Bobbi Brown Hibiscus & Russian Doll Luxe Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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

Bobbi Brown Hibiscus Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is described as a “plum wine.” It’s a muted, medium-dark warm plum with hints of rose and a satiny sheen. It had good pigmentation, and you can just barely see my lip freckle peeking through. The texture is light-medium in weight–not heavy but it is heavier than Russian Doll. The color went on evenly and smoothly, and it lasted for five hours on me with a lightly hydrating formula. ColourPop Ghosted (DC, $7.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Escape (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Island Life (P, $21.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). YSL Berry Brazen (88) (P, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Chanel Recit (212) (P, $37.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Helena (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, cooler, glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (P, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ines (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shush, Blush (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature (DC, $40.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $32.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop She Said (P, $7.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Night Mauve (P, $57.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain #65 (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Tutti Frutti (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). NARS Vivien (P, $34.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Sangria (LE, $16.00) is lighter, less pigmented (85% similar). Laura Mercier Iced Pomegranate (P, $25.00) is warmer, glossier (85% similar). Burberry Boysenberry (289) (P, $34.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). YSL Red in the Dark (76) (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is described as a “rosy red.” It’s a bold, slightly brightened, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. It has nearly opaque pigmentation with a lightweight, creamy texture that glides on easily and goes on smoothly. This shade lasted for almost five hours and was hydrating. MAC Como La Flor (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Evening Posh (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Buxom Scoundrel (DC, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Hourglass Icon (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Perfect Red (LE, $15.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Lover (P, $38.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Hourglass Innovator (P, $32.00) is darker (95% similar). Guerlain Greta (DC, $58.00) is brighter (95% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Sonja (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Dangerously Chic (P, $23.00) is darker (95% similar). Edward Bess Eternal Passion (P, $32.00) is brighter (95% similar). ColourPop JujuRouge (LE, $7.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (DC, $22.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Shiseido Code Red (221) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Estee Lauder Noirish (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Braised (DC, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (DC, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Make Up For Ever HD
  • Guerlain Voyage Enchante Illuminating Matte Powder
  • bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset Ready Blush
  • bareMinerals The Love Letter Ready Blush
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Self-Made Eyeshadow Palette
  • Tom Ford Night Sky Cream & Powder Eye Color

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Nancy T Avatar

That red really does remind me quite a lot of my MAC Maria Moretti lipstick that I have been using sparingly because I didn’t have a backup, but Russian Doll seems to fill that niche.
Both shades look so lush and luxe on you! Time for me to try a few Bobbi Brown lippys on before the VIB sale to see what one I may buy.

Christine Avatar

MAKE-UP LOOK
ON FACE:

Make Up For Ever HD
Guerlain Voyage Enchante Illuminating Matte Powder
bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset Ready Blush
bareMinerals The Love Letter Ready Blush
ON EYES:

Anastasia Self-Made Eyeshadow Palette
Tom Ford Night Sky Cream & Powder Eye Color

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