As a fan of matte lipsticks I know it’s all about the formula, get that right you’re onto a winner. When I saw the Bobbi Brown Art Stick I knew that if that formula was the same it could be even better.
Dusty Pink Art Stick
I was won over last year with the Creamy Matte lipstick in Razzberry. The one thing that made it a little awkward was the shape of the bullet being a flat edge. The chubby stick market has been a big thing because of its ease of use & covers all budgets. The Bobbi Brown Art Stick is almost the chubby version of the Nars Velvet Mattes however with Bobbi Browns better formula! It has all the creamy matte texture of its original bullet but with the ease of use that comes with the stick shape. I can do lipstick much faster with this as it covers more area because of its bigger size. I love the creamy matte formula because even if I go a little outside the lines I can easily pull it back in with a cotton bud or my nail to get a clean line before it sets. It takes around an hour before it properly sets down which for me works as I get comfort long enough to forget it’s there but with the longer lasting finish of a matte lipstick.
Now this is something I can’t agree with, Dusty Pink? I love the colour by the way but if you ask me what colour is that art stick Dusty Pink isn’t what I’d ever describe it as. It’s almost a muted version of Macs Candy Yum Yum without the high florescent hit. In no way is it dusty , it just doesn’t make sense to me.
How would you describe this pink colour? Let me know.
The Bobbi Brown Art Sticks are £19.50 for 6g which is quite a lot compared to Nars Velvet Mattes at 2.4g for £19.
When I think of chubby sticks my first thought is they’d be great for traveling with. However this one comes with a sharpener, a great big one as no normal sharpener needs to be as big as this one! I wish the sharpener had sides like the pink Bourjois one I use for everything else. At least then I’m not making a mess in my make-up bag. Also when you do sharpen it the pencil is fine but because of it’s creamy texture the bits of lipstick smear on the sharpener n then get on your fingers when you try to clean it. Little things I know but from Bobbi Brown I want it all to look sleek & beautiful all the time. My only other gripe is the major lack of shade choice, there were 8 t begin with & they’ve upped it to 11 but that’s still not enough!
All The Other Make-up
My base was a combination of Loreal Studio Secrets Make-Up Primer (click name for info) & the Bare Minerals Bare Skin foundation which I’ve recently tested. My old faithful Mac brow pencil in Lingering which I’m on the fence as to if the colour is right, let me know your thoughts. I did a very simple eyes with the Makeup Revolution eyeshadow in Touch Me all over the lid then a single coating of the sample of Mac False Lashes Extreme which is similar to Maybelline Great Lash but the wand is thinner & I think I prefer this formula more. Maybe have to treat myself to the full size when I can afford it! The look needed blusher & my Makeup Academy blush in Bon Bon suits Dusty Pink Perfectly like they were made for each other.
What’s your favourite pink, this is the only one I own! I’d like to find some more.