Bobbi Brown has joined the rest of the major cosmetics companies in offering us a new and improved lipstick formula. The Rich Lip Color SPF 12 Lipstick is a creamy and soft full coverage product that wears beautifully and comfortably, doesn't dry out the lips and performs as well as it looks.
Plum Rose (no. 10) is a lot more rose than plum. It's a great everyday color for me that perks up the face instantly and works well with both a typical Bobbi Brown toned-down neutral eye and with a sultry evening look if one wishes. I compared Plum Rose at the counter with No. 11, Rose Blossom. They were very (VERY) similar when swatched on my hand and I could have gone with either one of these Bobbi Brown lipsticks, but Rose Blossom ended up looking a tad warmer on the lips and I found the cooler toned Plum Rose a little more flattering on me.
Bobbi Brown's Rich Lip Color SPF 12 Lipstick is a good performer, a lot more impressive than other formulas from this line- it stays put, doesn't migrate and holds it own against a water bottle without transferring. The satin finish wears off after about 4 hours, but most of the pigment remains on the lips without drying them.
Bottom Line: A winner.
Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color SPF 12 Lipstick ($22) is available from most department stores and bobbibrowncosmetics.com.
All photos are mine (and Sophie's).