Review: Bobbi Brown Lip Color Hot Berry and Sandwash Peach

I remember Bobbi Brown was one of my first makeup loves. As a newbie in makeup, I always geared towards more natural colours, and Bobbi is the queen of neutrals. That was before I started blogging. I’d go through tubes of Bobbi Brown lipsticks and one of my favourites was Brownie. It was a pinkish brown on me which didn’t look dated at all. Then my makeup stash started to pile, and I couldn’t use up many products after that. Now, it’s even worse. Let’s not talk about that. Let’s talk Bobbi Brown Lip Colors.


Bobbi Brown Lip Color


The packaging didn’t change, as far as I remember, but the colours sure got more interesting. I remember the selection back then, about 8 years ago, wasn’t as interesting. Now, there are 24 new shades, and I was sent 2 – Sandwash Peach and Hot Berry. The formula, texture and scent are just as I remembered. The lipsticks are creamy, non drying and non greasy. They don’t feather and go on smoothly, opaque. I have nothing to complain except for the scent. It’s got the vintage lipstick scent that Burberry also has. One I have YET to get used to. However, it doesn’t linger so I’m fine after a short while.


hot berry sandwash peach Bobbi Brown Hot Berry Sandwash Peach


Sandwash Peach is a muted peachy salmon on me. It’s like a more pigmented nude but not nude at all, if that makes sense. It looks natural and day time appropriate. Instead of a concealer nude lipstick, I actually like to use this to pair with dark smokey eyes. This shade is nude enough but doesn’t wash out the complexion. I can imagine this to look more nude on darker skin tones, but the warm undertones make it less ashy. Hot Berry looks pinky red with flashes of deep fuchsia. It is blue based, but appears neutral on me. It is easy to pull off, not too bright, not too bold. I like to wear this as the focus, keeping the rest of the makeup minimal. It can also be blotted down to just a tint, but the texture feels drier faster.


hot berry sandwash peach swatch lip swatch


All 24 shades are available at Bobbi Brown counters nationwide, and retails for RM88 each. Have you tried Bobbi Brown Lip Colors before? What’s your fave?


xoxo Lily


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  • Liz

    Gah, they’re both gorgeous! You know, I ran straight to Bobbi Brown too when I decided it was time for grown up makeup. Never did get into their lip stuff though for whatever reason. Maybe time to go have a look. πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      There are so many new shades to choose from now. You should go have a look, for sure πŸ™‚

  • Jan S

    Yes!!! Brownie is one of my favourites too πŸ™‚ tulle is my favourite pink. Bobbi’s lip glosses are fantastic too. Long lasting and beautiful colours.

    I like peachy colours so will definitely give sand wash peach a try. Thanks for posting πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Hey Jan. Brownie is awesome πŸ™‚ And yes! I believe I really liked Tulle too! I think there was a Honeysuckle as well. I hope you’ll give these new shades a try and let me know what you think.

  • Both gorgeous! I recently got Hot Berry, just couldnt resist the purple glimmer hidden within. Sandwash Peach looks amazing, I must go back and re-look at that!
    Bobbi Brown lippies werent my first lux lipsticks, but she def got me into nudes.

    • Lily

      Oh! Hot Berry is schmexxxyy!!! You have to look at Sandwash Peach as well. I think it’s the perfect peachy nude ever πŸ™‚

  • These lipstick colors are gorgeous on you, Lily!
    I haven’t been really into their lipsticks (maybe some base products since Ms. Brown believes in yellow based skin like foundations). It is a bit disappointing to hear about the smell, though. The colors are really stunning.

    • Lily

      Thanks Lena. Erm, yes, if you can get over the scent, the colors are really beautiful. Maybe go have a whiff. LOL!

  • These are both super pigmented, I like how the orangey nude keeps its colour on your lips! I haven’t ever tried a lip product by Bobbi Brown.. Perhaps because in general I’m not a huge lip product addict. (I know, I sometimes don’t get it either.)

    • Lily

      HAHAHA! I never thought I’d be a makeup junkie, but I turned into one. Lipsticks can change the entire look, and it’s so simple, everybody can wear it!

  • I think I might have tried one or two of these. They’re good but for some reason never my favorites!

    • Lily

      There are so many good lipsticks to choose from, Sunny. We as bloggers are really spoiled for choices!

  • Bella

    These look great on you!! I prefer her Creamy Lip Color though…

    • Lily

      Oh I really like their Creamy Lip Color too! They’re very moisturizing, and less scented πŸ™‚

  • Oh I can’t decide which one I like better! They’re both so pretty! Different, but pretty.

    • Lily

      Both these shades are definitely on the opposite side of the spectrum. They’re both gorgeous πŸ™‚

  • Anusha Puri these colours on you

    • Lily

      Thanks Anusha πŸ™‚

  • Hey! I like these! Both look so good on you! I might actually buy my first BB lipstick now lol!

    • Lily

      Oh yay! Hope you’re enjoying your trip babe!

  • ChicScience

    Both are lovely. I will be definitely checking these one out! XO πŸ™‚

    • Lily

      Oh do let me know which one you pick!

  • Both of these are GORGEOUS! My mom actually likes BB lipsticks a lot, I think, but I’ve never tried them. But I like these!

    • Lily

      Don’t you play with your mom’s makeup? I still go through her stash from time to time but nowadays they are mostly things I gave her πŸ™‚ I’d have tried on my mom’s lipsticks by now. Lol!

      • Haha, when she or I visit, yes. But we haven’t lived in the same state for almost six years now!

        • Lily

          6 years! I was away from home when I studied abroad but once I came back, I’ve been pretty close to home. Pros and cons, really. LOL!

  • Claire

    both shades look nice, BB has some nice colours but the formula never worked on me, sadly. my lips peel everytime I use their lipsticks and the shimmer bricks broke me out. but I have some e/s I like though.

    • Lily

      Oh no, that’s a pity! I have a few Bobbi Brown eye shadows as well, and their mattes and metallics are really good. The shimmers are a little too sheer though

  • Lily

    You have to try it on to find out then! πŸ˜€

  • DUDE I somehow tricked myself into thinking you weren’t going to be blogging during your pregnancy (???? how did I get that so wrong??) and I have missed SO MUCH GREAT STUFF D’:

    • Lily

      Lol Rae. I slowed down a lot for the first 2 trimesters actually. I’ve only just picked up the pace because you don’t mess with writing inspiration! I have a feeling I’ll slow down again as I get closer to D-day. And who knows if I hv the energy when the baby is out. Hahahaha πŸ˜›

  • Lily

    I know right? It’s a beautiful bolder pink