Bobbi Brown Razzberry & Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Colors Reviews & Swatches

01/06

Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color

Razzberry

Bobbi Brown Razzberry Luxe Matte Lip Color ($37.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, moderately dense consistency that felt more velvety as it went on, though it felt incredibly lightweight on my lips despite having more substance to it. The color applied evenly and sat flatteringly on my lips. It wore well for seven and a half hours and left behind a stain behind. While it didn’t feel drying while worn, it clung to my lips more noticeably after six hours of wear (or after a meal).

Formula Overview

$37.00/0.15 oz. - $246.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour" wear with a "smooth, silky" consistency that yields "full coverage" and is "lightweight." The shades I've tried have been quite pigmented and have applied fairly evenly/smoothly across my lips. The texture has a denser, firmer feel in the tube with more of a velvety consistency--thicker but not at all heavy, in fact, quite lightweight--where I needed a bit more pressure to pull the lipstick across my lips. I wouldn't describe the texture was dragging, though, and the color distributed evenly across my lips. As the color wore down and became more matte over time, the texture looked a bit clingier, though it did not feel that way.

I have not had one shade last 12 hours on me; the lighter shades seem to wear between four and five hours, while the deeper shades last six to eight hours depending on how much they stained. The finish was more like a satin to semi-matte initially, and within a couple of hours, they all wore down to a truer matte finish (rather flat). They were comfortable to wear and often felt like nothing was on my lips at all. There was a subtle vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polybutene, Polyethylene, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla Cera, Dicalcium Phosphate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Vanillin, Fragrance. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Carmine (Ci 75470), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Orange 5 (Ci 45370), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163).


01/06

Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color

Vibrant Violet

Bobbi Brown Vibrant Violet Luxe Matte Lip Color ($37.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a bright, deep magenta with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good color coverage, though it needed a second layer for true opaque coverage. The lipstick was smooth, dense but not so firm that it became painful to apply. It distributed color evenly in a single layer, didn’t emphasize my lip lines, and was comfortable to wear as it was very lightweight. The color stayed on well for seven and a half hours and left behind a strong stain. The formula was neither drying nor hydrating, though it clung to my lips a bit more noticeably after five hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$37.00/0.15 oz. - $246.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "12-hour" wear with a "smooth, silky" consistency that yields "full coverage" and is "lightweight." The shades I've tried have been quite pigmented and have applied fairly evenly/smoothly across my lips. The texture has a denser, firmer feel in the tube with more of a velvety consistency--thicker but not at all heavy, in fact, quite lightweight--where I needed a bit more pressure to pull the lipstick across my lips. I wouldn't describe the texture was dragging, though, and the color distributed evenly across my lips. As the color wore down and became more matte over time, the texture looked a bit clingier, though it did not feel that way.

I have not had one shade last 12 hours on me; the lighter shades seem to wear between four and five hours, while the deeper shades last six to eight hours depending on how much they stained. The finish was more like a satin to semi-matte initially, and within a couple of hours, they all wore down to a truer matte finish (rather flat). They were comfortable to wear and often felt like nothing was on my lips at all. There was a subtle vanilla scent but no discernible taste.

Browse all of our Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Color swatches.

Ingredients

Isononyl Isononanoate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polybutene, Polyethylene, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) WaxCandelilla Cera, Dicalcium Phosphate, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Oil, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Vanillin, Fragrance. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Carmine (Ci 75470), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Orange 5 (Ci 45370), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163).

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Product Availability

Bobbi Brown Luxe Matte Lip Color $37.00/0.15 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
  • Wet 'n' Wild Bronze Dynasty Color Icon Bronzer
  • Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Glow Powder
On eyes:
  • Giorgoi Armani Moonlight (06) Eyes to Kill Stellar
  • ColourPop We Jammin' Jelly Much
  • ColourPop Foxes Jelly Much
  • ColourPop Short Circuit Jelly Much
  • Giorgio Armani Avant-Premiere Eyesahdow Quad
  • Urban Decay Perversion 24/7 Glide On Eye-Pencil
  • ColourPop Bungalow Jelly Much
  • ColourPop Ventura Jelly Much

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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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I noticed they had a similar look in the tube but formulas are definitely different applied/on (feels pretty different going on initially especially!).

