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the remix: bobbi brown lipstick

are you ready to have an orange crush?

by: nylon

October 25 2012

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With the sudden change in temperature, we spent a chunk of the week storing all of our shorts, sundresses, bathing suits and sandals in suitcases under the bed.  The result: A lot more closet space, but a whole lot less color.  So when a tube of Bobbi Brown's new Creamy Matte Lip Color (it promises eight hours of coverage) landed on our desk, we were eager to add som vibrancy to our monochromatic black, gray, and navy uniforms. One of the 12 shades in particular--the orangy-red dubbed “Valencia Orange”-- caught our eye. We passed the lipstick around to three NYLON editors, asking each to test it out according to the inspiration they each have in mind.  The result is this week's The Remix.

The Editor: Katie Dickens, beauty editor
The Inspiration: Lana Del Rey on her Born To Die album cover
The Products: Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer, Garnier BB Cream, DiorShow Black Out Mascara, Lancome Le Crayon Khol in Black Coffee
The Process: Having never worn orange lipstick before, it makes sense why Katie was a bit hesitant to test out Bobbi Brown's new "Valencia Orange."  But after finding inspiration in Ms. Del Rey's fresh-faced Born to Die album cover, she geared up by applying Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer. After following up the primer with a touch of Garnier BB Cream, it was finally time to test the lipstick.  "Usually I go for more of a sheer, stain finish," explains Katie, adding, "But with this color, I feel like you should really go for it." To finish up the clean, no-makeup makeup look, she smudged a touch of Lancome brown liner on her lash lines, and a few thin coats of DiorShow New Look Mascara. "I never considered wearing orange lipstick…but now I feel like I can't live without it."

The Editor: Ali Hoffman, web editor
The Inspiration: pink-to-orange ombre lips seen at several SS '13 fashion shows
The Products: MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation and Powder, Joe Fresh lip-tint in "bubble gum," Benefit Hoola Bronzer
The Process: First, Ali applied her everyday foundation by Make Up For Ever. Wanting to keep the look young and fun, she added a touch of bronzer to her upper cheekbones ("not to much though," Ali warned us, adding "it's pretty much winter, after all!"). Finally, wanting to test out a version of the ombre lip from spring '13, Ali used two coats of Joe Fresh lip-tint in "bubble gum." With her lips a stained picky color, she added a couple dabs of Bobbi Brown's "Valencia Orange" to only the center of both lips. "I think it looks fun," she says, adding, "It's definitely not for everyday."

The Editor: Nicolette Kuhn, office coordinator
The Inspiration: Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's
The Products: Benefit Benetint, Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder, Benefit They're real! Mascara
The Process: "For dark-haired and olive-skin toned broads like myself, a coral lip is best paired with classy, minimal makeup," says Nicolette. Lightly applying eyeshadow and mascara, she made sure to go slowly, and not pile on too much makeup. Next, she used a peachy a cheek tint, which she made sure to set with a loose powder.To finish the look, Nicolette saved the lipstick for last, applying two even coats, and blotting with a Kleenex. 

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