The Summer Season: Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick
Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick

The Summer Season: Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Guava Lip Color ($22.00 for 0.12 oz.) is an opaque shade of peachy coral with no shimmer, just a soft sheen, and a creamy feel and look.  It applies beautifully and makes lips look fuller and softer.  This is a great way to wear coral without being too coral, and it’s a fitting shade for summer without being bright or bold, too.  It’s not sheer so it’s still noticeable, though.  Gotta love the scent- and taste-free nature of it, too!

Is this the right coral for you? Would you wear it?

The Summer Season is a series of posts featuring bright, vibrant shades of coral, orange, and pink lipsticks and lipglosses — all perfect for a summer of fun — that runs through July 2010.

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Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick

Bobbi Brown Guava Lipstick

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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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This is one of my BB’s favourite lipstick! Great color, great texture, and great durability! It has the perfect touch of pink needed for being more wearable. even though it looks darker on my lips than in yours Christine!

You can really wear so many colours! so jealous. only pinks suit me I think but i’ll have to try to move outside my comfort zone. anyway this is lovely, would be perfect with a chocolate brown smokey eye!

thanks, i would love to take pictures of all my eye make up just to have for myself and to remember what i did before. I dunno if my camera is good enough but i’ll give it a go!

Macro setting if you have a point in shoot is key! And if the flash washes it out, try a tissue over the flash to diffuse/soften — or see if you can manually dial down the flash (depends on your camera!).

A very nice wearable shade indeed. It looks classic and “safe”, if I could put it that way. The kinda shade you would wear to Satuday brunch with your in-laws. 🙂

Silly question, but is there such thing as a cool orange? I’d like to wear orange lips but given my cool undertones, I never can!

This is such a pretty color! Unfortunately, coral usually looks weird on me, maybe the trick is finding the right shade for my skin. Im an nc40-42 and Im still trying to find shades that look good for me. I might test this out next time Im at Macys.

Oooh, this might be a good replacement for Urban Decay’s Jailbait… more coral, I think, but it looks close. I love the color of Jailbait, but I hate the taste. Definitely checking this one out 🙂

This is a really nice shade, a sort of peach-coral. I’ve been searching for a shade like this, so I’ll be checking this one out..

Lovely! Christine, how does this compare to Mac’s Vegas Volt? I have VV and love this but I don’t want dupes. Thanks! 🙂

oh, Christine, please stop breaking my bank! Start only posting ugly lipsticks that I will never in a million years buy or wear!

–yet another that HAS to be added to my list of wants.

Hey, Christine! I was wondering whether you know a good drugstore dupe for this. I LOOOVE this color but I don’t really have $22 for a lipstick at the moment. Thanks in advance if you know of one! 🙂

Gorgeous! Reminds me of Stila’s Convertible Color in Lillium, my HG blush, which I sometimes wear on lips as well. going to go get me this l/s. thanks for nice review and swatches!

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