Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Bobbi Brown Soft Nude Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Soft Nude Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Soft Nude Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Soft Nude Rich Lip Color ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “light, nude brown.” It doesn’t read that way to me–I would describe it as a rosy brown. If I wanted to stretch that, perhaps a rosy brown nude, but I don’t know if I’d use the word “light” to describe this. I was expecting more of a soft, peachy-beige kind of color.

Nonetheless, it’s rosy brown in the tube, swatch, and when worn. It delivers opaque color coverage with little product, and it has a creamy finish with a subtle shine. MAC Gem of Roses is a touch pinker. MAC Impressive is a little browner. Bobbi Brown Heather Pink looks very similar on.

The texture is creamy but lightweight, and the wear comes in at five hours. Bobbi Brown’s Rich Lip Colors are scent- and taste-free. This is one of my favorite formulas for creamy, semi-matte lipsticks, because it’s moisturizing, longer-wearing, and opaque in color (which is a personal preference!).

The Glossover


Soft Nude

It's a lovely neutral shade to wear--pink, brown--very natural in color and finish. It wears well, while being comfortable, lightweight, and moisturizing.











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Bobbi Brown Soft Nude Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Soft Nude Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Soft Nude Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Soft Nude Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Soft Nude Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Soft Nude Rich Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Soft Nude Rich Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Soft Nude Rich Lip Color

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MAC Gem of Roses is a touch pinker. MAC Impressive is a little browner. Bobbi Brown Heather Pink looks very similar on./p>

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31 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Soft Nude Rich Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Destiny

    This lipstick reminds me of my favourite MAC lipstick called “Mocha”…It has the pinky brown color as well. Love it.

  2. Angela

    nice color! i’ve been really liking colors in this family lately. it looks like one of the covergirl lipsticks you reviewed a month ago or so.

  3. This is such a lovely shade on you. I don’t normally do nudes, but I might try this!

  4. evo

    that’s a pretty nude colour!

  5. Scet

    Thanks for reviewing this, Christine! Just wondering, how does this compare, colorwise, with NARS Tzigane?

  6. cait

    I am happy this is a dupe for Gem of Roses. I am kicking myself for not buying two!

  7. Nancy

    Thank you so much for mentioning this lipstick is scent and taste free, I had to return a beautiful Chanel lipstick this week because the scent was of roses. It was horrible to me and I was allergic also.It was my first time trying a Chanel lipstick. I may try Bobbi Brown lipstick now.

    • A lot of designer brands like Chanel, Dior, Burberry, Guerlain, etc. are scented – though some formulas are less scented or not scented within those brands but overall, they are. Stay away from Dolce & Gabbana – SUPER strong rose scent!

  8. Carrie Ann

    I was hoping you’d review this! It looks like a great color. :)

  9. Melissa

    If Gem of Roses is slightly pinker than this, and it was slightly pinker than Mademoiselle, does that mean Soft Nude and Mademoiselle are close dupes?

  10. This is such a nice, classic color! Very sophisticated! I may have to pay a visit to the Bobbi Brown counter…

  11. Ria

    Hi Christine, are you sure that this is a permanent shade? On the UK and US websites it says that Soft Nude is a limited edition shade. It’s a shame if it is, because it looks like a perfect everyday shade. It’s sold out everywhere I’ve looked in the UK. Thanks!

    • I just got confirmation that they are limited edition – when I was on BB’s site where it lists the Rich Lip Colors, they just had them as “new,” but I see if you go to the full landing page it’s listed as LE there.

  12. Christina

    What a lovely nude lip color! It kind of reminds me of MAC Mocha!

  13. annie

    I think the colour is really pretty.but what I hv noticed is your skin!it loooks glowy!!! I reckon u are hving a happy skin time (n_n)

  14. Lucy

    Lovely color! Tarte’s 24/7 lip sheer in Wednesday seems like an exact dupe of this. I’m wearing it right now! It’s only $16 and has SPF 15 so I really like to wear it during the summer although it’s a gorgeous year-round color. It’s a little bit more sheer but it layers easily and looks good both ways.

  15. Emeline

    How would it comapare to MAC “Warm me up”? It looks like a beautiful neautral I could pull off everyday!

  16. Lulee

    im disappointed to see bobbi brown increase the prices of these only a few months after launching it.

  17. Laila

    That color is SO flattering on you! You’re always gorgeous, though. (^_^)


    Lovely nude! I usually avoid nude lipsticks. Looks great on you.

  19. Gauri

    This sounds lush!!!
    Great review…

  20. Oh this is gorgeous! I’m going to add it to my list of must buys, someday will come across my perfect nude lipstick 😀

  21. Sara

    Wow!!! This color is perfect!!!!
    I always fall in love with Bobbi Brown lipsticks because of the soft and moisturizing texture! Soft Nude will hopefully be a new addition to my collection!

  22. This color looks to natural and gives you a great no makeup makeup look. I absolutely love it!

  23. Dana

    I’m so glad I bought this’s perfect for pretty much any occasion

  24. Jackie

    This is just the color I’m looking for!!! I like it so much but I don’t see this color on Bobbi Brown’s webside. Does it mean that it has been sold out or it’s a limited edition???

    • Farah

      I just found this on the Barneys New York website. I bought one and went back to try and buy another (realizing if I found it FINALLY I should invest in another) and its out of stock. I hope this means I got their last one for now (and I dont get an email message about it being out of stock)
      The color (from what Ive read) is ABSOLUTELY fabulous! Im olive skinned and yet I have pinky-brown lips and Ive been searching FOREVERRR for a nude lip color.
      Ive tried Honeysuckle from BB and while I liked it a lot, it is more of a tan/peachy nude. So here’s hoping the pinky-brown nude of Soft Nude will be much better!
      LOVE YOUR WEBSITE!! Thanks for the info!

  25. Saffy

    Beautiful! It’s very similar to Revlon Colorburst lipstick in Blush (which I wear often). It might be a cheaper alternative for some.