I’m always drawn to the Bobbi Brown counter. Everything is so lovely and wearable, especially for those of us who like our make up on the natural neutral side of things. The textures are lovely, the smell is just right (or non existant) and the packaging is clean and modern. I was kind of excited to try her new Creamy Matte Lip Color (using the US spelling of “color” as that is how BB is spelling it…) as once again, the shades looked so wearable and, well, pretty. I have been obsessing about a raspberry lip colour and had planned on buying Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Lip Gloss in Popsicle- it really is the perfect shade of raspberry! But then I tried Creamy Matte Lip Color in True Pink and was sold.
The texture is, well, creamy and matte. I would not recommend applying this right from the lipstick itself as you would a regular lipstick. It’s very thick and concentrated, and works best applied with a brush, or even fingers. What I love about it is that it takes on the look of a stain- but again, only if applied with a light hand. If you lips are the dry or flaky, do not use this lipstick until you have exfoliated and moisturised those babies! I love the subtle shot of colour Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color gives you when worn alone, and the lovely punch of colour when you wear it under Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Lip Gloss in Popsicle! The soft pretty pink is fun, pretty and flattering.
Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in True Pink, in daylight near a window
Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color in Popsicle on top of Creamy Matte in True Pink
Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color ($24) and Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Lip Gloss in Popsicle ($23) are available at Bobbi Brown counters and online.
Oh Bobbi Brown- you and your beautifully tempting colour palettes designed to make anyone look like themselves, only more polished. I love Bobbi’s aesthetic and style. I have always abhorred the overly made up look (well, except in the 80s….) and her “less is more” and “emphasize your best features” philosophy works for me perfectly.
I was perusing her lip gloss selection the other day and finally grabbed a colour I have loved for awhile. It is from her Brightening Lip Gloss collection, which is designed with just a touch of shimmer to “wake up” your complexion and add brightness as opposed to drama. And, in particular, the colours from her Brightening Nudes Collection. How I love these colours! And, the Lilac Pearl is just perfect, obviously. The slightly blue undertone- and by slight I really mean slight- has a brightening effect on teeth and skintone. Although if you prefer a warmer shade, Pink Lilac is smidge more pink than lilac and would likely be perfect. And, lets be totally honest here. I want Pink Lilac and Pink Opal too.
In natural daylight, indoors
At any rate, Lilac Pearl Brightening Gloss is a new favourite of mine. It goes on beautifully, albeit a wee bit stickier than I’d like, but I can look beyond that. There is a tiny fuchsia shimmer that adds a lovely dimension to the colour. But one thing I really love is that as the glossy part wears off, a subtle and lovely touch of colour remains on the lip. I tried to photograph that phase of the development but couldn’t capture it. Trust me- it is very pretty!
In natural daylight, indoors
Bobbi Brown Lilac Pearl is available at Bobbi Brown counters.