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Bobbi Brown luxe lipstick downtown plum review

Hi friends, let me be honest and tell you that BOBBI BROWN is the only high-end Brand that I own and I am already very impressed by their products. I had earlier tried its blackest black liner pen and a lipstick. Today I am going to talk you through a lip product from its luxe range. I was bored with reds and pinks lipsticks, so I thought of trying neutral shades (for the very first time). Till date, this brand has not disappointed me, so let’s see whether this lipstick passes the test of expectation or not-

About Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip color ‘downtown Plum’

Our boldest, most vibrant color ever. This sumptuous formula dramatically boosts moisture levels while intensely rejuvenating lips, keeping them comfortable and conditioned- even after it’s removed. Now in 30 shades, with a sleek gold tube. Its luxury, redefined.

Intensely rejuvenating lips, helping to visibly reduce the appearance of lip lines and relieve lip flaking. Plus, just one swipe delivers, maximum-coverage color.


Rs 3250 for 3.8 gm

Ingredients :

Diisostearyl malate, tridecyl trimellitate, octyldodecyl stearoyl stearate, hydrogenated coco-glycerides, microcrystalline wax, calcium aluminium borosilicate, ethyhexyl palmitate, glyceryl oleate, tocopherol, tribehenin, lecithin, sorbitan isostearate, citric acid, fragrance, yellow 5 lake, manganese violet, orange 5, mica, red 28 lake

Directions for use:

Apply directly onto the lips from the tube or use the retractable lip brush fr a more precise application.

My experience with Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip color ‘downtown Plum’

Packaging: This lipstick speaks luxury. It comes in a beautiful gold color packaging having a black band in the centre. The brand name ‘Bobbi brown’ is written on the sides of the bullet and the logo is etched remarkably on top. You can find the color name at the bottom of the tube. The lipstick has a regular twist-up mechanism and the cap shuts tightly. The lipstick comes packed in a black outer covering which has the ingredients mentioned on it. No doubt, I am head over heels with this royal-ness.

Shade: The shade I bought is ‘downtown plum’. It is a beautiful warm brown color with hints of plum in it. It is a muted neutral lush color. It is without any shimmer or glitter and it works very well on all Indian skin tones. It is the best kind of neutral shade which can be used by office goers as it is neither too loud nor barely there nude. I am not a nude lipsticks fan, because these nude shades always wash me out. So I wanted a color that shows up on lips yet is nude to an extent. This shade is definitely my first love. The shade looks tad bit lighter on the lips, it is also because the sunlight was hitting my face directly.

Texture: The texture is soft as butter. It is super creamy, very lightweight and glides on smoothly. It has a satin finish and imparts a nice glossy sheen. As it clams, it so moisturizing and rejuvenating for the lips that you can even skip your lip balm underneath. It doesn’t dry the lips or accentuate the fine lips.  It keeps the lips hydrated and the lips don’t get patchy over time. Re-application is not a hurdle because, as it is promised by the brand, even if it is removed, it doesn’t create flakes or patchiness. It doesn’t even settle into the fine lines, so touch-ups are a lot easier.

Pigmentation:  The color is highly saturated. It’s pigmented enough to cover the blemishes on lips in one swipe.  The color pay off is good but it deposits less color on the lips than what you see on the hand swatch. You can darken the color by applying 2-3 coats. In the swatches, I have applied two coats.

Staying power:  this lipstick will give you 4-5 hours of wear time. Since it is creamy and so soft, it does transfer and re-application is indeed required. It starts to smudge and fade from the centre of the lips after meals. It doesn’t leave a noticeable stain after it is faded.

Pros of the Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip color ‘downtown Plum’

  • Pretty nude shade with hints of plum
  • Suitable for every skin tone
  • Lightweight texture
  • Ultra smooth formula
  • Moisturizes and hydrates the lips
  • Pigmentation is amazingly good
  • Luxurious packaging
  • Easy to remove
  • Stays for good amount of time despite being creamy

Cons of the Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip color ‘downtown Plum’

  • Expensive

Will ‘theblushcorner’ recommend it?

Yes, I will recommend this but first things first- it is hell lot of expensive. At this price point, one can get other varieties as well. I am already looking for it dupes. Having said that, I am in love with this lipstick. Bobbi brown products are timeless. They exude luxury. The plus point is that you get exactly what you pay for. Every penny is worth it. There is richness in the texture which is ‘luxe’ in every way. I am impressed by the fact that every word written by them as claims is true to the core. The lipstick fulfills each and every claim. I am sold on this. So if you are someone who wants a Bobbi Brown product then you can give this lipstick a try.

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About sonia maan

Sonia Maan is a lawyer by profession but a makeup enthusiast at heart. She is passionate about makeup and all things related beauty. Her passion led to the creation of the blog 'theblushcorner'. On the blog, you will find the best of product reviews, home remedies, diy, hair care and skin care tips etc.
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