The other day I believe I finally killed my desire to collect every light pink lipstick on the planet. How did I do this you ask? Well I purchased a Bobbi Brown lipstick.
The End. Done.
Whew that was a short post.
What? You want more detail?
OK. I purchased a Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Pale Mauve #73 and it felt and looked like corpse makeup. Not that I know what corpse make up looks like or feels like, but I imagine that if I were a corpse that this is the lipstick they would apply to my cold dead lips. OK. That’s not fair to corpses. This lipstick isn’t even good enough for corpses.
Let’s start with the color shall we? In the tube. A mildly neutral milky pink. OK so far. On the lips?
Well you get the picture. YIKES! Who died? No. No one died. That’s just me in a craptastic color.
You might be thinking. “Errrrm. Elvira. Aside from you being incredibly morbid and gross perhaps, and I say this only as a slight possibility, Perhaps you might have just picked the wrong color for your complexion.”
A) You don't have to be so patronizing and B) OK. Maybe this was not the best color choice. I admit that. I have other gorgeous light neutral pink lipsticks that I could use. This was a mistaken purchase. I was given the wrong formula and color. Since I cannot return…because I realized it too later after I bought it…don’t ask. I decided to give the lipstick a try…regardless of it being the wrong formula and color.
Upon application I exclaimed, “Holy crap, put a wick in that lipstick and light it because this stuff is waxy as hell!” It literally dragged on my lips. The lipstick has no slip. Applying this lipstick was akin to smearing a candle across my lips. One of the more unpleasant experiences with lipstick I have ever had.
My question is: How the heck does Bobbi Brown stay in business with a lipstick this awful? Seriously!
Do you NEED this. Hell NO! please read above for my reasoning.
What I really wanted was a Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color lipstick in Pale Mauve. It was a sheer pink and glossy as heck. Smooth and creamy. But since my recent wretched experience I think I might swear off all light pink Bobbi Brown lipsticks for the rest of my life. Oh who am I kidding? I’ll swear them off until next season….maybe.