Friday, June 7, 2013

Bobbi Brown Calypso Creamy Matte Lipstick Review & Swatch + LOTN

Recently, Bobbi Brown introduced these creamy matte lipsticks. I've finally been able to snag one and it's been quite a journey with this lipstick. At first, I thought it was too bold for my simple every day / night looks. I've never really worn quite a bright fuchsia pink before. So this one was my way of kicking the door of my comfort zone and trying something new. I have to say, I'm quite pleased.

Color: (5/5)
According Bobbi's website, Calypso is described as a pink coral. I'd say it's a fuchsia with bits of coral and pink on me. The color is a vibrant and fades evenly through wear. Although the swatch in the picture appears more shiny, it really dries into a matte texture. (I also believe it's some trick with the flash/lighting.) But otherwise, it dries into a matte finish. 

Formula: (4.5/5)
This was the deciding factor of whether I was going to keep or return the product. I have to say that it's quite moisturizing the first three hours - especially if you pack a lot on. (It is worth noting that I always put lip balm underneath my lipstick for extra moisture.) After the third hour however, it dries up into crumby bits. Reapplication is a little bit tricky with this one. I have to fully remove the lipstick, heavily apply lip balm, and then reapply.

Wear Time: (4/5)
The wear time is quite long. I've had this on for about three hours before they needed reapplying. It can probably last longer if your lips aren't quite as dry as mine. After eating and drinking, it fades into a nice tint.

Availability: (5/5)
Easily available where ever Bobbi Brown counters are sold. (Sephora, some Macy's, Nordstrom, Bloomingdales, Barney'sBobbi Brown's website.)

Pricing: $24
At $24, it falls somewhere on the more affordable range of high end lipsticks. Not bad for a good quality lipstick.  

This one's a keeper. Though it won't be word everyday, I like having a nice bright matte lip color that I know I can wear. The deciding factor for lipsticks is usually color and formula - both of which passed for me. Overall, this one's a keeper.

 Products Used in LOTN:
- Lorac Pro Palette
- TBS Hemp Lip Balm
- Sephora Angled blush brush
- UD Brow kit
- Tarte Exposed Blush
- random eyelash curler in my house
- MUFE foundation powder
- Lorac mascara
- Lorac Front of the Line Pro E/L

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  1. This is such a pretty colour! I love Bobbi Brown Xx

    Olivia -

  2. Thanks Cristine! Oh I have yet to see that color from Mac. :)

  3. This lipstick looks really beautiful! The colour reminds me of MAC's Impassioned.

  4. Oh no, Grace from Grace of Beauty designed it. I'm glad you like it. :D

    Nice! Which teas did you order? Lol, I'm currently obsessed with teas and I'm trying to finish all my boxes before getting new ones. I kinda went crazy at Fairway once. xD

  5. Thanks for dropping by my blog! I followed you back. Your blog is sooo beautiiful! did you design it yourself?

    And I ordered tons of tea from David's Tea on boxing day so I'm still working on those :P

  6. Sweet! I'll grab yours too!! Yay! :D

  7. Yeah, they do not have much of a color selection unfortunately :( Right now I'm trying to look for a more subtle color as well! Btw, I'd love to trade blog buttons! I'll grab yours right now :)

  8. Aww Thanks Melissa! Yeah, I'm really loving this color. I wish they had other more subtle colors too. But Sephora has such limited options. I think they only have 5 colors. -.-

  9. That color really suits you! :) I have this same lipstick but in the color "Jenna". It's a bright reddish orange tint. I love it, but now I'm tempted to buy this color too!

  10. I totally agree. I think it has to do with the drying aspects of a lipstick. But this one's not really that drying for some reason. I've been using it more often and find that I barely notice it's there. And it doesn't make your lips crinkle after having lipstick on too much. xD At least that's what happens to me.

  11. I like how it's matte but shiny. I'm always worried about matte shades settling into the lines on my lips.

  12. Yeah, it's been one of the lipsticks that I'm able to wear longer. (Even longer that non-matte lipsticks). I'm really in love with this line of lipsticks.

  13. It looks great on you, I love creamy mattes :) Theyre not so drying as compared to the true mattes!


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