Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lips

Hey everyone! Well, after saying in my last post that I thought I might have more time for blogging with starting this new job… turns out I was so, so wrong. And I should have known better. But that’s ok. So far it is going great, but it is absolutely dominating my time. So, as I figure out how to time manage with this new situation, I might be posting less, but I think that’s ok too. I still enjoy blogging and beauty, but I need to prioritize my new job right now 🙂

But for now… Here’s a long time coming review!

A boujee product that has quickly become my most used lip this year are the Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lips. When they first came out, I was actually pretty interested despite the fact that I had never tried a Bobbi Brown product before. However, I really didn’t think I was going to go for it considering they cost $34 CAD. But as usual on a whim, I did. I was just so intrigued by the claim that they feel like a balm! So do they? And are they worth that extremely high price tag???

Packaging and First Impressions

These liquified lipsticks come in a shorter, square, transparent tube with colour-coded caps. Inside, you have a small step-like doefoot that has a squared off tip. The product does have a slight scent: it smells citrus-y, but it really is very minimal.

This lip product comes in 16 shades ranging from nudes to brights. They also just added two neutral brown shades, and I’m really itching to get one of them! I like wearing more brown nudes during summer. The shades I decided to start out with were “Juicy Date”, described as a “pinkish brown” and “Mango Mood”, a “bright coral pink”.

products overall

products with wands showing

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Shades from the Bobbi Brown website.


“The look of a liquid lipstick meets the comfortable feel of a balm and the plumped-up sheen of a gloss. Created with a superfruit blend featuring cranberry, blueberry and raspberry extracts, this emollient-rich, full-coverage formula glides on with pure color pigments and offers nourishing comfort and moisture—both instantly and over time.”

“Paraben-free, phthalate-free, sulfite-free, talc-free, mineral oil-free, gluten-free.”

Price and Quantity

These liquified lipsticks are priced at $34 CAD ($26 USD) and have 0.2 oz of product. For price comparisons I chose the select few high end products that have the consistency of a gloss/balm, but are very pigmented. I really couldn’t think of many, so if you have any suggestions for me to add, let me know!

Here are the comparisons listed from best value to worst value:

Rank Product  Cost
($ CAD) 
Quantity (oz) Cost-Quantity Ratio for 1 oz of product
1 Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick $28 0.25 112/oz
2 Anastasia Bevery Hills Lipgloss $21 0.16 131/oz
3 Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip $34 0.2 170/oz
3 NARS Velvet Lip Glide 34 0.2 170/oz

Overall, these kinds of products that are more of a liquified lipstick are more unique, so there aren’t a ton on the high end market to compare to. But there’s no getting around it: this is a luxury product with a luxury price. If a super pigmented gloss matters to you, the ABH ones certainly fit that bill at a more affordable price (although for less product). I also think that the Bite Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipsticks have a very similar formula to these Bobbi Brown ones (spoiler alert), and they have a much better value, partly because you’re paying less up front, but you’re also getting more product. But I digress…

Pigmentation and Performance

On the whole, this is a very unique and comfortable lip product, with impressive pigmentation. Most of all, it totally DOES feel like a balm! Of the products that I compared this product to above, this is definitely the one that feels the least sticky and melts the most into your lips.

wand up close

When it comes to pigmentation, this product is quite impressive. I, of course, have only tested two of the shades, but you basically get full pigmentation on the lips. The overall look is very vibrant colour, with a slight shine to it. I wouldn’t say it looks really all that glossy, but it does have a bit of a shine when freshly applied.

One thing is that I’m not totally in love with the applicator, since it is squared-off at the tip. I do wish it were either thinner or pointed, but as it is I manage just fine. Once applied, instead of laying as a thick glossy layer on top of the lips (it is perhaps a bit thinner in viscosity than the ABH glosses), it seems to melt into the lips a bit. On the whole it’s really hard to explain the feeling of this product, but it really is quite like a balm. It’s not too thick, not too thin, and it’s pretty comfortable. I would say the hydration level is pretty neutral: doesn’t dry you out, but doesn’t leave your lips feeling super hydrated. Because this is a gloss/balm-like product, it doesn’t have a very long lasting power, but it fades pretty evenly with drinking.

As for the shades I purchased, I don’t think either suit the description given on the website. While Juicy Date is described as a pink-brown, it is much more of a peachy pink in person, in my opinion. It actually kind of does look pink-brown in the pictures below though… Mango Mood however, is just a straight up bright red. I don’t think there is anything coral about it. The moral of the story is that you should really go in-store to check these products out in order to avoid disappointment.

