Bobbi Brown Flame, Imperial Red, Bobbi Luxe Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Flame Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) was a bright, medium-dark orange-red with strong, red undertones and a satiny sheen. This shade wasn’t as glossy as others in the range, but it was still a more luminous finish overall. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and glided on easily. It had mostly opaque pigmentation that covered my lips evenly. I was able to wear this for six hours, and it felt moisturizing during that time. Pat McGrath Obsessed (LE, $40.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cayenne (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Aries (LE, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Psycho (DC, $18.00) is less glossy (95% similar). NYX Pure Red (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Marlene (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Bang (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). MAC Habanero (DC, $21.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Wild Ginger (P, $54.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain #42 (P, $33.00) is cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Orange Danger (DC, $7.49) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NYX Indie Flick (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Gala (LE, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Sail La Vie (LE, $19.50) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Connor (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Cruella (LE, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Foolish (P, $7.00) is more muted (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar (844) (P, $34.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Estee Lauder Uninhibited (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Rouge Feu (57) (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Imperial Red Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cooler, pink undertones and a glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which did apply evenly and smoothly, so it looked like stain glass on the lips as there was still very rich, pronounced color on the lips. The texture was moderately emollient, so it didn’t tug while I applied, but it had more slip. I did not personally experience feathering or bleeding around the edges of my lips, but the consistency makes me think it might on others more prone to those things. This shade wore well for five and a half hours and left behind a strong stain. Chanel Memoire (224) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (DC, $28.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Just a Bite (LE, $19.50) is less glossy (95% similar). Estee Lauder Boldface (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (P, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Sandals (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $19.50) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Kat Von D Hexagram (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $36.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $19.50) is less glossy (95% similar). Hourglass Icon (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Miami Vice (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Elegant (P, $15.00) is cooler (95% similar). Stellar Beauty Super Sonic 04 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (DC, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever Raspberry Red (401) (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). Pat McGrath Major Red (P, $40.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Pillow Book (P, $65.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Bobbi Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a muted, medium pinky-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a creamy finish. The texture was lightweight, smooth, and creamy, so it was easy to apply and comfortable to wear. It had nearly opaque pigmentation, which applied evenly, and lasted a solid four and a half hours on my lips. I felt the formula was lightly hydrating over time. Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown (P, $37.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cashew (P, $24.00) is lighter, warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Jaclyn Cosmetics Fussy (DC, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tarte Honey (LE, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Double Shot (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar). MAC Spice (LE, $19.50) is warmer (85% similar). Chanel Stunt (LE, $32.00) is cooler, glossier (90% similar). MAC Spirit (P, $19.50) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Half 'n' Half (P, $19.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Smashbox On Set (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (P, $26.00) is cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Liar (P, $18.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Make Up For Ever C107 (P, $22.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

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.

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Bobbi Brown Flame Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Flame Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Flame Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Flame Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Flame Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Flame Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Flame Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Flame Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Flame Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Flame Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Flame Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Flame Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Imperial Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Imperial Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Imperial Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Imperial Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Imperial Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Imperial Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Imperial Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Imperial Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Imperial Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Imperial Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Imperial Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Imperial Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Bobbi Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Bobbi Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Bobbi Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Bobbi Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Bobbi Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Bobbi Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Bobbi Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Bobbi Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Bobbi Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Bobbi Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Bobbi Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Bobbi Luxe Lip Color

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
  • Tarte Cheeky Blush
  • YSL Lumiere Divine Highlighter
On eyes:
  • Tarte Styled by Hrush Eye & Cheek Palette
  • Sephora Cappuccino Contour Eyeliner

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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The reds always look wonderful on you, but in this photo group, I’m liking how the Bobbi shade is pulling out the hazel in your eyes. It looks so much like Bahama Brown though, but like that it it pulls not quite as warm.

I feel like it might pull even cooler on someone with cooler skin tones, too, making it a bit more different from Bahama Brown as well!

Beautiful shades, all of them! Probably my favorite would have to be Bobbi, of which, guess what? Dupes. Spirit and Liar. It’s getting to be that every time I see a shade I really love; Dupes. LoL

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