Bobbi Brown Retro Red, Red Velvet, Parisian Red Luxe Lip Colors Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “blue red.” It’s a bright, medium red with subtle, cool undertones and a soft sheen. It was richly pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that applied beautifully. The color lasted for six and a half hours and was hydrating while worn. Urban Decay Spiderweb (LE, $18.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay 69 (DC, $22.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Cle de Peau Dragon Red (P, $65.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Cardinal (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). MAC Yoni Crush (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Urban Decay No-Tell Motel (DC, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Estee Lauder Noirish (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Everyday Diva (P, $25.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Deadly Catch (LE, $26.00) is darker, less glossy (95% similar). Estee Lauder Vengeful Red (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Chanel Carmin (LE, $37.00) is darker (95% similar). Shiseido Poppy (RD312) (DC, $28.00) is cooler (95% similar). Edward Bess Eternal Passion (P, $32.00) is glossier (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Original Sin (P, $57.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Besame Besame Red 1920 (P, $22.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain Gala (DC, $58.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Zealot (DC, $18.00) is more shimmery, glossier (90% similar). Shiseido Code Red (221) (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Ruby (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Innovator (P, $32.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Red Velvet Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “deep rich red.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown-based red with warm undertones and a soft sheen. It had good color coverage with a really smooth, creamy texture that glided right on with even coverage. The color stayed on well for over six hours, left a light stain behind, and was hydrating over time. Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $18.00) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Melted Velvet (P, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Shiseido Real Ruby (RD502) (DC, $28.00)(95% similar). Sephora Deep Water Bay (24) (P, $8.00)(95% similar). NARS Majella (P, $25.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (DC, $26.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (DC, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Heat (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (DC, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Hourglass Visionary (P, $32.00) is cooler (95% similar). YSL Black Red (71) (LE, $38.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Emotional (140) (P, $32.00) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (LE, $18.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Shiseido Bloodstone (RD503) (DC, $28.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Camden Chic (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted, less glossy (85% similar). NARS Olivia (P, $34.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). YSL Rouge Caftan (92) (LE, $38.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Parisian Red Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “true yellow red.” It’s a bright, medium red with warm, yellow undertones and a glossy finish. It had very nearly opaque pigmentation with a very creamy, more emollient consistency (compared to the rest of the formula) that applied well without streaking. I didn’t have any issues with feathering/bleeding, but it has enough slip that it could be a concern for those who experience those issues more often. It wore well for six hours and was moisturizing while worn. Tom Ford Beauty Warren (P, $36.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). Urban Decay F-Bomb (DC, $18.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Cockney (DC, $19.00) is lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Shiseido Real Ruby (RD502) (DC, $28.00) is more muted, less glossy (90% similar). Sephora Deep Water Bay (24) (P, $8.00) is less glossy (90% similar). Smashbox Get Fired (P, $21.00) is lighter, less glossy (90% similar). Guerlain Flaming Red (823) (DC, $58.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (LE, $18.00) is cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Showstopper (134) (DC, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Rouge Fatal (LE, $57.00) is lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Red Lantern (P, $65.00) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced 90210hhh (DC, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Mrs. Mia Wallace (DC, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Emotional (140) (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bad Blood (DC, $18.00) is darker, less glossy (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pomegranate (DC, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Urban Decay Rock Steady (DC, $18.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (DC, $26.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Heat (LE, $18.00) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Grandifolia (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% 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 Retro Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Retro Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Red Velvet Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Red Velvet Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Red Velvet Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Red Velvet Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Red Velvet Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Red Velvet Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Red Velvet Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Red Velvet Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Red Velvet Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Red Velvet Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Red Velvet Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Red Velvet Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Parisian Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Parisian Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Parisian Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Parisian Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Parisian Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Parisian Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Parisian Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Parisian Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Parisian Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Parisian Red Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Parisian Red Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Parisian Red Luxe Lip Color

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

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Katherine T. Avatar

Wow, these reds aren quite stunning! And they add such a nice shine and plumpness to the lips. At $35, I was initially skeptical this could compete with NARS Audacious, but this line looks like a contender

Nancy T Avatar

As a bona fide red lover, I am just giddy for these! Especially loving Retro Red and Brown Red Velvet! But even the yellow-red, Parisian Red, is quite a beauty, too.
I think that even though I love how a matte red lip looks, I am beginning to appreciate a more emolliant, richly pigmented creamy formula while living in such a dry climate. So these are a WIN in my book!

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