As promised in my previous review, I bring to you another pink from Bobbi Brown. This is the last Bobbi Brown lipstick in my collection – and cliched though it may sound, its definitely not the least!
When I pick up more (see how I use the word “when” and not “if”) I will surely share it with you. There are still 2 more lipsticks from this collection on my wishlist and then I have to try Bobbi’s mattes because Rati has been raving about them so much.
I was searching for this pastel creamy baby pink kind of colour (which I still am – and any suggestions to that effect are welcome) and came across Bobbi’s Mod Pink. Okay, I will be honest (since I doubt my hubby is reading this article) – I knew this was no baby pink – but a bright pink – and I had been thinking about picking up a more wearable bright pink from MAC – like Chatterbox or Speak Louder or Lustering – but was not happy with the textures offered – I thought I would give this a try because I know I like Bobbi Brown’s Rich Color lipstick texture – lightweight, smooth, insanely pigmented, long wearing and with SPF 12.
So, was the colour worth it? Read on, to find out!
Rich Lip Color – In Bobbi’s own words – “I love this formula because it combines color-saturated coverage with an uber lightweight texture.” 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 3.8 gm. I bought it online for about INR 1500
To put some perspective to the product for the MAC lovers:
A normal MAC lipstick is INR 990 for 3 gm.
And MAC Mineralize lipstick, priced at INR 1650 is 3.6 gm.
The packaging is classic black, like a Chanel lipstick – black, square tube. However, the packaging here is more matte while Chanel packaging is glossy black. It comes packaged in a cardboard box.
My biggest grouse with the packaging is the lack of colour indicator except the name written at the bottom of the lipstick. So, I need to store them in the box itself because that way the name stays displayed on top.
The packaging is sturdy and closes with a resounding click; however, I do feel wish the packaging of the high end brands pushed the envelope a little and made life easier for the consumer by putting some colour indicator somehow instead of hiding behind black casings. I know a couple of brands who have effectively experimented with this and quite successfully too – Estee Lauder, YSL!
My Take on Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick in Mod Pink:
Mod Pink, as per the website, is “a bright pink.” It is definitely a bright happy pink – not fuchsia, not raspberry, not neonish, just bright soft pink! I love Bobbi’s pinks, they are so pretty, so wearable and the best part is that the quality of the product does not vary between shades. Yes, some of the lighter shades stain lesser and are a little lesser long-lasting than say her Red (Old Hollywood), but there is no marked difference in texture, feel, application or longevity of the lipstick.
The lipstick just glides on giving opaque pigmentation – with no tug or pull. It applied like a gel – extremely lightweight – so much so that you forget you are wearing it. It goes on glossy but about half an hour, it settles into a semi-matte finish – however, it does not sink into the fine lines on my lips. It is not really hydrating but neither does it dry my lips. There is no feeling of tightening of lips post application or even later.
It lasted for about 5-6 hours (with one snack in between) and left a very faint pink stain.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick in Mod Pink:
- Beautiful colour – easily wearable, extremely flattering.
- Excellent pigmentation.
- Would suit most skin tones – from light spectrum to dark.
- Extremely lightweight – you forget that you have it on!
- Instantly brightens up the face.
- Easy application.
- Sleek and sturdy packaging.
- Does not feather.
- Despite its semi-matte finish – does not accentuate the fine lines of my lips.
- Did not dry out my lips.
- Has SPF 12.
Cons of Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color Lipstick in Mod Pink:
- The price might be a con but the quality and quantity definitely make up for it.
- There is no discernible smell or taste.
Like I have said before, this is my absolute favorite lipstick formula – which makes me keep going back and buying more from this range. As far as the colour is concerned, I do not think it is unique – meaning, it is easily dupe-able. However, paired with the texture, its fairly unbeatable! Anyone looking for a nice bright pink or bubblegum pink would love this happy shade, it has a quick “pick me up” quality about it.
So, what is your sure shot pick me up? A hot pink lipstick? A glass of wine? A new Gucci handbag (Sorry, couldn’t resist it Rati!! *happydance* )? Or a new pair of stilettos?
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