It's Spring, therefore it must be gloss season. Not typically a huge gloss fan, I nevertheless find them useful in the warmer months since they are sheer and usually lighter-toned than my preferred lipsticks. They're great for a no-makeup day. I have to say I've kind of gotten away from glosses this past year as formulas like the Rouge Coco and Armani sheers have come out. They're less sticky and often longer-lasting. However, if you're looking for sparkle and dimension, you usually have to stick with a traditional gloss. And sparkly definitely describes Bobbi Brown's High Shimmer Lip Gloss in Hot.
On the Bobbi Brown website, Hot is described as a fuchsia with pink pearl. I don't know that I agree with that. It's a pretty mid-tone pink with tons of pink shimmer, is what it is. Almost a bubblegum pink, but darker, I suppose. It's a fun color to wear, but fucshia it ain't. As a comparison, below you will see Hot compared with this summer's fuchsia gloss from Chanel, Jalousie:
Top, Hot. Bottom, Jalousie
See what I mean? Hot is a pretty pink and if you reaaaallllly stretch things, it may have a hint of fuchsia, but it's far from the brilliant, saturated color of Jalousie (which has been one of my favorites this season). Hot also doesn't have the density (and is therefore a bit less sticky) than Jalousie, and Hot is much sheerer.
Here's Hot on its own:
And finally, worn alone on my lips:
Bottom Line: Hot is a nice addition to my lip gloss collection, as it's sheer but gives a bit of color and it complements my fair skin. It will probably show up as pinker and darker on deeper-toned lips, but due to the sheer formula, that color will always be a "hint" rather than a "statement". It's nice to layer over pink or peach lipstick, and it adds some shimmer to any look. It might not be my personal favorite, but it's definitely got a place in my makeup bag!