On This Nude Beach, the Clothing May Be Optional, But Moisturizing, Shiny Lip Color Is Required: The Bobbi Brown Tube Tints From the Nude Beach Collection

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Bobbi Brown Tube Tints

Limited edition Tube Tints ($19 each) from Bobbi Brown’s new Nude Beach collection for summer 2013

My makeup mantra this summer: all roads lead to surfer chicks and Las Vegas showgirls.

But there’s a problem with this — and you might not think it would be an issue, but it is! It’s hard to find beachy nude glosses that I can actually see on my lips.


They’re either so milky and opaque that I look like a third-tier backup dancer in a Nicki Minaj video, or so completely sheer that I look like I just gave up and used that crusty jar of Carmex that’s been sitting at the bottom of my bag since the mid-2000s.

I’m looking for that perfect blend of laid back beach babe, rhinestones, feather boas and glam, and I think I found it over at Bobbi Brown.

Bobbi Brown Tube Tints

Bobbi Brown Tube Tints from the left: Naked, Bronzed Pink, Pink Cloud and Air Kiss

Bobbi Brown Tube Tint Swatches

Swatches from the left: Naked, Bronzed Pink, Pink Cloud and Air Kiss

Bobbi Brown Pink Cloud Tube Tint

Pink Cloud Tube Tint

Bobbi Brown Bronzed Pink Tube Tint

Bronzed Pink Tube Tint

Bobbi Brown Naked Tube Tint

Naked Tube Tint

Bobbi Brown Air Kiss Tube Tint

Air Kiss Tube Tint

The four squeeze Tube Tints ($19 each) in Nude Beach, Bobbi’s summer 2013 collection, are casual enough to wear with my favorite bikini, and pigmented enough to see on my lips.

I think I could wear any of these shiny shades — Bronzed Pink, Naked, Pink Cloud or Air Kiss — on a black-tie date with El Hub, no problem (just add smokey eyes).

Formula-wise, they remind me of less sticky, slightly more moisturizing MAC Lipglasses. With a faint hint of om-nommy vanilla, they even taste a little like ’em, too, but Bobbi did keep them unscented.

PRICE: $19 each for a 0.5-ounce tube
AVAILABILITY: Available now online and coming to Bobbi Brown counters in May

You’ll find me at Blue Barn

Remember Blue Barn, that place where I saw Lars from Metallica a couple weeks ago?

If/when you go, you gotta try the Tostata salad! I’m full-on obsessed with it and seriously contemplating driving the 20 miles to go get one OH NO THEY CLOSE FOUR MINUTES FROM NOW!


Maybe tomorrow night.

We’re talkin’ all kinds of yum. Chipotle dressing, tortilla chip strips, black beans, jicama, pumpkin seeds (yeah, that’s right), tomatoes, romaine lettuce and cheddar cheese, and I also add avocado and garlic chili lime shrimp to mine.


Whenever I order it, the gals at the register nod at me like, yeah, you know what’s up. 🙂


Thing is, there’s really no ladylike way to eat it on account of how delicious it is. I feel compelled to inhale it, lick the bowl and scrape out every shred of cheese.

In other news, cheers to us for making it through Monday in one piece! I hope your day went well.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Stephanie Smith says:

    Your makeup is stunning!!! Totally my kind of look! Gor-geous!!!

  2. Teri says:

    Omg, that salad! Yum! It has advocado and I’m obsessed with it ^^. I actually never noticed these beach tubes, they are completely new to me. I love the pink one tho, it’s pretty and they look quite effortless ^^.
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  3. Oh wow, that salad looks super delicious!!! As for the glosses, I like the pink cloud.
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  4. Lauren says:

    You left that bowl clean! Ha ha ha! I guess it speaks to how yummy the salad is.
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  5. Both those lip tints and that food look so good! 🙂
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  6. Sonya says:

    Pink Cloud is lovely! Also, the salad looks WAY tasty (the again, to me anything with avocado usually does… :P)
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  7. Agata says:

    The Bronzed looks super pretty. Would be perfect to wear to the beach or for a night date on a warm summer night.

  8. Gowthami says:

    nude beach shade is lovely and yu left plate very clean heheh 😛
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  9. Danielle says:

    Your food always looks so good!
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  10. Savannah says:

    Those look awesome on you! What cheek combo are you wearing?? Because you look amazing !

  11. Kim says:

    Those lip tints are definitely winners on you. I grabbed a couple of Becca beach tints and had the same issue with them not really showing up on my lips (for the 20 minutes that they last there!). Looks like Bobbi’s not making the same mistake. 🙂

    That salad looks delish, btw. Any plate that’s lined with avocado has to be good. 🙂

    And, back to lips, I got a sample of 3 YSL Rouge Volupté Shines with my last Sephora order and I’m getting good wear time from them. They’re not really packed with pigment (at least the 3 I got) but they pretty long-lasting.

  12. Liz says:

    Bronzed Pink looks amazing. I need it. Naked looks nice too.

  13. Wendy A. says:

    Gurl you look ferosh!!!

  14. Love all of these! (except Pink Cloud–I just can’t do cool pinks :/)

    And that salad–yummm!!! Pumpkin seeds? Chipotle dressing? Avo? *drools* It seems like you have such a great places to eat in your area! I wish we had more of that :/ There are a lot of fast food places around me. The good stuff is near the beach

  15. Olivia says:

    Gorgeous, love the bright pink!
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  16. megan says:

    You look very pretty in these photos Karen and tha salad looks delicous!!!

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