I’d agree with Bobbi Brown, who believes that lipstick is one of the easiest ways to change your look. It’s true! Even if you have a completely bare face, unstyled hair, and a pair of jeans and a tee shirt on, a bold or even beige lipstick, will give you “attitude.” I know women who will not go to the store let alone into the hospital for a surgical procedure, without at least a bit of lip color.
Back in 1991 Bobbi Brown, discouraged by the lack of flattering lip colors that were available, created ten lipstick shades that had a brown base. Bobbi Brown has always focused on natural beauty (you, only better) and this brown base was, to her mind, the most natural complement to a woman’s skin tone. All the shades were inspired by different types of women, from models to celebrities, to “real” women. I remember the stir Bobbi Brown caused in the beauty world. It was literally, breathtaking! Bobbi thought she might sell about 100 lip colors in the first month, and they sold out in the first day! That is really impressive!!
To celebrate 20 years since Bobbi Brown wowed the beauty market with her lip products, and to commemorate this special event, she has introduced a swoon-worthy, limited edition collection 1991 Lip Palette ($60.00) Her signature, shiny black, mirrored compact features a special “Est. 1991 Bobbi Brown” logo on the top.
Inside, you’ll find petite rounds of not only the original ten lipsticks, but also ten new bright, modern and wearable colors. While Bobbi Brown’s colors often tend to be pale and netural, many of the new, exclusive, 2011 colors are bright and bold, to match today’s runway trends. The formula is moistly matte, for most. You’ll want to carry this lip palette with you everywhere. It’s a party in your purse! But if you don’t like a particular shade, be creative and mix two or more together to create your own unique shades. For example, Bobbi suggests mixing beige with one of the more bold colors, to beef up the beige, subdue the bright of the other. The included, Bobbi Browh lip brush, makes it easy
1991 Colors: Salmon, Beige, Raisin, Brown, Rose, Pink, Orange, Blackberry, Burnt Red, Red
2011 Exclusive Colors: Coral Gables, Lady Ruba, Berry Punch, Hot Berry, Watermelon, Atomic Pink, Party Pink, Cosmic Lily, Pink Martini, Candied Red
About Bobbi Brown: Based on the philosophy that beauty should be real, approachable, and simple, Bobbi Brown launched her eponymous collection in 1991. Bobbi Brown herself became a household name and in high demand as a celebrity make-up artist, and the Bobbi Brown line today includes not only cosmetics and brushes but also fragrances and skincare treatments that are loved worldwide.
This limited edition 10th Anniversary Lip Palette is available at your favorite Bobbi Brown makeup counter, and online at www.bobbrowncosmetics.com