Here are swatches of the shades I have purchased!


juicy date lip swatch
Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip “Juicy Date”
Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip “Juicy Date”
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Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip “Mango Mood”
Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip “Mango Mood”

Final Thoughts

Although they are very expensive, I have been really enjoying these lip products and am actually considering purchasing one of the new shades. If you are going to use the same lip product almost every day, I do think the $34 price tag is much more justifiable, and I have used the shade Juicy Date at least 30-40 times since I purchased it. I really am getting use, and it’s because it is such a pretty colour, feels comfortable and wears down nicely.

Have you tried these Bobbi Brown lips? Do you have any other Bobbi Brown products that you love that I should check out? Let us know down below!

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21 thoughts on “Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lips

  1. Very nice review!! I never tried anything from Bobbi Brown and these look very tempting. I think I’ll try the Bite ones, since they have a similar formula. Plus, Bite is cruelty-free. Bobbi drown is sadly not.

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    1. Yes, these definitely seem like a stand out product from the brand! I think the Bite ones are pretty comparable and definitely a good option for you. They have also been on sale through Sephora for quite a while. Hopefully they aren’t phasing that product out!

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  2. I’ve heard good things about them. Might try one someday. Only Bobbi Brown product I own is their blush in Tawny, which I LOVE (I scored it a year or 2 ago for maybe half price at the CCO at the outlet mall).

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    1. Ooh very nice!! It’s not a brand that you hear talked about a lot. I wonder if they are more popular with a slightly older demographic and that’s why they don’t get so much air time on social media etc?


  3. These sound lovely and the colours you picked up are so pretty! One thing I hate about liquid lipsticks is the drying, matte formula and it’s nice to see brands leaning away from that a bit now x

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    1. Yeah the pigmentation of these is great, and they are very comfortable. I have a hard time standing liquid lipsticks too!! I would much rather have to reapply constantly than be in literally dry lip hell lol.

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  4. Both shades look great on you! I love how comfortable the crushed liquids feel. Only downside for me is that they also move around quite a bit so I do have to check my lips all the time to make sure it didn’t end up on my face!

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    1. Thank you! Oh no! Yeah, I don’t notice them move around a lot, but I am very careful. If I’m going to eat anything I usually wipe off at least my bottom lip so it doesn’t transfer on to my chin lol. But I’m used to that since I only wear products that AREN’T transfer proof unfortunately lol. Dry lips problems.

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  5. Both lipsticks are so pretty but I especially love Mango Mood! And I really like the shiny finish. I guess I’m over matte lipsticks for the moment. I hope you’re job is going well and I’m happy you’re still finding time to post, even if it’s not super often!

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    1. It’s such a fun and bright colour! The pigmentation of these is really quite impressive, and without them being thick too! I always love the look of matte lips but just can’t stand the feel of them!

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      1. They look great! I used to be totally into matte lips but these days all I want is lip gloss. I just found the Becca x Chrissy lip icing set at Marshalls for $15 and I love it! I think that you reviewed it last year? The shades are so perfect!


  6. Great review, I totally agree with your thoughts on these! I do think they’re worth the money if they end up being your go-to lip product. It’s too bad the shades don’t match the shade description (the shade I own doesn’t either haha) but both colours look beautiful on you! I was deciding between Juicy Date and Give a Fig, but I think I eventually need Juicy Date in my life, it seems like the perfect every day shade!

    I think you asked me on IG whether I prefer these or the Bite Liquified lipsticks, and that’s a really tough one! I like them for different reasons. I find the Bite Beauty ones to be more hydrating, I think because they are thicker. But I do enjoy the thinner formula of the Bobbi Brown and how it’s not so sticky.

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    1. I think Juicy Date would be perfect for you! I’ve been wearing it a ton, that’s for sure! I agree, I think the Bite ones are thicker from what I can remember. I kind of like how these Bobbi Brown ones melt into your lips, instead of being like a layer on top. I think the Bite ones are more similar to the ABH glosses in that way.


  7. Influenster sent me one of these lippies & I was so disappointed. I did love the way it felt on my lips & the pigmentation was totally there but, I hated how it wore off so fast & easily & for me, not gracefully at all. The colors you chose are gorgeous but you’re right, they don’t match the description!

    I received the Steve Laurant lipgloss in my Boxycharm this month. It’s pretty much the same as this but the color stayed on way longer & didn’t come off patchy at all!

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    1. Aw that’s too bad! But yeah, the longevity isn’t there cause they are literally a balm, not a liquid lipstick or anything. Glosses that are tackier or stickier usually have better lasting power. That’s awesome that that lipgloss is working so well for you!

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