“Twenty-five years ago, I started my brand with a simple idea: I wanted women to be who they are. Beauty in the ‘80s wasn’t about authenticity – it was more like putting on a mask. Overpowering colors, heavy makeup looks and cookie-cutter models were the norm. I wanted to give women other options,” – Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown is a household name when it comes to makeup, and for a very good reason. She started her cosmetics company by putting out 10 lipsticks that flatter every skin tone. A stark contrast to the crazy makeup of the 80’s. I’d say it was a gutsy move to go in the opposite direction of the trend but it is now her claim to fame. Bobbi is know for a classic polished look. Never overpowering, clean yet feminine.
For the brand’s 25th anniversary, they have re-launched the original 10 in a luxury deep-red velvet lined boxed set. The lipsticks are a large travel size (so a tiny bit smaller than the regular size). I’m not gonna lie guys, I feel glam just owning it. The set would be a phenomenal gift for the makeup lover. I seriously could throw out all of my lipsticks and keep only these and be totally fine with that. Click here to shop.
Here they are in natural light.
And with a flash.
The set came with an insert explaining the versatility of each shade: My vision when I created these lipsticks was simple. An edited collection of creamy-matte lipsticks in shades that compliment any skin tone. The shades which run the spectrum from pale to deep blackberry to classic red are all brown based- the secret behind their incredible wearability. Use each shade alone or mix and blend shades to create your own custom color. Because one lipstick is never enough. -Bobbi Brown
I included the individual swatches with the explanation from the above photo.
Salmon: A peach color for those who love a pale lip.
beige: soft color for the woman who likes a muted lip. Use also to blend and tone down lip color that’s too intense (it’s the ultimate “fixer”).
raisin: A great evening color if you usually wear a nude lip. Also a beautiful neutral for darker skin tones.
Brown: The perfect pinky nude.
rose: a true rose that brightens up all skin tones without looking overdone.
pink: the perfect pink that’s the right kind of bright.
orange: a truly wearable, toned-down orange that packs a punch.
blackberry: this deep stain color looks beautiful on darker lips. Can also be used to deepen any lipstick for evening.
Burnt Red: The perfect brown red. looks beautiful on redheads and brunettes.
red: a classic red that adds glamour and elegance to any look.
Click here to shop the looks. How many lipsticks do you own? Would you throw all of yours out and restart your own collection?