When Bobbi Brown stepped down from her self-named brand at the start of the year, I did a little whimper to myself. I’ve met her a couple of times over the years and she’s one of the most warm-hearted and inspirational women I’ve ever come across, all packaged up in a miniature frame that you just know has made her even more determined to get out there and prove her worth. Considering she committed over two decades of her life to the brand, it was a real shame (and a bit of a shock) to see her depart – but with a new chapter brings new possibilities. I was incredibly intrigued to see what would happen to the Bobbi Brown range during this new phase of life, and if the newest launch is anything to go by it’s set only to get bigger and better. The new Crushed Lip Colour is undoubtedly the best thing I’ve seen from the brand in a long time!
Available in twenty shades that take you from the most understated nudes to the most powerful reds, berries and corals, this is a collection that’s sure to appeal to every age of lipstick wearer. The texture is like a semi-sheer balm, providing great colour with a touch of subtle shine that leaves lips looking full and healthy; I thought these would be matte from the bullet, but when they apply the result is a lot more modern and wearable – almost like a lipstick has been airbrushed on to your pout. Thanks to the inclusion of beeswax, plus Vitamins E and C, the lipsticks apply beautifully and are incredibly comfortable; there’s no problem re-applying them either, unlike many other ranges I’ve tried that leave lips feeling parched and patchy.
The only downside is that these don’t last that long; the texture means there’s natural transference and wear (despite the claim that they last all day – probably only if you don’t eat, drink or talk for the duration!) but it doesn’t bother me at all to have to re-apply. They fade evenly, so you’re not left with that god-awful line around the edge of your pout that looks like you’ve forgotten to fill in your liner either. My fave shades include Lilac (a mauve-brown shade that’s a great autumn nude update,) Crush (a bright but wearable pink) and Ruby (a rich and deep berry shade of red,) but with twenty to choose from you’re sure to find one that works for you… Although a word of warning: the packs make the shades look a lot brighter than they are inside, so swatch or do your research rather than picking the colour you *think* you want. Overall, a great range of lipsticks that would be a fab little beauty wardrobe update for a new season.
The Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Colour is available in 20 shades, priced £24.00 each.
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