Bobbi Brown Imperial Red is a very cool-toned, medium-dark red with a cream finish. It is a permanent lipstick that retails for $37.00 and contains 0.13 oz.
Bobbi Brown Imperial Red Luxe Lip Color ($35.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a deep red with subtle, cooler, pink undertones and a glossy finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation, which did apply evenly and smoothly, so it looked like stain glass on the lips as there was still very rich, pronounced color on the lips. The texture was moderately emollient, so it didn't tug while I applied, but it had more slip. I did not personally experience feathering or bleeding around the edges of my lips, but the consistency makes me think it might on others more prone to those things. This shade wore well for five and a half hours and left behind a strong stain. Chanel Memoire (224) (P, $37.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Boldface (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Bite Beauty Tannin (DC, $24.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Sandals (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Carmine Rouge (LE, $19.00) is lighter, less glossy (95% similar). KVD Beauty Hexagram (P, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). Shiseido Ruby Copper (RD501) (DC, $28.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Hourglass Icon (P, $32.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Rouge Captivant (86) (P, $40.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). MAC Just a Bite (LE, $19.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Tarte Miami Vice (P, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Spiderweb (DC, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Makeup Geek Elegant (P, $15.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay The 405 (P, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Stellar Beauty Super Sonic 04 (P, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever C405 (DC, $22.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Tony (P, $36.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Make Up For Ever Raspberry Red (401) (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC MAC Red (P, $19.00) is less glossy (95% similar). Cle de Peau Pillow Book (P, $65.00) is darker (95% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
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A lip color that boosts moisture levels and intensely rejuvenates and conditions lips. Luxe Lip Color intensely rejuvenates lips, helping to reduce the appearance of lip lines and relieve lip flaking. Infused with vitamins C and E and MaxiLip, a powerful peptide, this lipstick plumps lips, supports natural collagen production, and minimizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Encased in a sleek, gold tube, just one swipe delivers vibrant, full-coverage color.