Bobbi Brown Showstopper Luxe Prismatic LipstickBobbi Brown Showstopper Luxe Prismatic Lipstick ($37.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a vibrant, medium red with neutral undertones and fine, ruby red pearl woven through a more metallic finish. There was a smattering–read: buried under all the red pigment–of iridescent pearl that lured one in from the promo image but didn’t really exist in person.
On the brand’s website, under “why it’s different,” it says that it “comes coated in shimmer” as a “bonus” (ha, more like a cruel joke!), but under “what it is” (which is the first description), it’s supposed to have a “color-shifting” effect with “multidimensional pearl shimmer.” It doesn’t have any color shift, and the shimmer in it is more tonal, so it didn’t come off as multidimensional either. So, you’ll find that “product” on the rubric is quite down (where other claims can be accounted for). This is why oversprays can be more misleading than they are interesting.
The product itself was opaque in a single layer with a moderately dense, lightly creamy consistency that had good adhesion and was comfortable to apply and to wear. It stayed on nicely for over six hours, left a stain behind, and felt neither drying nor hydrating over time.
Polybutene, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polyethylene, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Microcrystalline WaxCera MicrocristallinaCire Microcristalline, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Octyldodecanol, Dicalcium Phosphate, WaterAquaEau, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, [+/- Mica, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Bronze Powder (Ci 77400), Carmine (Ci 75470), Copper Powder (Ci 77400), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Orange 5 (Ci 45370), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 21 (Ci 45380), Red 27 (Ci 45410), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 22 Lake (Ci 45380), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Red 33 Lake (Ci 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (Ci 15985)]
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