Review: Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Raspberry Shimmer, Malt Shimmer and Pink Bronze Shimmer

“Bobbi Brown’s iconic Lip Color is now available in new shades that combine high shine emollients and light reflective pearls for something completely fresh. Don’t think metallic or frost – the effect is sheer and multi dimensional. The lightweight yet moisturizing formula glides effortlessly and evenly onto lips, leaving a thin veil of light reflecting color that lasts for hours without feathering or drying.”

 

Bobbi Brown Lip Shine names

 

I started my lipstick obsession with Bobbi Brown. I went through tubes of their Creamy Lip Colors and I had the iconic Brown Lip Color which then ended up in my mom’s vanity. It wasn’t a dated brown but a flattering reddish brown. Which reminds me, I should get another tube. I loved how pigmented they are, and how comfortable my lips felt. Here, these high shimmer lip colors are just as moisturizing, but now, with glittery bits. These glitters are formulated with “a unique blend of pearls for an effect that’s intensely reflective yet soft and wearable; individual pearls have a smooth, flat shape and reflective, mirror-like quality.”

I agree that these High Shimmer lip colors are wearable. However, I personally do not like glitters in my lipsticks. I find that I have to be careful when removing these because the glitters, no matter how fine, do transfer. If I’m not careful, I’ll look like I just ate some unicorns and burped some glitters. I think I am quoting Makeup Morsels here, but I can’t be sure. That’s the problem with reading too many blogs. The swatches below are very close to how they look in real life – well, on my computer screen anyway.

 

bullets swatches

 

Raspberry Shimmer is a reddish pink on me. The glitters make this shade look particularly reflective and no, the glitters are not obvious when worn. Malt Shimmer looks bronze on my lips. This one feels a little chunkier, and even on the lips, the gold glitters look a bit frosty. Pink Gold Shimmer looks just that – liquid pinky gold which looks gorgeous in real life! I think this pairs really well with matte smokey eyes. While all three are wearable shades, I prefer Raspberry Shimmer and Pink Gold Shimmer. Now, if only there’s one that’s called Sunset Shimmer. Chloe (7) and Ashlyn (5) will be all over that name – My Little Pony!

 

lip swatch looks

 

There are a total of 12 shades available: Raspberry Shimmer, Berry Shimmer, Plum Shimmer, Ruby Shimmer, Malt Shimmer, Twilight Shimmer, Pink Gold Shimmer, Beige Gold Shimmer, Brown Shimmer, Calypso Shimmer, Pink Apricot Shimmer & Ballerina Shimmer. These Bobbi Brown Lip Colors in High Shimmer retail for RM88 each. Do you like shimmers or glitters in your lipsticks? To be fair, these are done very tactfully. If you don’t believe me, you have to check these out. The glitters don’t settle in my lip lines and they don’t bling. Thing is… I still don’t like glitters in my lipsticks. You?

 

xoxo Lily

 

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  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I don’t mind shimmer sometimes – sometimes it can bring interesting dimension to a tired color. I have a couple of lipsticks that have a bit of a shimmery cast to them and I pull them out every so often. But I can’t reach for them all the time! I think you look great in all three, Lily! Really loving your new hair :)

    • Lily

      Thanks Larie. I think shimmers are fun and I still wear them on my eyes, just not so much on my lips?

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    I’m with you-not a fan of glitter in my lipsticks either. These are really pretty shades on you though! Maybe I’d wear them for a wedding or something, but I think for every day they’re just too much. ME. Saying something is too much HAHAHA.

    • Lily

      Lol hahaha! Geez, you made me laugh and I lost track of what I wanted to say. I’m getting old for sure >_<

  • Icaria

    I’m not big on shimmer but I think I would totally like Pink Gold Shimmer in the summer. I like the dimension and the color looks like an old L’Oréal I used to love. :)

    • Lily

      Pink Gold Shimmer has amazing dimension. If I liked glitters more, I’d be head over heels this one!

  • Paritashah26

    I am not much of a shimmer person so I would probably skip these..i do like raspberry shimmer..looks gorgeous!

    • Lily

      Actually, you don’t even notice these glitters when worn. Just have to be more thorough when removing :-)

  • http://www.glambunctious.com/ Kristen / Glambunctious

    Ya know, I prefer a smooth finish lipstick too. But these are quite lovely. I will keep my fingers crossed Sunset Shimmer is announced as part of the summer collection! :)

    • Lily

      You think? I wonder if they’ll make it orange with gold and bronze glitters. Lol

  • Victoria

    I do not like shimmers on my lipstick either but Raspberry Shimmer looks lovely on you. I have a Dior Addict Lipstick in Rose Shocking (972 – a bright rose red) that has a lot of shimmer as well. Initially I thought I would not like it but I eventually finished the tube because it did bring life to my lips :-)

    • Lily

      Hey Victoria, then you might want to check these out. The shimmers do add dimension!

  • Bella

    Wow, they all look so lovely on your lips. However, I prefer my lipsticks glitter free, too.

    • Lily

      Well, at least these are tastefully done. Lol

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    You’re right! These show up so much better on you! I like SOME shimmer (Guerlain for example, does great shimmer), but usually shimmer isn’t something I look for in a lipstick.

    • Lily

      Yup I prefer my creamy lipsticks :-)

  • http://www.lenallure.com/ Lena L

    Sparse shimmer in lipstick could be very effective to make lips look more plump, which is okay by me..but I don’t like glitters in lipsticks at all.
    But they all look pretty on you, Lily. Do you know why? ;p

    • Lily

      LOL Lena – they look quite good photographed :-) They do make lips more plump, but I still prefer non glittery lipsticks. Haha!

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    I LOVE Raspberry Shimmer on you! It kind of lights up the face and works really well with your complexion. The second shade is dramatic in a subtle way as well. I never liked shimmery lipsticks either but sometimes they do add a nice dimension when done right.

    • Lily

      I like Raspberry Shimmer too, actually. I suppose you guys are right that they do look good on, shimmers for adults :-)

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    Ahhh, I need Pink Gold Shimmer now! How have these escaped me! I think you look stunning in all of these, especially Rasberry *swoons*

    • Lily

      Ah yes, Pink Gold Shimmer will look great on you! You pull off nudes beautifully. I wonder how this compares with the Tom Ford Pink Dune you reviewed recently – in terms of colour, of course :-)

  • http://www.beauty-box-online.com Beauty Box

    You look lovely in all three pictures here, Lily. You carry off the glittery lippies very well! I tend to shy away from these types of lipsticks because my lips aren’t always in the best shape. I prefer to pop on a glittery or shimmery lipgloss on top of a lipstick if I want a more glam look to be honest. Though I love Bobbi Brown lipsticks – I just got Rosy and I love it.

    • Lily

      Thanks Yu Ming, I guess I’m lucky my lips don’t give me much problems. Bobbi Brown lipsticks are very flattering and natural, that’s for sure :-)

  • http://www.beautycabby.com/ lyn

    They look quite pretty on you! I don’t mind glitter or shimmer in lip products but not when they apply frosty, which can make my lips look old.

    • Lily

      Hi Lyn, well, I guess you’ll be happy to know these aren’t frosty in the very least :-) I avoid frosty lipsticks too. Not flattering for my age >_<

  • http://www.nailsandcupcakes.com/ Isabelle

    I’m with you on this one – I don’t like shimmer or glitter in my lipglosses either. Perhaps a tiny bit, but not a huge amount. These are semi-ok in the swatch and actually look great on you, but I still wouldn’t purchase them. Call me stubborn ;)

    • Lily

      LOL I totally understand where you’re coming from!