Bobbi Brown Retro Red, Red Velvet, Parisian Red Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “blue red.” It’s a bright, medium red with subtle, cool undertones and a soft sheen. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that applied beautifully. The color lasted for six and a half hours and was hydrating while worn. Urban Decay Spiderweb (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay 69 (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Cardinal (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Everyday Diva (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay No-Tell Motel (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Estee Lauder Vengeful Red (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (P, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Fraise (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Revlon 5th Ave. Red (LE, $7.99) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Ruby (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Edward Bess Eternal Passion (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain Gala (P, $55.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Eden Rouge (LE, $19.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Ruby (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Retro Red
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
98%
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Bobbi Brown Retro Coral, Pink Guava, Pale Coral Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pale pink coral.” It’s a medium coral with a hint of pink and warm undertones paired with a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy, moderately slippery consistency, so you could see “lines” if you pressed your lips together at times. The texture is lightweight and comfortable to wear, while the color lasted for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time. Buxom Two-Timer (P, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Understudy (114) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Juliette (P, $32.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain Fancy Kiss (LE, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $17.00) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $26.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). MAC Ethereal Orchid (LE, $30.00) is more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Style Surge (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Rose (P, $19.00) is darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bare Peach (23) (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Topanga (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Coral Fire (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Affair (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Retro Coral
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%
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5 Favorites: Lipglosses for Layering

I love a glossy, sparkly lip, so I often top a go-to lipstick with a shimmery lip gloss to get that effect! Here’s a list of five I really like layering with 🙂

  1. Surratt Beauty Amethyste — A Cool Sheer with a Sparkle finish.
  2. Giorgio Armani #701 — A Cool Blue with a Frost finish.
  3. MAC Rags to Riches — A Warm Pink with a Sparkle finish.
  4. Bobbi Brown Naked Plum — A Cool Plum with a Glitter finish.
  5. Bobbi Brown Canary — A Warm Gold with a Glitter finish.

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Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud, Brocade, Plum Brandy Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pale pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with subtle, neutral-to-warm undertones and a light shine. It had mostly opaque color coverage with a moderately slippery texture–it does move around more than other shades, even if it is very comfortable on. I found this shade to be more high maintenance as a result, though, as you could easily see “lines” if you pressed your lips together and some color pulled into lip lines over the four hour wear time. MAC Viva Glam II (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Shiseido Hushed Tones (RD713) (P, $28.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Naked Dream (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Vanessa (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $35.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Pretty Natural (LE, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Fame (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Dream Daze (LE, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mustique (LE, $55.00) is lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Last Tango (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. (P, $32.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Pink Cloud
B-
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8
Application
4
Total
82%
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5 Faves: Glossy Lipsticks for Fall 2015

My favorite kind of finish on lipstick is something that’s luminous with slight pearl–a glossier finish one but one that doesn’t wear away in a nanosecond. Here are some of my favorites for fall!

  1. Givenchy Nude Guipure — a light pink
  2. Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose — a subdued pink
  3. Too Faced Melted Villain — a glossy purple
  4. Too Faced Pink Chocolate — a glossy pink-plum
  5. Guerlain Garconne — a glossy red

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