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Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve & Downtown Plum Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “light pinky mauve.” It’s a light-medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural sheen. The consistency was creamy, light-medium in weight, and glided on without tugging, but it wasn’t fully opaque and tended to accentuate lip lines. The color settled into lip lines over time, and the lipstick lasted for four hours on me with light hydration. This shade is a VIB Rouge exclusive. Make Up For Ever C105 (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Naked Dream (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, warmer (95% similar). MAC Love Happens (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $30.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $17.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Fame (LE, $5.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). MAC Soft Savour (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is cooler, lighter, less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Pleasure's All Mine (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Pretty Natural (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Blush (P, $26.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mustique (LE, $55.00) is glossier, cooler, lighter (85% similar). Shiseido Hushed Tones (RD713) (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Cybernaut (LE, $23.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “neutral brown berry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and a soft shine. It was richly pigmented with a really smooth, creamy consistency that applied beautifully to lips–even, lush color. The color wore well for almost six hours and was moisturizing while worn. Colour Pop Mosh Pit (LE, $5.00) is less glossy, cooler, lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C108 (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Brioche (P, $24.00) is less glossy, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Cognac (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Daniel (DC, $35.00) is cooler, brighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown (P, $35.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Temptation Waits (LE, $52.00) is glossier, warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is glossier, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Tampered (P, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty So Vain (50) (P, $50.00) is lighter, more shimmery (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have one-stroke color coverage with a hydrating, smoothing formula, and “nourishing shine.” I was impressed with the formula as a whole, as the majority of the shades were very pigmented in one pass with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. There’s a richness to the texture that does feel more “luxe” in a way. The natural-to-luminous shine level gives lips a smoother, plumper look, while the formula itself is hydrating and many shades are longer-wearing. I noticed that the lighter shades tended to perform more poorly relative to more light-medium to medium-dark-hued shades. There was a faint floral scent (that was a surprise, I wish they had gone the unscented!), but I didn’t have issues with taste and found it very subtle on (it’s no Dior/Chanel-level scent!). In general, I like Bobbi Brown’s lipstick formulas, and this one feels creamier and more hydrating than others, but for pigmentation, you can’t go wrong with this or the Rich Lip Color formula.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Pale Mauve
Pale Mauve
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Downtown Plum

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Bobbi Brown Baby Peach & Atomic Orange Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is described as a “bright peach coral.” It’s a light-medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a soft, glossy sheen. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, with a more emollient, slightly slippery consistency. The color lasted for four hours on me and was nicely hydrating. I thought it was going to slip into lip lines, but it didn’t! Guerlain Peach Satin (540) (LE, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Paul and Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Interrogate (P, $17.00) is more muted, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Praline (P, $24.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). MAC Sheer Mandarin (LE, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Tropical Buzz (LE, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Forbidden Sunrise (LE, $17.00) is brighter, darker (80% similar). MAC Tart & Trendy (LE, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Tangerine Dream (P, $17.00) is warmer, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Atomic Orange Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is described as a “bright yellow orange.” It’s a vibrant, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a natural finish. It was intensely pigmented and had full color coverage. The consistency is creamy, light-to-medium in weight, comfortable wear with a hydrating formula that lasted for five and a half hours on me. MAC Fashion Nomad (LE, $19.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Ravishingly Rich (P, $23.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Marmalade (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Orange (300) (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C304 (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Tangy Tulip (960) (LE, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Daring (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Tart & Trendy (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have one-stroke color coverage with a hydrating, smoothing formula, and “nourishing shine.” I was impressed with the formula as a whole, as the majority of the shades were very pigmented in one pass with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. There’s a richness to the texture that does feel more “luxe” in a way. The natural-to-luminous shine level gives lips a smoother, plumper look, while the formula itself is hydrating and many shades are longer-wearing. I noticed that the lighter shades tended to perform more poorly relative to more light-medium to medium-dark-hued shades. There was a faint floral scent (that was a surprise, I wish they had gone the unscented!), but I didn’t have issues with taste and found it very subtle on (it’s no Dior/Chanel-level scent!). In general, I like Bobbi Brown’s lipstick formulas, and this one feels creamier and more hydrating than others, but for pigmentation, you can’t go wrong with this or the Rich Lip Color formula.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Baby Peach
Baby Peach
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Atomic Orange

