Hey gorgeous gals,
Back with some more Bobbi Brown lipstick reviews for you! I hope you are enjoying the stunningly luscious shades from the Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color range. Today’s review is on the shade “Grenadine.” Let us find out if I liked this one as much as the others that I have reviewed previously.
An all-new lipstick formula that delivers a just-kissed stain effect in one swipe. What it does: Loaded with soft matte pigments for high color payoff with a blotted-down stain effect and formulated with vitamins E and C and beeswax, this lipstick glides on comfortably and leaves lips hydrated and kissably-soft. The long-wear formula gives lips color without feeling heavy, for a un-lipstick look and feel that doesn’t feather or fade. Swipe once for a pigment-rich, stained effect or more for a fuller-coverage look—no mirror required. It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. This product is free from titanium and other ingredients that add weight and give opaque coverage.
INR 1700 / USD $29 for 3.4gms (Not sure why Sephora site states 5 ml).
My Experience with Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Grenadine:
Packaging: The brand has kept the packaging in line with Bobbi Brown aesthetics by doing a cuboid back casing and yet gave it a fun and efficient twist. Each of the lipsticks have a colour coded band which extends to the lipstick tube itself. The colour of the band corresponds to the colour of the lipstick inside. So, if you have more than one of these, it’s easy to identify the shade from the packaging itself – plus it looks more fun and vibrant! The lipstick bullet is a regular twist up with the cap clicking soundly into place. The lip is indented which allows better precision in application. It comes packaged in the usual black cardboard box.
Shade: Described by the brand as a “mid-tone pink plum,” Grenadine is a medium, neutral to cool toned, bright pinkish plum shade. I expected the shade to be much darker (and vampy) – considering the name, as well as the colour in the tube. However, it is actually a very pretty and quite wearable tone of plum. The shade applies much lighter than the bullet (even when built up). It is a very pretty shade – bright and eye-catching without being loud or vampy. It will suit majority of skin tones and look flattering on them.
Texture: The formula is consistent to the other lipsticks that I have reviewed earlier. It feels light on the lips. The lipstick glides effortlessly but does not have too much slip where it would slide off the lip line either. It deposits pigment evenly. It is almost like a lip balm with buildable pigmentation. It is definitely hydrating. The texture is very lightweight and moisturizing. The lips look youthful. It fills in the lines on the lips and makes them look more hydrated.
What is most remarkable about the lipsticks is that the texture does not build up even when the pigment does. Meaning, normally, if a lipstick is not too pigmented, we build the colour by adding more swipes. However, as we add more swipes, we also end up depositing more product which adds texture to the lips and if the lipstick has a cream/satin texture, the product would end up sliding around on the lips. However, that does not happen with this lipstick. I assume it is because the texture is so light-weight. Whether swiped once or more – the pigment does not sink into the fine lines either.
Pigmentation: A single swipe gives substantial color, you don’t need to make an effort to build it up. Just a swipe or two gives a bruised stained look to the lips. Since this is a bright shade, even a single swipe has good colour payoff and looks becoming. However, the colour can be easily built up, this means about 5-6 swipes. However, this shade does retain a hint of translucency, despite its depth. My lip swatches and FOTDs are with built-up colours so that you can appreciate the difference between the two shades. However, I have shared arm swatches where one side is a single swipe of the lipstick and the other side is with multiple swipes. This will enable you to understand how low the pigmentation is and how richly it can be built up.
Lasting Power: When used as a single swipe, I get about 2.5-3 hours of wear. With multiple swipes, and the colour at full intensity, this shade gives me about 5-5.5hours of wear and leaves a very slight stain. I was actually surprised by this. I kind of expected that with this bright/deep a shade – I would get a deeper/brighter stain. But it doesn’t. It wears off evenly and does not get patchy.
Fragrance: This one has some fragrance. But, you feel it only if you really put your nose to it.
Pros of Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Grenadine:
- An easily wearable, bright, pinkish plum which would suit a plethora of skin tones.
- Extremely lightweight texture.
- Buildable pigmentation.
- Very comfortable to wear, no feeling of dryness or clinginess.
- Hydrating formula.
- Easy to apply and get clean lines.
- It applies smoothly and evenly – no tug or pull.
- No feathering or bleeding – despite the balmy texture.
- Does not flake.
- Classy and yet fun packaging.
- Decent wear time – 5-5.5 hours – considering their texture.
- Free from sulfates and phthalates.
- Product is free from titanium and other ingredients that add weight and give opaque coverage.
Cons of Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Grenadine:
- Nothing at all.
The shade was quite similar in performance to the shade “Cherry.” However, this shade is more unique and more flattering. Given a choice, I would pick this over the shade Cherry. Yes, I do recommend the shade.
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