Bobbi Brown Black Ruby High Shimmer Lipgloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “crimson with gold pearl.” It’s a semi-opaque, vibrant ruby red base with gold shimmer. Chanel Triomphal is more opaque and has pink shimmer. MAC Sonoran Rain is warmer. MAC Driven by Love is rdder, less sparkly. YSL Golden Red is warmer. I can’t wait to wear this during the holidays–I can be very traditional sometimes, and in the case of the holidays, I love a red lip with gold shimmer). I love how the red is a deeper kind of red–it’s not a bright, cherry red, and it’s not strongly blue-based, yet it isn’t orange-based, either. It’s just barely cool-toned, with a berry/wine kind of pull, and it can be harder to find gold-shimmered reds that aren’t orange-based.
For a gloss that’s not quite opaque and this dark, it applied rather evenly–you don’t notice any unevenness at a normal viewing distance, just in the up-close and personal lip photos (which are, of course, larger than life). I really can’t say it enough: these are my favorite glosses. At the moment, I have three or four of them in my purse (I just came back from traveling). When I went down to Irvine, CA for my sister’s graduation last weekend, I didn’t even bother pulling lipsticks for the trip–I knew I’d just wear these. More often than not, if I’m not testing something, I’m probably wearing this formula.
It’s comfortable to wear, moisturizing, has the loveliest sparkle, and they wear well on me. With Black Ruby, it lasted for four and a half hours. The texture isn’t too thick or too thin, non-sticky, and have a mint-scented. They come in black-capped clear tubes with a doe-foot applicator.
I love how the red is a deeper kind of red--it's not a bright, cherry red, and it's not strongly blue-based, yet it isn't orange-based, either. It's just barely cool-toned, with a berry/wine kind of pull, and it can be harder to find gold-shimmered reds that aren't orange-based.
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