5 Women Test: Bobbi Brown Real Nudes Crushed Lip Colour

The latest offering is their Real Nudes Crushed Lip Colour – a lipstick that wears like a balm and contains crushed pigments and lip-loving ingredients like Bees Wax and Vitamin E to nourish and smooth.

If there’s one thing Bobbi Brown is known for, it’s their natural-looking formulas. From the Skin Foundation, which creates a weightless, fresh glow, to their renowned Pot Rouge, which adds a subtle flush of colour to lips and cheeks, the brand has a lot to offer in terms of everyday makeup bag essentials.

Available in nine shades, ranging from light pink to deep chocolate, there is bound to be a shade that suits all skin tones for that elusive nude lip look.

Here, five women put the lipstick to the test…

The reviews

Shei Mamona, freelance beauty journalist
Shade: Cocoa

For a long time, I was very cynical by the idea of ‘nude lipsticks’. As someone with duo-coloured lips and dark skin, I spent my late teens disillusioned by the idea of finding the perfect nude to complement both my coffee coloured top lip and my pink lemonade bottom one. However, that’s no longer the case and this is one of those lipstick that does just that. Super smooth on application, no pulling or tugging (makes me want to cake on the layers), non drying but quite long lasting, with a slight glossy finish and color-matched perfectly to my complexion. I’m usually not a fan of lipstick as I prefer a matte finish, but I could pull this one out every once in a while as an exception. Great selection of nudes for all skin tones and dare I say I didn’t even need to apply lip liner?

Chloe Laws, Social Media Editor
Shade: Brownie

I’m a ’90s baby, and *love* the era for its beauty inspiration: a dark nude lip is my absolute go-to. When I opened up the Bobbi Brown Crush Lipsticks I was absolutely in my element.

After trying a couple of shades, Brownie was the hue I felt most comfortable in – it’s a nod to my much-loved ’90s trend, but feels like a more modern and subtle take. I think that’s all down to the texture, it feels nourishing like a balm and dries with a slight sheen rather than the harsh matte we’re used to with nudes.

I’m a fussy customer when it comes to lipstick, but this range really won me over (I’ve already recommended it to a couple of pals).

Camilla Wilmot-Smith,Senior Advertising Manager
Shade: Blue Raspberry

I have been opting for a much more natural make up look in lockdown so I was really keen to try Bobbi Brown’s nude lip shade range. Although my colouring is dark I have quite pale lips so the ‘Blue Raspberry’ shade is perfect to help make my lips stand out subtly without being overpowering. I liked how you can increase the depth of the colour by swiping more than once too if you want a bolder colour. I particularly loved the texture of the lipstick, with the change of season my lips have been feeling really dry and chapped but this lipstick glides on smoothly like a balm leaving your lips feeling nourished and hydrated. For me, it’s a must have this winter.

Sophie Cockett, commerce writer
Shade: Buff

I am such a fan of Bobbi Brown’s new lipsticks; the colour “buff” has become my staple everyday shade for everything from Zoom meetings and dinners out. It matches the natural hue of my lips almost perfectly, is *super* creamy on application and – because of the amazing colour match – leaves a balmy sheen on my lips for hours. I can’t wait to create a more dramatic look with some of the darker shades on post-lockdown nights out!

Lottie Winter, beauty editor
Shade: Brownie

It’s difficult to find a nude lipstick that delivers enough pigment without a matte finish and a drying effect on the lips. Bobbi Brown’s Crushed Colour Lipstick is the exception – the colour is impressive yet elegant, and it stays put for hours while still feeling creamy and comfortable. As for the shades, after a lot of playing around, I settled on Brownie. Although it’s not an exact match to my natural lip colour (this would probably be closer to the shade Buff), I couldn’t resist the sophisticated 90s finish.

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