Once upon a time, there was a range of lipsticks I loved. I loved them for many years, building my collection from the bottom up, loving the balmy texture, the moisturising feel and the wearable colours available. Then one day, they were reformulated and I lost my one true love.
So I sat, and whined and pined for a lost love.
But as lost loves go, I’ve found another, and my heart gave a little leap of joy. I can now start a brand new collection!
For anyone bemoaning how the new Dior Addict lipstick (2015 version) falls short of its predecessors, you might be pleased to know I’ve found us a replacement! 😀
Ladies, look to the new Bobbi Brown Nourishing Lip Color, a brand new range of lipsticks from Bobbi Brown that are infused with avocado, babassu and jojoba oils to hydrate, smooth and comfort lips, while imparting beautiful wearable colours. The minute these touched my lips, I knew the hole in my lipstick collection left by the departure of Dior Addict, was now happily filled! 😀
It sure took Bobbi Brown a while to get onto the balmy lipstick trend (a few years late in fact), but boy did they come up with a stunner of a product!
Like most balmy textured lipsticks, the texture of the lipstick in the bullet is a little soft, and I find that it melts a little on contact with skin. So, while it looks pristine fresh from the store, the minute you apply the first swipe, you will find the sharp edges breaking up and becoming blunt. It does not hold the shape as well as a more matte textured lipstick will. I’m used to this so I’m not fussed, but if you are particular then you might be.
Swatched on my arm, you may notice also the slight transparency of the lip colour. This is quite typical of lipsticks in this category. The more moisturising a lipstick is, the higher the chance of it being a little more sheer and vice versa.
That said, when applied on lips, I don’t find the colour to be sheer at all. The pigment isn’t strong, as in say, a matte lipstick, but it is strong enough to impart the colour that you see in the tube. They come in a range of wearable colours from light to deep shades, and even some pop colours, which are so hard to come by in a balm-lipstick texture! I love how they managed to make those! 😀
I find it quite easy to apply it with just 1 swipe on the lips, straight from the bullet. As I’ve mentioned, it seems to melt a little on contact with skin, so it glides over your lips very smoothly without tugging, and leaves a glossy colour behind.
The two shades I have are Poppy (a cool red) and Rosebud (a wearable rose). While I love the punchy colour of Poppy that brightens up the complexion very prettily, it is Rosebud that I’ve been turning to on an almost daily basis, simply because it is such a wearable colour that goes with every look, without intimidating anyone. This is the shade I wear most often in any lipstick, but I usually have a back up of a red lipstick, to refresh my look LOL 😀
For an idea of how it looks in a full face, here’s Poppy and Rosebud. Just 1 swipe of lipstick straight from the bullet.
The Bobbi Brown Nourishing Lip Color feels very lightweight on lips, and is, as the name implies, lovely and moisturising. I find the colours pigmented enough, yet offering that transparency that I love in lipsticks of this texture. It makes it a very easy lip colour to wear, and it makes your lips feel so good even after you remove it! Even when my lips feel a little dry, popping on these lip colours make them feel better after that.
While most moisturising or balmy lipsticks tend to fade quickly, I have no problems with these. They seem to stay put (although they will mark cups and kiss off – so no kissing!) well enough, even after meals, if you’re careful. It’s quick and easy to touch up, and shiny lips always impart a youthful vibe.
I love the texture, the gloss, the shine, how it feels when I wear it, and even the colours. These are everything I love in a lipstick, and at this moment, I’d even say they’re pretty affordable, compared to similar brands out there. I can’t find any fault with these, so 5 stars, Bobbi Brown! With first the Luxe Lip Colors and now these Nourishing Lip Colors, you’ve most certainly stepped up your game! Well done 😀
IN A NUTSHELL
The new Bobbi Brown Nourishing Lip Color is a range of oil infused lipsticks that have a balmy and moisturising feel with nice pigment. They slick on smoothly without tugging and when removed, leave lips feeling soft, moisturised and well, nourished! If the discontinued Dior Addict or Addict Extreme formula was one you loved, rejoice for this is an excellent replacement that delivers on all counts, and is, in the big scheme of things, affordable. I’ve nothing bad to say about these. Go get at least one. I’m quite sure you’ll fall in love with them the way I have! 😀
PROS: Lovely transparent pigment, Elegant glossy shine on lips, Smooth texture that does not tug on lips, Leaves lips feeling soft, smooth and nourished after use, Wearable and flattering colours
CONS: None unless you find the price prohibitive
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone who likes balmy textured lipsticks, Anyone who likes moisturising lipsticks that leave a glossy shine on lips, Anyone who was a fan of the now discontinued pre-2015 Dior Addict and Addict Extreme formula
PRICE: RM95 | US$28 | £21
Have you tried these new Bobbi Brown Nourishing Lip Color lipsticks? Which other colour do I absolutely need?
I fear a new lipstick obsession rearing its ugly head LOL! I do tend to go overboard when I find a formula I absolutely love. You will find yourself running through these more quickly than a lipstick of a firmer texture so I guess that kinda justifies me getting more, right? erm… RIGHT?! LOL! 😀