Interestingly Enough, I Love Bobbi Brown Pink Blossom & Hot Raspberry Sheer Lip Colors Because They Aren’t Sheer!

Bobbi Brown Hot Raspberry Sheer Lip Color FOTD

You know the drill. It’s summer, so many companies will roll out sheerer lipsticks that people could still bother to wear in the heat. When I received the new Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Colors in Pink Blossom and Hot Raspberry, I didn’t think too much about them. Nothing seemed to be out of the ordinary during the photo session. When I swatched them however, I had a really confused moment: they call these sheer?

Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color review

While it’s obviously great news for those who like a punch of pigment in their lipsticks, I can see how the name could cause quite a bit of confusion if you’re purchasing them sight unseen. Let’s set the expectations right: Bobbi Brown Pink Blossom and Hot Raspberry Sheer Lip Colors are really not too sheer!

Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color packaging

The packaging of Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color is clean and sleek. There is a bit of heft, and it doesn’t feel like plastic!

Left: Hot Raspberry. Right: Pink Blossom

Bobbi Brown Hot Raspberry, Pink Blossom Sheer Lip Color closeup

While Bobbi Brown might not be entirely right about the sheer part, the formula of Hot Raspberry and Pink Blossom does tick all the other boxes. The formula is very lightweight, and it glides on easily. The finish is somehow glossy. It is smell- and taste-free. Bobbi Brown claims it is formulated with shea butter, Murumuru butter (I had to Google this one too), and apricot kernal oils. I have to say the formula is indeed nicely moisturizing!

Hot Raspberry is a blue-based pink. Pink Blossom is described as a coral red. When I swatch it I can see some red, but on my lips it’s more or less a coral.

Bobbi Brown Hot Raspberry, Pink Blossom Sheer Lip Color

The lasting power of both Pink Blossom and Hot Raspberry is excellent. Pink Blossom is mostly opaque with one pass with a bit of underlying translucency. It lasts for 3.5 hours (with drinks). Hot Raspberry is even more opaque (I can hardly see any underlying translucency with this one). It lasts for 4-4.5 hours, and it leaves a bit of stain.

Here is Pink Blossom and Hot Raspberry swatched. Note this is one swipe!

Bobbi Brown Pink Blossom, Hot Raspverry Sheer Lip Color swatch

This is Hot Raspberry on me:

Bobbi Brown Hot Raspberry Sheer Lip Color FOTD

Here you see Pink Blossom:

Bobbi Brown Pink Blossom Sheer Lip Color FOTD

Bottom line: Both Bobbi Brown Pink Blossom and Hot Raspcerry Sheer Lip Colors are happy brights that are perfect for summer, and the formula is all-around excellent! The sheer in the name might be misleading, but then again “sheer” is relative. There is some underlying translucency, but if you’re looking for something that’s along the line of tinted lip balms, you won’t find this here.

What do you think? Right up your alley or too pigmented?

Sunny, your beauty culture translator xx

Mostly Sunny disclosure



  • http://www.unprofessionalbeautyblog.com Angela @ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog

    These are definitely right up my alley. I’m reaching for bright shades a lot more these days, and these look gorgeous.

    • Sunny

      Hey Angela, good to know! Bright shades are great for summer! Must give them a lot of love before the weather turns chilly again!

  • http://beautyreflectionsblog.com Tracy@Beauty Reflections

    Pretty! But yeah, pretty pigmented for sheer! I’ve never tried a Bobbi Brown lipstick. Ever. :)

    • Sunny

      Hey Tracy, I haven’t tried a lot of these but I keep thinking about Razzberry Creamy Matte Lip Color that the MUA picked out for me during a workshop last year. Maybe I’ll pick it up at some point!

  • http://beautiesatwork.wordpress.com/ beauties

    pink blossom looks really good on you :)

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Eva! Blue-based pinks are very brightening!

  • http://papayapieces.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/impromptuing-spicy-prawns/ Sofia

    Hello they do look interesting! If I had never read your post, I would probably have passed by without glancing at them at the shop. Both look great on you, though Pink Blossom looks more natural maybe. I think I’m loving the funness (if that word exists) of the Hot Raspberry.

    • Sunny

      Hey Sofia, same here! I normally just walk away from lipsticks that are touted as “sheer!”

  • http://kissandmakeupsbeautyblog.wordpress.com/ Kiss & Make-up

    Ah, both shades are gorgeous! I have the gloss version, in Pretty Pink. So cute! And yeah, not sheer at all :-)

    • Sunny

      Hey Melissa, these are great summer brights for sure!

  • http://www.bellachique.be Teri

    Yay for being not sheer! Altho I find it a bit misleading for ppl looking for sheer lipsticks. I really love the colours you got, hot raspberry is definitely my favourite on you! ^^

    • Sunny

      Hey Teri, I agree the name is probably misleading. It’s the same thing with Estee Lauder Sheer Matte Lipstick and Burberry single eyeshadows though (they are also described as “sheer”). I guess this is why people read blogs ;)

  • http://icarias.blogspot.ca Icaria

    Sheer? :) Well they look great on you but would probably be too bright for me. I’ve tried a few recently but don’t feel at ease wearing them.

