Hey lovely ladies,
Another day and another Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color review for you. Today’s review is on a summer-appropriate shade – “Watermelon.” The shade name itself makes you want to reach out for this lipstick. Let us find out if I love the shade as much as I love the fruit it is named after!! 😉
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. It is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. This product is free from titanium and other ingredients that add weight and give opaque coverage.
INR 1700/USD $29 for 3.4gms (Not sure why Sephora site states 5 ml).
My Experience with Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Watermelon:
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 lipstick has a color-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, its 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 lip is indented which allows better precision in application. It comes packaged in the usual black cardboard box.
Shade: The shade, “Watermelon,” is a medium, cool-toned, bright coral pink shade!! It is a bright and happy shade – just perfect for summers! It literally screams summer and cool, windy beaches!! It’s a vibrant shade which would work for most skin tones and depths – as long as one is comfortable sporting a bright shade.
Texture: The formula of this lipstick is in line with the other shades I reviewed like Lilac, Angel, etc. The lipsticks glides on effortlessly, like a lip balm and yet, does not have too much slip where it would slide off the lip line either. It deposits pigment evenly and allows you to build up pigmentation. The texture is very lightweight, moisturizing and extremely hydrating. It fills in the lines on the lips and makes them look more youthful. 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 light-weight. Being the texture it is, it will transfer to other surfaces on contact.
Pigmentation: Since the shade is so bright, 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 at least. My lip swatches and FOTDs are with built up colours so that you can appreciate the difference between the different shades in the line. 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.
Lasting Power: Even when used as a single swipe, this shade gives a couple of hours of wear. With multiple swipes, and the colour at full intensity, this shade gives me about 5-5.5hours of wear and leaves a light stain. It does wear off evenly and does not get patchy. My lips feel better off thanks to the hydration provided by the lipstick.
Fragrance: There is a slight fragrance but nothing too discernible unless you put your nose to it.
Pros of Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Watermelon:
- Vibrant pink coral 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 – no tug or pull.
- No feathering or bleeding – despite the balmy texture.
- Does not flake.
- Classy and yet fun packaging.
- Decent wear time – about 5-5.5 hours or so.
- Free from sulfate and phthalates.
- Product is free from titanium and other ingredients that add weight and give opaque coverage.
Cons of Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color Watermelon:
- Nothing at all.
Something about this shade makes me happy. It just does! There are so many variations of corals available in the market – but with this one, the shade and the texture work together beautifully to make your lips look youthful and attractive. I’m really going to enjoy this shade a lot in the coming months and definitely recommend the shade to you too!
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