Review: Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color in Crushed Plum

I blame Liz for this. She and her Fall Lip Colour post here. And then we had a Twitter discussion of how DIFFERENT Crushed Plum looks in real life. It is more of a deep red with a hint of purple and not the purple we see in that promo picture. Guys, if you’re going to photoshop the heck out of the photos, especially the colours, please don’t quote that the model is using Bobbi Brown Crushed Plum. Isn’t it misrepresentation? This just bothers and annoys me. Magazine photos are unreliable, and that’s where we bloggers come in. After searching for swatches online, I also like what I see! Tiffany tweeted her photo wearing it and it’s gorgeous. She even wrote about it here, if you want to read about her opinion.


Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color


Thing is, it is not Fall here, and never will be. Is it going to stop me? Nope. It only means I can wear whatever colour I want all year round, depending on my mood. It might be burning hot outside, but I’d wear a vampy lip if I feel like it. Haters get a life. I used to finish tubes of Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Lip Colors. Yes, I love them! Now, they’re also available in this beautiful matte formula.Β It is comfortable to wear, and boy this lipstick STAYS ON. Oh, and in case you’re curious, it’s scentless and tasteless πŸ˜›


Crushed Plum


Crushed Plum is a deep plummy red on me, and it is not so dark that you have to only wear it for a night out. Well, for me anyway. I wear it when I go shopping, I wear it to the groceries, I wear it to pick up my kids… just everywhere. I love this shade! It applies very smoothly and beautifully, it stays super comfortable on my lips too. No drying out or tugging of lips. When I wipe it off after a meal, I’m left with a reddish berry stain which is still dark enough to pass off as another lip colour. I did some comparison swatches here, so you can have a look yourself. In fact, these lippies can be your Fall lineup πŸ˜› Oh, yeah, I messed up the name of the Guerlain Shine Automatique. I always mix it up with Rouge Automatique. Sorry!


berry lip swatches

And this is how it looks on me.


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Bobbi Brown Creamy Matte Lip Color is available at all Bobbi Brown counters nationwide and retails for RM88. Have you tried this formula before? If you’re looking for a beautiful matte lipstick, you have to check these out. Do you wear darker reds or do you just stick to nudes?


xoxo Lily