lip Color Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Mod Pink Rich Lip Color Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Mod Pink Rich Lip Color Lipstick

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Please see individual shade.

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89 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick Review, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

  1. Olivia

    Rose blossom is gorgeous.

  2. Nunuiviet

    Oh my god they’re all gorgeous! At the beginning only two colours were intereting, but now I almost love them all after your swatches, the texture, the colours, everything is perfect, I’m gonna go buying them hahahhaha

  3. Heather

    I may actually get either bare Pink of Heather Pink… Still a toss up!

  4. Avatar of Deb Deb

    These shades all look so flattering! I like Bare Pink best of these.

  5. Ali

    Is bare pink similar to MAC’s Warm me Up from the Warm & Cozy Collection?

  6. Lulee

    Ugh. Want them all. No bueno

  7. Oh gosh, I love Rose Blossom and Bare Pink. Such pretty shades!!!

  8. Heather

    The Heather Pink looks great on you! Which was your fav?

  9. Julia

    wow all of them are gorgeous!

  10. Nina

    Oooh, I’m in love with Heather Pink! I think I might have found the pink lipstick of my dreams. Thanks, Christine!

  11. Marcela

    what a gorgeous and wearable color line. too bad i’m not willing to pay more than MAC price ($14.50) for a lipstick.

  12. Kat

    These are lovely !
    btw, does Bare Pink remind you of any Mac color?

  13. Hannah

    Are either bare pink or heather pink similar to benefit Lady’s Choice?

  14. I think I want Brown Bare and Plum Rose. All of the colors are sooooo pretty, though. <3

  15. nidhi

    all the shades are lovely

  16. Rose Blossom looks so pretty!

  17. Christina

    love them! mod pink is sooo pretty!

  18. Jessi

    Very pretty! I will be buying some of these shades. <3

  19. Your teeth are so pretty and white. Do you use anything to whiten your teeth? I thought you may include it in your FAQ, but I didn’t see anything about it. BTW, your reviews and makeup looks are excellent! I just wanted to let you know I appreciate everything you do and all your hard work! You’re awesome!

  20. Avatar of Polly Polly

    Bare Pink and Heather Pink FTW <3

    Ty, Christine <3

  21. ah these all look sooo beautiful!

  22. Jen

    These are gorgeous. I think that I will have to go test these out.

  23. Avatar of Margot mkdallas

    LOVE the Bare Pink…definitely going to have to grab that one! As always, thanks so much for swatching these, Christine.

  24. Hmm, wonder if Heather Pink is suitable for cold complexions? I tried to get to the BB counter at the weekend, but it was so full around I could hardly get a glimpse at the products. BB is doing well in Germany!

  25. These look gorgeous Christine! Thanks for the review and swatches!

  26. Rita

    I really loved the corals, especially the pink corals, from the previous post, but they all look good!

  27. Dana

    Wow, these colors are amazing!! great pigmentation too

  28. scet

    Thanks for your review! I will definitely check these out the next chance I get!

    I realize this very subjective, but why do you like these better than MUFE’s Rouge Artist Intense lipsticks?

  29. OMG loveeeee these they all look amazing on you do they smell old or like those drugstore lipsticks I love how chanel has a little scent but not nasty YSl have a nice scent too but not that plasticy smell like estee lauder too

  30. Jennifer

    OMG I want the whole line lol Must have control.

  31. sonal

    Looks really nice on you! Was wondering if you find these moisturizing compared to other lipsticks.

  32. Josiane

    Hmmm Heather pink is gorgeous!

  33. Whitney

    Heather pink is a must purchase!

  34. Cheri

    Looooove these. So many pretty colors. They all look great!

  35. Tish

    They are all gorgeous! I have to narrow down my list to the stand out shades only or else I’d end up getting almost every single one of them.

  36. I love so many of the colors in this new line! Great “basics”, which I’m realizing more and more I don’t really own… Especially those pinks!

  37. Kate

    They all look great on you! Love the first one.

