Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Russian Doll

9.18.2015


Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Russian Doll


I have something new and shiny from Bobbi Brown. 
Admittedly, a richly pigmented lipstick isn't something I get excited often about, but this one kind of fit the bill when I was scheming on Bobbi Brown website to use the voucher I got from Gilt (There was a "$30 off purchase of $80 or more" deal for Bobbi Brown stuff. I am linking the site just in case you want to get sucked into a deal and buy unnecessary makeup like me. Or maybe you shouldn't.)
It was easy to choose the Telluride Eye Palette that made my heart sing immediately (review coming soon), but I was a bit skeptical about my other choice, Russian Doll from the new lipstick range called Luxe Lip Color. Thankfully, it turns out I also like a full coverage lipstick if it is good quality. Plus it doesn't hurt that Russian Doll is a quite flattering shade on me.




Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color


I can't say I am a big fan of gold metal cases that collect fingerprints like mad, but I must admit that this one has captured a luxury feel which all lipsticks more than $30 should possess (I would never pay the full price for those flimsy Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks for this reason, by the way). 
It is a well-made case with a sturdy feel to it and the cap is adorned with some royal embossment with "B".


Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Russian Doll


Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Russian Doll


Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Russian Doll swatch


Bobbi Brown describes Russian Doll as "a rosy red". It is a truly stunning jewel red that reminds me of dark ruby. To me, Russian Doll is more of a glam red which will probably go better with a velvet dress than a pair of jeans.


Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Russian Doll swatch


The pigmentation is just remarkable. Swatches above were basically made with single swipes.

"Our boldest, most vibrant color ever. This sumptuous formula dramatically boosts moisture levels while intensely rejuvenating lips, keeping them comfortable and conditioned—even after it’s removed."

I am quoting from the site (which I don't do often) because every word of it is true.
The formula is rich and creamy but feels relatively light and very moisturizing on the lips. The lasting power is excellent and this particular color leaves a very even semi-opaque stain with a velvety sheen, which I like even more than the full-on effect. 


Here is an overall look with Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Russian Doll.

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color Russian Doll FOTD



If you like full coverage lipsticks with rich colors, do take a look into Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colors. You might find one you fancy since there are whopping 30 shades available.


Russian Doll is my 12th red and I think it completes my red lip wardrobe. I won't be buying red lippies for a while. Maybe I will show you all 12 of them next time.


Wish everyone a beautiful weekend!



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34 comments

  1. This is a gorgeous red and you look amazing in it.

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  2. This is such a stunning vibrant red, looks lovely on you. Why don't you like full coverage lipsticks, the result is really good and it lasts longer :-)

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    1. Thanks, Sara! :)
      This one is especially glamorous so probably not the one I'd reach for all the time, but I'm happy I have it in my collection.
      I still need to feel more confident when I wear red lips. Opaque colors make me feel a little self-concious? ;p

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  3. OOO you really should wear saturated lipsticks all the time, Lena! This is stunning on you (but OK, I know that everyone has a different comfort zone). It's also nice to see their marketing department actually making an effort to give this one a different name, otherwise ALL Bobbi Brown products seem to share the same names and it gets confusing when you try to Google for swatches!

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    1. Haha thank you, Sunny!
      I think red lips photograph so much better than how it looks in real life not that I'm denying Russian Doll is a special color.
      Honestly this is the first time I paid for BB makeup although I have been gifted with a few items before. I must say I'm impressed! :)

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  4. Yes, show us all 12 :D

    And holy girl, this is STUNNING. So beautiful. I think Armani 400 is this sort of shade for me, thank goodness :P But I am curious about this new line, now! It's opaque without looking too creamy (i.e., dated), so that's good! I usually don't like full coverage lipsticks because they look too creamy and not very modern.

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    1. Thank you so much for the love, Larie! <3
      Armani 400 is just gorgeous on you. If not an everyday color, we still all need to have at least one glamour red lipstick, right?
      I'd say Rouge D'Armani is still lighter on lips, but Luxe Lip Color isn't super creamy or anything. It does transfer a little but does not bleed. The creaminess is just about right. Maybe not the most modern but not outdated, either.
      Hope you find something you like. I mean, $35 isn't cheap but nowadays less luxurious ones with subpar formulations cost more. This is a good stuff. :)

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  5. Yes, please show us all 12!! this one looks amazing on you, Lena. Definitely a great pick :-)

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    1. Thank you, Lily!
      Honestly I've been collecting more orange stuff than red or pink, but after cleaning out my vanity top and drawers I've become to know more about what I have, which makes me want to do some inventory/collective posts on makeup. Soon, then! :)

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  6. Wow this is a real statement lip, looks great on you especially with your hair up like that! I'd be interested in your "12 reds"! I agree with you about packaging, of course the formula is important but at that price, they better make the package feel good too.

