There’s a funny thing about these lipsticks/swatches; they don’t look like they line up. Black Maple looks burgundy in the tube, while Black Raspberry looks nearly black–and yet it’s actually much, much lighter. I actually had to swatch them both again as I started to write out the review to make sure I didn’t have it written wrong in my notes! They both seem to be a little on the cooler side.
Bobbi Brown’s Lipsticks are scent- and taste-free, which is something that can difficult to find high-end lipsticks. With these deeper, darker shades, I find myself getting between four and five hours of wear. They apply without difficulty, though I do find myself needing to check the application to ensure smooth, even color. I don’t find them drying, but I think if you have really dry lips, you may not find they’re very moisturizing either.
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