Bobbi Brown Retro Coral, Pink Guava, Pale Coral Luxe Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pale pink coral.” It’s a medium coral with a hint of pink and warm undertones paired with a luminous sheen. It had mostly opaque color payoff with a creamy, moderately slippery consistency, so you could see “lines” if you pressed your lips together at times. The texture is lightweight and comfortable to wear, while the color lasted for four and a half hours on me and was hydrating over time. Buxom Two-Timer (DC, $21.00) is glossier (95% similar). Estee Lauder Cali Coral (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Understudy (114) (DC, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). NARS Juliette (P, $34.00) is brighter, less glossy (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Nectar (P, $28.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Guerlain Fancy Kiss (LE, $37.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Ethereal Orchid (LE, $30.00) is more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). Givenchy Brun Createur (103) (P, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Charles (P, $36.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Dreaming Dahlia (LE, $19.50) is lighter, glossier (90% similar). MAC Style Surge (P, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Rose (P, $19.00) is darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Bare Peach (23) (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder High Level (DC, $32.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Topanga (P, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Solar Affair (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Too Faced Coral Fire (DC, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Pink Guava Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “pink tangerine.” It’s a bright, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had nearly full color coverage, though there was just a little translucency to the color still. The texture was light-to-medium in weight, creamy, and comfortable on. It applied with smooth, even coverage, and the color wore well for five and a half hours. I found the formula moderately hydrating while worn. Givenchy Mandarine Bolero (304) (P, $36.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (95% similar). Givenchy Rose Dentelle (203) (P, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Geneva (48) (DC, $58.00) is lighter, glossier (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild What's Up, Doc? (P, $0.99) is darker (95% similar). MAC Hibiscus (LE, $19.50) is glossier (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Something Wild (46) (P, $54.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Toxic Tale (LE, $19.50) is brighter (90% similar). Clinique Poppy Pop (P, $19.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain #43 (P, $33.00) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Tilt (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Federico (P, $36.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Rouge Insolent (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Wired (P, $18.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dior Sunset (660) (LE, $34.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Camellia (P, $65.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Les Mepris (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Understanding (LE, $19.50) is more muted (90% similar). Smashbox LA Sunset (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Flower SZN (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). YSL Orange Crepe (82) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Pale Coral Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “midtone coral cream.” It’s a light-medium peach-orange with warm undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. The texture was quite creamy with light-to-medium weight to it, so it was thick enough where you could see “lines” if you pressed your lips together, and the more emollient consistency made it harder to apply evenly. It had good pigmentation, though, and lasted for four hours and was lightly hydrating. Colour Pop Oversized (LE, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Sushi Kiss (P, $19.50) is less glossy (95% similar). Colour Pop Peppermint (LE, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Peach (LE, $26.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Gotta Dash! (P, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Sephora Adventuring (63) (P, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). Urban Decay Sansa Stark (LE, $18.00) is less pigmented (80% similar). Bobbi Brown Soft Coral (P, $37.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). 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 Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Coral Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Guava Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Guava Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Guava Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Guava Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Guava Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Guava Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Guava Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Guava Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Guava Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Guava Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pink Guava Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pink Guava Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pale Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pale Coral Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pale Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pale Coral Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pale Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pale Coral Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pale Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pale Coral Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pale Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pale Coral Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pale Coral Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pale Coral Luxe Lip Color

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Makeup Look

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

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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These are all on my wish list! I received Pink Cloud and Bright Peony in preview and they both look great, but these three are the ones I REALLY want 🙂 Loving the formula so far.

Oooh, Pink Guava is the bomb.com!!!
I need that fruit-punchy color in my life, particularly for spring/ summer here in sunny-ville ( well, except for the previous 4 days in a row).
Retro Coral is also quite a cheery, happy color as well. Like these two a bunch!
Pale Coral? Um, no. Shades like that make me look green or jaundiced.

Pink Guava just went on my wish list! I like Retro Coral too. It sounds like it needs a liner which is rue for me with colors that are significantly lighter or darker than my natural lip color if they have a good amount of opacity. So, that one would be a go for me as well. 🙂

oh good lord. all three of those are so. freaking. gorgeous. holy cow. I’m such a sucker for colors like these, especially the pink guava. Christine, these are your colors – they look incredible on you!!!! I LOVE retro coral on you especially, it’s divine. Anyway, I really hope this is the end of this series? because you keep making me add more to my list and you’re killing me!!!! 😉

Haha, you know me and corals, Bonnie! 🙂

There are a few more! I think we are at five to go, though I just picked up the Sephora exclusives (not here yet).

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