There’s something about a big variety of pinks, neutrals, and bright bold lip colors that just get me.. every single time! Bobbi Brown Cosmetics just released their first Spring 2017 launch: the new Art Stick Liquid Lip. They’re a really smooth, light formula and come in a wide range of 16 demi-matte, full coverage colors. This collection comes in every color you can imagine from soft nudes, to bright pinks, deep reds and bold plum/cranberry colors.
I always tend to gravitate towards lighter, more neutral shades; they’re what look best on me and what I feel the most confident in. After all, isn’t makeup meant to enhance our natural beauty and boost our self-confidence?! Despite having a ton of nude/light pink lip colors, I always manage to add more! I’m currently crushing on the colors Honey Bare & Naked Pink. Honey Bare is the perfect “your lips but better” shade, and Naked Pink is a little bit darker but still a very pretty everyday color, these two are definitely my favorites of them all.
I can confidently say that the formula is very pigmented and really long-wearing. I swatched these all yesterday and the despite fully washing my arm (twice) & showering, you can still slightly see a faded outline on my arm of where the deeper shades were. SO, I think that speaks volumes on the staying power of these! The texture is really creamy and the color glides on easily with the squeeze tube applicator. I find them to be decently hydrating, they are a matte formula so it’s definitely not going to be as hydrating as your typical gloss or lip oil, but they’re comfortable which is what matters most. I’ve tried several other liquid lipsticks that just felt so drying and heavy on my lips, despite loving the colors, I couldn’t stand wearing them. Not the case with these. Only about a dab or two of product will provide full, even coverage. As to be expected, the darker shades seemed to be a little bit more streaky, but nothing that couldn’t be corrected with additional product.
A key piece of advice: exfoliate your lips with a gentle sugar scrub, and then apply a thin layer of lip balm to prep your lips and fill in any fine lines. By doing so, it gave me the best end result and made the lipsticks look so much softer, smoother and more consistent in color.
FYI ** As always, my reviews are not paid and are based on my own opinion, personal use and results.