It was only a matter of time before Bobbi Brown came out with her own version of jumbo lip pencils. And boy, didn't she make them so much bigger than everyone else's! She totally took “jumbo” lip pencils to the next level!
Bobbi Brown Art Sticks are fat, chubby, and tall! They are definitely chubbier and taller than all other lip pencils in my collection and I love it! It feels good in my hand, like I am holding something important. :D The tapered cap is really cute, too. But what's even cuter is, she includes a jumbo-sized sharpener with every pencil! No gimmicks of having to buy a separate sharpener. Yay!
There are 8 shades total. Shown above are Electric Pink (“bright coral pink”) and Dusty Pink (“muted rosy pink”). Electric Pink actually looks more like watermelon pink on my lips than coral and it's one of those “pop of color” shades that will brighten up your whole face in an instant. Dusty Pink is pretty much true to color. I just love how “soft pink” it is but not too soft that it washes me out. A true everyday pink that is perfect for any occasion. :)
Touted as a multitasking two-in-one product, these Art Sticks act as a lip liner and lipstick. Unlike most jumbo lip pencils that offer a balmy feel, Art Sticks are a true lipstick and feel like a lipstick. They are just packaged in a wooden jumbo pencil form. The pointy tip is great for lining the edges of the lips with precision while the wide side is perfect for filling in color.
The pigmentation is rich; one pass is enough to cover the majority of my natural lip color, two passes and I'm all set. The formula is unscented and contains emollients and shea butter for easy glide and moisturized lips. They are creamy (and a tiny bit waxy) but still have enough resistance so that the color won't slide around during layering. I didn't experience any pulling/tugging or formula settling into lip lines at all. It truly feels like you are applying a really good quality and richly pigmented lipstick. :)
The finish is non-sticky, non-tacky creamy matte with subtle shine especially in the first hour post application. From my experience, the texture doesn't really dry down to a full matte, but more of a semi-matte slash satin. It wears comfortably for the first few hours but once the color starts to fade, I feel my lips then become just slightly drying (happens to both shades).
Electric Pink lasts perhaps an hour or two longer than Dusty Pink. Both of them do not stain lips and while the staying power isn't the greatest, they fade fairly gradually and evenly without leaving the dreaded ring of color. I like! :)
Besides these two, I really want to get Sunset Orange as well. It's a bright reddish orange color that is absolutely gorgeous! I'm just hoping that it will be back in stock at Sephora before the sale ends this Friday!
So, what do you think of Bobbi Brown's version of lip pencils? :D