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.
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 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.
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.
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!
*Please do not leave links in your comment. Thank you.*