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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). 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.

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). MAC Hibiscus (LE, $17.00) is glossier (95% similar). Givenchy Rose Dentelle (203) (P, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Geneva (48) (P, $55.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Wired (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Clinique Poppy Pop (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Tilt (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Les Mepris (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox LA Sunset (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Suzy (460) (LE, $37.00) is darker, more muted (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
Pink Guava
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  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). MAC Pleasure's All Mine (LE, $20.00) is lighter, cooler (90% 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). NARS Last Tango (LE, $26.00) is darker (85% similar). Givenchy Nude Guipure (106) (P, $36.00) is warmer (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). 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). Tom Ford Beauty Jack (2016) (P, $35.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Marsala (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS No Shame (LE, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar). Inglot #293 Lipstick Cream (P, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Sabotage (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Gucci Beauty Bitter Grape (P, $39.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Mulberry (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Graphic Grape (P, $22.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Venom (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). YSL Forbidden Burgundy (12) (DC, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Cabaret (146) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Rebel (P, $17.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Smashbox Black Cherry (LE, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Aubergine (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Seduce Me (128) (DC, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Hel's Bells (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Venom (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Guerlain Plum-brella (070) (P, $32.00) is cooler, less glossy (80% similar). 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. Estee Lauder Brazen (P, $30.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Plum (LE, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Your Majesty (P, $35.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Bordeaux (P, $28.00) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Labradorable (LE, $23.00) is lighter (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 more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Ingrid (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Blow (210) (P, $30.00) is warmer, lower quality (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. Buxom Mistress (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar). YSL Caress Pink (9) (P, $34.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). MAC Nouvelle Vogue (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Georgia (P, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Taffetas (201) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Ambitious Pink (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Damask (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, glossier (90% similar). Chanel Edith (424) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain Geraldine (77) (P, $55.00) is brighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Good Luck Mochi (LE, $20.00) is more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). Givenchy Hibiscus Exclusif (302) (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Sweety (LE, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). MAC Seoul-ful (LE, $20.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Kelly (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Shiseido Burning Up (RD310) (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Conte (202) (P, $37.00) is more muted, warmer (85% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (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, $30.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Rose (P, $50.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Goodbye Emmanuelle (LE, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Marisa (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Obsessed (DC, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Dream Obscene (Lip Color) (P) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Preston (LE, $35.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Speed Dial (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). YSL Fetish Pink (8) (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Brat (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Clinique Wow Pop (P, $18.00) is cooler, less glossy (80% similar). Bite Beauty Kumquat (LE, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Maybelline Power Peony (720) (P, $7.49) is lighter, brighter, 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. Estee Lauder Dominant (P, $30.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Roll the Dice (118) (DC, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cooper (LE, $35.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (95% similar). Givenchy Fuchsia Irresistible (205) (P, $36.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Alex (P, $35.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Velvet Underground (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Bellini (LE, $24.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Eros (P, $21.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Hot Rose (P, $35.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty #004 (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (LE, $52.00) is darker, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Flowerscope (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Melted Candy (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Logan (P, $35.00) is darker (90% similar). Bite Beauty Palomino (P, $24.00) is brighter (90% similar). MAC Full Fuchsia (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Carnation Cabernet (970) (LE, $7.49) is less pigmented (90% similar). Colour Pop Freshman (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Romy (462) (P, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). Illamasqua Glissade (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (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
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Posh Pink
Posh Pink
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Raspberry Pink

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