Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss Swatches, Photos & Review

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss

Bobbi Brown is a brand I am just recently becoming familiar with. I always associated them with being a boring brand for older women with blah colors. But I’m finding out that’s really not the case!

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss is a line of super shimmery lip glosses that come in thirteen colors. Many of them available online only.

These glosses are vitamin enriched with C and E, and have antioxidant protection in them. They are very glossy, shimmery and moisturizing. They are lacking in one key element for me though…Pigmentation!

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss 2
Pink Tulle, Electric Violet

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss 3
Pink Tulle, Electric Violet

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss Swatches
Pink Tulle, Electric Violet

Pink Tulle is a pale ballet pink with gold shimmer. As you can see, it’s pretty sheer and doesn’t have a lot of pigmentation to it. Shiny though!

Electric Violet is a fuchsia pink with violet sparkles. Very pretty color, right up my alley but I do wish it was a bit more pigmented also.

These glosses have a slight peppermint scent and taste to them but not as much as say the OCC Lip Tars do.

They don’t feel sticky, and are pretty comfortable to wear. I wish they lasted a bit longer but the average is about 1-2 hours for me before I feel like I need more.

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss Pink Tulle
Pink Tulle

Bobbi Brown High Shimmer Lip Gloss Electric Violet
Electric Violet


I do like these glosses and don’t regret purchasing them, but I wish they were less expensive and had more color bang for my buck!

Availability: Bobbi Brown or Sephora. Both of these colors are available online only.

Pricing: $23.00 for .24 oz.

Have you tried these or any Bobbi Brown glosses?



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  • December 20, 2011

    Gorgeous colors, the color pay off is great tooo!

  • December 20, 2011

    I have plum gold and black ruby. Both are stunning with great color payoff! Maybe you should try a darker color?

    • December 20, 2011

      Hi Jen,

      I might just do that. I don’t normally wear dark lip glosses, but you’re right, the pigmentation might be more what I am looking for.

  • December 20, 2011

    As far as I can tell there are certainly dupes for these in the e.l.f studio glitter glosses range! For a much lower price also..
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    • December 20, 2011

      Hi Dee,

      I have only tried one of the elf shimmery glosses and did like it but it was very sticky…these aren’t but the price difference is pretty huge!

  • December 20, 2011

    I love the Bobbi Brown lip glosses! They’re so sparkley and right up my alley. Pink Tulle is not available online only. I actually bought mine in store at Macy’s :)

    • December 20, 2011

      Hi Caroline,

      Good to know, thx!

  • December 20, 2011

    I agree with you, Kelly. At that hefty price tag, I would also want more pigmentation because you can find tons of inexpensive clear-ish glosses for waaaay less.

    They look pretty and fun in your hand swatches, but on your lips, the colour payoff isn’t as noticeable. Oh well…they still look nice even though they aren’t really pigmented.
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  • December 20, 2011

    I only own one Bobbi Brown lip gloss (in Nougat for a nude lip) so far and I like it despite the stickiness! I think these two will do well over a lipstick though. As a brand I find that Bobbi Brown might lack the “eye-catching” factor MAC or UD has, but I like how the products actually do deliver!
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  • December 20, 2011

    those look like pretty quality glosses – like the texture and such is nice – I’ve been thinking about giving these a try myself, especially since they’re called “High Shimmer” and all :)

  • December 20, 2011

    Might just as well get the Jordana lip gloss in Sugar Rush! Looks so similar but more pigmented and sparkly and it will save some bucks too

    • December 20, 2011

      i actually meant Sugar Lips! (my bad)

  • December 20, 2011
    Pamela Heinbaugh

    They’re pretty, but for the price they’re not very pigmented. I’d rather pay that price for a good lipstick & put a cheaper gloss over it. But because of you I went out & bought the one by Revlon, I think it was called Decorous or something like that. And it was cheap…LOL. I love your blog!

  • December 20, 2011

    Why are you willing to accept MAC glosses for their prices & sheerness? Just because it’s MAC people will pay for anything. I don’t mind MAC at all. They have plenty of sheer glosses & lipsticks & people love them. I think it’s just the name MAC that attracts many. Guess you just have to find the right shades ot choose in any brand. All of these higher priced brands are a bit ridiculous with their pricing.

    • December 21, 2011

      Hi Lucy,

      I don’t love all MAC sheer glosses actually, and very rarely wear them unless I layer them. I prefer my lip gloss from all brands to be pigmented. But also, they are much less expensive than these Bobbi Brown ones also.

  • December 20, 2011

    I like Electric Violet. I layer glosses over lipstick, so I don’t mind the sheerness.
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  • January 16, 2012

    I like a lot of pigmentation, too. I love Bobbi Brown lipsticks but will skip these.