Bright Idea


Well well, a welcome trend in launches this January! Thank the collective consciousness (Bobbi Brown, Iris Apfel for MAC, and Le Métier de Beauté) for thinking one thing and one thing only for a winter escape: the brighter the better. Apfel's limited edition Scarlet Ibis, Morange, and Pink Pigeon lipsticks are so thick, and so pigmented, they could have come straight out of your grandma's box clutch in 1966. With all the glossy, light-as-air lipstick reformulations hitting the market, it's kind of refreshing to see such unapologetically retro colors in a matte finish.

That being said, Brown's sheer Citrus lipgloss offers the perfect slick of shine with an almost balm-like feel and a hint of menthol tingle on the lips. The Cosmic Pink variation packs a bit more punch color-wise, but if high-impact is what you're after, reach for the Neon Orange or Neon Pink lipsticks. What to pair with that bold lip? Brown has you covered: comprised of six classic neutral shadows, the corresponding Ultra-Nude Eye Palette is one seriously good compact to own, in general.

If you prefer your shock of color at eye level, opt for turquoise—Apfel's Robin's Egg shadow and Le Métier de Beauté's Aqua Precision liquid liner being my favorites. One steady sweep of the felt-tip pen over your lash line, a coat of black mascara on top and bottom, plus sun-kissed skin and you're good to go. Now, where to go is another story... At the very least, you can—and should—stock up for summer.

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  • mlle p

    The Iris Apfel lipsticks are long sold out, but I love the old classic Cherries in the Snow by Revlon - lasts really long and a great bright color.

  • anisa

    gorgeous colours!

  • Kathryn

    I can't wait for the bright makeup trend to take off!

    XX Kathryn

  • Marie-Thérèse

    getting fluorized and loving it! great still life picture! sunnylicious greets from vienna mt

  • k.

    what is that pale pink bobbi brown compact? it's such a lovely color!

  • anita rivas

    I love the jpg, but the only piece I wouldn't mind having is Apfel’s limited edition Scarlet Ibis - but the jpg makes everything look tempting.

  • Hannah

    I love ANYTHING bobbi brown

  • The Blossom Shed Beauty Blog

    I'm dying to try the Bobbi Brown orange shade - I'm hoping it's that perfect orangey red I've been searching for - and I love the neutral eye palette to match!

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  • David

    I love the latest MAC collections! :D


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  • Kira Bellis

    wow these are awesome!

  • Rola’s FOY

    Love all the vibrant colors, good to switch up from the darker tones.

  • Susann

    Those products seem really interesting! Bold lipstick colours are great all year round :)

  • lilla

    I'm obsessed with orange lipsticks so I should definitely try the neon orange one. Thanks!

  • Serdane-elie

    Nice news things to try !!

  • Beautyincrisis Ili

    Oh!!! Colour is coming! Love love love it! Even the picture inspired me for todays make up;-)
    Cant wait for MAC's collection!!!


  • Sharon

    I need to try some of those Bobbi Brown lip glosses!

  • Guest

    I LOVE these colors! Now please do a post on how to wear them without looking like a clown. I'm so afraid of looking as if I just stepped off of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" set.

  • Anonymous

    thanks for this post! I'm so into brights right now - especially lip sticks! I love all those colors :)

  • Corina

    I loved those colors!!

  • Casey Adams

    Hey I saw you in a French tv "la mode la mode la mode".... I really like how you was dressed. Where did you find this amazing skirt that you was wearing this day ?

  • Dollrepublik

    Add to that the Dior super bright nail polishes they launched lat week here in Paris!

  • Toni Fidler



    Loving this trend the colours are gorgeous!

  • Elle

    I do really love turquoise eyeliner. Turquoise eyeshadow seems too much, but vibrant liner just above your lash line looks fantastic, especially with brown eyes, and you can keep the consistency really thick and clean.

  • leea.

    Booobbi is a genius!! i love the orange gloss......ugh, everything is awesome...!

  • Cari

    can you show us some ideas for how to wear the eye products?

  • xphoebelinax

    Just as the bright colours came in, it is just ending summer here in Australia! I can't wait to see all the new collections though :)

  • Maria Nieto

    I just asked today when would they receive the Neon collection at a Bobbi Brown counter. I AM CRAVING THOSE LIPGLOSSES!

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  • Lauren

    I've been looking for some great bright lipcolors to try...thanks for the tips!

  • Lola

    I just bought the new Knockout lipgloss by MAC and it's amazing, especially when paired with Lady Danger.

  • Laur Mulligan

    i love this trend!! some of glamorous cosmetics' products are great to use for this trend as well especially the 3 color eyeshadow compact in Lacerta and the tube lipgloss in Fangs. check out their website

  • Hafsa MuslimahBeauty

    The Bobbi Brown Citrus lip gloss did nothing for me, it was too sheer and came out looking like a clear gloss. The lipsticks are amazing though and I can't wait to get my hands on some Iris Apfel products!