I nearly forgot to show you the last bit I bought from Bobbi Brown's Hot Collection (aka the "What In The World Was I Thinking?" shopping excursion. See my review of the Berry blush palette and the lip crayons). The two Sheer Lip Colors were actually the best decision of the bunch, as I've always loved this Bobbi Brown sheer lipstick formula, and I can wear just about any color as long as it's this see-through.
Orange and Berry Sheer Lip Color lipsticks can be worn over the matching Art Sticks to make them not as matte and add some hydration. Of course, they're perfectly nice on their own, giving a shot of bright yet light color to a summer makeup look (my lips are naturally dark, so the lipsticks can only show up so much, but if yours are less pigmented you'll get a lot more color and probably a good stain effect).
The colors are bright and self explanatory. Not much complexity there, just straight up reddish orange and a raspberryish purple. They're perfect for summer and make me smile every time I use them. I've also mixed them on the back of my hand with the more intense Art sticks and applied with a brush to great results, but I admit that it defies the idea of a quick and low-maintenance sheer lip color. Still, something to think about.
Bottom Line: winners.
Bobbi Brown Sheer Lip Color in Orange and Berry ($26 each) are available at the counters, Sephora, and bobbibrowncosmetics.com.
(Book in the background is Bobbi Brown's Makeup Manual)