I checked out the new Bobbi Brown collection today and the one item that took my interest was the Black Pearl shimmer lipgloss, which is a shimmery, frosty purple gray lipgloss that is very wearable. However, it is a limited edition item and from what I understand, it’s very much at the top of many beauty junkie’s list.
When I swatched Black Pearl on my hand in the store, I was very disappointed with the sheerness of the lipgloss. For $19 + tax, I was expecting a richer pigment and more product. The gloss is SUPER SHEER with very little actual color in the gloss. On my hand it looked like a very light taupe with shimmer, on my pigmented lips, the color barely showed up.
Needless to say, I was extremely disappointed with Bobbi’s Black Pearl lipgloss.
Yet there is hope, enter NYX’s Mega Shine lip gloss in Cosmo, a dark purple gray shimmer gloss. This lip gloss is what I hoped Bobbi’s would be. One layer of this gloss and my lips are the exact color of the product in the jar. When I blotted the gloss, the color left behind was almost identical to the Black Pearl gloss. I wanted to take photos of the gloss in the store, but I was the only one in there and both MUA’s were in there watching me.
Just for comparison’s sake here are the stats on both glosses
Size: .14 fl. oz/ 4.2ml
Colors: 19 normal glosses, 15 shimmer glosses
Size: 0.53 fl. oz / 15ml
Colors: Over 60 colors
As you can see, the NYX lipgloss is nearly five times bigger than the Bobbi Brown lipgloss, and it is 1/4th the price of the BB gloss.