This is really a flattering shade on me. It whitens up teeth and is flattering. But make sure to brighten up the rest of your face with blusher or whatever you use so you don't end up washed out and gothic.
For some reason, this shade is an brownish/clove/reddish shade on me. Not happy with the color so I mix it with other shades to make is usable. Very strange. The lip liner is very plum in comparison (which is what I thought this would be).
Bobbi Brown lipsticks are truly wonderful. The Raisin is a bit more plumish than I normally wear, but it is such a classic color that I reach for it again and again.
I love how it is a berry red color-its great for my mmm/light ggg skin tone. I wear it with plum l/l and burgandy l/g by bb. Great lip look for a polished evening face. It is costly to have all of it though.
Wow! I always stick to sheer berries for my PPP skin, but this is more matte than I'm used to...but it's gorgeous. I can wear it with brown eyeliner, or plum eyeliner. Great staying power, too. Will definitely repurchase.
I'm brand new, but I'm pretty sure I'm a GGG (my family's East Indian). Raisin is my absolute HG lipstick. Sold out at BB the last few times. Love it!! Not too matte, not too glossy, perfect.
A Great lipstick! A cool mauve, but neutral enough for any skin tone. Wonderful texture, moisturizing but not so moist it wears off. Leaves behind a beautiful stain that looks like classy and natural. A staple.
Love it! Brown based plum/red and quite neutral. Works well with my warm coloring. For me, this is a great YLBB color. Just deep enough, not shimmery, not glossy looking and wears well. A great every day lipstick. I'll get another when this one is gone! (Thanks, Michelle Z :))
I live for fall, and lip colors like this are one of the reasons. This deep red-wine-plum-brown warms up my whole face. It always looks polished without being overdone. Ladies who prefer MAC, take note: Just after I got this last year, I noticed its similarity to Del Rio, which I was running low on. Just for kicks, I put Raisin on the left half of my lips, and Del Rio on the right, and I couldn't tell where one ended and the other began. So when it comes time to repurchase, I'll have a decision to make, though all things considered I lean toward MAC. Until then, I'll be enjoying this one all fall and winter.
I don't like this brown/plum colour much. On the wrong person, it could look quite gothic. On me, it's ok if I blot it down a bit and put some gloss over it. I think this colour exacerbates the appearance of what is a dry lipstick.