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Bobbi Brown Hibiscus & Russian Doll Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is described as a “plum wine.” It’s a muted, medium-dark warm plum with hints of rose and a satiny sheen. It had good pigmentation, and you can just barely see my lip freckle peeking through. The texture is light-medium in weight–not heavy but it is heavier than Russian Doll. The color went on evenly and smoothly, and it lasted for five hours on me with a lightly hydrating formula. Laura Mercier Tutti Frutti (P, $25.00) is glossier, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Recit (212) (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $30.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Tarte Sangria (LE, $16.00) is less pigmented, lighter (85% similar). NARS Vivien (P, $32.00) is less glossy, cooler, more muted (90% similar). Burberry Dark Rosewood (P, $34.00) is warmer, more muted, lighter (85% similar). NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is cooler, brighter, darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shush, Blush (P, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Brandy (P, $24.00) is warmer, brighter (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Shoegazer (LE, $16.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (P, $24.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate (P, $25.00) is glossier, warmer (85% similar). Givenchy Rose Precieux (311) (LE, $36.00) is less glossy, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $22.00) is glossier, warmer, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is described as a “rosy red.” It’s a bold, slightly brightened, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. It has nearly opaque pigmentation with a lightweight, creamy texture that glides on easily and goes on smoothly. This shade lasted for almost five hours and was hydrating. Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.00) is more muted, darker (95% similar). MAC Evening Posh (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Lover (P, $37.00) is less glossy, lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Greta (P, $55.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Red (LE, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Edward Bess Eternal Passion (P, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is cooler, darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is less glossy, warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Neo-Noir (126) (DC, $30.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). MAC Maria Moretti (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pomegranate (P, $24.00) is warmer, brighter (90% similar). MAC Authentic Red (LE, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.49) is brighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have one-stroke color coverage with a hydrating, smoothing formula, and “nourishing shine.” I was impressed with the formula as a whole, as the majority of the shades were very pigmented in one pass with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. There’s a richness to the texture that does feel more “luxe” in a way. The natural-to-luminous shine level gives lips a smoother, plumper look, while the formula itself is hydrating and many shades are longer-wearing. I noticed that the lighter shades tended to perform more poorly relative to more light-medium to medium-dark-hued shades. There was a faint floral scent (that was a surprise, I wish they had gone the unscented!), but I didn’t have issues with taste and found it very subtle on (it’s no Dior/Chanel-level scent!). In general, I like Bobbi Brown’s lipstick formulas, and this one feels creamier and more hydrating than others, but for pigmentation, you can’t go wrong with this or the Rich Lip Color formula.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Hibiscus
Hibiscus
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Russian Doll

