If I can fall in love with one particular makeup brand, I would definitely fall for Bobbi Brown. I believe she has awesome makeup products that works wonders however, the thing that I appreciate about her (the most) is the idea of how she define beauty: it’s about being yourself and looking like yourself. Being a natural beauty, and that spells: Bobbi Brown. Do you know that moment when a makeup artist beautifies your face and your friends were like, “Wow you’re so pretty I don’t even recognize you!” Of course they say it as a compliment. But they just didn’t realize that for some people (like me) it can also be heard as,”You look like somebody else who is prettier. Well obviously because you don’t look like yourself.” Oops. I know they didn’t mean it that way, but that’s just kinda how I felt about it. So sometimes, I honestly don’t know how to respond to that ‘compliment’ haha. It actually happened on my graduation day. At that time I can simply put a ,”thank you so much”, but later on I decided to learn how to do my own makeup anyway. Especially for those occasion where women are encouraged to put on some color on their face (at a friend’s wedding, cousin’s wedding, etc). Yeah if you’re about my age, and you live in Indonesian culture where a wedding usually invites hundreds of friends and relatives (I’m talking about 800-ish invitation) and your parents wants you be dressed up and be pretty and everything, you’ll understand what I mean :P
Okay back to Bobbi Brown. I found most of beauty youtuber that religiously use Bobbi Brown are women in their late 30s to 50s. Maybe because most women in this category are more likely to embrace their natural beauty rather than having fun with colorful makeups which teens and younger adults usually do. Idk, what do you guys think?^^. BUT, looking at BB’s price tag, it is totally make sense that not everybody afford such high-end makeup products, especially younger people. Although isn’t as pricey as Tom Ford or Charlotte Tilbury, BB is still one of the brands that cost a lot of money.
Now let’s talk about the products. Everyone loves the Gel Eyeliner and Shimmer Brick, Wayne Goss loves the Foundation Stick, Lisa Eldrige loves the Pot Rouge, Essiebutton loves the blush, bb cream, lipsticks, concealer, and probably pretty much everything haha. For me, since I’m all about
the bass lipstick, the first thing that I tried from BB are the lip products :D
At first I thought the name Lip Color is a bit boring. You know, other brands make names like ‘rouge…’ or ‘ultimate color…’ and even ‘lip elixir…’. But after I get to know more about the brand, I immediately think that it was named Lip Color for a reason. Bobbi Brown really make lipstick that looks and feels like a human lip color. They also provide wide selection of shades. It’s brilliant. For this particular line, I feel that the formula is satin-matte finish, not moisturizing but really friendly towards my lips. I do think that the packaging is really old-fashioned though, unlike the modern luxurious YSL or Lancome lipsticks. One thing that puts me down is only the shades that available here in Jakarta. Not only for the Lip Color line. All of the lipstick shades that I wanted to try were out of stock when I visited their counter at Sogo Plaza Indonesia. Are you kidding me. Brown, Brownie, Brownie Pink, Tawny Pink, Heather Pink, Powder Pink, Blushed Rose, and a few more other shades that I can’t remember the name, all sold out. I was really sad about this haha. I got myself the color Sandwash Pink though. It’s a pretty medium pink and later I found out that this is the lipstick that Kate Middleton use on her wedding day!
Apart from that, what’s my personal thought about this Sandwash Pink? After using it for a few days, I came with a conclusion that I didn’t feel satisfied with my choice of color. It’s in fact a perfect match for the inner part of my lips. But considering that my outer part is darker, it looks a bit blue if I don’t add and blend a slightly darker lip liner to outline my lips. Probably the blue tone in Sandwash Pink is still a bit too strong for my skin color (I have a yellow asian undertone).
Rich Lip Color
I finally got my hands on Bobbi Brown Heather Pink by purchasing it online. Let me say this out loud: this shade is perfection. Well at least for me. I’ve been using this for the whole two weeks and it hasn’t leave my makeup pouch either. I carry it anywhere like everywhere. I adore the formula, it’s moisturizing but not that creamy. It doesn’t chapped my lips, it stays 5 to 6 hours and fades gracefully over time. Heather pink is described as a red pink. It gives an instant color to my face. Of course you might want to try every other color to know which one suits you best :) I’m just so happy that this time my ‘blind-shopping’ did not disappoint me.
Sheer Lip Color
I have the color Nude Beige which described as shimmer pearl pink nude. It has very fine shimmer which I don’t usually gravitate to. But this is just really nice to play with. It’s creamy, it’s nude, and it’s super moisturizing.
Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks
Bobbi Brown store at Sogo Plaza Senayan only had the shade Pale Pink and Fresh Melon when I went there about a month ago. Too bad I don’t think those shades really suits me. So two days ago, I went to Metro Pacific Place and found Blushed Rose! It’s one of the shades I’ve been eyeing on. If they also have Powder Pink and Rose, I would probably spend hours to calm and tell myself, “JUST CHOOSE ONE. DO NOT BUY THREE.” hahaha. I really like the packaging. It’s sleek, has decent mirror, and it’s practical. My favorite is that I don’t look like applying lipstick while holding this tiny thing. I mean, this can be handy if I need a bit touch up in public where there’s no restroom anywhere near.
Okay this is not a lip product. But I’m gonna review it anyway. This is a corrector to hide dark/blue/purple discoloration under our eye and we can add a layer of concealer beneath the corrector. I don’t have heavy dark undereye circles, just a tiny bit but sometimes my favorite Benefit Fake Up looks too sheer. So I gave it a go and I just tried this on today. I first applied the moisture ring from Fake Up, then add a light layer of Bobbi Brown Corrector, building up two light layers, then finally one swipe of Fake Up (I usually need 3 swipe without the Corrector). Blend. Apparently it made the concealer much more flawless. I was really surprised. It’s basicly a perfect base for concealer. It didn’t settle on my fine lines, it blended really nice, and I had a good 9 hour-wear. I love this product but considering the price tag, I won’t be repurchasing. Rp380.000,- for 1.4 grams, really Bobbi? :”) Well then again, it claims to be waterproof, sweat and humidity-resistant, has long-wearing formula, and infused with skin conditioners to protect the delicate undereye area. I can’t blame anyone, can I?
And that’s all about the Bobbi Brown products I own -which almost all of them are lipsticks lol. I’ve read a few blogs mentioned that BB lipsticks are ‘dupe-able’ which means you can find similar color in drugstore brands. I agree. But formula-wise, there’s no such thing as dupe (I have a very high standard for this). I would probably grow more collection of BB lipsticks. That’s just how I adore the formula, no kidding. How about you? Have you ever tried this makeup brand? :D
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