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Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow Highlighting Powder ($46.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a soft, light-medium pink with warm undertones and a lighter, peachy gold shimmer-sheen finish. Makeup Revolution Peach Kiss (P, $9.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Botanic Dream (P, $4.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Highlight #2 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Iced (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #16 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Makeup Geek Starlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). LORAC Bold Spirit (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Full Service (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Made Me Do It (LE, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rekindle (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow (P, $48.00) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Paradise Lust (Top) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Ibiza (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (-, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Zanzibar (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $52.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Enigmatic (P, $9.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Sassy Grape (LE, ) is cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Copacabana (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition highlighting powder designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” The texture was very soft and smooth, while it had a firmer feel to it overall, so it seems like a product that would take awhile to get through, but the firmness didn’t make it hard to apply or get color payoff out of the powder. It had medium, buildable coverage, which is in line with the brand’s description of the formula. Sunset Glow applied easily to the skin as it was quite blendable, while it wore well for eight hours before I noticed it fading along the edges.

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Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder

Bobbi Brown Afternoon Glow Highlighting Powder ($46.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, rosy copper with warm undertones and a luminous, slightly metallic sheen. Estee Lauder Modern Mercury (LE, $65.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Whipped (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Mercier Temptation (LE, $44.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). J. Cat Beauty Pink Goddess (-, $9.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Burberry No. 04 Rose Gold (P, $68.00) is lighter (95% similar). Anastasia Amber Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz (P, $46.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Lancome Glowing Lights (P, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Glint (-, ) is lighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Tawny Glow (P, $48.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Might Be (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 15 Golden Pink (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Smoky Quartz (LE, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Rekindle (P, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Total Package (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Pearl Sunshine (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Superb (P, $33.00) is darker (90% similar). Dose of Colors Mírame (LE, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Telluride (LE, $48.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). bareMinerals The Premiere (LE, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition highlighting powder designed to give “high-impact, buildable radiance.” The texture is dense, firm but not difficult to use, with a very smooth, finely-milled consistency that blends out effortlessly. It is a stronger highlighter, so if you prefer very subtle glow, it might not be the right product for you; it is possible to get a very, very light sheen, but it definitely lends itself to a more moderate sheen when applied with a medium-hand and typical highlighter brush. The highlighter had medium, buildable color coverage. It didn’t emphasize pores on me, and it added a little color to my skin tone (light-medium). The highlighter wore well for eight hours before fading.

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Best Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colors — Top 15

Best Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color
Best Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color

Best Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a creamy, pigmented, moisturizing formula that wears well and has a great, smoothing effect on the lips due to the consistency and finish. There are 29 shades in the range (that I’m aware of), and since I have reviewed all 29, this is a very true top 15 as a result! 🙂 If you’ve tried the formula, I’d love to hear about your personal favorites or if you didn’t like the formula, let us know — write a review or submit a quick review below.
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Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum

PPermanent. $35.00/0.13 oz.

Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a "neutral brown berry." Read full review.

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02. Bobbi Brown Hot Rose

Bobbi Brown Hot Rose Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with strong, blue undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A+

03. Bobbi Brown Atomic Orange

Bobbi Brown Atomic Orange Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is described as a "bright yellow orange." Read full review.

A+

04. Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink

Bobbi Brown Raspberry Pink Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a "bright blue fuchsia." Read full review.

A

05. Bobbi Brown Retro Red

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. Read full review.

A

06. Bobbi Brown Red Velvet

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. Read full review.

A

07. Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose

Bobbi Brown Neutral Rose Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a "neutral pinky rose." Read full review.

A

08. Bobbi Brown Soft Berry

Bobbi Brown Soft Berry Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a "neutral rose berry." It's a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and a luminous shine. Read full review.

A

09. Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange

Bobbi Brown Sunset Orange Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a "bright red." It's a bright, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a glossy shine. Read full review.

A

10. Bobbi Brown Russian Doll

Bobbi Brown Russian Doll Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is described as a "rosy red." It's a bold, slightly brightened, medium-dark red with cool, blue undertones and a natural sheen. Read full review.

A

11. Bobbi Brown Bond

Bobbi Brown Bond Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep, muted plum with subtle, warm undertones and a lightly glossy, cream finish. Read full review.

A

12. Bobbi Brown Uber Rose

Bobbi Brown Uber Rose Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a creamy, lightly glossy finish. Read full review.

A

13. Bobbi Brown Pink Buff

Bobbi Brown Pink Buff Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a "creamy nude beige." It's a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with warm undertones and a creamy finish paired with moderate shine. Read full review.

A

14. Bobbi Brown Pink Guava

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. Read full review.

A

15. Bobbi Brown Parisian Red

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. Read full review.

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Glossover Breakdown

92%

Average Score
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27
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10
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1
D
0
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Glossover Averages
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
9
application
5
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92%
product
9
pigmentation
9.5
texture
9
longevity
9
application
5
Total
92%

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Based on 4 Reviews, 5 Quick Reviews

The Good: Creamy (3), Easy To Apply (3), Long-wearing (2), Moisturizing (2), Smooth (1)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (4), Buildable (1), Non-sticky (1), Flavored (1)

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The Good: Creamy (3), Easy To Apply (3), Long-wearing (2), Moisturizing (2), Smooth (1)

The In-Between: Highly Pigmented (4), Buildable (1), Non-sticky (1), Flavored (1)

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Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder

Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder
Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder

Bobbi Brown Bikini Bronze Beach Shimmer Powder ($45.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark bronzy brown with subtle grayish tones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. Colour Pop The Golden Child (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bahama (LE, $38.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Superb (P, $33.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). By Terry Light & Tan Vibes #1 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

