Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink Metallic Lip Color: Yeah, It’s Good

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When it comes to pink lipsticks, I am a one-woman army. I’ve been hoarding them since high school. My arsenal is such that if hostile aliens landed and the fate of the world hinged on our ability to scare them away with tubes of pink lipstick, the Earth would prevail! I’d whip out one of my new favorite pink shades for fall, Bobbi Brown’s Pretty Pink Metallic Lip Color ($22), and wave it above my head like a light saber.


“Check out the shimmery gold and warm pink color,” I’d call to the trembling alien army. “The metallic shine reminds me of Chanel’s Aqualumiere lipsticks, but the formula feels thicker on the lips.”

One by one, they’d beam away to their mothership, far, far away from the scent- and taste-free tube.

Pretty Pink is one of 15 new Bobbi Brown Metallic Lip Colors arriving this October for fall.

Moments before the alien mothership left orbit, the trembling invaders would hear my defiant voice rip through the heavens one final time: “The formula lasts at least three hours!”

On Earth, I’d be hailed a hero, a pink lipstick-wielding champion. Perhaps I’d even get a cool medal, and never again would folks ask, “Dude, what’s up with all the pink lipstick?”

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


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  1. Tiffany says:

    Wow Karen, your teeth are mind blowingly WHITE!
    I remember in a previous post you mentioned getting them Zoom-whitened. How was that experience? You should make a post, I’m totally contemplating getting it done!

    That lipstick is gorgeous, btw! I am starting to really love Bobbi Brown products. The only thing that I dislike is the price! haha


  2. Ditte says:

    All hail to the queen of pink lipstick 😀

  3. Nell says:

    You are hilarious! Thanks for that! I looooove Bobbi Brown and I love metallics, what a match! Can´t wait for October!

  4. Karen B says:

    Girl, you are brilliant. I can so see you swinging that pink lipstick around like a light saber (I’ve seen it loads of time, my brother’s addicted to Star Wars… I know what I’m talking about;))
    Plus it looks great on you. What more could you ask for?

    Karen Bs last blog post..French Flower revamp!

  5. Asta says:

    You are so adorable, Karen. Crazy posts like this are why you’re first on my beauty blog rss feed!

    I love pink lipstick and gloss, but I don’t have any metallics. Bobby Brown may have a new fan with this release.

    Also, I got sucked into buying a $28 gloss the other day: Hourglass Extreme Sheen in Primal (it looks SO GOOD on me). Have you tried this line at all? I found a couple more shades on Ebay for $5-10 each and I may grab them as well.

  6. Elena says:

    That’s kind of the best story I’ve ever read. Here’s to you saving our planet in the name of lipstick! 😀

    On that note, I really am loving that color. I normally shy away from pink lipsticks because of my coloring (I have pretty pigmented lips, so pink tends to wash me out), but that looks like very wearable, even for me.

    That’s also a very impressive lasting time for a lipstick. Rock on defending the universe! 😀

  7. Joanne says:

    I know this is out of topic, but I saw Dark Knight earlier today, and it was awesome!!! And Christian Bale was hottt!!!! I was just bothered by his really weird raspy voice everytime he was Batman. Heath Ledger was great too!! I don’t know if it’s me, but I find Cilian Murphy (Scare Crow) kinda hot. You may have remembered him from Red Eye or 28 days later?

  8. Miss QQ says:

    This is very nice on you. I will have to check it out just to see how it looks on me. I’ve never tried any Bobbi Brown products before so this is exciting except that I still have to wait 3 months.

    About applying mascara, I’m the same as you. It is easier for me to do my left eye with my right hand (I’m right-handed too). I noticed it quite some time ago as it was easier to curl and sweep my left eye lashes (so my left eye lashes are more fabulous than the right). I figured that it could be because the right hand is too near to the right eye, and when doing the right eye, I tend to turn my head slightly to the left and it becomes harder to look straight into the mirror. Just my theory haha…

  9. ines says:

    eek! i likey!
    i can’t wait to see the golden beige, peach… oh heck, i can’t choose. i’ll probably end up buying too many 🙁

    oh, and how is tabs?

  10. Julia says:

    I love me some Bobbi Brown. I can’t wait to try her new metallic lipsticks! Thanks for the post!! I saw Dark Knight this weekend, and CBale was looking HOT. Did you know he’s going to be in the new Terminator?

  11. Jaimie says:

    That color is so pretty on you. I rarely five Bobbi her credit, i must stop that.

  12. gio says:

    You’re hilarious!

    I love pink lipstick and gloss. That shade is gorgeous and it looks great on you!!

    gios last blog post..Product Review: E.L.F. Brightening Eye Color Review

  13. Lisa says:

    You are my hero! I always knew that the fate of all mankind would rest in the hands of a pink-lipstick-wielding woman!!

