Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick – Guava

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick – Guava

Hello Ladies! (and any guys who might also be tuning in!)

By now its fairly established that we love our corals and hot pinks Don’t know if its the feel of summer or just cosmetic companies throwing a lot of corals and hot pinks our way. Do you see your hand moving towards corals at the counter? Do you see yourself shortlisting pinks post seeing the reviews? Do you see yourslef drooling over pinky coral swatches? Well, I know I do.

Bobbi Brown Rich LipColor Lipstick Guava

And the cosmetic companies have realized it fairly quickly too! Every new line will have a couple of corals. These are the ones which become hot-sellers. So much so that when I went to Inrobit recently, I was searching for a particular red from Elizabeth Arden. However, the SA kept pushing coral to me “It’s the best colour. It’s the hottest seller!” I hear you! But I don’t want it!! Uggghhhh!

And then there are lines with pretty pretty corals in them – however not labelling them as corals. Dumb? Naaah….the line probably came out waaaaay before the coral craze hit the market. And that’s how I bring this pretty pink coral to you….named “Guava”!! The lipstick is again from Bobbi’s Rich Lip Color Line – I know, I really do need to test other lines from Bobbi’s arsenal. Soon!! These are known to be extremely pigmented, lightweight with creamy texture and have SPF-12.

The Product (from the website):

Rich Lip Color – In Bobbi’s own words – “I love this formula because it combines color-saturated coverage with an uber lightweight texture”.
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick – Guava ingredients
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 3.8gms (A MAC is about 3gms)

I bought it from Duty Free for about INR 1550


The Packaging is standard Bobbi Brown black packaging – sleek sturdy plastic. These lipsticks come in a black square tube. The tube is packed in a cardboard box.

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It does feel classy but the packaging doesn’t really push the enveloppe. Its quitely classic – like a Chanel. But not something which makes people go OMG!

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, it is difficult to locate the shade you need, in your stash. I keep them in their cardboard box since it has the name written on top.
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Guava, as per the website, is “a bright pink coral”.It’s the perfect description! It’s a bright (not neonish) pinky coralI Its bright enough to lighten up the face but soft enough to be worn anywhere easily. Its not “in your face” bright like Impassioned or Viva Glam Nikki.

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I have already shared with you regarding the texture in my previous reviews of this line – it glides on smoothly giving glossy opaque pigmentation – there Is no tug or pull. The product is like a soft gel – comfortable on your lips without being gloopy. The lipsick sets to a semi-matte fifnish in sometime. Inspite of the soft colour, it does not show lines on the lips when you press them together. And It does not sink into the fine lines on my lips. It lasted for about 5-6 hours (with one snack in between) and left a very faint pink stain.
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To sum this up for you:

Pros of Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick – Guava:

1. Beautiful colour – Pinky coral – Easily wearable, extremely flattering.
2. Excellent pigmentation
3. Would suit most skin tones.
4. Extremely light-weight
5. Instantly brightens up the face
6. Easy application right from the tube
7. Sleek and sturdy packaging
8. Does not feather.
9. Despite its semi-matte finish – does not accentuate the fine lines of my lips
10. Did not dry out my lips.
11. Has SPF12
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Cons of Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick – Guava:

1. The price might be a con for some since it is over 1K. But it really delivers on the quality and quantity.

There is no discernible smell or taste – which is neither a pro or a con – it is personal preference.
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Grande Finale:
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IMBB Rating – 5/5

Like I have said earlier, thi sis my absolute favorite lipstick formula! This range of Bobbi has such beautiful shades of Pink – you are sure to find the purrfect one for you! As far as this colour is concerned, I do feel it is a pretty refreshing pink coral. It would probably sell like hotcakes if they named it “Coral”!! So, what is your favorite coral lippy? And what hue of coral do you prefer – pink, orange or red?

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18 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick – Guava

    1. *thankyou* Jomol!

      I’ll wait for Neha’s response. We do look for dupes for a particular shade but I do feel that its not just about the colour but also the lipstick texture/formula. The colour may or may not stand out depending on the texture. Like I was trying a lipstick today which is a dupe of a MAC shade (will be reviewing it soon)…but the texture is totally different…I might have upped the bar from Bobbi Brown!! Im so excited by this new find and dying to share it online!! *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

  1. Love the shade!! The swatch and photos are really good!! *jai ho*

    I think its time when I try the brighter shades, enough of nude shades *scared*

    1. So you prefer nudes? You must try Bobbi Brown then….her bright shades are also wearable brights and not “in the face” bright (like a paint). She has such amazing pinks….I have so many and I an still eyeing atleast 2 more from this range and a couple from her matte range! I know….crazy, na?? *nonono* *nonono* *nonono*

    1. Ah! You are a girl after my own heart Jiya!! *hifive* *hifive* I love Guava juice too!!

      Yes, it is a lovely colour….Im glad you enjoyed the review! *thankyou* For dropping in the comments!

  2. Awwwww this is the best shade so far from you that i have loved to the core *drool* i really love pinks and this is looking awesome on you *clap* *clap* *clap*

    1. *thankyou* Saloni! You liked this the best? Awwww… You like pinks? Ok…1 more Bobbi Brown pink coming up soon…just for you!!! *pompom* *pompom* And then a whole plethora of them from other brands. I seemed to have amassed so many pinks in the last couple of months and im still hungry for more!!! *nonono* *nonono* *nonono*

  3. That’s an absolutely beautiful color kulpreet. I am so going to check it out. You look stunning *happy dance* *happy dance* *happy dance*

    1. *thankyou* Rati!!! N wish you a very Happy Burthdayy Gurrrl! Wish you a year filled with love, joy, success, happiness, good health, abundance, Dior, Chanel, Burberry, Givenchy, Tom Ford, La Mer……etc etc!!! *happydance* *happydance* *happydance*

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