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. Colour Pop Ghosted (DC, $7.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Escape (P, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop She Said (P, $7.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Night Mauve (P, $54.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Laura Mercier Tutti Frutti (P, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, glossier (90% similar). Guerlain #65 (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Island Life (P, $21.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). YSL Berry Brazen (88) (P, $36.00) 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 Ines (LE, $36.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Aphrodite (P, $55.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Shush, Blush (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Pat McGrath Beautiful Creature (P, $40.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Estee Lauder Unattainable (P, $30.00) is darker, 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). NARS Vivien (P, $34.00) is lighter, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Rose Precieux (311) (LE, $36.00) is warmer, less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Cranberry (P, $29.00) is less 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. 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). MAC Como La Flor (LE, $19.50) is darker, more muted (95% similar). MAC Evening Posh (LE, $19.50) 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). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (DC, $28.00) is lighter (95% similar). Guerlain Greta (DC, $58.00) is brighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop JujuRouge (LE, $6.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C404 (P, $22.00) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Miami Vice (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). YSL Le Rouge (1) (PiP, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline On Fire Red (DC, $7.99) is brighter (90% similar). Smashbox Legendary (PiP, $21.00) is cooler (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.

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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

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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

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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I don’t remember, unfortunately, I didn’t write down the specific shades, but I think it was pretty much all but the brights in the palette!

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.

Lovely on you but I would do better with the blue red with my coloring. Have read much good about Bobbie Brown products over all.

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

Hibiscus is my kinda pink! I like the slight translucency of Russian Doll, too – don’t see that much in a vivid red shade.

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