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Bobbi Brown Pink Sand, Hot Rose, Bright Peony Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Pink Sand (2) Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Sand (2) Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Sand Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is a light-medium peach with subtle, warm beige tones and a natural sheen. It had great pigmentation with a lightweight, creamy consistency that glided on without tugging, and I was impressed at how even the color applied for a lighter shade. The color lasted for four hours, but I had some color settle into lip lines. NARS Raquel (P, $32.00) is less glossy, darker (95% similar). MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $37.00) is cooler, more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Insatiable Ivory (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Unicorn (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Revved Up (P, $20.00) is less pigmented, more muted, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C104 (P, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Gotta Dash! (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is more muted (85% similar). Edward Bess Forbidden Flower (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Fawn Over Me (P, $28.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Naked 2 (DC, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is less glossy, lighter (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Severine (112) (DC, $30.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Too Faced Sugar Daddy (P, $22.00) is darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Hot Rose Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with strong, blue undertones and a natural sheen. It had fully opaque coverage with a creamy, comfortable texture that applied smoothly and evenly. This shade lasted for six hours on me and left behind a noticeable stain. Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (P, $30.00) is less glossy, cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Voila! (120) (DC, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (95% similar). Estee Lauder Pretty Shocking (230) (P, $32.00) is more muted, darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roll the Dice (118) (DC, $30.00) is less glossy, lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is less glossy, warmer (95% similar). MAC Flowerscope (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Radish (P, $26.00) is more muted, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alex (P, $35.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Berry Beret (066) (P, $32.00) is less pigmented, more muted (90% similar). Burberry Magenta (33) (P, $34.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Pink Bangle (064) (P, $32.00) is less pigmented, more muted, lighter (90% similar). Chanel Roman (208) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cherries Jubilee (P, $25.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Very Pink (360) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Champs-Elysees (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Eros (P, $21.00) is glossier, cooler, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (LE, $52.00) is more muted, darker, more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Girly (P, $55.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kingston (DC, $35.00) is cooler, more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Bright Peony Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is described as a “bright yellow pink.” It’s a brightened, medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. It had rich, opaque color payoff that applied evenly and lasted for four and a half hours on me. The formula was nicely hydrating, but I noticed some color pulled into lip lines after three hours of wear. MAC Force of Love (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Be a Lady (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). YSL Rose Neillia (33) (P, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $37.00) is warmer (95% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). Too Faced I Want Candy (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Phosphorescent (LE, $17.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Chanel Melodieuse (136) (P, $37.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is more muted (90% similar). Shiseido Crime of Passion (RD311) (P, $28.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). MAC Love Temple (LE, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). Shiseido Burning Up (RD310) (P, $28.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is warmer (85% similar). Shiseido Murrey (RD305) (P, $28.00) is more muted (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Peony (P, $24.00) is less glossy, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty #006 (LE, $36.00) is less glossy, warmer (85% similar). MAC Flocking Fabulous (LE, $17.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have one-stroke color coverage with a hydrating, smoothing formula, and “nourishing shine.” I was impressed with the formula as a whole, as the majority of the shades were very pigmented in one pass with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. There’s a richness to the texture that does feel more “luxe” in a way. The natural-to-luminous shine level gives lips a smoother, plumper look, while the formula itself is hydrating and many shades are longer-wearing. I noticed that the lighter shades tended to perform more poorly relative to more light-medium to medium-dark-hued shades. There was a faint floral scent (that was a surprise, I wish they had gone the unscented!), but I didn’t have issues with taste and found it very subtle on (it’s no Dior/Chanel-level scent!). In general, I like Bobbi Brown’s lipstick formulas, and this one feels creamier and more hydrating than others, but for pigmentation, you can’t go wrong with this or the Rich Lip Color formula.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Pink Sand
Pink Sand
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Hot Rose
Hot Rose
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Bright Peony

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Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange & Your Majesty Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright red.” It’s a bright, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a glossy shine. It had rich, opaque color payoff with smooth, even color coverage. The texture was smooth, creamy, and comfortable to wear as it glided on and moisturized the lips over the six hours it lasted. Maybelline Orange Edge (LE, $7.49) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Bang (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Estee Lauder Carnal (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Rogue (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC So Chaud (P, $17.00) is less glossy, more muted (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #300 (P, $32.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Marmalade (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Bang (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin (P, $7.49) is less glossy, darker (95% similar). MAC Painted Sunset (LE, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Hiro (P, $35.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Flame (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Impassioned (P, $30.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Shipshape (114) (P, $37.00) is less pigmented, more muted (90% similar). Makeup Geek Free Spirit (P, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Short Circuit (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Roberto (P, $35.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Your Majesty Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “Bordeaux red.” It’s a muted, dark burgundy red with warm, brown undertones and a glossy finish. It had mostly opaque pigmentation with a very emollient consistency. The formula applied easily on the lips and never tugged, but it was slippery enough that I did have some feathering after four hours of wear. The color lasted well for closer to six hours on me and left a stain behind. I found the formula hydrating and comfortable to wear overall. It was one of the better-applying formulas I have tried in this color. Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty Mulled Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Tribalist (LE, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (LE, $36.00) is less glossy, warmer (95% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Plum Brandy (P, $35.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). NARS Charlotte (P, $32.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Scarlet (LE, $24.00) is brighter (90% similar). NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Dionysus (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Espresso Exposed (955) (P, $7.49) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). YSL Black Red (71) (LE, $36.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have one-stroke color coverage with a hydrating, smoothing formula, and “nourishing shine.” I was impressed with the formula as a whole, as the majority of the shades were very pigmented in one pass with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. There’s a richness to the texture that does feel more “luxe” in a way. The natural-to-luminous shine level gives lips a smoother, plumper look, while the formula itself is hydrating and many shades are longer-wearing. I noticed that the lighter shades tended to perform more poorly relative to more light-medium to medium-dark-hued shades. There was a faint floral scent (that was a surprise, I wish they had gone the unscented!), but I didn’t have issues with taste and found it very subtle on (it’s no Dior/Chanel-level scent!). In general, I like Bobbi Brown’s lipstick formulas, and this one feels creamier and more hydrating than others, but for pigmentation, you can’t go wrong with this or the Rich Lip Color formula.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Sunset Orange
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Your Majesty

