Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip color in Italian Rose : Review & Swatches

by mehak on July 17, 2014

in Bobbi Brown, Lip Products, Lipsticks

Italy….hmm. Let’s see – I know  that their food is amazing, the guys are hot  and that the cast of Jersey Shore gives that entire race a bad name I tell you (not to mention the Real Housewives of New Jersey who are all Italian and insanely fun to watch even though I feel my braincell dying minute by minute as i watch them) . But who knew Italian roses are as pretty as this Bobbi Brown Creamy lip Color?? It’s not a color I would have picked up myself (looked too dark in the tube and unflattering on the hand), but the sweet Bobbi brown SA was like “Thats too mature for you”  when I tried a different color and she instantly whipped this one up and said- THIS is what you need to try. Honesty- always appreciate that in Sales Staff, and in hairstylists (goddamnit when you say one inch, you better cut just one inch)






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I was looking for a nice, everyday pink brown – something that’s my perfect MLBB, something I can wear everyday, can wear to a party, can wear with smokey eyes and Italian Rose is just that . The color is so gorgeous specially for Indian skin tones-its like a warm pinkish brown or  a nice sweet toffee color that is the PERFECT MLBB for me. No literally, thats the natural color of my lips people.

While I am quite obsessed with the matte lip color in the same range (Pink Lily is one of my all time favourites), this one was my first Creamy Lip Color. The finish is gorgeous, and I love how fresh and shiny this looks (like Iv worn gloss but with pigment) but I do admit it doesn’t completely cover the pigmentation in my upper lip, which means if you have EXTREMELY dark lips these might be just a tad bit sheer for you. The texture and glide is actually similar to the Revlon Colorburst Lip butters and these are extremely hydrating and comfy to wear  but I get a very  average wear time and I wish they would improve that.



  • Lovely glide and texture
  • Finish is nice and glossy
  • Very moisturizing and hydrating
  • The color is super flattering on Indian skin tones and is the perfect MLBB
  • Nice and creamy on the lips


  • Can be just a bit sheer if you have pigmented lips, but for 90% of the people this will do.
  • Has a tendency to get wiped off relatively quickly

Verdict: B+

Price: Rs 1650/-

Recommendation: The creamy lip color by Bobbi Brown is lightweight, super moisturizing and has a very pretty shiny finish. Italian rose is honestly the perfect MLBB shade for me- a pretty pink brown, or a sweet toffee color which looks lovely. Pigmentation is quite good but if you have deeply pigmented lips you may want to layer it on much more/ look for more pigmented alternatives.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Priya. N July 17, 2014 at 2:41 pm

beautiful color! looks absolutely lovely on you :)


Ritu July 17, 2014 at 3:14 pm

Is bobbi brown cosmetics available online ?


Nisha@The PinkTrends July 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm

nice color.. looks quite natural..looks good for regular use..


Manasi July 17, 2014 at 3:25 pm
Lisha@HeartBowsMakeup July 17, 2014 at 3:35 pm

This sure looks gorgeous on u! However, I wish the staying power was better!


Shikha July 17, 2014 at 4:54 pm

Nice shade, I love texture of these lipstick I don’t mind reapplying as they keep my lips soft and hydrated


mily July 17, 2014 at 5:09 pm

i was not at all impressed by the bobbi brown creamy matte lip colours because the texture is so flaky and is like they tried too hard to make it matte and creamy…though i would love to try their sheer range….looks lovely on you mehak!


Himani July 17, 2014 at 5:45 pm

Wow Mehak it looks so pretty on u :) I have recently started loving such MLBB shades.. Will try to lookout for dis :)


E July 17, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Looks gorgeous on you! You had me sold until- the fact that it glides off easily.

Also, in a review you asked if we would like paras or just list of pros and cons. I like both :P I’m just greedy lol


kalyani July 17, 2014 at 9:01 pm

Lovely colour. Looks really nice on you.


Xuvious July 17, 2014 at 10:12 pm

Really pretty! It actually looks a bit similar to the Lip Butter in Pink Truffle. :)


krithi July 17, 2014 at 11:34 pm

wow that perfect nude pink lipsticks
and bobbi brown rocks always


Nilakshi July 17, 2014 at 11:36 pm

I have recently joined bloggers community and you are one of the inspiration for me.
Thanx for so inspiring writings.
Love your blog.


Shivi@COSMOCHICS July 17, 2014 at 11:48 pm

Lovely shade indeed!


coralcrue July 18, 2014 at 11:17 am

You’ve described this so wonderfully, makes me want to reach out and get it. :) It’s pretty


Swati July 20, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Pretty colour!! And I love the flowers in the background too :)


Revathi August 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm

I have the exact same shade…Absolutely love it….its very creamy…highly recommend it :)


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