Stash Treasure Trove Find: Bobbi Brown Matte Stain for Lips in Desert Clay

I came across my treasured Bobbi Brown matte lip stain in my makeup stash yesterday, as I was rummaging through my lippie product drawer while in search of a nudish lip color.

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I was flooded with fond memories of how I used this literally everyday when I first purchased it, because I couldn’t get enough of it at one point. As you can see below, it’s been well loved and adored.

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The color is a foolproof nude for those with medium skin like me and translates on me as a tawny-earthy deep pinky-rose shade or it’s also been described as a suedy-rose shade. Either way it’s actually the perfect match to my natural lip color and it complements my skin amazingly and brings out the color in my lips in a good way. The shade is versatile and fits in with many different looks since it’s so natural.

I love the adorable compact packaging—it’s a little bit bigger than the size of MAC’s single eyeshadow with lid. It’s encased in a small round fliptop compact with a handy but small mirror under the lid. Although it comes in this tiny size of 0.5 oz, the super pigmented formula pays off big-time because a tiny bit, truly goes a long way! I’m definitely reusing this cute container for something (not quite sure for what, but I’m sure it will come to me!)

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The best thing about this matte lip stain, is that it doesn’t feel like any matte lip stain product I have ever used. The texture is truly unique. The smooth, lightweight, creamy texture applies evenly with a lipbrush or even with your fingertips. The matte lip stain finish has reasonable staining staying power; makes my lips look colored but not coated with lipcolor.

It actually reminds me of those cream-to-powder foundations where it’s creamy when you put it on but dries to a powdery finish. And it isn’t the least bit as drying as it sounds. It feels like it melts to a light, nothing finish on your lips. My lips still feel moisturized after a full day of wear without any major fading. Truly pure comfort and pleasure.

I apply it with my fingertip to achieve more of a “stained” look. Sometimes I use it as a base beneath lip gloss and its wonderful. After the gloss has faded off I still have some color to my lips—like a flushed cheek, except in this case, a flushed lip. Bonus points for the fact that this lip stain allows you to kiss someone without making them look like a greased-up clown afterwards—tried and tested.

My only gripe is that this product is now discontinued (sniff-sniff). 😢 From the looks of my lip pot, I probably have a couple more months left of use—and then I’m off to the Bobbi Brown counter for hopefully a worthy replacement.

Thank you for reading my blog.😊

Have you tried this BB lip stain? What is your favorite lip stain brand?

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