Hey gorgeous gals,
I seem to be on a lipstick reviewing trip right now! Not only am I penning down (ok…typing) a lipstick review right now, I have at least a dozen more in the pipeline!! 😛 Excited? I sure am!! So, let’s review a lipstick from what used to be one of my favorite brands – Bobbi Brown. I say “used to” because I really don’t know how I feel towards the brand anymore ever since Bobbi Brown left the brand. I guess a lot will depend on what road the brand takes up in her absence and whether they stick to the philosophy Bobbi had created to with her first ever lipstick launch or they get sold out on the Instagram route. I guess time will tell….The lipstick I have for review today was launched in late 2015 – while Bobbi was still at the helm of things. I did review two shades from this line earlier – namely, “Hibiscus” and “Hot Rose.” Do check those reviews out as well.
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A full coverage, vitamin C and E-infused lipstick that plumps lips, supports natural collagen, and smooths the look of lines and wrinkles. What it does: 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. What it is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates.
USD $35/INR 3300 for 3.8 gm.
My Experience with Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Neutral Rose:
Packaging: Bobbi Brown 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.
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Shade: The shade, “Neutral Rose” has been described by the brand as a neutral pinky rose color. It is a medium, muted, rosy pink with warm undertones and a creamy finish. I love this shade. I am partial to rosy shades – it is not a new phenomenon, it has been like this since ages. I still remember the first lipstick that made me go –‘OMG!! It’s so stunning and the shade is so ME!!” was the shade “Rose Blossom” from Bobbi Brown’s Rich Lip Color range. And the only other shade which joined those ranks was probably Estee Lauder’s “Rebellious Rose” from their Envy line.
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I love those shades though both are quite different form each other and extremely very different from this “Neutral Rose.” This one doesn’t join the hall of fame like the two shades I mentioned above, but it is still freaking beautiful, flattering and very easy to carry off. If I was still in corporate world, I would have been going through tubes of this lipstick shade. The shade isn’t n*de or MLBB, it has medium depth, is flattering – and yet, it is not overpowering or demanding attention – freaking gorgeous!!
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Texture: The lipstick feels extremely lightweight, though not weightless. It glides on smoothly. 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 by Bobbi Brown. 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 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 slip on the lips.
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Pigmentation: Pigmentation is quite good. A single layer gives a full wash of colour. Like I said, as a habit, we tend to go over our lips a couple of time, but that isn’t really required. The colour is fully opaque and hides my lip pigmentation very well.
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Lasting Power: The lipstick gives you about 5 hours of wear; however a meal will make it disappear unless you were doing finger foods. This shade does not leave a stain either. So, one would definitely need re-application mid day. As the lipstick starts to wear off, it does so evenly, without getting or looking patchy.
Fragrance: I couldn’t smell any fragrance – while applying or even when I put my nose to it!
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To sum this up for you:
Pros of Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Neutral Rose:
- A beautiful, everyday yet flattering shade.
- Lightweight texture.
- Good 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.
Cons of Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Neutral Rose:
- Nothing at all.
Overall, I feel that Bobbi’s lipstick (or her makeup in general) is such high quality and you get what you pay for. However, I understand that the price tag on this one is not issue to ignore or swallow, so this might not be for everyone. However, if this is your budget and you do want to pick up a good quality product – you really cannot go wrong with Bobbi’s line (I think I’m gonna cry a little because it’s no more her line…). The one thing which has always made her lipsticks stand out is the fact that the colours will never STAND OUT!! Meaning, her shades somehow have this natural twist to them. Even a “bold bright red” lipstick will not be garish and a “bright fuchsia” will not be “in-your-face” kind. Her colours really do flatter a person’s natural beauty and make you feel confident and “Neutral Rose” lipstick is one such color.
Do I Recommend Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Neutral Rose?
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