Brand new this season from Bobbi Brown comes a new lip color formulation that delivers an effortless wash of color and nourishing shine- the Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color ($25 USD / $29 CAD) is available in 14 beautiful shades, from soft neutrals to bright pops of color to deep, sultry shades. The new lip color comes in a sleek, shiny black tube with a slant-tip bullet for that quick & easy application.
Bobbi Brown has been one of my favorite brands for a long time, so I always get new excited when she launches a new product- I just have to try it! These sheer lip colors sounded pretty intriguing, claiming to be ‘fool-proof’ and so easy to apply you don’t even need a mirror. While I do love my full coverage lip colors, it is nice to have a couple sheers in the collection (especially in the purse) for a quick and easy tint of color. I prefer sheer colors, especially when it comes to deep and dark shades, because I feel a little more comfortable knowing a tiny smudge will be a cinch to clean up.
The shades I have include Peachy, a shimmering golden peach, Bobbi, a nude brown and Pink Blossom, a coral red. All three colors are stunning and very wearable… but there’s just one problem here.
They’re not sheer at all.
You would think with “Sheer” being right in the name, that these lip colors would glide on with almost just a tint of color… perhaps like a tinted lip balm. These lipsticks are more pigmented than some medium-coverage lipsticks I own! I was quite surprised with how much of a full-coverage finish they had, especially Pink Blossom.
All things considered, they are awesome lipsticks… I love the color range, the texture and the glossy finish. They still are quite easy to apply and feel very comfortable on the lips- so I do like them. For those searching for a sheer tinted lipbalm-like lip color, you’re definitely not going to find them here. You’ll find a lovely lipstick, but not a sheer one. If I had to compare them to a MAC texture, I’d say they are comparable to a Lustre finish.
These lipsticks left me feeling a bit confused- I loved them, but not for what they were trying to claim to be. I guess that doesn’t really matter in the end if you’re a fan of them- but just be warned!
$25 USD / $29 CAD
- Amount: 0.13oz / 3.8g
- Value: $192 USD per oz / $223 CAD per oz
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14 Sheer Lip Color shades available; 3 shown here.
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