Oh Bobbi Brown, why are you just so goddam clever? You all know how much I love a multi-functional makeup product, saving room in my handbag and enabling me to basically be a little bit lazy while on the go. Well Bobbi Brown’s new Art Sticks take practicality to a new level, combining the benefit of a lipstick with the precision of a lip liner. The chunky pencil is reminiscent of the Chubby Sticks that have been ripped off more times than I care to count, but with a more sophisticated edge. Available in eight different shades, the Art Sticks contain shea butter to provide a rich creamy texture that glides onto the lips. Essentially this is a lipstick-liner duo that removes the need for faffy pencils floating around your handbag, or a two-step process that just isn’t practical when you’ve got thirty seconds before your bus stop.
The colour result is suprisingly subtle, making this a perfect product
to use on the lips all day for a delicate finish – dialing up the colour
and finish with a hint of clear gloss. The precision tip (kept that
precise by the chunky sharpener included!) enables you to line the lips
for a super elegant result, while the chunkyness of the pencil helps you
to fill the rest of the lip area in seconds. Because they’re ‘art’
sticks, you can even use some of the colours on other areas of the face –
there are some fab peachy, brown shades that would look great as a
cheek stain, while some of the stronger colours would make great
eyeliners. Put simply, this is a pencil version of the lip crayons we’re
used to seeing; it won’t be for everyone, but it’s great to see Bobbi
Brown pushing the boundaries while making lip colour even more
The Bobbi Brown Art Sticks are available exclusively in Selfridges as part of their Beauty Project this May, priced £19.00 each.