Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Bobbi Brown Plum Rose Rich Lip Color SPF 12 Lipstick

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).


  1. Oh, this looks so pretty! You and I seem to have similar tastes when it comes to the plummy/rosy lip colors. I bought the Hourglass Nocturnal lipstick after I read your review and it's been my go-to for the last month. I definitely need to test this one the next time I'm out shopping.

    Thank you for the great reviews and swatches!

    - Kel

  2. Isn't it funny that cats need to sniff anything new!?

  3. kitty!!! she is lovely, as usual.

    just wanted to say - your lighting is good in these shots. feels more true than some. feel like i can see the color better. (and it's a pretty one!)



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