Archived Post

Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss Review, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “pure gold with gold pearl.” I’d like to call it sparkling lipgloss gone absolutely, positively insane. This is quite possibly one of the most shimmering, glittering, glimmering, dazzling, so on and so forth glosses I’ve ever used. The base color is really a pale gold that yields little color, but it’s full of yellow gold, molten gold, and copper shimmer, so it brings the coverage up to semi-sheer to semi-opaque. The overall effect is very shimmery, metallic, and it gives lips a browner look. Though it appears “sheer,” there is a marked difference between my bare lips and this on.

MAC Straight to the Head is very brown, there’s no real gold in it. Make Up for Ever M6 is bronze and the shimmer is finer. NARS LusteR is such a tame, tame version–it looks so flat in comparison. MAC Gold Dust is a bit better, but it still doesn’t catch the light as well.  This is a shade that looks fine on its own, but it will be the perfect way to add glossiness and warmth to your favorite lipstick (try it over a red).

I’m a big fan of Bobbi Brown’s High Shimmer Lipgloss formula–it has an amazing high gloss shine that’s ridiculously glossy, shimmery, and all-around dazzling. If you’re a fan of Chanel Glossimers or MAC Dazzleglasses, you really should check out this formula, because (and in my opinion only, of course) these are even better. The formula is lightweight, comfortable to wear, glide on easily but never slip around, and wear for four to five hours–and the best part? The shimmer never feels gritty and doesn’t travel. When I wore Canary earlier this week for a wear test, it wore for four hours. These are mint-scented, taste-free, and non-sticky. It’s moisturizing, though it won’t replace your lip balm.

Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss (Diffused Flash)

Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss (Studio Lighting)

Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown Canary High Shimmer Lipgloss


Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Comments on this post are closed.
Ada Avatar

Le Metier de Beaute’s Summerland is my stndard for high quality, super-sparkly glosses, but this looks even more glittery. And it’s more yellow-toned and less pigmented – sufficiently different to purchase, in other words!

Sabrina Avatar

Love this!! The shade ‘Hot’ is also absolutely amazing and the best glitter gloss I’ve ever used! I always get compliments, seriously amazing, especially on yellow undertone skin! I must try this one as well!

Lilly Avatar

Where I live, Bobbi Brown and Chanel are in the same price range… Almost exactly the same price on all products. With that in mind, would you buy Chanel glossimers og Bobbi Brown’s glosses?

Kimberly Avatar

This is gorgeous but I really don’t like the “high shimmer lip gloss” they have printed on the side. makes it lose some of the value for me.

Jane Avatar

When Bobbi Brown does it right, she really nails it for me quailty wise.. I am a big fan of her concealer and foundation..but I know there are some misses too which is why I LOVE this website! xo

Michelle Avatar

wow, Bobbi Brown really meant high shimmer with this one. Really pretty, but it’s a little too bold for me. Can you suggest any glittery golds with a finer shimmer?

Heidi Avatar

The gold shimmer is gorgeous, especially on your skin tone! Speaking of skin tone, do you know of any foundations lighter than Bobbi Brown Alabaster and NARS Siberia? They are both very dark on me.

Sally Avatar

This shade really does look amazing on you and the color difference it makes being mostly sheer with lots of glitter is really surprising. I’d love to see more of these that are cooler toned as well 🙂

Julia Avatar

It looks like a lip friendly glitter polish! I’ve never liked MAC lip glosses and go for creamier lip gloss shades, but this is beautiful! I imagine that in the centre of a red lip it would look even more amazing.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!