Monday, February 28, 2011

Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color - Plum Rose

Bobbi Brown recently put out a new line of lip colours called 'Rich Lip Color' that claims to be a "new lightweight, colour-saturated formula for lips."

I decided I had to check them up myself and see if they stacked up to their claims when I saw the words 'lightweight, rich, full coverage, SPF" used to describe this latest offering.

Rich Lip Colour - Plum Rose
Plum rose is a slightly cool rosey plum colour with a blue base; it's a cheery and vibrant shade and would suit most complexions. On me it comes off as a medium blue plum shade.
Plum Rose on NC30-35 arm - indoor white light
  • True colours of pigments as they are created with a clear base - tick. These are definitely true to colour on lips as it is in the tube. The colours are vibrant and intense which is really great as I usually choose colours based on their tube colours and sometimes it just doesn't turn out right. With these, I won't have such problems. 
  • Creamy and emollient - I would say the formula gives a satin finish that is quite creamy for the light-weightness they exhibit. Obviously they are not as creamy when compared to the hydrating lipstick varieties but then again, those are not as lightweight. Over time, this does loses its creaminess and does dry out a bit so I'd slick a gloss over it after an hour or so to continue to get some moisturising properties. 
  • SPF 12 - I'm loving the fact that cosmetics are increasingly incorporating skincare properties as well. Although not as high of an SPF as I personally prefer, anything to protect your lips from the sun from your normal lipstick is definitely a plus. 

Plum Rose did indeed provide full coverage and feels great on with its amazing lightweight formula. It lasted a good 2 hours before fading off evenly. I'm definitely a fan of this new range and can't wait to try the other colours in this line, especially Soft Coral and Bikini Pink.

RRP A$44 / US$22 at Bobbi Brown counters now.
This product was sent for review.


  1. adding this to my lippie roundup!!

  2. Thanks Akisa, it is slightly more deeper IRL but just as pretty :)

    Which colours do you have?


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