Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose, Pink Buff, Soft Berry Luxe Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “neutral pinky rose.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy pink with warm undertones and a moderate shine. It was richly pigmented with true, one-stroke color payoff. The texture was creamy, light-to-medium in weight (not heavy, but it’s not featherweight), and comfortable to wear. The color wore well for four and a half hours, while the formula was nicely hydrating from start to finish. Urban Decay Strip (DC, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Honey Bear (DC, $22.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (DC, $28.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pepper (DC, $24.00) is lighter (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Angel (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Maybelline Touch of Spice (P, $7.99) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Laura Mercier Cinnful (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Estee Lauder Irresistible (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Anita (P, $34.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $36.00) is warmer (85% similar). bareMinerals XOX (PiP, $20.00) is cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $36.00) is brighter, cooler (85% similar). Shiseido Rose Muse (211) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Bite Beauty Hazelnut (DC, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Dior Ultra Lust (485) (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Berry (P, $37.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Glamourdaze (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). ColourPop Canoodle (P, $7.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). bareMinerals Heaven (PiP, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “creamy nude beige.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a creamy finish paired with moderate shine. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single pass of product, and the color distributed evenly and smoothly over the lips. The glossier finish combined with the full coverage made lips look plumper and fuller. This shade wore well for four and a half hours, and it was hydrating while worn. ColourPop Ink Blot (LE, $7.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Mocha (P, $19.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Fenty Beauty S1ngle (P, $18.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Candy (LE, $20.00)(90% similar). Bobbi Brown Uber Nude (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay Carnal (DC, $22.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Brat Pack (LE, $7.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Apricot Gold (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop At Twilight (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Dolce (202) (PiP, $38.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Lay Over (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Discreet (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Guerlain #17 (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Shiseido Incense (209) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Carrera (LE, $34.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Shiseido Amber Afternoon (BR322) (DC, $28.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Hourglass I'm Addicted (P, $34.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). ColourPop Dreamy (PiP, $7.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (85% similar). MAC Gabriel Zamora (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Hourglass I've Never (P, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “neutral rose berry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous shine. It had rich, opaque color coverage with a creamy consistency that glided on easily. The color wore well for five hours, and it was moisturizing during as well as after it wore away. Shiseido Rose Crush (RD715) (DC, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). Estee Lauder Bois de Rose (P, $32.00) is brighter (90% similar). Chanel Fidelite (75) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Mosh Pit (LE, $7.00) is lighter (95% similar). Shiseido Night Rose (203) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Ce Soir (DC, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Dr. Facilier (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bite Beauty Rosewood (DC, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Glowing Jen (P, $37.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Revlon Blushing Nude (P, $8.49) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Glamourdaze (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Keep Tame (LE, $18.00) is lighter, less pigmented, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Viva La Vergara (P, $37.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Richard (P, $36.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cary (P, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Zin (DC, $24.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Matinee (30) (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Pure Marsala (LE, $18.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Jicama (DC, $24.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Daniel (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% 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 Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color

Makeup Look
On face:
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  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
  • Too Faced Flush and Stardust Cheek Colors
On eyes:
  • Too Faced Le Grand Palais Eyeshadow Palette

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Nicole Avatar

I was at the mall yesterday and had to try some of these on after reading your first round of reviews. Pink Buff went home with me. So pretty and feels so good on the lips without being a slippery mess. I see a new lipstick obsession in this one.

Christine, do you know if Bare nude is maybe a Laura Mercier exclusive or something? I was looking to try that one too. But, Nordstrom didn’t even have it stocked. I love Pink Nude though. So, it’s all good!

Nicole Avatar

No problem Laura. I was worried about that too. They feel super nice on the lips. I bought Pink nude and opted for a liner under it and it wore really well. I would just say wipe off all lip balm before you apply. You won’t really need it with these. 🙂

Caitlin Avatar

I love the way these look on you Christine!! I’ve never bought anything from Bobbi Brown for some reason, I don’t know why because Bobbi herself is awesome and I love the fact that the brands motto is enhancing peoples natural beauty rather than masking it. These really do look gorgeous but I think I’m covered with MAC Brave since I’m more into bright lip colours rather than MLBB shades x

Katherine T. Avatar

Oooh, that Neutral Rose looks pretty! I have one of the dupes already (Maybelline Touch of Spice) and have been eyeing the others. This collection has some great, wearable colors

Tammy B Avatar

I love all three! These are the type of shades that work as nudes on my medium warm skin tone and naturally mauve colored lips. If I go any lighter, I have to use concealer over my lips. Glad to hear they performed so well. I have one Bobby Brown lip color and has the creamy, opaque coverage that I love. These might have to part of my October beauty budget.

Maureen Avatar

Christine, Thank you for the thorough review of this new lipstick. I’ve been wearing BB lipsticks for two years and enjoyed great success with the various formulas. I was dismayed to read that this new line is scented. Dior, Chanel, etc., lipsticks are too heavily scented for my severe allergies. Shame on BB for adding scent to a lipstick–Soft Berry would have been a buy.

Nancy T Avatar

Well, I guess I’m so predictable, because of course I love all 3! They dupe 3 of my absolute favorite lippys, Royally Riotous, Touch Of Spice, and TF Pink Chocolate, too! Funny how I always forget that these lipsticks are my *true* throw-and-go’s, along with MAC Cosmo ( GORGEOUS), Mac Marque and UD Liar!
( Pink Buff is STILL tempting! )

Bonnie Avatar

Wow I like these so much more than I thought I would!! I have to grab soft Berry, sounds like the formula is fantastic and it’s a beauty. These look so nice on you! I’m definitely inspired to try them after seeing them on you in full face pictures!

El Avatar

Soft Berry reminds me of one of my favourite lipsticks in the 90s – it was a Clinique one, called Berry Buff (long since discontinued!). If the scent doesn’t bother me, I’ll be getting that at counter.

Renee Avatar

Christine, you make any shade look sensational with your model perfect pout!!

Anyhow I picked up Maybelline Touch of Spice this weekend. Wowza!! I is a shockingly beautiful shade. I felt oh so glamorous in it. It has to been seen and tried to appreciate the velvety beauty and unbelievable pigment. Even the hubs said it was just beautiful, and he is not easily impressed!! 😉

P Jill Avatar

Soft berry is so pretty on you! I ran out to swatch it for myself—–too dark on me though. My first choice was neutral rose, but it swatches a lot like my Laura Mercier Lip parfait in Raspberry Ripple (which I love)

Lauren Avatar

I’ve been wearing Soft Berry for a few days and I think it may be … drumroll … the HOLY GRAIL. Soft Berry in this formula is perfect: one pass and blot for a light stain or a couple swipes to build the color and, either way, it wears for hours. Normally my lipstick slides off by the time I’m out the door. I typically never put on just one lipstick without adding a gloss (or 3), maybe a liner, etc. Now the cosmetic case in my purse is pretty empty. I’m sure a gloss would add a little something, but this lipstick doesn’t need anything. It is just right on its own. Amazing. Thank you for the great review as always, Christine!

Annie T. Avatar

I love all 3 shades, they’re neutral but have something interesting in them. How’s Neutral Rose compare to Burberry lip velvet in 307 Rose Pink, Christine? 😀

Shannon Avatar

Trying to decide between Bobbi Brown Soft Berry, Neutral Rose or Chanel Rouge Coco in Mademoiselle. All are pricey. Can you tell me between Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color and Chanel Rouge Coco which is sheerer?

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