We continue with our journey on all things Bobbi Brown. As I have mentioned in my previous articles, Bobbi Brown cosmetics are not about the colours of the rainbow. Rather, its about subtle makeup – as invisible as is possible – enhancing the true tone of a women’s lips, face, eyes. When Bobbi started off, she hated the lipsticks available in the market and wanted colors that would look like the wearer’s own lips, that would be creamy but have staying power, that would feel good and have no scent. And so, in 1990, she began working with a chemist on just such a line. In 1991, she launched ten neutral lipsticks at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. They had projected sales of 100 lipsticks in their first month; 100 were sold the first day!! That’s the power of Bobbi Brown cosmetics and I am so happy to see them come to India.
Bobbi Brown today has about 5 different kinds of lipsticks (excluding the Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks).
The lipstick I review for you today is again part of Bobbi’s Top 10 and was launched in 2011 – Rich Lip Color Lipstick – they are known to be extremely pigmented, lightweight with creamy texture and have SPF-12.
Rich Lip Color – In Bobbi’s own words – “I love this formula because it combines color-saturated coverage with an uber lightweight texture.”
Bright, get-noticed colour. Lightweight, yet intense, Bobbi’s latest formula combines pigments with a clear base to deliver pure, crisp color with just one swipe. Plus, it’s creamy and moisturizing, so lips feel as good as they look. Featured in Real Simple magazine’s “5 Worth-it-splurges” (March 2012) and the Today Show for its long-lasting, non-drying formula as well as wide range of shades that complement all skin tones. These were launched in 12 colours but are now available in 21 colours.
$25.00 for 3.8 gm (vs 3 – 3.2gms of product from other brands).
I bought it online for about INR 1500. Do let me know what the price is in the Saket shop.
The packaging is standard Bobbi Brown black – its sleek sturdy plastic packaging. These lipsticks come in a black square tube. The tube is packed in a cardboard box. There is no colour indicator on the packaging except the name written on the bottom. Just like MAC lipsticks, if you have more than one (which is quite possible once you try these!!), it is difficult to locate the shade you need, in your stash.
Rose Blossom, as per the website, is “a pink rose.”
It’s a bright (not neonish) pink with a hint of plum in it. In the tube, it looks fairly okay colour, however, on the lips, its transforning! It lights up the face, and your lips actually look like rose petals! Okay!! Stop laughing!! It really does. This range of Bobbi has numerous shades of pinks – I do think this is the best one!
The texture is a dream – and its pretty constant (standard) across different colours in this line. The lipstick just glides on giving opaque pigmentation – there is no tug or pull.
The product is creamy – but not glooppy. Post application, it becomes semi-matte – however, it does not sink into the fine lines on my lips. It is not really hydrating but neither does it dry my lips (and I do have dry lips). On the contrary, it is extremely light-weight, making you forget that you have any lipstick on.
It lasted for about 6 hours (with one snack in between) and left a very faint pink stain.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick – Rose Blossom:
- Beautiful colour – easily wearable, extremely flattering.
- Excellent pigmentation.
- Would suit most skin tones – from light spectrum to dark.
- Extremely lightweight – you forget that you have it on!
- Instantly brightens up the face.
- Easy application.
- Sleek and sturdy packaging.
- Does not feather.
- Despite its semi-matte finish – does not accentuate the fine lines of my lips.
- Did not dry out my lips.
Cons of Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick – Rose Blossom:
- The price might be a con here but the quality of the product is fabulous and incomparable.
There is no discernible smell or taste – like I said before, I am not classifying this aspect in pros and cons – because this is personal preference.
Everybody talks about their search of the perfect red lipstick, perfect foundation, etc., well, this is my PURRRRFECT PINK! I am in Love! In love with this colour and with this particular line of lipsticks. Bobbi Brown’s Rich Lip Colour is officially my favorite lipstick now and has been for a few months now! Though this was not the first one from this collection that I picked, but what I picked first was so amazing that I had to get more.
So which one did I pick first?? Wait for my next review!
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