It’s a new, limited edition formula/product for summer, which is supposed to give the “warmth and radiance of a natural tan.” It is heavily scented (and on purpose) with Bobbi Brown’s Beach scent, described as “notes of jasmine, sea spray, and mandarin.” There’s a lot of powderiness to the scent, which isn’t prevalent in the Beach fragrance I have from a few years ago. Unknown to me when I originally swatched it, the product is intended for decolletage, shoulders, and body, though for a body product, it is actually smaller than I would have expected–it is more in line with a typical face bronzer. The texture is firmer with a high amount of sparkle, so I can definitely see why it is more suitable to body bronzing than on the face. Nevertheless, it’s easier to show the result/coloring on the face, but rest assured I tested it on face and body, and once blended out, it doesn’t read nearly as sparkly as I anticipated–probably has to do with that stiffer texture. It blended out decently but could have been easier to work with. It lasted for eight hours before it started to fade, and if I had clothes that rubbed against the powder at all, it was much quicker to fade and isn’t transfer-proof at all.

The packaging might be the worst I’ve seen from Bobbi Brown; it is very, very thin, flimsy plastic–it felt more like the kind of temporary packaging you’d get when buying a refill pan or the like. There’s just no substance to it, and I was quite taken aback by it since it’s not an issue I’ve encountered with Bobbi Brown in the past.

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Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve & Downtown Plum Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Pale Mauve Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “light pinky mauve.” It’s a light-medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a natural sheen. The consistency was creamy, light-medium in weight, and glided on without tugging, but it wasn’t fully opaque and tended to accentuate lip lines. The color settled into lip lines over time, and the lipstick lasted for four hours on me with light hydration. This shade is a VIB Rouge exclusive. Make Up For Ever C105 (P, $22.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Naked Dream (LE, $17.50) is warmer, less glossy (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Kim K.W. (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Fame (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Soft Savour (LE, $17.50) is cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Bamboo (P, $65.00) is darker, glossier (90% similar). MAC Pretty Natural (LE, $17.50) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Blush (P, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Sonic Truth (244) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Love Happens (LE, $17.50) is warmer, less glossy (90% similar). MAC Pleasure's All Mine (LE, $20.00) is cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Desirable (P, $32.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Boca (LE, $17.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Ace (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Anita (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Addison (P, $36.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Mustique (LE, $55.00) is lighter, cooler, glossier (85% similar). Shiseido Hushed Tones (RD713) (P, $28.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC Cybernaut (LE, $23.00) is lighter (80% similar). Givenchy Street Rose (04) (P, $34.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Downtown Plum Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as a “neutral brown berry.” It’s a muted, medium-dark plummy brown with warm undertones and a soft shine. It was richly pigmented with a really smooth, creamy consistency that applied beautifully to lips–even, lush color. The color wore well for almost six hours and was moisturizing while worn. Colour Pop Mosh Pit (DC, $5.00) is lighter, cooler, less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C108 (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Calypso (LE, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Bite Beauty Brioche (P, $24.00) is cooler, less glossy (90% similar). Tarte Praise (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Cognac (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Daniel (DC, $36.00) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Bahama Brown (P, $35.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Temptation Waits (LE, $52.00) is more shimmery, warmer, glossier (85% similar). Tarte Glaze (LE, $24.00) is lighter, glossier (85% similar). Hourglass Achiever (P, $32.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Bite Beauty Chai (P, $26.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Tampered (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tarte TBT (P, $20.00) is lighter (80% similar). Tom Ford Beauty So Vain (50) (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, lighter (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 Baby Peach & Atomic Orange Luxe Lip Colors

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Luxe Lip Color
Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Luxe Lip Color

Bobbi Brown Baby Peach Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is described as a “bright peach coral.” It’s a light-medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a soft, glossy sheen. It had good pigmentation, though not fully opaque, with a more emollient, slightly slippery consistency. The color lasted for four hours on me and was nicely hydrating. I thought it was going to slip into lip lines, but it didn’t! Guerlain Peach Satin (540) (LE, $37.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Oversized (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Paul and Joe Beaute Once Upon a Time (081) (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Interrogate (P, $17.00) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Peach (LE, $26.00) is cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Praline (P, $24.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Sheer Mandarin (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Tropical Buzz (LE, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Tangerine Dream (P, $17.50) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Forbidden Sunrise (LE, $17.50) is darker, brighter (80% similar). MAC Tart & Trendy (LE, $17.50) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Bobbi Brown Atomic Orange Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 013 oz.) is described as a “bright yellow orange.” It’s a vibrant, medium orange with warm, red undertones and a natural finish. It was intensely pigmented and had full color coverage. The consistency is creamy, light-to-medium in weight, comfortable wear with a hydrating formula that lasted for five and a half hours on me. Bite Beauty Nearly Neon Orange (LE, $26.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Tourne (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Ravishingly Rich (P, $23.00) is less glossy (95% similar). MAC Fashion Nomad (LE, $19.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Bite Beauty Marmalade (LE, $24.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever Orange (300) (P, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever C304 (P, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Cray Cray (P, $20.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Maybelline Tangy Tulip (960) (LE, $7.49) is lighter (95% similar). Maybelline Electric Orange (P, $7.99) is lighter (85% similar). Estee Lauder Daring (P, $32.00) is lighter (90% similar). Bite Beauty Pare (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). MAC Tart & Trendy (LE, $17.50) is lighter (85% 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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