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”.
“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:
|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.
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!
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!