Sheer Lip Colors ($25) excited me, so after purchasing a three at Saks, when presented with a Friends & Family event, I bought two more. I selected Cherry Pink (#6) and Tutu (#14).
Bobbi Brown calls Sheer Lip Color "mistake-proof, no-mirror lipstick." Check. That's one reason I adore sheer lipsticks and glosses. They are forgiving.
Bobbi believes that lipstick should be quick and easy - and Sheer Lip Color is exactly that. This super-lightweight formula glides on smoothly and evenly, delivering a sheer and slightly glossy finish that’s highly wearable. Formulated with luxurious shea butter, murumuru butter, and apricot kernel oils, Sheer Lip Color rejuvenates and nourishes, improving the overall condition of lips instantly and over time. Plus, the unique translucent base allows its true color to last for hours without feathering. It's available in neutral, bright, and deep shades (the hardest part is having to choose).
I took swatch photos in full afternoon sunshine, swatching straight from the tubes. Cherry Pink is shown at the top of my arm, with Tutu below.
As I mentioned in my earlier feature, I think these colors are scrumptious. An extra-added benefit is that the color lasts much longer than with many other sheers. Perhaps that's because of their pigmentation. They aren't see-through; they offer a semi-sheer finish. There is no discernible flavor or fragrance.
Even though these Sheer Lip Colors are scheduled to arrive at Bobbi Brown counters in May, both Saks Fifth Avenue, where I purchased mine, and Neiman Marcus have them available - as does Bobbi Brown's Web site. If you like sheer lip color, you must go see them. I'm smitten. You know I love them when I keep buying.
Photo at top courtesy of Bobbi Brown; other photos by Best Things in Beauty