Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “sheer violet pink.” It’s a sheer pop of purpled pink with cool, berry-like undertones. This formula is supposed to be sheer, so the color is just right; it’s noticeable but not dominating and lets the natural lip color come through. I couldn’t think of a perfect dupe for the color, though. Illamasqua Move has similar coloring but it’s opaque, so it looks very different.

The formula feels non-sticky initially, but there is a subtle tackiness that develops over the two-and-a-half hour wear time (which never amounts to enough tackiness to call it sticky, though).  The gloss adds a little color with a lot of shine–the real selling feature of the gloss is that juicy shine it gives off.  It has a thinner consistency, so it feels lightweight once applied to lips.  Like Bobbi Brown’s other glosses, it has a mint scent and comes in a square tube with a doe-foot applicator.

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Having a ton of sheer glosses like this is probably unnecessary for most, but having a few in your arsenal is always a good idea. They're great to keep in your bag for a little color and shine that will go with anything, and they work well to add a glossy layer to any lipstick. Just remember: they're supposed to be sheer, so if you only like opaque glosses, this isn't designed with you in mind!

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7/10

Application

4/5

Results
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Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss
Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

I couldn't think of a perfect dupe for the color. Illamasqua Move has similar coloring but it's opaque, so it looks very different.

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14 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Ultra Violet Sheer Color Lip Gloss Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Selina

    Thanks for the review as always, Christine! Is it any similar to Mac’s ‘Revenge is Sweet’ lipglass from the Venomous Villains collection? I’ve been trying to find a replacement for that lipglass because I loved it so much when it came out!

  2. sarah

    i am really disappointed by these. to have a collection named “neon and nude” and not have anything on the neon side that actually shows some kind of color on the face is ridiculous.

  3. Mrs Crna Gora

    This reminds me of a sheerer version (also minus the sparkle) version of Chanel imaginaire. This may be a touch more purple though. have you compared these two?

  4. I actually really like this color! The hint of pale purple is really pretty and flattering.

  5. I wish this was more opaque!

  6. t_zwiggy

    I LOVE sheer lipgloss, but this is too sheer even for me.

  7. Veronica

    I think you accidentally doubled up your paragraph in the Final Thoughts box.

    The lipgloss itself is quite pretty, despite my preference for a slightly more opaque look in glosses.

  8. Selena

    I just wanted to say that i bought this and i hate it! Has no color and it is sticky!