Matte lips are definitely still a thing, but liquid lipsticks that dry your pout are quickly losing their audience. Enter Bobbi Brown's semi-matte formula, which delivers a shine-free finish and packs a load of pigment in one whammy without that horrible drying effect that leaves us wanting to wipe the lipstick off and apply ALL the lip balm.
But it isn’t just the formula that’s made us sit up and take notice of these newbies - it’s the incredible range of colours that made the team coo as soon as they hit the InStyle beauty desk. No ridiculously cool-toned, unflattering beiges or sickly Barbie pink in this collection, just a range of 17 flattering shades that we all loved.
They’re so good that when team InStyle were tasked with choosing one each for this piece, there was a whole lot of um-ing and ah-ing before everyone picked a favourite and took a selfie to prove the point: this collection is comprised of the most easy to fling on lip colours, ever. Here’s the evidence:
Ava Welsing-Kitcher, Digital Assistant, in Papaya
Suzannah Ramsdale, Digital Editor, in Hot Tangerine
Madeleine Spencer, Beauty Editor, in Fiery Orange
Fong Chau, Social Media Manager, in Boysenberry
Hannah Gransden, Digital Editorial Intern, in Pink Punch
Harriet Hall, Intern, in Plum Noir
Bobbi Brown's Art Stick Liquid Lips are £21.50 from bobbibrown.co.uk.