Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Colors SPF 12: Bare Pink, Heather Pink & Lilac

February 27, 2011

When news surfaced that Bobbi Brown was coming out with a new full color lipstick formulation in cream colors I wasn’t too interested. I thought the colors would be too opaque and boring but was proven wrong. One swipe of Bare Pink at the counter and I was in love with the smooth lightweight texture that gave full but not-too-thick coverage. I took advantage of the Neiman Marcus Beauty Event (still going on) and picked up some shades for myself and my mom.

These lipsticks are $22 each with a lightweight cream texture. They are full coverage like her regular lipsticks but glide on easier & smoother with a moisturizing feel. They’re described perfectly on BobbiBrownCosmetics.com, “Lightweight, yet intense, Bobbi’s latest formula combines pigments with a clear base to deliver pure, crisp color with just one swipe.” There’s a slight sunscreen scent when you first apply it on the lips but it fades. I tested Lilac this afternoon and it had excellent lasting power without any liner. The finish is semi-matte and the packaging is semi-matte with a glossy black middle. I love her packaging of individual items because they are great size for the price, conveniently packaged with sleek and simple classic designs. As much as I appreciate her palettes, I really love her individual items more.

The colors I ended up with for myself:

  • Bare Pink is a beige nude with slight pinkish tones
  • Heather Pink is a medium nude brown-pink
  • Lilac is a cool pink

Swatched on the arm:

Swatched on the lips, FYI on the skin is Chanel Teint Innocence in Shell (liquid):

The cute GWP from Neimans with a $150 purchase is two credit card sized palettes the brushes are really crummy in these, but the actual product is a good sample size.

Overall very impressed with the texture and coverage. I really love the way these feel on the lips. The smooth full coverage finish is superb without any feathering, streaking or unevenness. There are many other reviews on these lipsticks from other fabulous bloggers.

A few reviews I found very helpful:

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  • evie

    I love your pics and your blog. Do you know if the eyeshadow in the Purchase with purchase palette are available in the permanent line? Those lipsticks look very nice too.

    By the way also love you brushes post too. Which is your favorite TM eye brush?:) thanks again. can't wait for the next update

  • Republished comments:

    Michelle (LipstickRules)
    Great review as always! I'm really keen on Heather Pink — will have to check it out.Hopefully it's available here in Toronto now. We are always behind by a few weeks!

    Those look so nice! I'm gutted I can't try them as I'm allergic to the spf. ;_;

    Beauty Reductionista
    Heather Pink looks fabulous on you!

    Makeup Magpie
    I'm so glad you reviewed these! πŸ™‚ I keep thinking about going back for Heather Pink. It looks fabulous on you!

    Great review as usual:) I am wondering how heather rose would compare to regular BB lip color like brown or brownie . certainly it's the one the most flattering on your lips.
    Thanks again Honor.

    emily p
    i'm not usually a fan of bobbi brown lip colours, but think i might go investigate – thanks! (the bare pink shade looks particularly good on you) E xx

    These shades all look so lovely on you. I am eagerly planning a trip to the BB counter next weekend to try some shades on. I too prefer her single items (new eye shadows, please?) to the palettes.

    La Petite Olga
    The bare pink shade looks great on you!
    xx Olga