Crushed Lip Color, the new range of lipsticks from Bobbi Brown, is a no-makeup-makeup girl’s dream come true. The lipstick-lip balm hybrids feature a smooth, balmy texture with an opaque wash of colour that the brand promises will last for 8 hours, which makes me inclined to think of them more as a stain than a lipstick.
The thing that always gets me about stains is the uneven way they fade after an hour or two – I’m usually left with some weird blotchiness on the dry areas of my lips with little to no colour everywhere else.
Not so with the Crushed Lip Color – I was so excited when these landed on my desk one morning last week that I swiped Bitten right on in the office bathroom, and was pleasantly surprised to find that it was still on my lips when I went to take my makeup off at the end of the day. It had faded a bit, of course, but it had done so evenly, leaving me with a lighter version of the shade I swiped on earlier that morning – and that’s just fine by me!
I like my lipstick to look just a little undone, which is why I always blot after application - there’s no need to do that with the Crushed Lip Color because of its slightly matte, just-kissed finish.
While I love a bold lip as much as the next person, there are some days when I just want to look more natural – like me, but better (which, funnily enough, is Bobbi’s motto) – and for days like those, I’m reaching for these.
Shop the shades over at Nykaa.com.