    • Sunny

      Hey Helene, there are 16 shades in the line-up including less bright ones! You should check it out in any case :)

      • http://icarias.blogspot.ca Icaria

        Oh I will, I’ve never tried BB. I must “expand” my horizons. :)

  • http://corallista.com Ankita@corallista

    I think these lipsticks have just the right level of opacity for soft summery look. They give a good amount of color and yet don’t look too intense. Pink Blossom looks gorgeous on you!

    • Sunny

      Hey Ankita, I totally agree! As much as I love creamy lipsticks and pigment, wearing something like that in the heat is probably not entirely pleasant.

  • http://beautyreductionista.blogspot.ca/ Liz

    LOVE the look of these! Especially Pink Blossom, which is a totally weird name for the shade, btw. Haven’t been drawn to Bobbi Brown lippies before but now I’ll have to go test out PB.

    • Sunny

      Hey Liz, I know what you mean! I thought it’d be a candy pink or something along that line when I saw the name, so that was another pleasant surprise! Keep me posted about how you like it!

  • http://mybeautyhoard.blogspot.sg/ Jacqueline

    Definitely right up my alley I like my lippies with more pigment. Pink Blossom is pretty.

    • Sunny

      Hey Jacqueline, yay same here! I personally like Pink Blossom a bit more, because well, it’s a coral :)

  • http://beautycabby.com/ lyn

    I picked up a couple of these (think I have Hot Raspberry too) and absolutely love them! These are not what I would call sheer ;-)

    • Sunny

      Hey Lyn, glad to hear you love them too! Sheer is usually not my thing so I’m glad these aren’t too sheer!

  • http://wandsandpliers.wordpress.com wheetnee

    These two colours are something I would pick for sure! I am slightly leaning towards Hot Raspberry though!

    • Sunny

      Yaay good to know! There are some 16 shades in the range, and I just know I’ll fall for more!

  • http://thefashionexplorer.blogspot.com.es/ Fashion Lover

    Lovely!! These colours are very beautiful!!

    Xoxo!

    • Sunny

      Thanks! Take a look at them when you can :)

  • VickyM

    I like this products, they are pretty. I really haven´t paid attention to Bobby Brown products as of late, well actually the last time I bought anything was years ago, I still have that ancient Ruffle lipstick that I bought since I don´t know when. I have been going to swatch things at the counter as of lately and was happy to hear the low price of some of their blushes, maybe I will pick one up soon. On the other hand I have such a big lip product wish list I don´t think I would get this, but they look great on you :) .

    • Sunny

      Hey Vicky, I think Bobbi Brown is a great brand for staples! I have some brushes, a couple of gel liners, some eyeshadows, and I use them often enough!

  • http://wade-ashore.blogspot.com Caise

    hot raspberry is gorgeous <3

    • Sunny

      Hey Daria, I think it’ll work really well for you! It’s a very Daria color :)

  • http://www.chloeash.com Lily

    Love Hot Raspberry on you. So bright and cheerful!

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Lily! Now that I have collected a whole bunch of corals maybe it’s time to move onto blue-based pinks ;)

  • http://www.bakingbeauty.net Krystle(Baking Beauty)

    Hot raspberry is super pretty. I love the way it looks on you but I’m sure I could pull it off

    • Sunny

      Thanks, Krystle! If you are not used to bold shades yet, try to start with sheerer ones. You’ll probably get there and not look back!

  • http://miaka-mylife.blogspot.com/ Ruby

    this range of lippies look really promising. i havent tried any lip products from Bobbi Brown and now I have an excuse, AGAIN. haha

    • Sunny

      Haha take a look at the line, Ruby! I know I’m eyeing the coral pink in the line-up (as usual)!

  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    I have just fallen head over heels in love with Pink Blossom–wow! SO pretty! I actually didn’t think it was too special when swatched but somehow, on your lips, it’s absolutely spectacular! It’s really nice and suits your skin tone beautifully! Definitely will be checking this one out! :D

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks, Becca! You might like Pink Blossom since it’s not entirely opaque! I’d love to hear what you think!

  • ValleyDoll

    They look so cute ! I love bright colors for summer !

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I agree, Eva! There’s something about summer that calls for the brightest lipsticks :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/peggy.timmermans.52 Peggy Timmermans

    Indeed! They are ‘sheer’ in feeling but not ‘sheer’ in color! Love it!

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      I’m with ya!

  • Natalie Wang

    I love them both! And they look great on you.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Aww thanks, Natalie! I am definitely a big fan of both as well! I saw the line-up yesterday and almost grabbed Passion Fruit!

  • http://makeuptricksandtips.blogspot.com/ fiona furtado

    Both the shades are so pretty!! And you look lovely Sunny. xx

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      Thanks so much, Fiona! I have to dig these out. I do like them :)

  • Abigail D’Souza

    Very well described! Thanks Sunny for the interesting review.

    • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

      You’re welcome, Abigail! I’m glad you found this helpful!