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    1. Thank you, Meiko!
      The hair is my "I want to eat my dinner like I mean it" do. LOL. I'm happy to hear that the photo came out well to go with this amazing lipstick!
      I am observing the whole Charlotte Tilbury craze with a very disapproving eye. I just can't help but think the brand is overpriced for what it is. If the price is adjusted by 20%, then maybe I'd say her stuff is really nice. It is all subjective, you know? ;)

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  7. WOWZA! That looks amazing! I'm going to have to check out Bobbi Brown!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy!
      I thought about you actually. You'd really enjoy this range since you like creamy & pigmented lipsticks. The formula is very kind to lips as well!

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  8. Oh, I just Googled the range...and they have a brighter coral (but I will resist since I probably won't use it enough to justify the purchase), can't wait too the the review on that palette though. I have only tried 3 bobbi brown products in the past(loved all of them but I just don't dig the packaging/especially on the ginormous shimmer brick).

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    1. I know the coverage and the formulation itself isn't exactly what you usually go for (from what I gathered, I think we have very similar taste in lippies and eyeshadows), but do give it a try. It is excellent for what it is. And the color range is just extensive. (I was looking at some blazing orange for a moment then I came to my senses. LOL)
      And I really love the palette. It actually has one shimmer/glitter shade that reminds me of some Japanese sheer wash. :)

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  9. what a beautiful bold red on you! I know I have said this many times before but girl, you can rock a good red lip! Envy envy :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Brenda! :D
      It's been only a couple years since I started wearing full force red lipsticks. I think it is another side of getting old but might as well enjoy it, too. ;p

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  10. Oh my gorgeous! Is there any lipstick color you can't ROCK? BEAUTIFUL! I really love you in reds and bright pinks, and this one is another total winner!

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    1. Aww, Kristen that's so sweet! But of course! I find pulling a chic brown shade is impossible for me. T,.T
      Also, although the color itself is something I favor, coverage and finish has a lot to do with how often I'm going to wear a lippie. For that, I don't think I'd wear this everyday. :)

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  11. That's a brilliant shade on you Lena! 12 red lippies? You must have some collection ~_^

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    1. Thank you, Rowena. :)
      It's not like I tried collecting the color group. Before you know it..you know how makeup hoarding happens. LOL

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  12. Holy shit. This makes me want to buy a red lipstick after I just got rid of like 10, LOL. I won't but you're seriously making a tempting case! ;)

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    1. Hahaha, I know you won't but it would be awesome (;D).
      I think the formula is something you'd enjoy a lot. I certainly don't mind having a glam red in such a rich formulation. :)

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  13. Hi Lena! You look gorgeous, of course. I adore full-coverage lippies and this is just stunning <3

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    1. Hi Sarah!
      How are you? Happy to hear about the baby news! :)
      This one has truly gorgeous formula and doesn't have any strong scent to it. I think you'd enjoy it a lot. :D

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  14. Ooo, I'd love to see your collection of red lipsticks! I currently only use one from Mac and another from Nars, and both I'm totally in love with. I wish that I could totally just rock a red lip whenever, but I'm not that daring, haha. This looks gorgeous on you though! :)

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    1. Trust me, my red lippie collection is humble compared to other beauty fanatics. Haha. I'm pretty happy with what I have, though. Which is why I don't feel I need any more. I also have one red lipstick each from MAC and NARS. Both colors are awesome. ;)

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  15. OMG, Russian Doll is your color. This is the most creamy gorgeous red ever!!! <3

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    1. Thanks, Jen! :)
      Not sure Russian Doll is my color but I sure enjoy the color a lot. The formula is really great as well!

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  16. I just bought one of the Luxe Lip Colours last week and am so smitten with the formula! The claims really do live up. Loving the looks of Russian Doll- my kind of red for sure and such a pretty shade on you!

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    1. Oooh what color did you get? I'm not even a fan of rich formulas like this but I have to say I really love how it works. Nowadays just a pretty color isn't enough. ;)

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  17. I'd been thinking of grabbing one (or two) of the Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Colors. The formula sounds really nice and I've read only positive reviews so far!

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    1. If you like lipsticks with rich color payoffs, I have no doubt you will love this range. I'm not even into the kind and I like this! :)

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