  38. sable

    I own hardly anything from Bobbi Brown… don’t know why really, but these look beautiful. My favorite lipstick formulas are Cle de Peau Extra Silky and Giorgio Armani Rouge G, how do you think these compare? My lips flake easily :(

  39. Marie

    I like Plum Rose very much!

  40. Mari

    WOW! They are all really pretty and wearable. They all look amazing on you =)

  41. Jeni

    I want these all (including part 1)! I guess I know what’s going on my birthday list :P

  42. Grace

    What mac finish do you think these are equivalent to?

  43. Arantzazu

    I’m in love with Plum Rose =)
    Next month I’m going to buy it =) =) =)
    And, if I really love the texture, I would by more =)

  44. Candy

    Christine, Do you think Bare Pink is similar to Benefit’s Lady’s Choice?

  45. Avatar of Marian Marian

    Wow! Those are all gorgeous!

  46. pamela S.

    i love heather pink on you and im assuming we might both look good in it since we are kinda the same tone ( ive got yellow undertones but am a medium to medium deep). Thanks for another great review.

  47. Avatar of Ana Meg

    I loved all of them!

  48. RAS

    I love Heather Pink. Is it anything like MAC’s Marquise d’ or Modesty?

  49. Meta

    Gorgeous colours!!
    I’ve got a lemming for at least 6 of these shades now! A few from your previous reviews/swatches and photos and a couple from this post also!

  50. Emily

    I love these! I want them all, I swear I’m normally very picky.

  51. Michelle

    Oooh! They are gorgeous!

  52. Brenda

    Love these colors! Bare Pink and Heather Pink will be mine. :) They all look beautiful on you!!

  53. Julia

    OMG!!! Mod Pink will be mine!! :) :) :)

  54. i can’t wait to try heather pink and bare pink. Are any of the 12 shades comparable to mac? What about mod pink to NARS shciap? I really love that color but the formular of nars lippies do not work for me :(

  55. karenc

    OMG! Love, love, love all of them.

  56. Adelita

    Oooo… Heather Pink, come to momma… :D

  57. Jordan

    Bare Pink and Heather Pink look gorgeous! Is Bare Pink a nude color then? Would it work for cooler skin tones?

  58. Rebecca

    Wow! They are all beautiful!

  59. Christine

    Thank you so much for the swatches. You look great with them too.
    I am liking mod pink, heather pink, bare pink
    I wonder which will be closer to MAC 4N – heather pink or bare pink? I have been searching for a shade close to MAC 4N.
    Thank you.

  60. kelly

    oh god. i want all of them..

  61. Sri

    I am curious,
    are Bobbi Browns lipsticks dries your lips?
    -I seem can’t find Bobbi’s stuffs here- :(

  62. kim

    Hey Christine. What’s the closest MAC equivalent to Heather Pink and Bare Pink please.

  63. Plum Rose and Rose Blossom look so similar and they are exactly the kind of color I love.
    I want 5-6 colors from the collection so I really hope that the formula is as good as it sounds!

  64. Aahh! These are all so amazing! I must get all of them! :)

  65. I love Heather Pink, it’s absolutely gorgeous! I wonder if there are any dupes?

  66. Jackie

    OMG they’re all super gorgeous! So bad for my back account but I want them all!

  67. ak

    Sorry Christine but I do want to ask you if this new Bobbi Brown Bare Pink is anything like either MAC Cherish lipstick, or Yash lipstick?

  68. Ann Marie

    Just bought Mod Pink on an impulse buy when I went to purchase Guava and Sweet Nectar. In the tube it looks like every other pink, but swatched is just a beautiful spring/summer pink, bright and refeshing without being too much so.

  69. Kathrina

    Hi Christine! Is the color of Plum Rose or Rose Blossom comparable with MAC’s Craving?

  70. Mary

    I’m interested in buying one or two of these. Which of these shades would you recommend for NC44? Thanks in advance :)

  71. sugarbear

    I picked up Bare Pink today at my local CCO for only $16, I love this color and love that it has SPF 12. Its an amazing nude color :)