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Bobbi Brown Retro Coral, Pink Guava, Pale Coral Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color

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). MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $17.00) is glossier, lighter (90% similar). NARS Juliette (P, $32.00) is less glossy, brighter (90% similar). Guerlain Fancy Kiss (LE, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $26.00) is cooler, more muted (90% similar). Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC Ethereal Orchid (LE, $30.00) is less pigmented, more muted (90% similar). MAC Style Surge (P, $23.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Rose (P, $19.00) is less pigmented, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bare Peach (23) (P, $50.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Estee Lauder High Level (P, $32.00) is cooler, brighter, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Affair (LE, $52.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Coral Fire (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Topanga (P, $5.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Pink Guava Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink tangerine.” It’s a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had nearly full color coverage, though there was just a little translucency to the color still. The texture was light-to-medium in weight, creamy, and comfortable on. It applied with smooth, even coverage, and the color wore well for five and a half hours. I found the formula moderately hydrating while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Something Wild (46) (P, $50.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Geneva (48) (P, $55.00) is glossier, lighter (95% similar). MAC Hibiscus (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Givenchy Rose Dentelle (203) (P, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Tilt (P, $17.00) is warmer, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Wired (P, $17.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Clinique Poppy Pop (P, $18.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Les Mepris (LE, $52.00) is cooler, lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Understanding (LE, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Suzy (460) (LE, $37.00) is more muted, darker (85% similar). Smashbox LA Sunset (P, $21.00) is cooler, more muted, darker (85% similar). NARS Juliette (P, $32.00) is less glossy (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Pale Coral Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “midtone coral cream.” It’s a light-medium peach-orange with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. The texture was quite creamy with light-to-medium weight to it, so it was thick enough where you could see “lines” if you pressed your lips together, and the more emollient consistency made it harder to apply evenly. It had good pigmentation, though, and lasted for four hours and was lightly hydrating. MAC Sushi Kiss (P, $17.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gotta Dash! (P, $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 Retro Coral
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Pink Guava
Pink Guava
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Pale Coral
Pale Coral
Pale Coral
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

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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
Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud Luxe Lip Color

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). Estee Lauder Nude Reveal (110) (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $35.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). MAC Naked Dream (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). MAC Pleasure's All Mine (LE, $20.00) is cooler, lighter (90% similar). NARS Vanessa (P, $32.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mischievous Rose (P, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Impulsive (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Shiseido Hushed Tones (RD713) (P, $28.00) is less glossy (90% similar). MAC Pretty Natural (LE, $17.00) is less glossy, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Fame (LE, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Dream Daze (LE, $23.00) is warmer, lighter (85% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $17.00) is less glossy (85% similar). Guerlain Rosy Boop (369) (P, $37.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mustique (LE, $55.00) is lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Last Call (LE, $5.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is warmer (85% similar). NARS Last Tango (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. (P, $32.00) is lighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Brocade Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright purple plum.” It’s a medium-dark, cool-toned berry with red undertones and a soft shine. It had semi-opaque color payoff that went on very evenly and smoothly, which is always nice to see in a berry-hued shade (many miss in this department!). The color wore well for almost six hours and was hydrating over time. Too Faced Berry Naughty (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Marsala (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (2016) (P, $35.00) is more muted (95% similar). NARS No Shame (LE, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Black Cherry (LE, $21.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (P, $24.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (90% similar). Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Liberator (P, $32.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret (146) (DC, $30.00) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Buxom Graphic Grape (P, $22.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Venom (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Sabotage (P, $17.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Bitter Grape (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Venom (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $32.00) is less glossy, cooler, darker (85% similar). Chanel Cassis (P, $37.00) is more muted, darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Plum Brandy Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep purple plum.” It’s a slightly muted, dark plummy burgundy with subtly cool undertones and a moderate sheen. It had good color coverage, though not fully opaque, that went on evenly and looked smooth on the lips. The color wore well for five hours with a little color gathering in the lip lines after three and a half hours of wear. Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is cooler, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is less glossy, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Brazen (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Labradorable (LE, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Dramatic Encounter (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Liv (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Jay (DC, $35.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $32.00) is warmer, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Backstab (LE, $17.00) is lighter, more shimmery (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is lower quality, 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 Cloud
Pink Cloud
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Brocade
Brocade
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Plum Brandy

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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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Bobbi Brown Spring Pink, Posh Pink, Raspberry Pink Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Spring Pink Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Spring Pink Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Spring Pink Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “true pink.” It’s a bright, light-medium pink with subtle, warmer undertones and a creamy finish. It had mostly opaque coverage, but this shade had more slip than the average shade in this formula, so it didn’t apply as evenly as anticipated–there were very subtle streaks/lines when I pressed my lips together. The formula was comfortable to wear and moderately moisturizing, while the color lasted well for four and a half hours on me. YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is glossier, lighter (95% similar). Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $17.00) is cooler, darker (90% similar). Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) (P, $36.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Georgia (P, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Good Luck Mochi (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented, more muted (90% similar). Guerlain Geraldine (77) (P, $55.00) is glossier, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Edith (424) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Damask (LE, $28.00) is glossier, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $32.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Shiseido Burning Up (RD310) (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Seoul-ful (LE, $20.00) is less pigmented, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Sweety (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Kelly (LE, $16.00) is glossier, warmer, more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Conte (202) (P, $37.00) is warmer, more muted (85% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Posh Pink Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “creamy violet pink.” It’s a light-medium, cotton candy pink with strong, blue undertones and a creamy finish paired with a light shine. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a fair amount of slip, so while it didn’t tug on the lips, it seemed to slide around slightly during wear, which gave it a more uneven appearance at times. The formula is hydrating but only lasted for three and a half hours. Estee Lauder Powerful (P, $32.00) is warmer, darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose (P, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dream Obscene (Lip Color) (P) is more muted, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $22.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). NARS Goodbye Emmanuelle (LE, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $17.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). MAC Speed Dial (P, $17.00) is brighter, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Preston (LE, $35.00) is brighter, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Brat (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). YSL Fetish Pink (8) (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Maybelline Power Peony (720) (P, $7.49) is less glossy, cooler, brighter (80% similar). Bite Beauty Kumquat (LE, $24.00) is brighter, lighter (80% similar). Clinique Wow Pop (P, $18.00) is less glossy, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “bright blue fuchsia.” It’s a bold, bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with strong, blue undertones and a light shine. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a lightweight, creamy consistency that sat well on lips and made them look smoother and plumper. The texture had less slip than the average shade in the range, but it never tugged and glided on readily from the tube. This shade wore well for six hours and was hydrating while worn. Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is less glossy, darker (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). MAC Eros (P, $21.00) is glossier, lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $35.00) is less glossy, more muted, darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roll the Dice (118) (DC, $30.00) is warmer, brighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Dominant (P, $32.00) is brighter, lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alex (P, $35.00) is lighter, more shimmery (95% similar). Bite Beauty Bellini (LE, $24.00) is less glossy, lighter (95% similar). Illamasqua Glissade (P, $26.00) is cooler, brighter, lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Rose (P, $35.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Maybelline Carnation Cabernet (970) (LE, $7.49) is less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Phone Call (LE, $18.00) is warmer, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Leader (P, $32.00) is more muted, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Candy (P, $21.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Voila! (120) (DC, $30.00) is warmer, darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Palomino (P, $24.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Logan (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Lipstick Queen Play It (P, $50.00) is brighter, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (LE, $52.00) is warmer, more muted, darker (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 Spring Pink
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Posh Pink
Posh Pink
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Raspberry Pink

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