Bobbi Brown Party Alice Lip Color Review, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi Brown Party Alice Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Party Alice Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2011: Party Alice Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Party Alice Lip Color ($23.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink rose.” It’s a new and limited edition shade from Bobbi Brown’s holiday collection. The Lip Color is designed to deliver “Rich color” with a “soft-matte finish,” while still moisturizing and being comfortable to wear. Party Alice is more like a coral-pink on me than rose; more peony than rose if we’re going to use floral descriptors! It’s opaque in color with a creamy finish that has a gentle sheen but no shimmer. There’s enough vibrancy there to brighten the face but not enough to make it a bright or neon shade at all; there’s a slightly dusty quality to the color. It’s a bit darker than MAC Ultra Darling, more opaque than Chanel Coquette, pinker and darker than NARS Niagara, and not as bright as Chanel Genial.

Bobbi Brown’s Lip Color formula is good; it delivers on the full color coverage it promises, and it isn’t drying. I find that they’re moisturizing enough to wear without feeling the urge to apply lip balm for four to five hours, though by six hours I’m ready for a boost of moisture. The creaminess in the texture allows for even color to deposit on the lips and good glide overall. Generally, I get four to six hours of wear with this formula, though I reached five hours with Party Alice in particular (it’s been awhile since I’ve tested the formula!).

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Bobbi Brown Party Alice Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Party Alice Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Party Alice Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Party Alice Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Party Alice Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Party Alice Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Party Alice Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Party Alice Lip Color

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About the 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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This is exactly the color I’ve been craving lately! Not totally related, but if one was choosing between a Chanel Rouge Coco Shine and Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color, which would you recommend most? I’m usually a matte lipsticks kind of girl, but lately I’ve been wanting a bit of shine.

They’re such different formulas! Rich Lip Color is opaque and creamy, less shine – Rouge Coco Shine is fairly sheer, lots of shine. I don’t like Rouge Coco Shines really – they disappear in 1-2 hours and I find them drying (go figure!). Rich Lip Colors wear much, much longer and I don’t find them drying – definitely a good formula.

I live in NARS Heat Wave and MAC Ruby Woo, so anything less matte than those qualifies as full-on shine in my brain somehow. I think I’ll try the Rich Lip Color because I can never be bothered to re-apply and a wear time of 1-2 hours just seems pointless! Thanks!


So out of curiosity, do you purposely swatch colors that look good on you? I know my boyfriend (a super sweetie) always says, “Wow, everything looks great on you”… but it’s because I purposely only buy things that look great on me πŸ˜›

Yes, I need some BB in my life.

I don’t even know what the colors look like most of the time–until I actually swatch–and I don’t think I’ve ever chosen to photo/swatch/test something because I thought it’d look good on me (actually, that’s probably the last thing I think; it’s that moment when I see my face at 4000×3000 pixels and go, “Oooh, that is not good on me!”).

Do you remember the highlighter and cheek color in this pic? Even your eyeshadow is flawless! All nice and glowy your pic is! Great lip color also!!! Thanks Christine πŸ™‚

This color is amazing, it’s perfect. I love it. It’s a shame it’s limited edition. The color is definitely nicer applied than in the tube.

OH NO!! Another Nordstrom order!! HAHA, this is such a unique kinda shade…and I love the way Bobbi Brown LipSticks feel…so smooth!! Gorgeous color too!! Thanks for letting us know how pretty this new LE color is. Happy Weekend Christine ;c)

Hi Christine! Thanks for your review. What a gorgeous color! It looks fabulous on you. Would you compare it to MAC viva glam Cyndi? It looks almost identical, but maybe the color is distorted on my computer screen. Thanks!

It’s so ‘Ohhhh C’mon babe, come to mama !!’ X3

So pretty on you, Christine :3

I’m gonna get this ! [run through the doors straight to the shop at the speed of light]

Ty for sharing <3

I bought this last week and I love it. On my pigmented lips there’s no coral at all, it’s a deep rose. But it’s a warm rose which suits me and I love the formula. The name is cool too.

I just nabbed it today while Christmas shopping, and I definitely have to recommend it as a great coral for us cool-toned girls. It’s a little subtler and muted on my paler complexion but still quite flattering. Thank you so much for the recommendation!

Fair warning to anybody wanting to try it, though – it’s apparently selling out very quickly. The tube I bought today was the last one they had in stock at my Nordstrom’s. :O

Lovely color!On my lips, that looks exactly like Mac Gem of Roses so I’ll pass but otherwise, I’d totally buy it!!As always, looking great Christine!

Christine that looks gorgeous on you! I’m pretty fair skinned with blonde hair and green eyes so I don’t know if it might be too bright for me, but based on the swatches and how it looks on you, I just called my favorite Bobbi Brown gal and ordered the lipstick, as well as all 3 dual ended eye liners, pretty much based on your recommendations! Now I can’t WAIT to get my stuff and try it out!

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