Hey Gorgeous Gals,
I have one more red lipstick to share with you. I have been using neutral lipsticks for so long now – neutrals with a hint of pink or peach or purple. Using reds after so long kind of took me by surprise – how much they can change the entire look of the face. So, let’s talk about “Red Velvet”.
What it is:
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:
-Apply directly onto the lips from the tube or use a lip brush for a more precise application.
USD $35 / INR 3300 for 3.8 gms
My Experience with Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Red Velvet:
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.
Shade: The shade, “Red Velvet”, is described by the brand as a deep rich red. It is a medium to dark, warm toned red with a creamy sheen. This shade is deeper and warmer than the shade “Imperial Red“.
Texture: The lipstick is consistent to the ones I reviewed earlier. It feels extremely lightweight, though not weightless. 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 by Bobbi Brown. 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 adhers 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 make them appear plumped and the fine lines on my lips seem less evident with this one.
Pigmentation: Pigmentation is excellent. Unlike Imperial Red, there is no translucency. The shade is fully opaque in a single swipe.
Lasting Power: The lipstick gives you about 6-6.5 hours of wear. The shade leave a soft stain which gives you an another hour or more of wear time. 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!
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Red Velvet:
- A beautiful, medium to dark red with a warm undertone.
- Lightweight texture.
- Excellent pigmentation.
- Very comfortable to wear – no feeling of dryness or clinginess.
- Easy to apply and get clean lines.
- Applies smoothly and evenly, slides on like butter.
- No feathering or bleeding.
- Luxe packaging.
- Decent wear time .
- Free from Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates.
- Leaves a strong stain.
Cons of Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Red Velvet:
- Nothing at all.
IMBB Rating: 5/5
Do I Recommend Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Red Velvet?
This one is such a different take of red from the shade I reviewed earlier – “Imperial Red“. While Imperial Red was a happy bright red; this one is a deeper, warmer, more mature red. It makes one feel more put together somehow.
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