Sunday Stash Shopping #42: Berry Noir

You guys should know by now I have this obsession with dark reds and berries. It started with Bobbi Brown Crushed Plum, and thenย NARS Audrey. Crushed Plum is a little more purple than Audrey and when worn, Crushed Plum is darker when Audrey is redder. Bobbi Brown added a few new colours to its Creamy Matte Lip Colors and as soon as I saw the NAME Berry Noir, I knew I had to get it. Yes, it’s that bad. It got to the point where I only have to see the name and want something. I need to admit myself into rehab soon. But… The name has dark berry all over it and I’m not too far off. Thanks, my friend, forย surprising me with this gift!


berries swatch


See? Berry Noir is definitely more vampy and it looks like I have indulged in too many glasses of red wine… minus the purple teeth and gums. The thing with this shade is I need a brighter pink blush to lift my complexion or I’d look washed out. The photo below takes away a lot of the blush from my face, but I hope you can still see some pink there.




So how about it? Too dark, too vampy for day? I broke all the makeup rules and wore this out on a hot sunny day. Who cares? No one gawked at me so I guess nobody else cares either ๐Ÿ™‚ If you like statement lips, GET THIS! It’s a new and shiny shade, and damn, the color stays on and on and on…


xoxo Lily



  • GummyVision

    Don’t care about the rules – this looks gorgeous on you!!! What blush are you wearing? I love a clean look with vampy lips like you have here…totally works for daytime

    • Lily

      Thank you Gummy ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I was wearing Dior Rosy Glow that day.

  • I’m an admitted vampy lip fan, but I love this. I don’t think it’s overwhelming for daytime wear at all.

    • Lily

      Thank you Kate. I guess it’s important to keep everything else minimal ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’ve learned to wear vamps during daytime – who cares! You look gorgeous lily! I love these colors on you and I’m super duper tempted to get Crushed Plum! I swatched it the other day but resisted. LOL

    • Lily

      Ah why you resist, Shari? GET IT!

  • Oh Gosh this is stunning on you!!! I got into shades like this last autumn and really, who cares? We should be able to wear what we want!

    • Lily

      You’re right. We can wear whatever we want!

  • You pull this color off so well, definitely do not look vampy nor gothic! I usually wear transparent gloss, and the other day wore a berry lipstick like these,… I was told: your lips look lighter than usual. Ok?… weird haha

    • Lily

      HAHAHA! That comment! Some people just aren’t very observant though.

  • Shu Ting

    This is so gorgeous and chic on you, Lily! I’m also a berry-fans. Yay! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Lily

      High five to berry love ๐Ÿ™‚

  • It IS dark but with a nice complexity, I doubt that anyone would gawked at you. (Maybe stare at you because PRETTY)

    • Lily

      Erm, actually, nobody really cared. HAHAHA! Thanks Lena ๐Ÿ™‚

  • It’s perfect for you! I like it! You look amazing in berries Lily! I have to return something at Sephora tomorrow, so I think I’ll look at these creamy mattes and get one. My first BB lipstick haha!

    • Lily

      Thanks Tracy. What color will you be picking up?

  • EEEK I love it! That’s sexy! I’m surprised no one stared because of how hot it looks! LOL!

    • Lily

      Hahaha thanks Larie.

  • Lily, you look gorgeous here. OMG…. what a lovely colour and it really suits you to a T! You should def wear this more often ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Lily

      Thank you YuMing. I love my berries ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jaa

    Too dark – no! Too vampy – no! Too perfect – YES!!! You wear this type of red so well, Lily! I need to have your courage. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Lily

      Thank you Jaa. I used to avoid all bold lip shades and then one day, I just embraced it. I have no idea what happened. LOL!

  • Liz

    You look amazing! I want you to wear this EVERY DAY. ๐Ÿ˜€

    • Lily

      Yes ma’am!

  • Rae

    Berry Noir looks a lot like MAC Sin ๐Ÿ˜€ I just bought it earlier today. Will check in a while. ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Lily

      Hi Rae, did you check? Is it similar to MAC Sin? I’m not familiar with MAC shades because their lipsticks usually dry out my lips…

      • Rae

        Hey Lily, yup! Sin is slightly deeper and has a tad more blue. it gives me the same look though.

        • Lily

          Thanks for letting me know, Rae ๐Ÿ™‚