Hey Gorgeous Gals,
This was the first Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color shade that I tried. At that time, I had no clue what to expect from the product – the level of saturation or lack of it. So, let us find out how this one turned out for me.
What it is:
An all-new lipstick formula that delivers a just-kissed stain effect in one swipe.
What it does:
Loaded with soft matte pigments for high color payoff with a blotted-down stain effect and formulated with vitamins E and C and beeswax, this lipstick glides on comfortably and leaves lips hydrated and kissably-soft. The long-wear formula gives lips color without feeling heavy, for a un-lipstick look and feel that doesn’t feather or fade. Swipe once for a pigment-rich, stained effect or more for a fuller-coverage look—no mirror required.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
This product is free from titanium and other ingredients that add weight and give opaque coverage.
-Swipe on bare lips for a blotted-down look.
-Add two or three more swipes for more intense color payoff.
USD $29 for 3.4gms (Not sure why Sephora site states 5ml!)
My Experience with Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Sunset:
Packaging: The brand kept the packaging in line with the Bobbi Brown aesthetics by doing a cuboid back casing and yet gave it a fun and efficient twist. Each of the lipsticks has a colour coded band which extends to the lipstick tube itself.
The colour of the band corresponds to the colour of the lipstick inside. So, if you have more than one of these, it’s easy to identify the shade from the packaging itself – plus it looks more fun and vibrant.
The lipstick bullet is a regular twist-up with the cap clicking soundly into place. The lipstick bullet is indented which allows better precision in application. It comes packaged in the usual black cardboard box.
Shade: The shade, Sunset, is a medium, bright orange shade with a satin finish. It is a distinct orange, bright but without bordering on garish. I feel that the shade will work for most skin tones and depths of skin. However, a bright orange is generally not a shade that everyone goes for and I do understand that.
Texture: The formula of this lipstick is in line with the shade I reviewed earlier – Angel. It is unlike any I have seen before. The closest dupe to this formula that I can think of is the Clinique Chubby Sticks Intense. But, even the Chubby Stick Intense are a bit creamier than these and more pigmented. These don’t feel creamy, instead, they feel like a lip balm texture. The lipstick glides on effortlessly but does not have too much slip where it would slide on the lip line either. It deposits pigment evenly. It is almost like a lip balm with buildable pigmentation. It is definitely hydrating.
The texture is very lightweight and moisturizing. The lips look youthful. It fills in the lines on the lips and make them look more hydrated. What is most remarkable about the lipsticks is that the texture does not build up even when the pigment does. Meaning, normally, if a lipstick is not too pigmented, we build the colour by adding more swipes. However, as we add more swipes, we also end up depositing more product which adds texture to the lips and if the lipstick has a cream/satin texture, the product would end up sliding around on the lips. However, that does not happen with this lipstick. I assume it is because the texture is so lightweight. If you have built up the colour and you purse your lips, the lines will show. A problem which is easily sorted by gently dabbing at your lips. Being the texture it is, it will transfer to other surfaces on contact. However, I have shared a remedy for this too. Read on for that.
Pigmentation: Since the shade is so bold, even with a single swipe, you get substantial colour on your lips – like a blotted down stained look. The colour can be easily built up – this means about 5-6 swipes atleast. My lip swatches and FOTDs are with built up colours so that you can appreciate the difference between 2 shades. However, I have shared arm swatches where one side is a single swipe of the lipstick and the other side is with multiple swipes. This will enable you to understand how low the pigmentation is and how richly it can be built up. Also, I have shared my lip swatch and FOTD of the stain it leaves once it has been fully built up and then blotted out. This colour is so vibrant that one can actually use the lipstick this way and never have to worry about the product transferring at all.
Lasting Power: Even when used as a single swipe,this shade gives good 3-3.5 hours wear. With multiple swipes, and the colour at full intensity, this shade stays the whole day because even when it starts wearing off, the stain it leaves is so rich that the stain itself gives another 3.5-4 hours of wear and has to be take off with a makeup remover. It does wear off evenly and does not get patchy.
Fragrance: There is a slight fragrance but nothing too discernible unless you put your nose to it.
To sum this up for you:
Pros of Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Sunset:
- Bold, vibrant shade – Would suit most skin tones and depths.
- Extremely lightweight texture.
- Buildable pigmentation.
- Very comfortable to wear no feeling of dryness or clinginess.
- Hydrating formula.
- Easy to apply and get clean lines.
- It applies smoothly and evenly with no tug or pull.
- No feathering or bleeding – despite the balmy texture.
- Does not flake.
- Classy and yet fun packaging.
- Decent wear time – 4-4.5 hours – considering their texture.
- Free from Sulfates and Phthalates.
- Product is free from titanium and other ingredients that add weight and give opaque coverage.
Cons of Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Sunset:
- Nothing at all.
IMBB Rating: 4.75/5
Bright orange lips aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. But if you have an orange fixation like I did a couple of years back, do check this one out!
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