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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. MAC Naked Dream (LE, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C105 (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Soft Savour (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Fame (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Blush (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Pretty Natural (LE, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $30.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Pleasure's All Mine (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Love Happens (LE, $17.00) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Shiseido Hushed Tones (RD713) (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mustique (LE, $55.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). NARS Anita (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $35.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (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 lighter, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C108 (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Brioche (P, $24.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Cognac (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Daniel (DC, $35.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Temptation Waits (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Tampered (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty So Vain (50) (P, $50.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is 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 Pale Mauve
Pale Mauve
Pale Mauve
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
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 lighter, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Praline (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Sheer Mandarin (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Tropical Buzz (LE, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Tart & Trendy (LE, $17.00) is darker (80% similar). MAC Forbidden Sunrise (LE, $17.00) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC Tangerine Dream (P, $17.00) is brighter, warmer (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). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C304 (P, $22.00) is 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
Baby Peach
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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. Chanel Recit (212) (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Tutti Frutti (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $30.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Vivien (P, $32.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Sangria (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shush, Blush (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate (P, $25.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Bite Beauty Brandy (P, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (P, $24.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Shoegazer (LE, $16.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Givenchy Rose Precieux (311) (LE, $36.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Vera (P, $32.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cortado (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (P, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Pink Chocolate (P, $22.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (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. Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Lover (P, $36.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Evening Posh (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (P, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Scoundrel (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Greta (P, $55.00) is brighter (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Red (LE, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). Edward Bess Eternal Passion (P, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $35.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Neo-Noir (126) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.49) is brighter (90% similar). Smashbox Legendary (P, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pomegranate (P, $24.00) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Maria Moretti (LE, $17.00) is lighter (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
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 darker, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Sweet & Sour (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Estee Lauder Insatiable Ivory (P, $30.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Adrienne (402) (P, $37.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Gotta Dash! (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C104 (P, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). Givenchy Beige Caraco (107) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Revved Up (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Unicorn (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Naked 2 (DC, $22.00) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Fawn Over Me (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Caramel (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Too Faced Sugar Daddy (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Edward Bess Forbidden Flower (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Dream Big (LE, $20.00) is more muted (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Severine (112) (DC, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Namaste (P, $20.00) is lighter, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Pure Vanity (LE, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (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. Guerlain Rose Grenat (864) (LE, $55.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Flowerscope (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Voila! (120) (DC, $30.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Estee Lauder Pretty Shocking (230) (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Bite Beauty Crianza (P, $28.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Estee Lauder Tumultuous Pink (P, $30.00) is cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roll the Dice (118) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Radish (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alex (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cherries Jubilee (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Girly (P, $55.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Romy (462) (P, $37.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Roman (208) (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Kingston (DC, $35.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Pink Bangle (064) (P, $32.00) is lighter, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). Guerlain Champs-Elysees (P, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Guerlain Very Pink (360) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Eros (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (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. Guerlain Attrape-Coeur (171) (LE, $37.00) 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). Tom Ford Beauty Paradiso (07) (P, $50.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Force of Love (LE, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Chanel Melodieuse (136) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Boudoir (204) (P, $36.00) is more muted (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Dressing (202) (P, $36.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Phosphorescent (LE, $17.00) is less pigmented (90% similar). Too Faced I Want Candy (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Revlon Snow Peach (LE, $7.99) is warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Corail Decollete (303) (P, $36.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Love Temple (LE, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty #006 (LE, $36.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Shiseido Crime of Passion (RD311) (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Peony (P, $24.00) is more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Shiseido Murrey (RD305) (P, $28.00) is more muted (85% similar). Maybelline Coral Burst (740) (P, $7.49) is warmer (85% similar). Shiseido Burning Up (RD310) (P, $28.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Flocking Fabulous (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (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
Pink Sand
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Hot Rose
Hot Rose
Hot Rose
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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. Urban Decay Bang (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC So Chaud (P, $17.00) is more muted, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Painted Sunset (LE, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Maybelline Orange Edge (LE, $7.49) is darker (95% similar). Giorgio Armani #300 (P, $32.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay Bang (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). Givenchy Carmin Escarpin (306) (P, $36.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Rogue (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Carnal (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). Bite Beauty Marmalade (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Vibrant Mandarin (P, $7.49) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Hiro (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Short Circuit (LE, $26.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Impassioned (P, $30.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Chanel Shipshape (114) (P, $35.00) is more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Roberto (P, $35.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C403 (P, $22.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Flame (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cherry on Top (P, $25.00) is darker, cooler (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 Mulled Maple (LE, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (Reformulation) (LE, $36.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bite Beauty #001 (LE, $36.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Black Cherry (LE, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Tribalist (LE, $17.00) is more muted (95% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Plum Brandy (P, $35.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Charlotte (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Dionysus (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Liquorice (P, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). NARS Bette (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Smoking Red (P, $7.49) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Scarlet (LE, $24.00) is brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Espresso Exposed (955) (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). YSL Black Red (71) (LE, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (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). Estee Lauder Vengeful Red (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay 69 (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay No-Tell Motel (P, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Cardinal (LE, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Everyday Diva (P, $23.00) is lighter (95% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (P, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Estee Lauder Drop Dead Red (320) (P, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Eden Rouge (LE, $19.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Ruby (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Life's Blood (LE, $21.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (P, $7.49) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Rouge Parade (820) (LE, $55.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% 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). 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). Shiseido Real Ruby (RD502) (P, $28.00)(95% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). YSL Black Red (71) (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Camden Chic (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). Estee Lauder Emotional (140) (P, $30.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Shiseido Bloodstone (RD503) (P, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Olivia (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (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 lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Cockney (P, $17.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Too Faced 90210hhh (P, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (P, $17.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (P, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (P, $26.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Emotional (140) (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain Calligraphy #6 (LE) is less glossy (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Shiseido Real Ruby (RD502) (P, $28.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pomegranate (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (P, $17.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Grandifolia (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (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
Retro Red
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Red Velvet
Red Velvet
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Parisian Red

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