    By the way – the color looks great on you. And you say the consistency is thicker than an Aqualumiere? Ooohhhh – I must have at least one.

    I got a sneak peek this weekend at the rest of the fall and holiday colors for Bobbi Brown. Let me just say that we are all in for some wonderful things to tempt us to spend more money.

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Tiffany,

    It was a bit traumatic. During the process I had to sit really still with this very uncomfortable tray in my mouth for really long periods of time. And for days afterwards my teeth hurt. I wouldn’t do it again or recommend it. These days I just use whitening toothpaste. 🙂

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Ditte,

    Thanks girlie! Happy Monday.

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Nell,

    You’re welcome. 🙂 I hope you like these lipsticks! BTW, are you a fan of the MAC Lustre lipsticks?

  17. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    LOL, beware the lipstick light sabre!

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Asta,

    🙂 Thanks! You know I love the crazy.

    Yeah, I’ve tried Hourglass lipgloss before! What’s does your color look like?

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Elena,

    Ha! Thanks! It’s probably gonna be one of those colors that changes on everybody; on me a ton of the gold comes out. I hope it works with your skin color, though. What colors do you usually reach for?

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Joanne,

    LOL, I noticed the same thing about his voice. It wasn’t nearly as weird in the Batman Begins!

    Cilian Murphy is a bit too pretty boy for me, but I gotta say he’s got nice eyes.

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Miss QQ,

    The three months will go quick… then you’ll be richly rewarded with pink goodness!

    Hmm, interesting. I usually can do both eyes equally as well, but there’s something about the Exceptionnel de Chanel rotating brush method that makes it challenging.

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Ines,

    He’s fine. We’ll have to take him to the vet again next week, but hopefully it’ll go smoother.

    I guess now I know that he’ll let me give him a bath (sigh).

  23. Karen says:

    Hi Julia,

    Yup! He’s signed up for three Terminator flicks. I could just DIE, I tell ya. I’m a huge fan of the series and I nearly fainted when I found out he was going to be in it. The only thing I’m worried about is that I’m not very confidant about the director, McG. I hope he does right by the story!

  24. Karen says:

    Hi Jaimie,

    Me too! I am slowly getting on the Bobbi fan train. 🙂

  25. Karen says:

    Hi Gio,

    🙂 Thanks! Do you have a favorite pink lipstick and gloss?

  26. Karen says:

    Hi Lisa,

    It’s a bit thicker than Aqualumiere, yes. I think the thickness adds to the longevity, though!

  27. Glossy says:

    Wow! That shade is absolutely stunning! That shimmer is hypnotizing me!!! 🙂

    Glossys last blog post..Runway Beauty: Haute Couture Fall 2008

  28. Glosslizard says:

    Hmmm, gotta check out the metallics! As you know, BB is usually a bit on the bland side for me, but a metallic finish may be just the flourish needed!

    Oh, and thanks for saving the world… let me know if you ever need backup and I’ll be at your side, gloss wand waving! 😀

  29. Asta says:

    Primal is a pretty red with very very tiny red shimmery flecks. If I put a thin coat on it’s natural looking (well, as natural as a shiny gloss can be!), and if I put a thick coat on my lips look amazing. If I can find my camera I’ll send you a pic. The color I got on ebay is on the purpley end of pink.

  30. Michelle says:

    That pink shade looks really flattering on you. I too love pink lipstick. I might have to check these out!

  31. Amanda says:

    that’s really pretty! I can’t wait to see the rest of the colors later this fall. I like the swatch dots of kir, berry and raspberry already. 🙂 and of course if Brown is the same base as the legendary brown, I will definitely have to check that out!

  32. anna marie says:

    ohmigosh, i love that pink!

    secondly, i love your blog. you always have the best colors and pictures and you always crack me up. thank you!

  33. Jessica F. says:

    I swear to God, nine times out of ten you’re the catalyst that sets in motion a chain reaction which inevitably results in Pellegrino shooting from my nose and all over my keyboard.

  34. Karen B says:

    Indeed, it is a feared weapon. Lol

    Karen Bs last blog post..French Flower revamp!

  35. gio says:

    Hi Karen,

    not really, I have lots of them from different bands, but I haven’t found my HG lipstik yet.

    gios last blog post..5 crazy beauty tips that work

  36. eileen says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I would be your faithful sidekick waving around my pink lipstick…which one I have yet to determine…but by the looks of it, it could be this Bobbi Brown.

    this post is hilarious! love it

    eileens last blog post..Manish Arora for MAC

  37. Sophie says:

    Pink is a great color this year. Bobbi Brown makes some incredible stuff so I’m looking forward to trying out each and every color.

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