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Hey gorgeous gals,
I’m back with another Bobbi Brown review for you today. After sharing some bright reds for you in my earlier reviews, today’s review is on a more neutral shade! It’s BOND – just Bond!! Not James Bond!! Ok. Ok. That was cheesy! Moving on…:P
A full-coverage, vitamin C and E-infused lipstick that plumps lips, supports natural collagen, and smooths the look of lines and wrinkles. Luxe Lipstick 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. Just one swipe delivers vibrant, full-coverage color. It comes encased in a sleek, gold tube. It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
USD $35/INR 3300 for 3.8 gm.
My Experience with Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Bond:
Packaging: Bobbi Brown has moved from her classic black packaging to the one colour which has always indicated luxe – “gold!” So, the case for the luxe lip color happens to be a golden one with Bobbi Brown written on the side and her lovely logo etched on top. The bullet itself is free from any branding. The lipstick has the regular twist-up mechanism and lacks the magnetic closure. However, the cap fits in snugly, so there are very little chances of it coming undone in a bag. As with all things Bobbi Brown – the lipstick comes packaged in a black box, which has the ingredients mentioned on it.
Shade: The shade, “Bond,” is pure love for me. It is a medium to deep, muted plum shade with warm undertones and a smooth sheen. It is a neutral shade, will work for all seasons, easy to wear and easy to carry off. This is the no-brainer shade, in my opinion.
Texture: The lipstick is consistent with other shades in the line. It feels extremely lightweight. It glides on with buttery smoothness. You don’t need to layer it up, but if you do, it still won’t get cakey or heavy. The beauty of the product also lies in the fact that the smoothness with which it glides, stays on. The satin smoothness does not get drying over time. It keeps the lips hydrated as promised. At the end of the day – your lips feel better off having worn the lipstick.
Having said that, what works for me is also that despite the softness it provides, the texture doesn’t migrate or move around too much on the lips. It adheres well to the lips once applied. Yes, it does transfer to other surface it touches – because of the satin finish, but you do not feel the product slipping around on the lips, causing bunching up of colour or sinking into fine lines. None of that! The smoothness it provides to the lips makes them appear plumped and the fine lines on my lips seem less evident.
Pigmentation: Pigmentation is excellent – fully opaque in a single swipe. No need to build up the shade or attempt to make the application look even.
Lasting Power: The lipstick gives you about 6-6.5 hours of wear. The shade leaves a soft pinkish-purple stain As the lipstick starts to wear off, it does so evenly, without getting or looking patchy.
Fragrance: There is a very faint fragrance – when I put my nose to it!
Pros of Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Bond:
- A beautiful, easy-to-wear neutral lipstick shade.
- Lightweight texture.
- Excellent pigmentation.
- Very comfortable to wear – no feeling of dryness or clinginess.
- Easy to apply and to get clean lines.
- Applies smoothly and evenly, slides on like butter.
- No feathering or bleeding.
- Luxe packaging.
- Decent wear time.
- Free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
- Leaves a strong stain.
Cons of Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Bond:
- Nothing at all.
Would I Recommend Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Bond?
I really do like this shade. I guess, ever since I started experimenting with eye makeup, I tend to reach for neutral shades more. They are flattering and do not clash with the eye makeup. Having said that, this is the kind of shade which will find its way into my handbag – the “no-brainer,” yet pretty shade.
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