I’ve been lusting after the new Bobbi Brown Crushed Shine Jelly Sticks since I heard about them last year, as not only do I love Bobbi Brown (I’m sure I’ve banged on about it enough on here, but it was this very range that started my love affair with luxury make-up – I’m looking at you, Pink Quartz Shimmer Brick) but I also love, love, LOVE a tinted lip balm, which is basically what the Jelly Sticks are: well-pigmented, nourishing tinted lip balms, and what a joy they are.
The Bobbi Brown Crushed Shine Jelly Sticks are currently available in six shades:
Cranberry – a red-leaning brown
Honey – a beautiful beige with pink undertones (think you’re typically ‘wear with everything’ nude)
Candy Apple – a slightly pink-leaning red
Papaya – a bright orangey red
Tahiti – fairly bright pink
Lilac – cool toned pink
Obviously the two shades I zoned straight in on were Tahiti and Lilac, but Lilac just pipped it for me as I am suck a sucker for a cool-leaning pink and Lilac is a really beautiful take on such a colour. Other than Cranberry, which a little too brown for my personal tastes, there isn’t actually a shade in there that I don’t like the look of, and as it’s in a buildable formula you could make any of these shades work at varying degrees of opacity.
The formula, as expected, is a total joy and exactly what you’d want from such a product. Yes, it’s a tinted balm, but it’s so much more than that – it’s not quite a lipstick as it doesn’t have the density, but it happily and expertly straddles that bit in-between, giving just enough colour that can be built-up if you want more coverage, but also flooding lips with intense (yet not greasy) hydration that feels rich and buttery without any excessive slip, it’s just right.
The Bobbi Brown Crushed Shine Jelly Sticks are available now priced at £25, however, for Valentine’s Day there’s 20% off site wide, bringing them down to £20 a pop. Find them here – link.
Disclosure: PR Sample, I was not paid to feature