Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Color (Part 2)

These are the last three shades of Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Colors ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) that I have to review. (See part one here.) The formula is supposed to be a “soft, buttery feel” and be hydrating. The press release also mentioned that it would leave a “thin veil of light-reflecting color that lasts for hours without feathering or drying.” These definitely have more than a mere “thin veil” of color–they’re closer to semi-opaque. Pink Gold Shimmer was the sheerest, but it wasn’t that sheer. The sparkle is fine, lovely and dazzling when it catches the light, and multi-dimensional. These have a slick, emollient texture that enables them to glide on easily but they tend to wear away a bit faster than the average lipstick, though they are lightly moisturizing. I didn’t notice any scent or taste.

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Bobbi Brown Pink Gold Shimmer (7) Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Lip Color Pink Gold Shimmer (7)
B
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
6.5
Application
5
Total
86%
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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Lip Color ($25.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a newly released finish (I believe it is a re-release) that features “light-reflecting pearls” and “multidimensional color.” The formula is supposed to be a “soft, buttery feel” and be hydrating. The press release also mentioned that it would leave a “thin veil of light-reflecting color that lasts for hours without feathering or drying.”

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Bobbi Brown Raspberry Shimmer (1) Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Lip Color Raspberry Shimmer (1)
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%
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Bobbi Brown x L’Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette

Bobbi Brown x L’Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette ($68.00 for TBA oz.) features six eyeshadows, one blush, and one Pot Rouge (which can be used on cheeks/lips). I’ve only seen it available online at Barneys, but it will be releasing in full at other retailers (see official information here) in February. At a glance, it might seem like a bolder offering from Bobbi Brown, and to an extent, there’s some brightness and color that is unexpected, but the textures ensure that they’re sheerer, softer hues–some by design, others the result of more powdery consistencies. Ultra Violet is supposed to be sheer, but one of the issues I had with it is that it doesn’t apply evenly, so it’s not a sheer, even layer of color. I thought the matte shades tended to be quite powdery, though they blended easily on the lid, they also would sheer away and looked faded before the eight-hour mark. If you pat the shades on enough, just lightly blend along the edges, and do major clean-up after application, you can achieve fairly close-to-pan color. You could also use a white eyeshadow base, which would improve the adhesion and vibrancy of the sheerer shades in this palette.

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Bobbi Brown x L'Wren Scott Amnesia Rose Palette
Bobbi Brown L’Wren Scott Palette Amnesia Rose
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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Bobbi Brown Pink Flush, Pink Gold, Pink Rose Sheer Lip Colors

For spring, Bobbi Brown released three, limited edition shades of her Sheer Lip Color formula in shades of pink. Just as a heads up, Pink Rose is part of the permanent range, but its availability in silver packaging is limited. If you’re not familiar with the formula, it’s described as a “lightweight formula” with an effortless wash of color plus nourishing shine.” As you might have guessed, it has sheerer color coverage and is supposed to be hydrating. Neither Pink Flush nor Pink Rose what I’d consider sheer or a wash of color, though you could certainly use the tiniest amount, but just passing the bullet across the top and bottom lips resulted in fairly opaque color coverage (which for some is a happy accident, and others, undesirable). Pink Gold was a more accurate representation of a sheer wash of color–noticeable color but sheer overall. The texture is the kind that feels almost stiff initially but as it warms up against the lip, it glides on better. It has a somewhat clingy feel on the lips, so it can catch on any dry flakes if you have them. There’s a slight sheen that wears away after an hour or so to a duller shine. They formula, on me, was only lightly hydrating.

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Bobbi Brown Pink Flush Sheer Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Sheer Lipcolor Pink Flush
B-
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
81%
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Bobbi Brown Bronze & Chrome Nail Polishes

Bobbi Brown Bronze Nail Polish ($15.00 for 0.37 fl. oz.) is described as a “rich bronze.” It’s a warm-toned, copper-shimmered golden bronze with a metallic finish. It was opaque after two coats, and the consistency wasn’t too thick or too thin, so it spread evenly and smoothly across the nail. There were some noticeable brush strokes, even after the polish dried down, due to the highly metallic finish. I get a week of wear with no chipping and only minor tip wear with Bobbi Brown’s formula. Tom Ford Beauty Burnt Topaz (LE, $32.00) is darker, browner. China Glaze Harvest Moon (LE, $7.50) is darker, more coppery/brown. See comparison swatches.

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Bobbi Brown Bronze Nail Polish
Bobbi Brown Nail Polish Bronze
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Color Collection for Spring 2014

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Color Collection
Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Color Collection

Bobbi Brown’s iconic Lip Color is now available in new shades that combine high-shine emollients and light-reflective pearls for something completely fresh. Don’t think metallic or frost—the effect is sheer and multi-dimensional. The lightweight yet moisturizing formula glides effortlessly and evenly onto lips, leaving a thin veil of light-reflecting color that lasts for hours without feathering or drying.

High Shimmer Lip Color ($28.00) (New, Permanent)

Each shade is formulated with a unique blend of pearls for an effect that’s intensely reflective yet soft and wearable; individual pearls have a smooth, flat shape and reflective, mirror-like quality. Luxurious butters and oils like Shea Butter and Muru Muru Butter help seal in moisture and keep lips feeling supple and conditioned.

  • Ballerina Shimmer Mid-tone pink
  • Beige Gold Shimmer Champagne gold
  • Berry Shimmer Neutral pink
  • Brown Shimmer Heather brown
  • Calypso Shimmer Bright peach coral
  • Malt Shimmer Golden copper
  • Pink Apricot Shimmer Bright pink coral
  • Pink Gold Shimmer Pale peachy pink
  • Plum Shimmer Plum raspberry
  • Raspberry Shimmer Bright pink berry
  • Ruby Shimmer Red berry
  • Twilight Shimmer Deep plum

Available: January 2014 at Bobbi Brown Cosmetics Counters at Barneys, Bergdorf, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Saks, Holt, Sephora.com and at www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com.

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