After what seemed like years of debate, I’ve finally grabbed one of the super popular Bbia lipsticks! I’ve been hearing about Bbia for so long, but their products are pretty hard to get in the States. They put up their most popular products on Amazon, which is where I got it. I purchased their most popular product, which is the first Last Lipstick series in the color #04, Intelligent. It’s described as a dusty rose color, and pretty much every Korean beauty blogger has sworn by this color as their ride or die MLBB lippie. So, after years of waiting, I’ve decided to give this cult-favorite a go and see if I could say the same. See if the Bbia Last Lipstick #04 is a color you’d like to purchase too!
BBIA Last Lipstick #04 Review
Bbia Last Lipstick #04 Claims
“Making beautiful lips by lightly stick to your lips right after applying. Perfect coloring with the first touch. Hard to be smeared off with a light touch, maintaining the original color. Perfect finish with Less Color Fading, Less bring up wrinkles and dead skin cells. Providing only what your lips need, gloss and moisture.”
The first sentence seems like a bunch of nonsense, but the Korean claim basically promises opaque color with one swipe. I’m not entirely sure how they came up with the “gloss and moisture” part of the claim, as this is a matte lipstick. I think that part was lost in translation too, but I’m pretty sure it’s just saying that it’s a matte lipstick that isn’t drying. Either way, here’s the four basic claims we’ll be looking from the product.
- Opaque color
- Long Lasting
- Not drying
- Improve the overall appearance of the lips
Bbia #04 comes in a red, rectangular tube, which is packaged in an equally red box. There isn’t much design to the lipstick, other than the Bbia logo at the base of the tube. I personally enjoy the simplicity and color of the packaging. I have heard complaints about the lightness of the tube, but it doesn’t bother me all that much. It is very light, but it doesn’t necessarily look”cheap” because of the dark red color.
Swatch + Review
These are arm swatches for the lipstick. The top one is in a brighter lighting, while the bottom swatch is under a shadow. For both of the swatches, I layered it 3 times. To me, the color is a dusty rose color that had just the teeniest drop of a peach color to brighten it up a bit.
Bbia Last Lipstick #04 Lip Swatch
If you can’t tell already, the left side is with the lipstick, while the right side is without. I noticed that the lipstick has this fruity, raspberry smell to it, which I kind of like, but if you’re sensitive to smells, maybe you wouldn’t enjoy this as much. As in terms of the color, I am absolutely in love with it. This is the absolute perfect MLBB color for me. It’s just a hint darker than my actual lip color, and the tiny bit of peach that I mentioned earlier was what really helped to brighten my overall face. This color has just enough brightness to make me look more awake. I’m satisfied with the color payoff, but if you have darker lips, you might have to go over it one more time.
The texture was honestly a pleasant surprise, and this is where I honestly would give a 5/5 to Bbia for their claims. There aren’t any matte lippies that I really like. Even powdery lip products, like the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cremes, dry out pretty quickly and make my lips look like a flaky mess. Now I just put a gloss over every matte lippie I have. This formula is honestly everything I need in a matte lipstick. It’s matte enough so that I know it’s not slipping off my lips, but it’s not like a liquid lipstick level of matte where my lips just flake off with the color. It’s like the NYX SMLC, but less….powdery, so you can’t see every single dry patch and line of my lips.
The lipstick lasts for a long time if I don’t eat, but since that’s pretty much all I do, it lasts about 2 hours. With no eating, it’d last me around 8 hours, maybe even the whole day, but they aren’t food-proof. They also smudge a bit easier than other matte lipsticks, but I honestly don’t mind.
I would rate the Bbia Last Lipstick #04 as a 5/5, but that’s because of what I like in a lipstick. The long-wear of this is the only drawback. But, staying power isn’t as important to me, so I give it 5/5. If that’s really important to you, then this lipstick would be more of a 4/5.