Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Bobbi Brown Uber Beige Lip Color vs. Uber Beige Rich Lip Color review + swatches
Bobbi Brown Uber Beige is a well loved basic nude lipstick from regular lip color line. In the recent Bobbi Brown Uber Basics (Fall 2012) collection, Uber Beige was reformulated into a Rich Lip Color. While the regular Lip Colors are opaque with a good formula, they tend to be on the drier end of lipsticks. The newer Rich Lip Colors are smoother, creamier, and similarly pigmented. I love a good nude lippie and already had Bobbi Brown Uber Beige Lip Color in my collection. Since I enjoy the color and the formula, I figured it made sense to pick up the Rich Lip Color version of Uber Beige. Today I have a color comparison and swatches of Uber Beige for you!
I'm glad I decided to do a comparison post between the two Bobbi Brown Uber Beige lipsticks because it turns out they swatch differently! Bobbi Brown Uber Beige is a light beige nude lip color. The Lip Color (LC) version looks more beige in my swatch, while the Rich Lip Color (RLC) is more pink. However, when worn, both look more similar and more beige than in swatches. In terms of the other colors, Bobbi Brown Beige looks to be a color in between the LC and RLC versions of Uber Beige. Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Bare Pink is similarly light, but pure pink and not beige. NARS Belle de Jour lipstick (reviewed here) is a sheer nude; you can see that it is more peachy and less beige. I saw one review likening Bobbi Brown Uber Beige to MAC Pure Zen (reviewed here). I think they're actually very different. MAC Pure Zen is brighter and pinker nude color.
Bobbi Brown Uber Beige is a balanced beige nude lip color in both Lip Color and Rich Lip Color form. Bobbi Brown lipsticks were founded on the idea that brown-based lip colors look more natural. Uber Beige follows in this tradition, and comes across quite 'beige' on the lips; it's not a pinky or peachy nude that one might expect from other brands. I like to wear Uber Beige when I'm looking for a neutral nude lip color. Because it doesn't take on strong undertones, I don't have to worry about it clashing with makeup that leans too warm or too cool. Thanks for reading! Have you tried any other Bobbi Brown lipsticks? What do you think of brown based lip colors? What are your favorite neutral nude lip colors?
P.S. For more from the Bobbi Brown Uber Basics Fall 2012 collection, check out my reviews of Bobbi Brown Uber Pink Rich Lip Color (see here) and Black Chocolate eye shadow (see here).