Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil-Infused Gloss
[samples/affiliate] I did a bit of a try-on session with these on Instagram the other day and was honestly surprised that every single shade I tried was completely wearable. There was a berry shade that I didn’t like on myself but everyone else said looked great, so I think we can really say that the low-pigment, high radiance nature of these are proving to be the easiest wear lip shades I’ve seen in a long while.
BB has signed Yara Shahidi, a Saudi based make up artist, blogger and YouTuber as brand ambassador and these are her picks from the collection. Forever Chill, In The Flow and Spring Bliss.
The thing you’ll really notice about these glosses is that they’re a comfort wear. They’re not sticky, not gloopy and not overly scented and actually feel conditioning in the wear. Although the tubes make the gloss look very pigmented, it isn’t – there’s enough colour there to give you the right shade impression on the lip but also a bit of translucency that allows your natural lip colour to interact.
I mean, yum! Shades from bottom to top are: Forever Chill, In The Flow, Spring Bliss, Sweet Talk, After Party and Food of Nature. Spring Bliss looks mauvish in the tube and yet translated to a milky pink-beige on my lips, so it’s the case that what you get is not necessarily what you expect – in a good way.
So, these are my happy place! Especially the red in the main picture and third along. I’m red shy and one of the few reds I used to wear was a Bobbi gloss red that disappeared for a long time. I can’t quite tell if this is the same as it was or if it’s slightly different but either way I am very glad to have it. I once left my (Lulu Guinness) handbag on the back of a loo door at Heathrow after a red-eye flight from NYC with all my treasured Bobbi glosses in it and when I ran back it had already gone – I was sadder about the glosses than the bag.
From bottom to top: Slow Jam, Love Letter, Hot Streak, In The Buff, Wild Coral, Free Style, Free Spirit and New Romantic. Hot Streak is my favourite – it’s an orange-y red that even at a lightly pigmented coat gives your whole face radiance. They’re £19 each which is better than I thought it would be – for some reason I was expecting the mid-twenties price wise. A good shade for brightening your look without veering into red territory is Freestyle that is a creamy, translucent coral shade and I can’t think of a tone that it would not suit. Find them HERE, non affiliate HERE.
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