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By Madhuri Bucha
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I was looking for a perfect bright and pretty pink lipstick and had searched almost every high end store in the mall and the last store left was Bobbi Brown. Now, Bobbi Brown has always been known for its neutral lipstick shades and so I had almost given up hope, but nonetheless, decided to go inside the store. What happened after this blew my mind! Read further to find out. 😉
I told the SA that I was looking for a bright pink lipstick and she showed me the new Color Extravaganza range and boy oh boy, I was delighted. All the colours were oh-so-pretty and I finally found my perfect pink lipstick!. BTW, the name of the shade is Watermelon. Cute, right!
What It Is
The bestseller that started it all—Bobbi’s creamy, semi-matte lipstick was the first formula to launch (and sold out instantly). The secret to its success? Comfortable, full-coverage color instantly gives lips a polished look.
Who It’s For
The woman who wants a creamy, semi-matte lipstick.
Why It’s Different
The non-drying formula offers full-color coverage and comfortable, long-lasting wear.
How To Use
Apply straight from the tube on clean, bare lips. Follow the natural line of the mouth, evenly covering the upper and lower lip. For a soft, stained look, blot with a tissue. For a more precise application, brush on with Bobbi’s Lip Brush (sold separately).
INR 2100 for 3.4 grams.
My Experience with Bobbi Brown Watermelon Lip Color:
Packaging: The lipstick comes in a sleek, cuboid shaped black and gold tube that has a glossy finish and is quite sturdy. The packaging looks really sophisticated, but is not as travel friendly as the MAC’s Bullet shaped lipsticks. Nonetheless it looks really pretty on the dressing table.
Shade: The colour – Oh! The beautiful, beautiful colour. I just can’t describe how beautiful it is. My lips look like flower petals when I put it on (do I sound like a bollywood song :/). Although, the Bobbi Brown’s website describes Watermelon a ‘bright orange, pink’, I feel that it is much more pink with just a hint of coral in it. The beauty of this shade is that it instantly brightens up the face and if you have clear skin, you will just need a dab of powder and you are good to go for the day.
Unlike most pinks which are day colors, this works perfectly well for both day and night. The cherry on the cake is that the lipstick is insanely pigmented and with just one swipe you get great coverage. If you do not have pigmented lips, there is no need to fill your lips with a liner beforehand. But, this is a shade that needs to be tried in the store before purchasing as it may not suit all complexions.
Texture: Anyway, I can rant on and on about the colour, but let’s move on to the texture. I have mostly seen and read that Bobbi Brown lipsticks are very hydrating, but I found this shade to be a little drying and as I already have dry lips, I have to wear a lip-balm underneath. The lipstick glides very well and does not tug or pull too much. Also, it is quite light weight and you do not feel any sort of heaviness on your lips. I didn’t notice any feathering, although, there is some colour transfer. The colour stays on for quite sometime; mine lasted for around 4-5 hours with some fading because of an ice cream break. 😛 The lipstick fades evenly (Are you listening M.A.C?) which saves you on the embarrassment and some powder room time.
So finally, let me sum up the pros and cons.
Pros of Bobbi Brown Watermelon Lip Color:
• Beautiful colour and I cannot stress this enough!
• Brightens the face instantly.
• Classy and sturdy packaging.
• Great pigmentation and colour payoff.
• Lasts for a good amount of time.
• Fades evenly.
• Doesn’t feather.
• Great for both day and night.
Cons of Bobbi Brown Watermelon Lip Color:
• There is some colour transfer.
• Expensive (duh!).
• May not suit some skin tones.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Bobbi Brown Watermelon Lip Color?
It is beautiful colour and my favorite lipstick. If, like me, you are looking for a fun colour that is extremely pretty, then you must check it out. It is one of those colours that will come handy when you do not want to make too much of an effort.
I think I might be falling in love with the colour. And, until I find a pretty pink lipstick that is better than this one, I think I will keep repurchasing it.
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Bobbi Brown Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 15
Maybelline Baby Lips Lip Balm in Watermelon Smooth
VLCC Watermelon & Bergamot Gentle Exfoliating Face Wash
Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick in Watermelon
Lakme 9 to 5 Lip Color – Oak Table
Coloressence Liquid Lip Color-Sweet Pink