No one can touch Pat, and I find the outer texture of these derivative. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but there are lawsuits over similar packaging. Not sure this is cool.

Hey KJH,

Do you mean the look of the lipstick itself in the tube or the packaging? I expect it’s the “pure matte powder pigments” that’s creating the actual texture of the lipstick. I wonder if the technology was exclusive to PMG initially but is now readily available? They have similar base ingredients, but the formulas are different, particularly in the hydrating/moisturizing type ingredients it looks like.

The case is a matte version of the Luxe range, which I believe may pre-date PMG actually!

Aren’t the new BB Luxe Matte lipstick casings a mattified version of their shiny, gokd regular Luxe Lipsticks cases? I compared my Matte and Regular cases after seeing kjh’s comment t and see little different except the gold and black shades are muted. I don’t have a Pat McGrath lipstick for comparison.

Razzberry is super luscious looking! Now to choose between it or PMG Executive Realness….🤔 Either one would work as an “everyday” shade that could meld with nearly anything I’d have on, though!
(I plead guilty to loving the name Razzberry a bit better!)

Seems like they are copying Pat McGraft’s lip sticks. I love the Bobbi Brown lip sticks that I own, hope they didn’t change the formula!

Razzberry was one of the two that I picked up and I’m over the moon for it for exactly the reasons you mentioned in your review: opaque, doesn’t emphasize lip texture, feels lightweight on the lips. It also seems to deepen after application. Vibrant violet looks gorgeous and is on my list to see in person.

My second shade, Cheeky Peach, seems to emphasize the dry patches on my lips and a second layer doesn’t with that coverage. It also has a slightly gritty feel upon application that disappears after application I’m taking more time to exfomiate my lips and apply a balm before application.

Hi Christine, they are nowhere near 12 hours. I like that the formula feels weightless on the lips and am fond of the darker and vibrant shades. Cheeky Peach can be patchy unless lips are smooth. The wear and the formula of cheeky Peach remind me of the Chanel Spring 2018 lipstick duos that had powder lip colour on one side and a balm on the other. I had one and hated it; despite my many efforts to make it apply smoothly on my lips. Cheeky Peach can look beautiful on well exfoliated lips.

I’m surprised people are making a connection between these and Pat McGrath’s – both are marketed as luxury mattes, but it certainly isn’t an idea no other brand has put out before, and so far, none of the BB colors that Christine has reviewed list any MatteTrance shades as dupes. The full color range seems to complement the existing BB Luxe Lip color shades.

Anyway, Vibrant Violet seems to be exactly the color I’m looking to purchase once I toss an old Face Stockholm lipstick that I know I really shouldn’t hold on to again through next summer. Unfortunately, the ColourPop dupe is no longer available, but I suppose I have ’til next spring to decide if I still want the Bobbi Brown one or can’t find a more affordable option. I have enjoyed the more recent lipsticks I’ve got from BB, so I know I can justify the price to myself if I really want it.

The ingredient lists actually share more similarity than I would have expected (based on the texture/wear), but what struck me is that the MatteTrance lipsticks have a particular texture in the actual bullet that makes them look different than the average tube lipstick and that the Bobbi Brown ones share that – which is, like I said, unusual. We’re seeing more “powder matte” type formulas and I’m wondering if the technology/ingredients/formulas for those are becoming more accessible.

You can see some of the ingredient lists for the MatteTrances here: https://www.temptalia.com/product/pat-mcgrath-mattetrance-lipstick/

Ah, thanks for that! I admit, as someone who doesn’t have any particular allergies or sensitivities to most color products, that I don’t tend to check the ingredients on lipsticks.

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