Friday, July 16th, 2010

Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick

The Summer Season: Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Guava Lip Color ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is an opaque shade of peachy coral with no shimmer, just a soft sheen, and a creamy feel and look.  It applies beautifully and makes lips look fuller and softer.  This is a great way to wear coral without being too coral, and it’s a fitting shade for summer without being bright or bold, too.  It’s not sheer so it’s still noticeable, though.  Gotta love the scent- and taste-free nature of it, too!

Is this the right coral for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

See photos and swatches…

Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick

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57 thoughts on “The Summer Season: Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick

  1. María

    This is one of my BB’s favourite lipstick! Great color, great texture, and great durability! It has the perfect touch of pink needed for being more wearable. even though it looks darker on my lips than in yours Christine!

  2. Pretty perfect colour!

  3. zha

    Guava does not look much like that from where I’m from but it’s a nice lip color for office makeup. :)

  4. baby in a corner

    You can really wear so many colours! so jealous. only pinks suit me I think but i’ll have to try to move outside my comfort zone. anyway this is lovely, would be perfect with a chocolate brown smokey eye!

    • baby in a corner

      Oh a quick question: do you take close up pictures of your lips and eyes or do you take an overall photo and zoom in?

      • I get more skin around my mouth than what’s shown here, but just my lips and part of my chin, I’d say. Generally no nose, but sometimes my aim is wonky!

        • baby in a corner

          thanks, i would love to take pictures of all my eye make up just to have for myself and to remember what i did before. I dunno if my camera is good enough but i’ll give it a go!

          • Macro setting if you have a point in shoot is key! And if the flash washes it out, try a tissue over the flash to diffuse/soften — or see if you can manually dial down the flash (depends on your camera!).

  5. Hilana

    A very nice wearable shade indeed. It looks classic and “safe”, if I could put it that way. The kinda shade you would wear to Satuday brunch with your in-laws. :)

  6. Meta

    Silly question, but is there such thing as a cool orange? I’d like to wear orange lips but given my cool undertones, I never can!

  7. Arantzazu

    Great colour!

  8. Lady Di.

    This is such a pretty color! Unfortunately, coral usually looks weird on me, maybe the trick is finding the right shade for my skin. Im an nc40-42 and Im still trying to find shades that look good for me. I might test this out next time Im at Macys.

  9. This is LOVELY!!
    You look gorgeous Christine!

  10. Sarah

    Why are you so lucky and get to look gorgeous in everything? :)

  11. kim l

    soo pretty! the color kinda compliments you eyes :)

  12. Danni

    So pretty! I might have to check this one out.

  13. Hend

    Oh very pretty!
    I have to pick one !
    btw it looks really good on u !

  14. Oooh, this might be a good replacement for Urban Decay’s Jailbait… more coral, I think, but it looks close. I love the color of Jailbait, but I hate the taste. Definitely checking this one out :)

  15. Alma

    This is a really nice shade, a sort of peach-coral. I’ve been searching for a shade like this, so I’ll be checking this one out..

  16. Claudia

    This looks really pretty! Would you say it’s similar to Jazzed? I am assuming Jazzed is more orange-leaning than this one?

  17. Irene

    is this similar to MAC Jazzed or dressmaker2? do you find bobbi brown’s lipstick drying ur lips?

  18. Elizabeth

    Lovely! Christine, how does this compare to Mac’s Vegas Volt? I have VV and love this but I don’t want dupes. Thanks! :-)

  19. Claudia

    what blush are you wearing?? :]
    this lip color is so gorgeous btw

  20. YoYoYo

    How does this compare the Lancome’s Stylista?

  21. Emily

    How long of wear does this lipstick give you?

  22. Lyndsay

    oh, Christine, please stop breaking my bank! Start only posting ugly lipsticks that I will never in a million years buy or wear!

    –yet another that HAS to be added to my list of wants.

  23. Emily

    How long of wear do get from this formula?

  24. guava not

    any mac or cheaper dupes for this?

  25. inaya

    l’oreal guava glaze is a dupe

  26. sandy

    any mac dupes?
    or other dupes?

  27. Paula

    Hey, Christine! I was wondering whether you know a good drugstore dupe for this. I LOOOVE this color but I don’t really have $22 for a lipstick at the moment. Thanks in advance if you know of one! :)

  28. Sara

    loveeeeeeeee! ♥

  29. Sojourner

    I concur, this colour looks wonderful on you!

    How does it compare to MAC Ravishing, colour and texture wise?

  30. Sally

    This color is so pretty on you! I love how creamy and opaque it is.

  31. I want that NOW! XD =))

  32. Linda

    Gorgeous! Reminds me of Stila’s Convertible Color in Lillium, my HG blush, which I sometimes wear on lips as well. going to go get me this l/s. thanks for nice review and swatches!