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).
Posted by Dovey at Wednesday, November 07, 2012
Labels: Beauty, Bobbi Brown, Lip stuff, Lipstick
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Oh I'm pretty sure Uber Beige will look fine on me! For some reason I'm not too bothered by brown in my lipsticks. I was told that my naturally pigmented lips give me that edge (though I'm not too sure if that's the reason)!ReplyDelete
Hi Sunny, thanks for the comment! I think you bring up an interesting point--- I've noticed that the Bobbi Beiges work well for me when my lips are in a more flushed (aka darker) state as well.Delete
I see lots of vampy lippies nowadays which drives me nuts. They look so unnatural to me. I might be behind but I like my beiges.ReplyDelete
Hi Anonymous, I think you're right--- they do seem to be trending this season. However, I can't seem to let go of my nudes and beiges either!Delete
MUA Michael Marcus says that brown based lip colors stop working on women as they grow older. I agree.ReplyDelete
Hi Style Page, that's an interesting insight! I do think brighter prettier colors look nice on more mature women, so perhaps it's true.Delete
Gorgeous colors! I've tried the Soft SPF ones from Bobbi Brown, they're great!ReplyDelete
Hi Coco, Thanks! I'm glad you like them too :)Delete
I love this type of post. The further I dive into the makeup hobby, the more I want to see very similar shades/products next to each other.ReplyDelete
Hi Alison, Thank you! I'm really happy that this was helpful!Delete
I have not tried any Bobbi Brown lippies product yet. From your swatch, I like Uber Beige Rich Lip Color compared to the regular formula. I love nude tone lippies too, it suits my taste for my daily use.ReplyDelete
Hi Memoiselle, I'm glad you liked the swatch! I love nudes for everyday too.Delete
This looks like a really neat color. I love the look of nude lip colors, but they are so tricky for me. My favorite one was a Prescriptive's shade, which has sadly been discontinued (even in their online re-launch). It was a little cool-toned, had some grey in it, and was only medium-opaque, which made it very flattering and easy to wear. I'll have to look at Bobbi Brown Beige in person, it looks like it might be close!ReplyDelete
Hi Sarah, I'm glad you like it and would love to hear what you think if you end up trying it! As for prescriptives, it's sad when a company discontinues a great color :-/Delete
I think I prefer the more pink-toned Uber Beige Rich Lip Color--but that's a shame it doesn't really show up on the lips. Still, I really want to try these now! I LOVE Bobbi Brown but actually have yet to try any of the lipsticks! Beige also looks really nice! Must definitely give them a swatch!ReplyDelete
Hi Becca, Thanks for the comment! I'd love to hear your thoughts if you do get to try one :)Delete
I'm really far from a nude lipstick phase right now but I love the look of Beige and Uber Beige! I agree that Pure Zen is nothing like either of them.ReplyDelete
Hi Liz, Thanks! I like them too, and I'm glad you agree on Pure Zen.Delete
"It turns out they swatch differently."ReplyDelete
Swatch is not a verb.
English and Journalism 101, Dovey.
Hi Anonymous, Thanks for the comment!Delete
these do look like quite nice beige/nude shades. I didn't realize there were two uber beiges, but now that makes more sense!ReplyDelete
Hi Bronzer Bunny, thanks for the comment and I'm glad you like the swatches!Delete