Bobbi Brown Red Lipstick and Sheer Color Lip Gloss Almost Pink Swatches & Review

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Hey lovelies,

When the new Bobbi Brown counter opened at Farmers Queensgate here in Lower Hutt at the end of June, I was down there like a shot to check everything out. While there, I had the pleasure of meeting Bobbi Brown's national training manager Olivia Wilde, who gave me a makeup lesson (which you can see here) and a bunch of gorgeous Bobbi Brown products to try. It was a great introduction to the brand and I'm now hanging out to try more!

Bobbi Brown Red Lipstick, Almost Pink Lip Gloss Swatches & Review

During their opening celebrations, the Queensgate Bobbi Brown counter gave away assorted colours of full size Sheer Colour Lip Glosses or Lip Colors with an Ultimate Makeup Lesson and I was generously gifted one of each. 

Bobbi Brown Red Lipstick, Almost Pink Lip Gloss Swatches & Review

Swatched on bare skin under daylight bulbs

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Red

Bobbi Brown Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

The Lip Colors come in glossy black and gold tubes with a teardrop shaped bullet. They have a similar scent to Karen Murrell's lipsticks, just much lighter and without the clear cinnamon notes. The formula is intended to be 'non-drying... offers full-color coverage and comfortable, long-lasting wear.' They have a retail price of $54NZD (or $27USD in the States).

Bobbi Brown Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

Bobbi Brown Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

Red is a vivid fire engine red with rich, opaque colour pay off and a creamy texture. It wears for six hours on me without being drying and I had no issues with feathering. Red definitely has me keen to check out more of the Lip Colors as red lipsticks typically feather on me, especially if they have any hint of sheen. This was such a pleasure to wear!

Bobbi Brown Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

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Almost Pink

Bobbi Brown Almost Pink Lip Gloss Swatches & Review

Bobbi Brown's Sheer Color Lip Gloss comes in a rectangular tube with a doefoot applicator. The formula is supposed to leave 'a hint of color with a long-lasting, glossy finish' and is 'formulated with jojoba and avocado oils for immediate hydration, plus Vitamins C and E. Aloe extract soothes lips and helps keep them feeling comfortable. The gloss has a peppermint scent. In New Zealand, Sheer Color Lip Gloss has a RRP of $50NZD ($26USD in the States).

Bobbi Brown Almost Pink Lip Gloss Swatches & Review

Almost Pink is a very pale, translucent pink. The mint scent causes a small amount of tingling after it is first applied, but I stopped noticing this after a minute or so. The texture is light but cushiony with minimal tackiness. Almost Pink wears for two and a quarter hours on me and is hydrating. It's certainly a nice gloss, but I'm not enough of a lip gloss fan to ever consider shelling out $50 for one.

Bobbi Brown Almost Pink Lip Gloss Swatches & Review

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Holiday 2014 Brush Set

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2014 brush set

The last gift I received was this brush set, which some googling told me was part of the Holiday 2014 collection. It contains travel size versions of the following:
  • Face Blender Brush
  • Sheer Powder Brush
  • Dual-Ended Concealer Blending/Eye Blender Brush
  • Eye Shadow Brush
  • Eye Liner Brush
  • Ultra Fine Eye Liner Brush
  • Brow Brush

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2014 brush set

I haven't tried the full size versions to compare their quality, but these feel pretty nice. My favourites are the Face Blender, which I've been using for blush, and the Eye Shadow Brush, which blends out transition and crease colours absolutely beautifully.

Bobbi Brown Holiday 2014 brush set


What I liked:

  • Red has rich, opaque colour pay off
  • Red is light and creamy in texture
  • Red is non drying
  • Red does not feather
  • Red wears for six hours
  • Almost Pink wears for two and a quarter hours
  • Almost Pink is hydrating
  • Almost Pink has a light, cushiony texture

What I didn't like:

  • Almost Pink has a small amount of tackiness

Bobbi Brown is available at the following locations nationwide:
  • Smith & Caughey’s Queen Street, Auckland
  • Smith & Caughey's Newmarket, Auckland
  • Farmers Albany, Auckland
  • Farmers St Lukes, Auckland
  • Bobbi Brown Store, The Pavilions at Britomart, Auckland
  • Christchurch Westfield Riccarton, 
  • Farmers Hamilton Centre Place
  • Farmers Queensgate, Lower Hutt

Have you tried any Bobbi Brown products?

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Lani

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