bobbi brown crushed lip color review | spring 2018

Now that the warmer weather has finally begun here in my city, I’ve been slowly transitioning my winter makeup out of rotation and introducing brighter and more lightweight products in. Although my face makeup changes, my lip products always seem to hover around the berry toned shades. This year, I decided that I would introduce different lip shades into my rotation and the Bobbi Brown Crushed Lip Color in the shade Babe has made my most recent cut. Today I’ll be reviewing this product for you.

What it does:
This is a soft matte lipstick that gives lips a blotted-down, stained effect. Vitamin E and C provide hydration to the lips while beeswax helps the product glide on comfortably. The lipstick is lightweight, long wearing and aims to give a highly pigmented yet stained lip effect.

The casing of the lipstick is made of durable plastic and has a matte finish with a glossy central band that depicts the shade colour of the product. The colour coded band and matte finish helps distinguish the crushed lip from other Bobbi Brown lipsticks and tint products.

The product glides on effortlessly and provides a nice, even finish. The formula is smooth and comfortable to wear throughout the day; I found the lasting power to range between 5 to 6 hours for the shade I picked (babe). With one application, you get exactly what the brand advertises – a blotted down, stained effect for a natural yet polished look. However, if you prefer more colour, this lipstick allows you to build up to a fuller coverage with ease. This line has a nice shade range of nudes and berries.

Shade Colour
The shade colour “babe” is a mid-tone pink that brightens up my face when I apply it. I knew I liked this colour but have been surprised at how much I have been reaching for this lipstick. I pair this with my hourglass ambient light blush in diffused heat for a lovely, naturally flushed spring look! I always go for the one swipe blotted/stained look as this has always been my favourite way to wear lip products. I always dab off excess lip product to make it look more natural!

This lipstick is ideal for those who are always in a rush or like the minimalistic, natural look. The product has an option to look both super pigmented or give off a barely there this is my natural lip colour type look. The product lasts fairly long and feels more like a balm than a true lipstick. There is a hint of sheen when applied to the lip so if you like an ultra matte finish, this is not for you. However, if you want to look effortlessly chic but are always on the move, this would be a winner for you. It is in my books!

Have you tried out any crushed lip colours by Bobbi Brown?


  1. This sounds like the perfect formula for warmer days when you want that more natural look. Love this colour too x

  2. Wow amazing colour xoxo Cris

  3. I love more minimal makeup so I think I'd love this formula xx

    Gemma Etc. ❤️

  4. I have only one lipstick from Bobbi Brown and should really use it more. I remember the formula to be really lovely too.

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  5. It is indeed a lovely, wearable shade that will look lovely on so many girls out there. Nice choice here! I love BB xx


  6. I've seen so many ads for this lipstick, but haven't convinced myself to get them yet as somehow I thought they would be more matte / pigmented / liquid lip type of lipsticks. However, now reading this, it seems like perfect lipstick for me, so i'll be having a look in store soon!

    Sam Hodgett || Beauty & Lifestyle Bits

  7. I haven't tried many products from Bobbi Brown but have always been so impressed. This shade looks really pretty. x

    Jordan Alice

  8. This seems like such a good lipstick for everyday x

    Velvet Blush

  9. I adore the color of that lipstick! :)

  10. AnonymousJune 02, 2018

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  11. Great post and review! Love the lipstick shade. :-)

  12. The colour shade of the lipstick looks pretty. Great read. Thanks for reviewing.