Go Home

daily dish

September  20

Cayenne is the New Brown



Who knew, when we wrote our April Fool's Day spoof on Bobbi Brown ("Natural Shmatural") that we were really onto something?

This season, our local nabob of naturalism adds some spice to her muted palette with vivid lipstick colors like cayenne (above, left), chili and cabernet.

Even more shocking was her pronouncement in the New York Times last month that the fell-out-of-bed look is out:

''I think women are tired of the messy unfinished beauty of the last few years,'' said Bobbi Brown, the makeup artist. ''That just-got-out-of-bed hair and no-makeup look works for 19-year-old runway models, but it doesn't work so well on real women. This fall you want a beautiful made-up look that is very ladylike."

Does this mean that, as we said in April, we'll all have to put on lipstick now to go to Whole Foods? Well we might have to, but don't expect it from Bobbi herself. As we reported last month, the cosmetics mogul doesn't like to wear the stuff herself.

September 20, 2005 in Brand New | Permalink


Fright wigs are in, I have it on good authority.

Posted by: walleroo | Sep 20, 2005 12:27:04 PM

LOL, Walleroo...that just made my day!

Posted by: Miss Martta | Sep 20, 2005 12:32:37 PM

Or about about a lipstick in apple green to match this year's new hot color?

Posted by: Miss Martta | Sep 20, 2005 12:33:49 PM

Well, I'm gratified, Miss M. Now only if my employer were so enamored...

Posted by: walleroo | Sep 20, 2005 4:03:53 PM

"I just can't stand hearing about these people, even if it's made up. (pardon the pun)"

-- The Walleroo (4/1/2005)

(Big Brother IS paying attention)

Posted by: Conan the Grammarian | Sep 20, 2005 4:17:23 PM

What strikes me funny about all of this is that she (and others in related fields) are like the Alan Greenspans of the cosmetic/fashion world. I mean, what goes into deciding what the hot color or look is for any particular season? So, this fall it's spicy brown makeup colors. Next fall will be pinks. What about the people who look good in spicy browns but look like death in pink? Gracious, what WILL they do? Will they have to remain indoors all season, only venturing out to shop at Pathmark at midnight?

Maybe I'm weird but I try to wear what looks good on ME, not other people.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Sep 20, 2005 4:23:32 PM

there is a 'color board' in nyc that sets the fashion colors for each new fashion season.

Lime green is the new black

Posted by: John L | Sep 20, 2005 5:12:21 PM

I've also heard that cauliflower is the new broccoli.

Posted by: jessica | Sep 20, 2005 6:10:24 PM

i agree miss martha-

for me, i feel, it may be fun to be trendy but nothing is a "cool" as the classics-

maybe a little black dress- a pair of jeans that have been worn to bits caused you loved them rather than bought them that way-a camel coat-red lips-

-i'd rather define myself then to pay someone to define me--especially when that person is using the same definition en masse.

bobbi does make a great bronzer that works as a blush...estee makes a great black eyeliner-maybelline great lash works--lancome definicils great mascara--then again i have purchased some great no name CVS-got no time, not enough money, just liked the color products--

same with clothes-"i don't need no stinkin label"-lol--

being myself is the "new" me

Posted by: cstarling | Sep 20, 2005 7:37:49 PM

You're beginning to worry me, Conan.

Posted by: walleroo | Sep 21, 2005 12:01:14 AM

Couldn't resist the line, and the link in the Barista's copy went straight to your post from 4/1. I should have put a smiley-face emoticon after the post... (but I hate them!).

Don't worry about me, Walleroo - it's those damn paranoids who are after us.



Posted by: conan the grammarian | Sep 21, 2005 5:54:26 AM

if this new line of makeup is supposedly for older women why is there a picture of a woman who's closer to a 19 year old runway model wearing the lipstick?

Posted by: M | Sep 23, 2005 2:08:23 AM

Oh yeah, hurricanes in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, relief buses catching fire, war in Iraq, gas prices creeping up toward $4 a gallon, but at least I am wearing the "correct" color lipstick!

Posted by: Miss Martta | Sep 23, 2005 1:16:32 PM

Click & Jump to our INSIDE PAGES:

· In Case You Don't Look at Our Announcement Box
· Window Painting
· Flatulent Friar
· Ballyowen -- The Best $140 a NJ Golfer Can Spend
· Corzine Budget Gets MSU Calling For Action
· Open Space Call For Action
· Closed For Renovations?
· Thrill Seekers
· Heroic Dudes
· Making Montclair's History Demo-Proof

May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004
September 2004
August 2004
July 2004
June 2004
May 2004

A Friend Writes
April Fool's!
Bada Bing
Barista Does the Math
Barista's Sunday Poll
Betty Says
Brand New
Civic Virtue
Comings and Goings
Culture Club
Current Affairs
Cute as Hell
Don't Ask: Dating in Baristaville
Flu Shot Central
Food and Drink
From the Crazy Mixed-Up Files of Raymmmondo
Funniest Home Videos
Good Reads by Neil Baldwin
Growing pains
Help Your Barista!
In Your Dreams
Intersections We Hate
Karma Violation
Lights! Camera! Craft service!
Lights, Camera..... Roll Tape
Major Dudes
Marlboro Inn
Movie Mojo
Only in Montclair
Our Favorite Diversions
Paranoia Beat
Parties We Crashed
Party With Baristanet
Photo of the Week
Pop Culture
Postcards from the EB
Really Freaking Weird
Scooped by Phil Read, Again
Scot's Photo Journal
Seasonal Decorating Violation
Seen around town
Seen in Cyberspace
Shopping With Barista
Songs We Can't Get Out of Our Head
Suburban Archeologist
The Daily Chat
The Sunday Barista Poll
The View from Her Pickup
Those Crazy Kids
Time Capsule
We All Bow to Java
We Ask Random Strangers
Where For Art Thou?
Win Stuff
Yard Sale Treasure Map