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

Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color

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). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (P, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Everyday Diva (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Vengeful Red (P, $30.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is less glossy, darker (95% similar). MAC Cardinal (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay No-Tell Motel (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay 69 (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Eden Rouge (LE, $19.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). MAC Mind Control (LE, $17.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Revlon 5th Ave. Red (LE, $7.99) is cooler, more muted (90% similar). Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $17.00) is glossier, more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (820) (LE, $55.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Drop Dead Red (320) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Gala (P, $55.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Edward Bess Eternal Passion (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Red Velvet Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep rich red.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown-based red with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had good color coverage with a really smooth, creamy texture that glided right on with even coverage. The color stayed on well for over six hours, left a light stain behind, and was hydrating over time. Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Shiseido Real Ruby (RD502) (P, $28.00)(95% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (P, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). YSL Black Red (71) (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Camden Chic (LE, $19.00) is less glossy, more muted, darker (85% similar). Shiseido Bloodstone (RD503) (P, $28.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (LE, $18.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Emotional (140) (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). NARS Olivia (P, $32.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Parisian Red Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “true yellow red.” It’s a bright, medium red with warm, yellow undertones and a glossy finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation with a very creamy, more emollient consistency (compared to the rest of the formula) that applied well without streaking. I didn’t have any issues with feathering/bleeding, but it has enough slip that it could be a concern for those who experience those issues more often. It wore well for six hours and was moisturizing while worn. Urban Decay F-Bomb (P, $17.00) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). MAC Cockney (P, $17.00) is less pigmented, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced 90210hhh (P, $22.00) is cooler, lighter (95% similar). Shiseido Real Ruby (RD502) (P, $28.00) is less glossy, more muted (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is less glossy, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Calligraphy #6 (LE) is less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Emotional (140) (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $17.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (85% similar). Bite Beauty Pomegranate (P, $24.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Grandifolia (LE, $28.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is supposed to have one-stroke color coverage with a hydrating, smoothing formula, and “nourishing shine.” I was impressed with the formula as a whole, as the majority of the shades were very pigmented in one pass with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. There’s a richness to the texture that does feel more “luxe” in a way. The natural-to-luminous shine level gives lips a smoother, plumper look, while the formula itself is hydrating and many shades are longer-wearing. I noticed that the lighter shades tended to perform more poorly relative to more light-medium to medium-dark-hued shades. There was a faint floral scent (that was a surprise, I wish they had gone the unscented!), but I didn’t have issues with taste and found it very subtle on (it’s no Dior/Chanel-level scent!). In general, I like Bobbi Brown’s lipstick formulas, and this one feels creamier and more hydrating than others, but for pigmentation, you can’t go wrong with this or the Rich Lip Color formula.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Retro Red
Retro Red
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Red Velvet
Red Velvet
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Parisian Red

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