Review: Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip

I bought these a few weeks ago when I was in KL. Bobbi Brown isn’t available where I live, so it’s a rare chance for me to actually go to a store and have a swatch fest. At that time, the Art Stick Liquid Lip was still fairly new so I was naturally curious. After swatching all the colours, I tried on a couple. My favourite bold was Plum Noir. It’s a rich deep red which is slightly burgundy and it stayed on without fading for 5 hours. I was impressed! I bought 2 colours, Vintage Pink and Papaya. I was told Papaya was selling fast and Vintage Pink was limited edition. Either way, I thought I’d get more wear out of them compared to a deep vavavoom red.

 

 

 

 

These Art Stick Liquid Lips are squeezable tubes and they work like paint tubes. Basically, just squeeze some out and start applying on your lips.

 

 

 

 

I’ve seen a lot of promo videos on Instagram and YouTube and the vloggers or social influencers, what have you, apply the lip paint directly from the plastic tip. Then voila, they suddenly get precise looking application *smack lips*. But from all the videos I have seen, NONE of them showed the full process of them applying the cleanly lined lips. They were all edited and cut. Thing is, I have tried and it is IMPOSSIBLE to get a super clean line when you apply it directly from the tube. It will be uneven and the corners of the lips are the most difficult area to apply. So I tried using finger application, but in the end, it works best with a brush. So that is why the SA at Bobbi Brown insisted I use a brush. Also, this…

 

 

 

 

Yes, it does get messy when you apply directly from the tube, so you gotta wipe it clean. My preferred method of application is actually to squeeze some out at the back of my hand and either dab it onto my lips using my fingers (which works fine with lighter colours) or apply with a lip brush for more precision. The Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip is very pigmented, and I find that while they are not the most comfortable, they are still creamy and only slightly drying. Also, they do transfer. However, when I apply with a lip brush, blot and reapply, and blot again, the colours tend to stay longer without transferring as much. The colours can be sheered out when mixed with clear gloss or when applied sparingly on top of lip balm, but the staying power will be reduced dramatically.

 

 

 

 

Vintage Pink is a muted mauve rose on me, and it is a low key every day lip. Here is how it looks on me.

 

 

 

 

Papaya is a coral which warms up and brightens my complexion, but not so bright that it looks neon. I’m too old for neon! I also like this sheered out on top of a lip balm because the finish is shinier and juicier.

 

 

 

 

Have you tried these yet? I paid RM95 for each and they’re 5ml each.

 

 

xoxo Lily

 

 

 

  • To be honest I love Bobbi Brown products but I’ll give a pass on these because they look too fussy to apply easily (and you just confirmed my suspicions!)…

    • Lily

      Well, if you’re looking for a creamy pigmented lipstick that’s super comfortable to wear, their Luxe lip colours are great!

      • Yes, I have a couple of them!

  • Hmm, seems like these are quite a chore to apply and need some getting used to? I already have MUFE lip paint which is almost similar to these so I probably give these a miss. That said, I love how Vintage Pink looks on you!

    • Lily

      Shireen, Vintage Pink is gorgeous! I still wear these often so I guess they’re not THAT difficult to apply. Lol! I just have to put it out there because it bothers me when I see vloggers say how friggin easy they are to apply, to get a clean line etc. What bull.

  • I saw these at Sephora and kind of thought they’d be hard to apply and I guess I was right haha. That pink one does look great on you!

    • Lily

      Thanks Tracy. Vintage Pink is a great every day colour!

  • Papaya looks especially gorgeous on you, Lily! I love the you’re keeping it real about the application. Yeah, I’d prefer a wand applicator myself, but I always smooth out the edges when I wear more pigmented lip colors so as long as you like the colors and the formula! 🙂

    • Lily

      Thanks Lena. I guess I must really like these because even though they’re not easy to apply, I still wear them often.

  • Hmm these do look really pretty, especially Papaya, but they seem too fussy to apply!

    • Lily

      Definitely fussy, but I still wear them quite often.

  • Hi Lily, I shared the same experience as you. They do tend to be messy, and I prefer using my finger or brush too. And the transfer is horrendous! As for the messy tip…. these days I have the same problems with my lipsticks too, so I wonder if it is just me after all. LOL!

    • Lily

      Hey Linda, no I’m sure it’s just messy. How could the plastic tip applicator not get messy? But one thing’s for sure – it’s easy to clean. Haha!