Bobbi Brown Art Stick in Electric Pink

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Getting Artsy with Bobbi

Just when you thought you’ve seen all the lip crayons, lip pencils, chubby sticks in the market, Bobbi Brown comes up with her own hybrid — a lip liner slash lipstick. Though you may feel tired seeing hybrid lip products in every brand, don’t make the mistake of dismissing BB’s as just another jumbo lip pencil! Despite my initial apprehensions, I actually believe she managed to set hers apart from all the others. And no, it’s not just because they’re bigger, taller and much more jumbo-sized than any other lip pencil in the market… bobbi brown art amstickbobbi brown art stick
The Lowdown
Bobbi Brown Art Sticks aim to combine the ease of a lipstick with the precision of a pencil. Though we’ve seen many lip pencils that sound just like these Art Sticks, what sets them apart from the rest is their unique formulation and finish. The Art Sticks are lipstick slash lip liner hybrids so you don’t get any of that balmy feel that most chubby sticks exhibit. They feel and apply like true lipsticks — creamy matte lipsticks, to be exact.
Shade and Finish
Electric Pink* is described as a ‘bright coral pink’ but on me, it looks more like a hot watermelon pink shade. One pass on the lips is 90% opaque but I prefer two passes for full-on cover. It glides on like a cream lipstick without too much slip nor too heavy a drag. Being part lip liner, I initially expected it to apply like a true pencil liner would – with all the dragging and pulling here and there.
Nope. While putting it on, I even had to stop and look at the pencil tip up close because I didn’t expect to feel like I was just applying lipstick and not some jumbo lip liner. It does not feel sticky or tacky at all – only smooth and creamy like how Bobbi’s Creamy Matte Lipsticks feel, just add a super subtle shine. The finish is demi-matte  – I would say a bit satin but on my lips, it feels more matte.
Longevity and Wear
As for longevity, these Art Sticks outperform any lip pencils I’ve tried so far. They fade evenly throughout the day without leaving your lips patchy and ugly. After 5 hours, I still have a muted all-over wash of Electric Pink on my lips. So I ate, drank and bit my lips one too many times yet half a layer of color still clings on to them lips. That half layer stayed on for around 2 hours more before finally signing off.
While it wore comfortably (and even felt moisturizing) during the first 5 hours, I felt my lips needing a lip balm touch-up by the 6th hour. Since I have perpetually dry lips no matter what I do, the Art Sticks aren’t hydrating enough for me. However, it didn’t reach the point of cracking and peeling so I’m thankful it’s a matte I can reach for especially on whole-day or whole-night events. It has a tendency to accentuate flakies so proper prep is necessary to achieve the best wear.
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Final Thoughts
Hands down, these Bobbi Brown Art Sticks are one of the better lip pencil formulas I’ve encountered recently. I think I’ve had enough of those lipstick-balm hybrids (though I love them) that fade so easily that I welcome with arms wide open this lip liner-lipstick cross-breed.
At first, I didn’t think I would be able to wear it on my cursed-for-life parched puckers. Turns out, they feel moisturizing during the first few hours. On the photo above, I didn’t properly prep my lips yet they still look as if I had no scrap of flake visible (I had tons).
These are creamy matte lipsticks lip pencils (I swear I felt like I was applying lipstick) that have rich pigment, fuss-free application, beautiful finish, decent wear time and — did I mention, come with a free sharpener?
These super jumbo-sized pencils can’t fit in any other jumbo sharpeners except its own. I do think it’s quite generous for Bobbi Brown to throw in the sharpener with every purchase of the Lip Pencil as compared to other brands that make you shell out more $$$ just to buy the sharpener separately.
Overall, I find that if not for my overly sensitive dry lips — I would love these Art Sticks too much that I would want to complete the set. But anyway, that doesn’t stop me from checking out the other shades from the range. I’m eyeing either CassisBright Raspberry and Rose Brown for my next.
Have you tried these Bobbi Brown Art Sticks yet? Thoughts, opinions on lip pencils?
*I was sent the Bobbi Brown Art Pencil for editorial consideration. I wasn’t compensated for nor required to write this review. All thoughts are purely my own.
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22 Comments

  1. May 14, 2014 / 3:28 am

    Tempting! Haha! Good thing Bobbi Brown is not readily available for me. 😀

    • May 15, 2014 / 4:29 pm

      Must swatch when you get the chance, Juvy 😉

  2. May 14, 2014 / 9:17 am

    What a rich, gorgeous shade! Look stunning on you and so nice to hear the formula is so nice 🙂

    • May 15, 2014 / 4:29 pm

      Indeed!! 🙂

  3. May 14, 2014 / 11:58 am

    It’s a good thing it comes with the sharpener! Phew!
    But I still prefer twisty ones because…LAZINESS. Hahahahaha

    • May 15, 2014 / 4:30 pm

      I like them twist ups, too! But the formula of this one makes me un-lazy :))

      • May 15, 2014 / 9:18 pm

        Is it that really really good? Mygad. Bobbi brown is out of my league. Hahaha 🙁 Maya na pag graduate ko ng medicine. Hahahaha

  4. Raven Ang
    May 14, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    I normally hate lip pencils. They’re so drying! But this I’m eyeing. Does it come in red? 😉

    • Makeup With A Heart
      May 15, 2014 / 2:27 am

      Yep! There’s a true red shade called Harlow or something

      • May 15, 2014 / 4:30 pm

        Yes indeed – Harlow!

  5. Makeup With A Heart
    May 15, 2014 / 2:27 am

    Bright raspberry is calling to me…. Gah. I really need to go on a no-buy ban.

    • May 15, 2014 / 4:30 pm

      After you get these 😉 LOL!

      • Makeup With A Heart
        June 3, 2014 / 10:18 am

        LOL you guessed it! I got three: Bright Raspberry, Electric Pink, and Dusty Pink. Can’t wait for them to come in the mail 😀

  6. May 15, 2014 / 3:29 am

    Electric Pink looks quite matte. More matte than the 3 colors I swatched… But I’m better of with the lipsticks, I think.

    • May 15, 2014 / 4:32 pm

      Electric Pink feels like a lipstick from the creamy matte line! although drying at the 5th-6th hour mark. The Creamy matte lipstick I tried didn’t feel as drying so yes — better hydrating care with the lipstick!

  7. May 15, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    Hm, I’m intrigued. I should swatch them in store next time I drop by the mall.

  8. May 15, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    Gorgeous!!! Sucks that it needs to be sharpened, tbh. What a waste of product. 🙁

  9. May 15, 2014 / 8:25 pm

    Ooooohhh this sounds amazing! I like the Dusty Pink / Rose Brown colors! :3

  10. May 16, 2014 / 7:51 am

    It’s weird that I’d consider buying a lip pencil because of the free sharpener. LOL

  11. KPsays
    May 21, 2014 / 12:49 am

    I love it too!!! I have Rose Brown, but def going to buy some other colors!!!!

  12. Tisha
    July 1, 2015 / 5:59 pm

    Maybe you could try reviewing “Dusty Pink”? 🙂

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