Monday, October 1, 2012

Bobbi Brown Hollywood Red

I've always had mad respect for Bobbi Brown. One of her books, Bobbi Brown: Teenage Beauty, really helped me appreciate understated makeup when I was an angst teenager who was all about the brightest and boldest with glitter and glam. 

There is a lot from her makeup line on my wishlist from her foundation stick to her concealers. So when a good ol' friend gave me a couple of gift cards to Dillards I thought this would be a great way to try their lipsticks.


Retailing at $24, this lipstick is a tad bit more than I usually spend on lipsticks with the majority I own being drugstore or Mac. I decided if I were to to spend that much I would want something a little bold but still something I could wear everyday. I decided to go with Hollywood Red, a bright red with the slightest of blue undertones. To all those who speak in mac lipstick lingo, I would classify this as a Cremesheen.

The formula is long lasting (I know, how vagues does that sound?) and only needed to be re-applied after drinking/eating. And when it did fade after eating, it still left a lovely stain. You can apply the color lightly and blot it to have a sheer color or you can pack it on to have a more opaque color.







27 comments:

  1. That looks great on you! I got a BB lip palette as a gwp about a year ago and I still use it all the time. Love it!
    Mandy

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    1. Yes I am head over heels for Bobbi now!

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  2. love the red lips on you! I haven't tried much bobbi brown stuff but i think i'll go check out their lipsticks the next time i go haha. And holyy I envy your lashes pretty girl!!! :D

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! It means a lot! :)) <3

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  3. I never tried a lipstick by BB but this colour is lovely and really suits you!
    I love her, she taught me so much with her book Makeup Manual :) xx

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    1. Gracias ma'am! I'll be sure to check out that book as well!

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  4. This shade is gorgeous! I haven't tried any Bobbi Brown lipsticks before, but tho has definitely convinced me that I need to! :)

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    1. Yes! I look froward to a future post if you do get any of her lippies! ^^

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  5. The shade looks gorgeous on you. I like a good red for autumn/winter as well. Hope you enjoy your none drustore/mac lipstick :)

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    1. Thank you Winnie! I absolutely adore it! :)

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  6. Beautiful colour, it really suits you :)

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  7. That is a gorgeous red color, especially on you. I'm not brave enough for the bold lips :)

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    1. Aww I'm sure you would look great with a red/bold lip! Just keep everything else neutral! ;)

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  8. That red is so beautiful!~ And really suits you which is always a bonus!
    Anna

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  9. This is a beautiful red on you - I think it complements your skin tone so well! :) Higher end lipsticks are a bit of luxury but when you find a nice formula and beautiful colour - it's worth it!

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    1. Yes this one was totally worth it! I think I may indulge on Bobbi Brown more soon enough!

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  10. This looks like such a perfect red - suits you perfectly!
    x

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  11. love how the red is blue based, it almost seems a tiny bit pink! look great on you with the simple eye and lots of mascara!

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  12. beautiful color!! perfect for fall :) looks amazing on u!

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  13. The lipstick is gorgeous! I love the red shade and I think it suits you perfectly!! I have a very similar one:)

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