Friday, July 29, 2011

New Shades: Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color

There are five new shades available in my all-time favorite Bobbi Brown lipstick! While I've always loved Bobbi Brown's lipsticks (and glosses), the Creamy Lip Colors ($23) feel so good on my lips, I reach for them often.

Creamy Lip Color combines rich color with a creamy shine formula. It offers comfortable, relatively long-lasting wear. With emollient shea butter and plant-derived skin conditioners, the lovely formula provides the prefect balance between color and treatment.

The five new shades are listed below. I purchased three shades, all described and shown to me as new by the product specialist. Unfortunately, only one of those rung for me was new, Washed Seashell (#52). Not sure how that happened, but I like one of the two others, Twilight, very much. I just can't show you as many new shades as I had hoped. You can see little swatches on the top row of the selections at Bobbi Brown's Web site.
  • Burnt Sugar, bronze nude
  • Hibiscus, bright candy pink
  • Pale Petal, medium blue-toned pink
  • Washed Seashell, shimmering, medium nude-toned pink
  • Tiger Lily, shimmering medium coral
It's so hot out, I was afraid to roll the shades out too far for the photo. Lipsticks soften very quickly in our glaring sunshine and heat. Retro Pink is shown at left, Twilight in the center, and Washed Seashell at right.

The three shades are shown on my arm, with Washed Seashell (#52) at the top, Twilight (#45) in the center, and Retro Pink (#33) at the bottom. You can see that Washed Seashell is a warm pink, perfect for summer. Twilight represents one of my favorite brown lipstick shades. It adds a nice natural tone to my pink lips. Retro Pink is definitely light - lighter than my usual suspects - and I don't think it's the shade I selected.

The rep had told me that the new shades had the highest ID numbers, and #33 is not high. I think I had asked for Pale Petal. I'm going to have to start consulting my iPhone when shopping. I'm not "big" on returning "used" makeup, so I'm still considering whether to keep Retro Pink or not. I have too many shades like it.

For someone who doesn't write a blog, whether the shades are new or pre-existing shouldn't matter. I went to Neiman Marcus to see the new ones; hence my dismay. If you've never tried Creamy Lip Color, check out all the shades. If you are looking for new shades, make sure to take the list above with you on your shopping trip.

Photo at top courtesy of Bobbi Brown; other photos by Best Things in Beauty


Shannon (Lipstick Musings) said...

If it makes you feel better, whether or not the makeup is "used" should be irrelevant when returning. I worked in cosmetics for several years, and we had to damage out and return EVERY return to the vendor, whether or not it had been used, "just in case." So don't feel bad about returning a product that was the wrong color, even if you've used it. You were misinformed at the counter...not your fault.

Now that I've gotten all that off my chest, the swatches are gorgeous! How well do they show up on the lips? Anything that even resembles a nude tends to not show up well on me and sort of washes me out, but those are lovely colors, and if they're showing up well on the lips, I need to go check them out! Although technically I'm still on restricted-buy....

Charlestongirl said...

Thanks for the moral suppport, Shannon!

The darker shades show up very well on my lips. Retro Pink is virtually invisible on me.

Me said...

GRRR! That would bum me out. I have learned to not only examine the box before I leave the store, but to open it and make sure what's inside matches. I have gone home at least twice only to find that the color inside the box was wrong.

Washed Seashell looks beautiful. My favorite color in this formulation (so far) is Rose Petal, a softly shimmering medium-light rose.

Charlestongirl said...

I hate to take stuff back, too, Zuzu! I know someone damages it out, so I try not to do that. In this case, I think I'm going to.

I love the Creamy Lip Color - just want the right shades for me.

Joey said...

I loved this post!

Twilight came out back in 2009 - it was in the same collection as Bash Metallic e/s - the Ivy League collection, I believe. I bought both products at the same time.

Twilight is one of my top 10 favorite lipsticks of all time - which is crazy for me to say. On my darker skin (and paler lips), it is a coolish mauve with brown undertones and a lovely shimmer. It goes with pretty much everything.

I am always so excited whenever you review something I have because it means I don't have to spend money! Haha!


Charlestongirl said...

Hi Joey!

Twilight looks that way on my lips. It's really pretty, kind of a coolish mauve with brown on me too. I don't think I bought it when it was released, but there is buried treasure here.

Decided overnight that Retro Pink is going back. Because the rep told me that numbers in the 30s were too low to be new, I think she accidently pulled the wrong one.

Joey said...

It's unfortunate the rep wasn't paying closer attention! Retro Pink is a lovely shade, though. I have to check that one out next time I'm at a BB counter.

Let us know what you get in exchange! =)

Mamavalveeta03 said...

I think I might have to try these out...Who am I kidding? I'm a Bobbi Brown addict! Of course I'll buy them! And for us dry lipped gals, I think the creamy lipcolor formula is the BEST ( I also agree, Zuzu, that Rose Petal is my favorite one). And go ahead and return it. If they didn't expect it once in awhile, they wouldn't have the policy in effect. (and I used to work the counter--we really didn't get too many returns, so it wasn't a big deal).

Charlestongirl said...

It is pretty, Joey! I want one of the new ones. Pale Petal?

Charlestongirl said...

Hi MamaVal,

I will tomorrow. I'm meeting a friend to shop and have lunch, so that will be my chance to do the exchange. Maybe they can make mine a tester. :)